CORE@50 Conference: Bridging Gaps

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23-05-16 to 27-05-16
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CORE, the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, a research center of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), will hold a conference from May 23 to May 27, 2016 in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Former and present CORE members and CORE visitors, friends of CORE, and other interested persons, are invited to participate in the conference and celebratory events.

Founded in 1966 in association with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, CORE has become a leading interdisciplinary research institute in the fields of economics, operations research, and econometrics.

The 50th anniversary celebrations will entail scientific and community events spanning the entire 2016 year, under the motto Bridging Gaps: bridging gaps between the first 50 years of CORE and its next 50 (and more) years; between generations; between scientific disciplines; as well as gaps within societies and economic systems, and between countries and between world regions.

The CORE@50 Conference will be the centerpiece of the 50th anniversary celebrations. It will feature:

  • The award of UCL Doctor Honoris Causa (DHC) degrees to three distinguished former CORE members, Profs. Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton), Michel Goemans (MIT) and George Nemhauser (Georgia Tech).
  • Four plenary lectures given by the three DHC recipients and by Prof. Victor Chernozhukov (MIT).
  • Eight invited plenary scientific sessions on Social networks, theories and methods; Personal income tax; Integer non-linear optimization; Corporate income tax; Financial constraints, Productivity, and growth; Cooperation and resource sharing for supply chain management; Computational challenges in energy; and Environmental and natural resources economics.
  • Contributed scientific sessions (see Call for Papers).
  • Cultural and social events, including the conference dinner.

Click here to check the preliminary schedule.


Organizing Committee

  • Luc Bauwens (CORE, UCL)
  • Philippe Chevalier (CORE, UCL)
  • François Maniquet (CORE, UCL)
  • Anthony Papavasiliou (CORE, UCL)
  • Maurice Queyranne (CORE, UCL; and Sauder School of Business at UBC)
  • Francisco Santana Ferra (CORE, UCL)
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