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Past Activities & Events

 

 

 2013-2014 __________________________________________________

 

  • May 27, 2014 - CERMi Research Seminar - Financing from Family and Friends by Prof. Samuel Lee (New York University, Stern School of Business, USA). At Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Brussels. Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be
  • April 23, 2014 - The "PhD Day" was organized by the two doctoral schools in Management - DSM & ULB-ULg-UMons Doctoral Shools.  The PhD Day consists in an afternoon of presentations and discussions by the PhD students of the two doctoral schools. The presentations organize in tracks according to the different fields of research in management. At Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Brussels. Contact: aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux)
  • March 26, 2014 - The eleventh day of scientific collaboration between the doctoral schools in Management Science Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne and Université libre de Bruxelles. Programme. At Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Brussels. Contact: aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux)
  • March 25, 2014 - CERMi Research Seminar - Green Microfinance and Rural Development by Dr. Davide Forcella (Université libre de Bruxelles, BE). At Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Brussels. Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be
  • February 28, 2014 - Publishing Seminar of Professor Gopalkrishnan Iyer (US, Florida Atlantic University) titled: “The Science of Research and the Art of Publishing It”. At Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Brussels. Contact: aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux)
  • November 21, 2013 - CERMi Research Seminar - Microfinance, Gender and Rural Health Care in Bangladesh by Prof. Syed M. AHSAN (Department of Economics, Concordia University, Canada) - The seminar will be held at 3.00 pm in the Salle des Conseils (ground floor) of the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (17 Place Warocqué, 7000 Mons - Belgium). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint) 
  • October 15, 2013 - CERMi Research Seminar - The New Paradigm in SME Finance: Evidence from Turkish Banks by Prof. Hatice JENKINS (Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus) - The seminar will be held at 12.00pm in the Salle des Conseils (ground floor) of the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (17 Place Warocqué, 7000 Mons - Belgium). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint) 

 

2012 - 2013  ________________________________________________

  • May 14, 2013 - CERMi Research Seminar - Social Capital and Access to Credit: Evidence from Uganda by Prof. Panu Kalmi (FI, University of Vaasa). Co-written with Anni Heikkilä and Olli-Pekka Ruuskanen. At the Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
  • March 27, 2013 - Dixième Journée de collaboration scientifique entre les écoles doctorales en gestion de l'Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne et de l'Université libre de Bruxelles.
  • March 18, 2013 - CERMi 5th birthday - On the occasion of its 5th birthday celebration, CERMi welcomed two prestigious experts in the field of microfinance: Prof.Jonathan Morduch (New York University, USA and ULB Doctor Honoris Causa) and Mr. Vijay Mahajan (CEO of BASIX, India, and Chairman of the Executive Committee, CGAP) at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB, BE). Discover two of the presentations from that evening:
        - "How Microfinance really works", by Prof. Jonathan Morduch
        - "CERMi's past, present and future", by CERMi's co-directors
    Programme
    Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be
  • February 12, 2013 - CERMi Research Seminar - Kinship and Consumption: The Effect of Descent on Household Standard of Living by Selma Telalagic (Faculty of Economics and St John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK) - At 4.30 pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be
  • December 14, 2012 - European Microfinance Network debate. The Research Working Group of the European Microfinance Network organizes a debate on "Microfinance as a tool of active ageing", on December 14th, 2012 in Brussels, in the context of the European Year on Active Ageing. Call for Expression of Interest until November 16th. More information.
  • December 4, 2012 - CERMi Research SeminarFriends, Family, and Fools: co-signers and repayment rates in microcredit.Evidence from Italy by Prof. Lucia dalla Pellegrina (University of Milano-Bicocca and Centro Baffi, Bocconi University-Milano, IT) - The seminar will be held at 3.00 pm in the Salle des Conseils (ground floor) of the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (17 Place Warocqué, 7000 Mons - Belgium). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint)  
  • November 27, 2012 - CERMi Research Seminar - Making Microfinance Boards Effective: An Empirical Analysis by Prof. Niels Hermes (NL, University of Groningen and CERMi Associate Researcher). At 12.15 pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be 
  • November 12-13, 2012 - International Conference: "Microfinance and New Left in Latin America". This conference is organized by IOB, CERMi, CERISE and foroLACFR  at the University of Antwerpen, Belgium
    - 12/11 - Microfinance and New Left: allies or enemies?
    - 13/11 - Towards a concerted strategy for developmental
    Bi-lingual Conference (Spanish-English) / Conferencia bilingüe (Español-Inglés)
    More information can be found on: http://www.ua.ac.be/iob/microfinance
    (registration will be open from September 2012)
  • November 9, 2012 - Afternoon Research Seminar organized on Social Entrepreneurship.
    The paper presenters at the research seminar will be Olivier Brolis (UCL), Katarzyna Cieslik (ULB), and Julie Rijpens (ULg). At 2.00 pm - Seminar Room R42.2.113 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be 
    This seminar is organized on the occasion of the Opening Research Day on November 9th, 2012, launching the Interuniversity Attraction Poles (IAP) research program: “If not for Profit, for What? And How? Building interdisciplinary and integrated knowledge on social entrepreneurship and social enterprise”, in which CERMi is actively involved.
  • October 25, 2012 - CEB Welcome Day
  • October 16, 2012 - CERMi Research Seminar - Barriers to Microfinance Services for Persons with Disabilities: The staff perspective by Prof. Roy Mersland (University of Agder, Norway, & CERMi Associate Researcher). Paper co-authored with Leif Atle Beisland (University of Agder, Norway). At 12.30 pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be    
  • October 12, 2012 - Research Day between LaRGE (Université de Strasbourg) & Centre Emile Bernheim (Université libre de Bruxelles). Développements Récents en Finance et Economie. From 9.15 am to 4.30 pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Programme.
  • September 11, 2012 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Strategic Default in joint liability groups: Evidence from a natural experiment in India" by Prof. Xavier GINE (Senior Economist, The World Bank, Washington DC, USA). Paper co-authored with K. Krishnaswamy (Research Associate, The Institute for Financial Management and Research, India) and Dr. A. Ponce (Senior Economist, The World Justice Project, Washington DC, USA). At 12.15 pm - Seminar Room R42.2.107 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be       
          

