The Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Quantitative Modelling and Analysis (IMMAQ) de l’Université catholique de Louvain – Belgium informs you of the launch of the «FSR Post-doc 2018» call for postdoc fellowships by the Université catholique de Louvain. These fellowships – for a period of 24 months – are addressed to researchers who have not stayed or worked in Belgium for more than 12 months over the last 3 years, and with maximum 5 years of postdoctoral experience.

Candidates must also apply in parallel to the Mandates of the F.R.S.-FNRS:

The application for a postdoctoral fellowship needs to be supported by the Research Centre in which the applicant intends to work. Interested candidates are invited to follow this procedure:

  • For Monday, November 20, 2017: send a CV (first three pages of the application form) and a preliminary project (1-2 pages). This should be sent by email to
  • Friday, December 8: shortlisted candidates will be informed by the research centre.
  • December 8, 2017 to January 29, 2018: Preparation of the application, with the support of the research centre.
  • January 29, 2018: deadline for submission of applications:

Research in IMMAQ is organized around these broad areas.

  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Finance and Quantitative Finance
  • Operations Research 
  • Statistics and Biostatistics

Here are some examples of general themes that can be supported 

  • Energy network regulation, efficiency analysis (models and methods, both parametrics and non-parametrics) (Per Agrell)
  • Supply chain and international logistics modelling (Per Agrell)
  • The economics of digitization (Paul Belleflamme)
  • Macroeconomic adjustment in small commodity producing countries (Vincent Bodart)
  • Integer programming approaches for large-scale network pricing and design problems (Daniele Catanzaro)
  • The chip-firing game on graphs: economic implications and integer programming approaches (Daniele Catanzaro)
  • Order Placement Strategies and Retail Investors (Catherine D’hondt and Rudy de Winne)
  • Impact Evaluation of Development and Labor Market Interventions (Muriel Dejemeppe, William Parienté and Bruno Van der Linden)
  • Stochastic complex systems and stochastic computations for spatial-temporal data (Zhengyuan Gao)
  • Convex optimization (François Glineur and Yurii Nesterov)
  • Multi-omics data integration in personnalized medicine (Bernadette Govaerts)
  • Hedging and pricing of financial derivatives under uncertainty (D. Hainaut)
  • Modelling of financial contagion with Hawkes and switching processes (D. Hainaut)
  • Macro Finance, term structure of interest rates, forecasting (Leonardo Iania)
  • The interaction of Behavioral Economics and Industrial Organization (Johannes Johnen)
  • The theory and empirics of poverty and social exclusion (François Maniquet)
  • Comparative development and marriage institutions (Fabio Mariani)
  • political regimes, conflict and demographic dynamics (Fabio Mariani)
  • urban development in pre-industrial economies (Fabio Mariani)
  • Evaluation of  social impact  of  social enterprises (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Mission drift of social enterprises (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Role of social enterprises in the social and ecological transition (e.g. commons, collaborative economy, functional economy) (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy, Government Debt Management (Rigas Oikonomou)
  • Application of operations research in power system operations and electricity market analysis, with a specific focus on sustainable growth through demand response and renewable energy integration (Anthony Papavasiliou)
  • Graphical models and extreme value analysis (Johan Segers)
  • Quantitative and Economic Geography : urban landscape morphometrics; exploring and visualizing spatial big data (Isabelle Thomas)
  • Economics of Ageing: the barriers to employment beyond the age of 50 (Vincent Vandenberghe)
  • Economics of Ageing: productivity vs dependency (Vincent Vandenberghe)
  • Social and economic networks (Vincent Vannetelbosch)
  • Globalization and firm-level innovation in developing countries (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • The economics of deep trade agreements (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • Does international trade raise the economic risk faced by firms and employees? (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • Dynamic modeling of stochastic recovery rates with application to credit risk (Frederic Vrins)
  • Corporate finance, labor economics and investment (Yue Zhang)