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 micro-simulation. 

Since its foundation, CAPE has worked on several research projects pertaining to micro-econometric evaluation of policy reforms targeting the labor market, mobility, the environment, housing, public finances and education (more info). 

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 (more info). 

CAPE is a research center of the University Saint-Louis Bruxelles and part of CEREC (Center for Research in Economics).