2011 - 2012  ________________________________________________

  • June 8, 2012 - 6th Financial History Workshop - From 9.15 am to 4.30 pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Programme.
  • June 5, 2012 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Social banks’ raison d’être in the credit market" by Simon Cornée (FR, Université de Rennes). Paper co-authored with Prof. A. Szafarz (Université libre de Bruxelles, CERMi, Belgium). At 12.30 pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint
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  • May 14, 2012 - Rencontre exceptionnelle avec Mme Ela Bhatt (ULB Docteur Honoris Causa) - 14h - Salle de seminaire R42.2.110 - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Bruxelles). Inscription: vlahaye [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Véronique Lahaye)     
  • May 3, 2012 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Financial Innovation, Social Goals and Microfinance: Are Public Policies and Regulation in the EU Countries on the Right Track?" by Prof. Gianfranco VENTO (Regent's College, London, UK) - The seminar will be held at 4.00 pm in the Salle des Conseils (ground floor) of the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (17 Place Warocqué, 7000 Mons - Belgium). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint)  

  • April 30, 2012 - CERMi Ph.D. Thesis Public Defense - "Microfinance and Remittances" by Ritha Sukadi Mata. At 1.30 pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux)          
  • March 29, 2012 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Co-Creation for Impact Investment in Microfinance" by Arvind Ashta (FR, Burgundy School of Business – CEREN) - The seminar will be held at 3.30pm in the Salle des Conseils (ground floor) of the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (17 Place Warocqué, 7000 Mons - Belgium). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint)
  • March 20, 2012 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Microcredit: An Answer to the Gender Problem in Funding?" by Sophie BRANA (FR, Université Bordeaux IV-Montesquieu) - from 12.30 to 2.00pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint)  
  • March 13, 2012 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Making Microfinance Boards Effective: An Empirical Analysis" by Niels Hermes (NL, University of Groningen) - from 12.30 to 1.30pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint)  
  • December 15, 2011 - Séminaire de recherche du Département de Management Public, Centre Emile Bernheim. Responsabilité et contrôle dans la haute fonction publique avec le professeur Véronique Chanut, Université Paris II Panthéon - Assas. Local R42.4.103 (de 10h à 12h), puis R42.2.110 (de 12h à 13h45) - 42 Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles. Participation gratuite, réservation nécessaire vlahaye [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be
  • December 9, 2011 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Compulsory versus Voluntary Savings as Incentive Mechanism in Microlending Contracts" by Knar KHACHATRYAN (SKEMA Business School and University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France) - The seminar will be held at 3.00pm in the Salle des Conseils (ground floor) of the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (17 Place Warocqué, 7000 Mons - Belgium). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint)       
  • December 2, 2011 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Competition, Loan Rates and Information Dispersion in Microcredit Markets" by Dr. Malika HAMADI (Luxembourg School of Finance, Luxemburg) - The seminar will be held at 3.00pm in Lecture room 204 (second floor) of the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (17 Place Warocqué, 7000 Mons - Belgium). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint)        
  • October 25, 2011 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Do Simple Savings Accounts Help the Poor to Save? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nepal" by Prof. Silvia Prina (Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, USA) - from 12.30 to 2.00pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Please confirm your presence by 20 October, 2011 to cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint)   
  • October 4, 2011 - EMP / CERMi Research Seminar - "What's wrong with microfinance, and what should be done about it?" by Prof. Malcolm HARPER (Emeritus Professor of Enterprise Development at Cranfield School of Management, UK) at 6.00pm - Seminar Room R42.4.502 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Please confirm your presence by 28 September, 2011 to cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint)    

