Urban economics seminar

Sept. 18, 2015
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Urban economics seminar: Session 5

Friday September 18, 2015


Room H405
Sciences Po, 28 rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris

Attendance is free, open untill full.
Interested participants should register on this link



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Henry Overman 
Department of Geography & Environment-LSE

Henry Overman is Professor of Economic Geography in the department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics. His current research interests include the causes and consequences of spatial disparities and the impact of urban and regional policy.   


Paper: "The effects of spatially targeted enterprise initiatives: evidence from UK LEGI"

Abstract: We investigate the impacts of a significant area-based policy intervention (LEGI) that aimed to increase employment and productivity in 30 disadvantaged areas across England. In order to identify the causal effects of the programme, we use panel data at a fine spatial scale covering years before and after the launch of the program, and exploit several institutional features that determined whether or not an area was supported. We find evidence of significant displacement of employment from non-treated to treated areas close to the treatment area boundary. Aside from this displacement, we find no evidence of significant (net) impacts on treated areas, either in terms of number of firms or unemployment. Combining ‘spatial differencing’ with a regression discontinuity approach based on eligibility criteria confirms these findings.



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Guillaume Chapelle 
Doctoral fellow in Economics, LIEPP/Department of Economics 

Guillaume Chapelle is a Phd Student in Economics. He graduated with a master degree in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris. His main field of research is the housing market and the impact of housing policies.He has a particular interest for the relationships between socail housing and the real estate market.  


paper_the_displacement_effects_of_spatially_Overman_Einio_2015.pdf7.15 MB

Scientific Impact: Measurement and Policy Evaluation

International conference of the “Higher education and research” group
September 11, 2015

The “Higher Education and Research” research team of LIEPP is pleased to welcome you to the conference: 

"Scientific Impact: Measurement and Policy Evaluation".

Organised by Jérôme Aust, Emeric Henry, and Christine Musselin, this conference brings together historian of science, economists, political scientists, and sociologists. The aim is to discuss the historical, political, and academic issues surrounding the measure of the impact of science. Sessions will question the rise of new tools, such as bibliometrics, and their impact on the organization and productivity of scientific work.

International conference of the “Higher education and research” group.

September 11, 2015


Sciences Po

Salle François Goguel (5th floor)

Entrance by 27 rue Saint Guillaume, Paris 7

Attendance is free, but participants have to Register 

Presentation :


Sociologist and historian, Sociologist of sciences

Professor at the University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM). Chair holder of the Canada Research Chair in the History and Sociology of Science. Scientific director and cofounder of the “Observatoire des sciences et des technologies” (OST).

Dagmar SIMON

Political science studies

Head of Research Group “Science Policy Studies” at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)- Berlin Social Science Center, Germany. Her researches are focused on science policy studies, analysis of organizations and gender studies. She had coordinated the “Research Institute of Information and Quality Assurance” (FIQ), from 2000- to 2007, working on monitoring the scientific system.



Associate researcher at the “Spatial Economics research Centre”, London School of Economics. Associate researcher, LIEPP - Sciences Po Assistant professor in Economics, Thema- Economic theory economic models and applications, University of Cergy-Pontoise He is particularly interested in Economics of Innovation and Science.

Alessandro IARIA


Assistant professor of economics, CREST, Research Centre in Economics and statistics- ENSAE Visiting scholar at Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) His research focuses on Economics of Innovation and Science, Applied Econometrics amongst others.


Full programme available here


Conference Report 11 Sept 2015.pdf2.69 MB

Analysis of Educational Reforms in European Systems

September 08, Seminar Educational Policies
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The analysis of educational reforms in European systems

Tuesday 08 September


Room Lavau
Sciences Po, 98 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris 

Free entrance with limited seating available
Please register here

The Seminar is organised by Denis Fougère and Agnès van Zanten as part of the axe of “Educational policies”. 

The sociologist Noémie Le Donné (OSC – Sciences Po) and the researcher in Political Sciences Beatriz Pont (OECD and LIEPP – Sciences Po), will present successively their research results on the analysis of educational reforms in European systems. Their presentations will be discussed by Nathalie Mons (Cergy-Pontoise and CNESCO). 

