March 5-6, 2020

Luxembourg Household Economics and Labor Workshop

The workshop will discuss household labor supply, time use, and consumption in a variety of state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical contexts. The detailed program is available here.

Keynote Speakers

Sir Richard Blundell

University College London

Institute for Fiscal Studies

  • Household Behavior and the Dynamics of Inequality
  • website

Michèle Tertilt

University of Mannheim

  • Status Externalities and Fertility in Korea
  • website

Invited Speakers

Laura Blow

University of Surrey

  • Meaningful Theorems: Non-parametric analysis of reference-dependent preferences
  • website

Hanno Foerster

Boston College

  • Untying the Knot: How Child Support and Alimony Affect Couples’ Dynamic Decisions and Welfare
  • website

Paula Gobbi

Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • Childless Aristocrats. Inheritance and the Extensive Margin of Fertility
  • website

Luise Görges


  • Wage Earners, Home-makers & Gender Identity. Using an Artefactual Field Experiment to Understand Couples’ Specialisation Choices
  • website

Alan Olivi

University College London

  • Revealed Preferences and Beliefs From Consumption-Savings Decisions
  • website

Tom Potoms

University of Sussex

  • Intertemporal Consumption with Anticipating, Remembering, and Experiencing Selves
  • website

Paul van Bruggen

Tilburg University

  • Revealed Preferences when Preferences Differ
  • website

Ewout Verriest

Penn State

  • Household Labor Supply, Child Development and Childcare Policies in the US
  • website

Roberta Ziparo

Aix-Marseille University

  • Investment Decisions with Endogenous Budget Share Allocations Inside the Household
  • website


The workshop starts at 11am on Thursday March 5 and ends by 4pm on Friday March 6. The detailed program is here.


Registrations are now closed. Thanks for registering.

Venue & Travel

The workshop will take place in

LISER - Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research

Maison des Sciences Humaines, 11 Porte des Sciences, 4366 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

The workshop hotel is Ibis Belval, 3 minutes away from LISER

12 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, 4361 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

LISER and the hotel are in Belval, a university town in the south of the country. You can reach Belval:

  • from Luxembourg City's train station take any train in the direction Esch/Alzette-Pétange or Esch/Alzette-Rodange. Get off at Belval-Université (line 60; 30-minute journey).
  • from Luxembourg Airport take bus 16 to Luxembourg City's train station (bus stop Gare; 25-minute journey) and follow the instructions above. Alternatively, take a taxi directly to Belval (30-minute journey; >100 euro).


The workshop dinner will take place on Thursday March 5 at


in the heart of Luxembourg City. Just before dinner, a guide from the Luxembourg City Tourist Office will walk us around the fortress and old city centre of Luxembourg, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Due to space restrictions we must restrict the guided tour and workshop dinner to presenters.


Please email Axelle Depireux for inquiries.