The Center for Applied Public Economics (CAPE) was created in 2019 in response to public sector needs, with the aim of applying academic expertise to the areas of public policy evaluation and fiscal microsimulation.
Since its foundation, CAPE has worked on several research projects pertaining to microeconometric evaluation of policy reforms targeting the labor market, mobility, the environment, housing, public finances and education.
Cape is spearheaded by a team of committed and dynamic researchers and is constantly growing. Currently its flagship project is the creation of the Belgian Arithmetic Micro-Simulation Model (BEAMM) for ex-ante simulation of tax benefit reforms.
CAPE is a research center of the University Saint-Louis Bruxelles and part of CEREC (Center for Research in Economics).