Presentation :

Noémie Le Donné

Noémie Le Donné 
Researcher in educational sociology at the OSC - Sciences Po

« Trends in equity in education and educational policies: Focus on Poland and France »

Beatriz Pont

Béatriz Pont
LIEPP affiliate, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

«Sweden’s education decline and policies for improvement » 

Discussion :

Nathalie Mons 
Professor of sociology in Cergy-Pontoise, member of the CNESCO 


Revue de presse

Ce séminaire a fait l'objet d'un article dans Le Café pédagogique :"Leçons suédoises..." (09/09/2015)

Noémie Le Donné - LIEPP presentation 2015 09 07.pdf1.13 MB
Beatriz Pont - LIEPP presentation 8 Sept 2015.pdf1.43 MB

Seventh Conference on Cultural and Media Economics

24-25 September 2015

September 24 & 25, 2015
Bibliothèque nationale de France
site François-Mitterrand, Paris
Hall Est – Grand auditorium
The French Ministry of Culture and Communication's Department of Studies, Forward-Looking Analysis and Statistics (Département des études, de la prospective et des statistiques, DEPS) division, the KEDGE Business School's "Creative Industries, Cutlure and Sport" research cluster and Science Po's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) are organising the 7th Conference on Cultural and Media Economics to beh held in Paris, at the François-Mitterrand site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, on Thursday and Friday September 24-25, 2015.

This new edition of the Conference on Cultural and Media Economics is dedicated to evaluating public policy on the arts, culture and media. It is a forum for researchers to present and discuss the latest findings in the field including evaluations on the impact of subsidised festivals, the HADOPI Law, educational policy, support for the press and copyright. Discussions will also focus on the range of different evaluation methods currently in use. There will also be retrospective analysis of public poilcy and an examination of local experiences.

Full programme (pdf)

To register online

Conference page on the Ministry's website



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9:20 Opening Session

Fleur PELLERIN, ministre de la Culture et de la Communication*

Bruno RACINE, président de la Bibliothèque nationale de France*

9:40  Address

Chair: Victor GINSBURGH, Université libre de Bruxelles

Kathryn GRADDY, Brandeis University, co-editor of the Journal of Cultural Economics

Discussion:  Victor GINSBURGH, Université libre de Bruxelles

11:05  Using Google Trends data to assess the economic impact of cultural events

Olivier GERGAUD, KEDGE Business School

Victor GINSBURGH, Université libre de Bruxelles

11:40  The economic impact of the cancellation of two regular cultural events:  the Avignon and the Aix-en-Provence Festivals in 2003

Thibault BRODATY, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne

Discussion:  Aurélien DÉCAMPS, KEDGE Business School

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Chair: Bruno DEFFAINS, Université Panthéon-Assas – Paris-II

14:00  Has HADOPI's graduated response helped to reduce music and movie piracy?

Éric DARMON, Thierry PÉNARD Université de Rennes-I

Discussion:  Patrick WAELBROECK, Télécom ParisTech

14:50  The substitution effect of online pricacy on box office performance of American movies in France

Christophe BELLÉGO, Insee

Discussion:  Sylvain DEJEAN, Université de La Rochelle

16:10  A stochastic model of the graduated response in France

Jean BERBINAU, Hadopi et Patrick WAELBROECK, Télécom ParisTech

Discussion:  Christophe BELLÉGO, Insee

17:00  Panel Discussion #1:  Public Policy evaluation and cultural policies in France : historical overviews, retropspective overviews

Led by: Jean-Pierre SAEZ, Observatoire des politiques culturelles


Francine MARIANI-DUCRAY, Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel

Laurent MARTIN, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III

Bernard PERRET, Conseil général de l'environnement et du développement durable

18:30  END OF DAY 1

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Friday, September 25, 2015

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Chair:  Jean-Marc LAURET, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Inspection générale des affaires culturelles