 

2010 - 2011   _______________________________________________________

 

  • June 16-18, 2011 - The Second European Research Conference on Microfinance, co-organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Please find all information on the conference at: www.rug.nl/let/microfinance2011. And for further information, feel free to contact: GSG [at] rug [dot] nl
  • June 9, 2011 - Publishing Seminars in Management - Dr. Will Mitchell, J. Rex Fuqua Professor of International Management at Duke University and Co-editor of Strategic Management Journal since 2007. At 9.30am in Room R42.4.116 (new Solvay building - 42 Av. F.D. Roosevelt - 1050 Brussels). Please confirm your participation to Aurélie Rousseaux (aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be or 02/650.48.64) by Friday June 3. For any question related to the Publishing Seminars Series, do not hesitate to contact Carine Peeters (carine [dot] peeters [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be)
  • March 30, 2011 - Huitième Journée de collaboration scientifique entre les Ecoles Doctorales en Gestion de l’Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne et de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles. A partir de 10h30, à l’Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris), salle 1 Panthéon, 12, Place du Panthéon. Programme. (Contact: aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be ou 02/650.48.64).
  • March 23, 2011 - Publishing Seminars in Management - Dr. Gary Weaver, Professor of Management at the University of Delaware and Editor in Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly. At 12.30pm in Seminar Room R42.2.110 (new Solvay building - 42 Av. F.D. Roosevelt - 1050 Brussels). For any question related to the Publishing Seminars Series, do not hesitate to contact Carine Peeters (carine [dot] peeters [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be).
  • March 23, 2011 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Ethics and Microfinance" by Prof. Marek Hudon (ULB) and Dr. Joakim Sandberg (University of Gothenburd, Sweden - CERMi Associate Researcher) - at 2.00pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint.
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  • March 14, 2011 -  Conference: "Sovereign Wealth and Risk Management" by Marie Brière (FR, Asset Management of Crédit Agricole and Societé Génerale) and Zvi Bodie (US, Boston University) - at 2.00pm - Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux).
  • March 11, 2011 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Long-term relationships, Reciprocity and Hold-Up in Microfinance: Experimental Evidence" by Dr. Simon Cornée (CREM CNRS / IAE IGR Université de Rennes 1, France), visiting fellow at CERMi - from 4.00pm to 5.30pm at the Salle des Conseils of the Warocqué Business School (Place Warocqué 17 - 7000 Mons; Ground floor, left-hand hallway). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint).  
  • February 23, 2011 - Séminaire: "The Uneven Development of the Microfinance Sector" de Madame Annabel Vanroose. Séminaire public réalisé dans le cadre d’une convention de cotutelle de thèse avec la Vrije Universiteit Brussel . A 16h dans la salle de séminaire R42.2.110, au 42 de l'avenue F. D. Roosevelt, à 1050 Bruxelles. 
  • February 21, 2011 - Conference: "Social Investment and Microfinance" by Prof. Jonathan Morduch (New York University) organised by The European Microfinance Programme and the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) - from 6.00pm to 8.30pm at the Conference Room R42.4.502 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint).
  • February 15th, 2011 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Sources of Women Empowerment in India: Does Borrowing Matter?" (Paper by Agier, I., Guérin I., and Szafarz A.) by Prof. Isabelle Guérin (UMR 201 Développement et sociétés - Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - IRD) - from 12.00pm to 1.30pm at the Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint.)
  • January 26, 2011 - CERMi Research Seminar - "Competition and the Performance of Microfinance Institutions" - by Prof. Niels Hermes (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) - from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at the Seminar Room R42.2.110 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint).          
  • December 9th - 10th, 2010 - CEB keeps on contributing to research on microfinance The Centre for European Research in Microfinance, CERMi, a department of CEB and Warocqué Research Centre (Université de Mons), will organise a workshop on “Informal and Formal Financing of Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation” with the University of Oxford and IRD on December 9 and 10. The workshop will explore the formal and informal financing of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation. It will take place at the University of Oxford (Wolfson College). For more details, check: http://cermi.eu/next-activities.php#workshop091210.
  • October 18th, 2010 - Conference by Professor Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize.  Please register before Octobre 12th, 2010 http://www.conference-yunus.be/. Invitation. Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint.)
  • September 23rd, 2010 - EMN/CERMi Seminar - "Microfinance in Europe" by D. Sorrosal and Prof. M. Corsi 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm, at the Seminar Room - Centre Emile Bernheim, Université libre de Bruxelles. Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Didier Toussaint).