LISER Research Seminar Series

  • MULLER, Aline (PI)
  • ANDREOLI, Francesco (CoI)
  • MACHADO, Joël (CoI)
  • PACCOUD, Antoine (CoI)
  • TATSIRAMOS, Konstantinos (CoI)
  • VAN KERM, Philippe (CoI)
  • Borjas, George (Other)
  • Brett, Christophers (Other)
  • Currie, Janet (Other)
  • del Bono, Emilia (Other)
  • Harrison, John (Other)
  • Ichino, Andrea (Other)
  • Cummins, Steven (Other)
  • Flachair, Emmanuel (Other)
  • Michaud, Pierre Carl (Other)
  • Maag-Merki, Katharina (Other)
  • Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark (Other)
  • Orru, Hans (Other)
  • Stillman, Steven (Other)
  • Villeval, Marie-Claire (Other)
  • Wunsch, Conny (Other)
  • Huber, Martin (Other)
  • Becker, Sascha O. (Other)
  • Bloom, Nicholas (Other)
  • Giuliano, Paola (Other)
  • Lanzendorf, Martin (Other)
  • Meghir, Costas (Other)
  • Ruhm, Christopher (Other)
  • Algan, Yann (Other)
  • de Nardi, Mariacristina (Other)
  • Hamnett, Chris (Other)
  • Hoynes, Hilary (Other)
  • Lundberg, Shelly (Other)
  • Reardon, Sean (Other)

Project Details


The LISER RSS’s primary objective is to stimulate debate about frontier research on topics that are relevant for the Institute and the national scientific landscape. The series will consists of 29 seminars rolling over calendar year 2019. During each event one internationally recognized guest speaker will deliver a 1.5 hours talk about a recent unpublished research on topics that are of key relevance for LISER departments. Topics of RSS cover broad domains of public economics, analysis of inequality and its consequences, labor economics, migration, urban economics and planning, borders integration and cross-border mobility and health. These topics are core to LISER's activity but also to a range of other national research actors, most notably at the University of Luxembourg. RSS speakers have been selected to satisfy a strict criterion of academic excellence, according to publication record, involvement in international projects, membership to editorial boards of international scientific journals. Attention has been paid to strike a balance of established senior researchers, pomising junior faculty and well-connected researchers from top institutions in Europe and America. Gender balance has naturally emerged. A seminar organisation team, composed of LISER members from LISER - University of Luxembourg joint professors, has followed a bottom up approach to determine a pool of candidatures and a shortlist of speakers for 2019. The team will guarantee smooth organization of the visits, of the administrative issues and of advertising the event (in collaboration with LISER communication office).
To foster discussion and interactions between the guest and the staff, seminars will be combined with (i) an institutional welcome by LISER management representatives, (ii) a lunch open to seminar attendees during which participants will be able to share idea and discuss the content of the seminar in an informal and friendly environment, and (iii) a series of 1-to-1 meetings between researchers and the guest during which LISER staff will present and discuss their own research. This plan is up to the practice and standards seen in the best research departments in Europe.
Financial support through the RESCOM scheme will guarantee adequate coverage of costs arising from the invitations and will give national visibility to the series.
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/19


  • Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
  • Fonds National de la Recherche-FNR