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Monday, February 1, 2016

L'art pour l'art. Et pourquoi pas pour l'entreprise ?

Quelle est la valeur ajoutée de l’art en entreprise ?
Du mécénat d'entreprise à l'importance du beau dans la communication, venez échanger sur ces questions au carrefour de l'économique et de l'esthétique lors du
Management Café

Le 3 février 2016 à 18h30
Au « BOCO », Avenue Louise 521, 1050 Ixelles

- Pascale van Zuylen, Conservatrice, Collection Lhoist -
- Kim Oosterlinck, Professeur de Finance à la Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM)

Modération: Vincent Giolito, chercheur à la SBS-EM

Sur le modèle des « Cafés philo », le Management Café est l’occasion de débattre autour de sujets qui concernent le travail et le business, et de confronter les avis de praticiens et d’académiques. C'est surtout une occasion d'échanger des idées pour tous ceux que la vie en entreprise intéresse.

Le Management Café est organisé par le Centre Émile Bernheim de la Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management avec le soutien de la Fondation Bernheim.

Accueil: 18h30
Débat: 18h45-20h
Networking: 20h-21h

A propos du Centre Emile Bernheim:
A propos de la Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management:



Monday, February 1, 2016

The Crises of Microcredit - Book release

The Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) is proud to announce the release of the book The Crises of Microcredit (London: Zed Books, 2015).

The Crises of Microcredit - Book coverMicrocredit programmes, long considered efficient development tools, now face unprecedented crises in a number of countries. Is this the end of microcredit or rather an essential step in its expansion?

Drawing on extensive empirical research, this important volume examines the whole chain of microcredit to provide the answers to these questions. In doing so, the authors highlight the diversity of crises, both in intensity and in nature, while also shedding light on a diversity of causes. Crucially, the authors demonstrate that microcredit is not a monolithic project, and the crises should also be analysed in the light of national histories and policies.

Edited by Professors Isabelle Guérin, Marc Labie and Jean-Michel Servet, all associated with CERMi, this book is the outcome of the research project “Microfinance in Crisis” (, supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through its EIB University Research Sponsorship Programme, that involved Paris I Sorbonne University (France), CERMi (Belgium), Fribourg University (Switzerland), and LASAARE (Morocco).

We wish to congratulate all the authors who contributed to this book, among which a great number of CERMi researchers: Bert d’Espallier, Davide Forcella, Cyril Fouillet, Cécile Godfroid, Isabelle Guérin, Marc Labie, Solène Morvant-Roux, and Jean-Michel Servet.

Please feel free to circulate this announcement (and the attached flyer) to your colleagues or to any person that may be interested.

The book can be purchased here:


Monday, January 11, 2016



Monday, January 4, 2016

Simon CORNEE (University of Rennes 1, France, and CERMi), Panu KALMI (University of Vaasa, Finland), and Ariane SZAFARZ (ULB, SBS-EM, CEB and CERMi, Belgium) are the recipients of the 2016 WARREN SAMUELS PRIZE for their paper "Selectivity and Transparency in Social Banking:  Evidence from Europe" presented at the ALLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATIONS (ASSA) meetings in San Francisco (January 2016).

The Warren Samuels Prize is awarded by the Association for Social Economics to a paper, presented at the ASSA meetings, that best exemplifies scholarly work that is of high quality, is important to the project of social economics, and has broad appeal across disciplines.

To download the paper:

For more information on the Warren Samuels Prize:


CEB PhDs - What about now...?



Dr. Katarzyna Cieslik

Postdoctoral Fellow (NL, Wageningen UR)


Dr. Luminita Postelnicu

Data Scientist (BE, Mentis Consulting)

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Research Funding
- Financing students  
- TA-ships at SBS-EM


More SBS-EM News - Past CEB News
Upcoming Events & Activities - Past Events & Activities


Centre Emile Bernheim (CEB), is ULB’s research Institute in Management Sciences, affiliated to the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM).

The CEB's researchers are currently active in the following fields: Finance, Accounting & Tax Sciences; International Trade & Development; Strategy, Corporate Governance, Marketing & Innovation; Economic & Financial History; Human Resources, Organisation & Labor Economics; Microfinance (CERMi); Public Management; Centre d'Etudes Economiques et Sociales de l'Environnement (CEESE).

CEB is organised into eight departments, it hosts full-time professors, part-time professors, and researchers.

CEB members publish in top international scientific journals and participate in congresses, conferences, and academic teaching around the world. CEB senior researchers have developed close relations with public and private firms, and national and international organisations (EU, World Bank, IMF, federal and regional Belgian governments, the European Patent Office, the OECD), wich frequently lead to contracts funding applied research work and expertise. CEB also runs the Doctoral School in Management Science of the SBS-EM. Some CEB PhD students benefit from scholarships. These grants (FNRS, CIM, etc.) are highly competitive, and CEB candidates have obtained excellent scores in recent rounds of attribution.

Next RSAEM 11.02.16

The Effectiveness of Industrial Policy in Developing Countries. Causal Evidence from Ethiopian Manufacturing Firms by James Rockey (University of Leicester, UK). Co-written with Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde (University of Leicester, UK)

More information on CEB members


CEB organizes the Research Seminar in Applied Economics and Management under the supervision of Professors Sandra Rothenberger and Pierre-Guillaume Méon.


CEB also organizes Doctoral courses in Management Science.




CEB Newsletters

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To receive our newsletter please send us an vlahaye [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (email)

CEB also welcomes visiting professors to take part in research activities, as well as in advanced teaching programmes (MBA, Master of Management Sciences, MCC in Microfinance, Doctoral Programme).


The CEB is subsidised by the Emile Bernheim Foundation, the second largest Belgian Foundation.

The CEB is chaired by Kim Oosterlinck and directed by Pierre-Guillaume Méon and coordinated by aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux) with the support of vlahaye [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Véronique Lahaye) and anne-lise [dot] remy [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Anne-Lise Remy).