Didier Baudewyns is a research fellow in Brussels Free University’s Department of Applied Economics (DULBEA-ULB). He has published a host of research reports and articles on regional and urban economics and housing, including a recent article on economic structure and local growth in Belgium, “Structure économique et croissance locale : étude économétrique des arrondissements belges, 1991- 1997”, in 2005 (La Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine, Issue 5).
Nicolas Bernard, a Doctor of Law with a degree in philosophy, is a professor at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis. An invited expert for the Council for Housing in the Brussels Region (CCL) and member of the Housing Board of Governors of the Walloon Region, he is director of the IRIB. He has just published "Les mutations du logement en Région bruxelloise" (Courrier hebdomadaire du CRISP, n°1993, 2008) as well as "Good and bad fortune of the Plan for the construction of 5,000 (low- and middle-income) housing units in Brussels" (Journal of Housing and the Built environment, September 2008, n°3).
Valérie Biot is a researcher at the IGEAT (Université Libre de Bruxelles). She is a political scientist and her areas of interest are the questions of urban governance.
Vincent Blondel is an applied mathematics professor at the Université catholique de Louvain and is visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA) where he teaches linear programming. He is a member of the ICTEAM institute at UCL, the Naxys center at FUNDP and of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. His research is focused on the analysis of complex systems and on various discrete mathematics issues, in particular the analysis of major systems/networks.
Thierry Bréchet is currently Professor of Economics at UCL and holder of the Chair Lhoist Berghmans in Environmental Economics and Management. He is also member of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) and of the Strategic Management Unit (POGE-IAG) for its research activities. In 2000, he received his PhD from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He worked as a consultant (1999 to 2001), mainly on research projects related to development, environmental and sustainability issues, before joining the UCL in 2002 at the opening of the Chair Lhoist Berghmans.
Estelle Cantillon holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and is a FNRS Research Associate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and ECARES). Her current research lies on the boundary between industrial organization and market design. On the same topic, she has recently written a policy-oriented piece with Nicolas Gothelf on « la régulation des inscriptions scolaires: pourquoi et comment? » (Proceedings of the 18th Congress of French-speaking Economist, CiFOP editions).
Donat Carlier is the Secretary-Coordinator for the Advisory Commission on Job Training Education of the Brussels-Capital Region (CCFEE). Publications by the CCFEE are available on their web site: www.ccfee.be. For more information about Donat Carlier and the Consultative Commission for Training Employment and Education in Brussels, please see www.ccfee.be
Tim Cassiers, a geographer, is a researcher at the VUB's Cosmopolis and KUL's Institute for Social and Economic Geography. He is working for the GROSE project which studies the complex relations between economic growth and social inequality in five Belgian cities. His research at KUL concerns social cohesion and socio-spatial inequality in cities.
Philippe Cattoir has a PhD in economics. He is an administrator in the European Commission (DG Budget) and also a invited professor at Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL). He has a number of publications on the financial organisation of federal States and Belgian and Brussels public finances to his name.
Paulo Charruadas is a researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Archéologie et Patrimoine at ULB. After studying the socioeconomic relationships between Brussels and its countryside in the Middle Ages (thesis soon to be published by the Académie royale de Belgique), since 2009 his work has been centred on building archaeology, architectural heritage and the material history of Brussels. He is co-author of the recent book edited by Serge Jaumain, Histoire et patrimoine des communes de Belgique. La Région de Bruxelles, 2008. Brussels-Capital.
Université libre de Bruxelles
Centre de Recherche en Archéologie et Patrimoine