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Research in quantitative Economics

Motto Veritas - Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas
Founded January 2, 2012
Type Macroeconomic Modeling Think Tank
Staff 17

The Laboratory of Analysis-Research in Quantitative Economics (French: Laboratoire d'Analyse-Recherche en Economie Quantitative, LAREQ) is a project created in 2012 at the initiative of Jean-Paul K. Tsasa to propose a new order in research in economics departments of the congolese universities.[1] LAREQ is composed of academics and researchers from three main Congolese universities including: University of Kinshasa,[2] Protestant University at Congo,[3] and Catholic University of Congo,[4] and it is directed by a Resident Coordinator and a Deputy Coordinator.[5][6]


The general objective of LAREQ is to play an active role in the development and application of modern macroeconomic modeling in developing countries in Africa.[7]

This general goal can be broken down into two more specific objectives:

  • The production and diffusion of research
  • The coaching and training of students

The production and diffusion of research

LAREQ publishes papers, under the rubric of "One pager" for undergraduate and graduate students, and belongs to the Congolese research network in quantitative economics.[8] Since 2013, LAREQ began publish the Makroeconomica Review, a journal devoted to the development and applications of Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models in developing countries in Africa.[9]

The coaching and training of students

LAREQ organizes training, workshops and seminars and participates in the supervision of master and PhD dissertations.[10]

LAREQ Medal of Excellence

The LAREQ awards annually the LAREQ Medal of Excellence for outstanding research accomplishments in economics to an African mathematician or economist under the age of 30.[11] The objective of this award is to encourage research at an early age. The winner for 2014 is the Ivorian economist engineer Kone N'Gole.


  • Tsasa, Jean-Paul K. (2014). "Diagnostic de la politique monétaire en Rép. Dém. Congo: Approche par l'équilibre général dynamique stochastique". Dynare Working Papers Series (38): 2–72. 
  • Tsasa, Jean-Paul K. (2014). "Do a Small Open Economy DSGE Model Characterizes Correctly the Cyclicality in the African Least Developed Countries? A Comment". Makroeconomica Review 1 (1): 5–16. 
  • Tsasa, Jean-Paul K.; et al. (2013). "Initiation à la modélisation par l'approche d'équilibre général dynamique et stochastique (DSGE) sur Dynare". Fiches Techniques Laréq. Alpha (1): 2–228. 
  • Kulonga, Guillaume; Tsasa, Jean-Paul K. (2012). "Les Forces Politiques Parlementaires en Rép. Dém. Congo : Simulation du Paysage Politique et Application de l’indice de Shapley – Shubick". One Pager Publication 1 (13): 5–16. 

See also


  1. ^ Congo Opportunities Media: "Les jeunes économistes congolais créent le LAREQ", Kinshasa, April 14, 2012
  2. ^ University of Kinshasa French: Université de Kinshasa
  3. ^ Université Protestante au Congo French: Protestant University at Congo
  4. ^ Catholic University of Congo French: Université Catholique du Congo
  5. ^ : "LAREQ, plus d’un an de dynamisme : Bilan et Perspectives", Kinshasa, September 30, 2013
  6. ^ Laboratory of Analysis-Research in Quantitative Economics (LAREQ)
  7. ^ The Statutes of LAREQ
  8. ^ Groupe MEGC (Computable general equilibrium Modeling)
  9. ^ Makroeconomica Review
  10. ^ Research, Discussions and Awards
  11. ^ LAREQ Medal of Excellence

External links

  • En-Official website
  • Fr-Official website
  • Makroeconomica Review
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