9:10  The role of culture in growth:  a very long term analysis

Étienne WASMER, Sciences Po, Co-Director of LIEPP

9:45  Evaluation of arts education policies:  a qualitative survey

Marie-Christine BORDEAUX, Université de Grenoble-III

10:50  Evaluation of arts education policies: a quantitative survey

Philippe COULANGEON, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, LIEPP

11:25  Designing and implementing program evaluations in arts education:  the case of Little Kids Rock

M. Kathleen THOMAS, Mississippi State University

Discussion : Florine LIVAT, KEDGE Business School

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Chair:  Martine CÉCILLON, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, DRAC Midi-Pyrénées

13:45  The effectiveness of public support to the press

Julia CAGÉ, Sciences Po, LIEPP

Discussion:  Thibault BRODATY, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne

14:35  Europe's cultural consumption in the digital age:  does fiscal policy matter?

Karol J. BOROWIECKI, University of Southern Denmark

Discussion:  Julia CAGÉ, Sciences Po, LIEPP

16:00  Panel Discussion #2:  Evaluation of local cultural policies

Led by:

Emmanuel WALLON, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense


Martine CÉCILLON, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, DRAC Midi-Pyrénées:  

the evaluation of "Territoire Culture" conventions in Midi-Pyrénées

Catherine COLOMBANI, collectivité territoriale de Corse:  the evaluation of the "Pass-Cultura"

Cécile MARTIN, Observatoire des politiques culturelles, Grenoble:  the evaulation of the DEMOS social programs (in music and orchestral education) in Île-de-France, in Isère and in Soissons

Catherine VEYRAT-DUREBEX, mairie de Nantes:  the evaluation of the cultural proximity programme in Nantes

17:30  Summary remarks

Maya BACACHE-BEAUVALLET, Télécom ParisTech

17:50  End of Day 2



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22nd International Conference of Europeanists

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Along with the Centre d'études européennes at Sciences Po, LIEPP is proud to support the organisation of the 22nd International Conference of Europeanists, by the Council for European Studies (CES).

The conference will be held at Sciences Po in Paris, from July 8 to July 10, 2015, and will be attended by 1400 of the world's leading experts on Europe and European affairs. To read more on the conference: https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/2015-ces-conference

LIEPP is proud to sponsor four events at this week’s annual Council for European Studies (CES) Conference. All registered guests are welcome to attend and participate in these events!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

057. National Growth Strategies and Welfare State Reform

2:00-3:45 PM – 13 rue de l’Université, room Jean Moulin

Chair: Cathie Jo Martin, Boston University


National Growth Strategies and Welfare State Reform. Anke Hassel, Hertie School of Governance; Bruno Palier, Sciences Po, CEE, LIEPP, CNRS

Mapping Economic Growth Models before the Crisis and Their Consequences Thereafter. Georg Picot, Manchester University

Taking Different Paths? Growth Models and the Evolution of the German and Swedish Political EconomiesLucio Baccaro, University of Geneva; Jonas Pontusson, University of Geneva

Discussant: Deborah Mabbett, Birkbeck College

084. Adjustment and Trajectories

4:00-5:45 PM – 13 rue de l’Université, room Jean Moulin

Chair: Sofia Perez, Boston University


Adjustment Trajectories in Comparative Perspective. Peter Hall, Harvard University

Producer Coalitions in the Building of National Growth Strategies. Kathleen Thelen, MIT

National Growth Regimes and the Lost Boys. Cathie Jo Martin, Boston University

Discussant: John Stephens, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Thursday, July 9, 2015

194. Urban and Housing Policies and their Socioeconomic Effects

2:00-3:45 PM - 28 rue des Saints-Pères, room H401

Chair: Bruno Palier, Sciences Po, CEE, LIEPP, CNRS


Housing and the Secular Rise in Inequality. Etienne Wasmer, Sciences Po, Departement d’economie, LIEPP

Unplanned Upgrading of Urban Transport in the Paris Urban Region. Patrick Le Galès, Sciences Po, CEE, CNRS

Does Social Housing Crowd Out Private Construction? Guillaume Chapelle, Sciences Po, LIEPP

Discussant: Robert Ellickson, Yale Law School


Presidential Reception

7:45-9:30 PM - 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Hall & Gardens

All registered attendees are welcome. The reception will immediately follow the Presidential Plenary.

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.


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