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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 12.15pm - 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
  • April 23, 2014 - The two doctoral schools in management - DSM & ULB-ULg-UMons Doctoral Shools - will organize a joint "PhD Day".  In practice, the joint PhD Day will consist in an afternoon of presentations and discussions by the PhD students of the two doctoral schools. The presentations will be organized in tracks according to the different fields of research in management. The event will take place at ULB in the "Solvay" Building (42, av. F.D. Roosevelt). If you wish to attend please contact aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux) before April 14, 2014
  • March 26, 2014 - Onzième Journée de collaboration scientifique entre les écoles doctorales en gestion de l'Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne et de l'Université libre de Bruxelles. A partir de 10h30, ULB, auditoire R42.2.110. Programme. La participation à cette journée équivaut à 3 ECTS dans le cadre des ateliers thématiques de la Formation Doctorale en Sciences de Gestion.
    Le nombre de places étant limité, merci de me confirmer votre participation (aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be ou 02/650.48.64)
  • March 25, 2014 - CERMi Research Seminar - Green Microfinance and Rural Development by Dr. Davide Forcella (Université libre de Bruxelles, BE). At 12.30pm - 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
  • March 11, 2014 - CERMi Research Seminar - Institutional transformation and mission drift in microfinance by Mrs. Kim Wagenaar (University of Cambridge, UK). At 4.15pm - Seminar Room R42.4.118 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 28, 2014 - Publishing Seminar of Professor Gopalkrishnan Iyer (US, Florida Atlantic University) titled: “The Science of Research and the Art of Publishing It”. From 2pm to 4pm, in the seminar room R42.4.118. Please confirm your attendance to aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux) before February 24, 2014.
  • February 18, 2014 - CSR seminar in "Should we get rid of CSR". This seminar will take place on February 18, from 9.30am to 5pm, in the seminar room R42.5.503. Please confirm your attendance to aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux) before February 13, 2014.
    More information concerning biographies of the speakers and abstracts of the presentations can be found on: www.solvay.edu and www.uclouvain.be/csr-network.
    This seminar is organized in the framework of the 3rd Philippe de Woot Award ceremony for the best Master's Thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility
  • 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  ________________________________________________

  • July 5, 2013 - Workshop on Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment. CERMi is pleased to invite you to the workshop on Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment that will take place on Friday 5th of July, 2013, at the Management School, University of Liverpool. Registration for the workshop is open, please confirm your attendance to Dr Carol Porter (carol [dot] porter [at] liv [dot] ac [dot] uk).
  • 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 1.00 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
  • April 19, 2013 - CERMi Research Seminar - Tier-1 MFIs' Financial Performances: Cash-Flow Statement Analysis by Mathias Schmit (BE, Université libre de Bruxelles). At 12.15 pm - Seminar Room R42.4.116 of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42 - 1050 Brussels). Contact: cermi [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be
  • 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 18 March 2013, CERMi is going to celebrate its 5th birthday. We have great pleasure to invite you to a big celebration conference on this occasion. We will have the privilege to welcome Jonathan Murdoch, Professor, New York University (USA), and ULB Doctor Honoris Causa, and Vijay Mahajan, CEO, BASIX (India) and Chairman of Executive Committee, CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor). This conference is planned from 5pm to 7pm in Room R42.5.503 (Building SBS-EM, 42, av. F.D. Roosevelt – 1050 Brussels, Belgium, Level 5, Room 503). It will be followed by a reception in the Atrium (Same building, Ground Floor).
  • 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 16, 2012 -  
  • 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)