Research at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Outstanding international research is crucial for SBS-EM. Not only because it develops our understanding of economic and management phenomena—which subsequently enables hands-on research that strives to improve business and public practices—, but also because it feeds back into our classrooms as it encourages our faculty members to infuse valuable new findings and methods into their teaching. A prime example of the latter are our two successful PhD programmes (one in Economics and one in Management) that provide doctoral students with the latest tools enabling them to contribute to the research frontier in their fields of specialisation.

Our faculty has received wide international recognition for it research. Our faculty members include a winner of the Francqui prize (the ‘Belgian Nobel Prize’), a laureate of the Yrjö Jahnsson award, two fellows from the Econometric Society, eight former Francqui chairs, an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and more. Our school has also received numerous competitive grants, including six from the European Research Council.

In addition to these prestigious academic awards, the expertise of our faculty members is also recognised in practice, as evidenced by the many expert positions that our faculty members hold, including, in Belgium, with the Higher Council of Statistics, the Index Commission, Infrabel, and the Belgian Corporate Governance Committee, as well as with the OECD, the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, and OXERA in Europe. Our faculty members are also regularly called upon to consult with different companies and public administrations.

Vice-Dean & Ex Vice-Dean in charge of Research at SBS-EM

Updated on April 27, 2022