Young Labour Economist Prize Winner 2015

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Congratutlations to Dr Joan Monras, winner of the Young Labour Economist Prize 2015, awarded by the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) for his paper on Economic Shocks and Internal Migration.

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Urban economics seminar: Session 5

Friday June 5, 2015
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Urban economics seminar : Session 5

Friday June 5, 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




Yves Zenou 
Stockholm University

"Neighborhood effects in Education''
( joint paper with Carlo Del Bello & Eleonora Patacchini) 

Yves Zenou is professor of economics at Stockholm University. He is currently the Editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics and Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Urban Economics and the Scandinavian Journal of Economics. His research is both theoretical and empirical and  his  interests include:

(i) Social interactions and network theory, (ii) Search and matching theory, (iii) Urban economics, (iv) Segregation and discrimination of ethnic minorities, (v) Identity and assimilation of immigrants, (vi) Criminality and (vii) Education.



Victor Couture
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business 

"Urban Revival in America, 2000-2010 "
(joint with Jessie Handbury)

A new assistant professor at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Victor Couture's research is on the economy of cities. His work on the value of urban density  and diversity uses data from Google Maps to provide new evidence on how individuals benefit from urban living. Couture's current research focuses on documenting and explaining downtown revival and the urbanization of young professionals in American cities.    

Summary of Talk: Mounting anecdotal evidence indicates that urban areas in American cities have experienced a reversal of fortune since 2000, but a clear characterization of this trend has proved largely elusive. In this paper, we show that urban revival affects almost all large CBSAs in the United States, and that it is a highly localized phenomenon, characterized by large increases in young college-educated individuals near the Central Business District (CBD) of each CBSA. After documenting the extent of urban revival in the US from 2000 and 2010, we assemble of rich database at fine spatial scale to test a number of hypotheses explaining the urbanization of young professionals.


paper-Neighborhood Effects in Education-Zenou.pdf1.1 MB

Feminist Measure of Gender Equality

June 4, 2015
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Toward a Feminist Measure of Gender Equality: Initial Lessons from the Gender Equality Policy in Practice Project 


June 4, 2015


Sciences Po 
28 rue des Saints-Pères 75007 Paris
Room H401 

Attendance is free but compulsory registration 




Amy G. Mazur 

is Professor of Political Science at Washington State University, a Fellow at the Birkbeck Insitute for the Humanities and an Associate Researcher at the Centre d'Etudes Européennes at Sciences Po, Paris.  Her research and teaching interests focus on comparative feminist policy issues with a particular emphasis on France.  She is currently co convening, with Joni Lovenduski and Isabelle Engeli, the Gender Equality Policy in Practice Project (GEPP).  Her recent publications include Politics, Gender and Concepts (editor with Gary Goertz, Cambridge University Press 2008); The Politics of State Feminism: Innovation in Comparative Research (with Dorothy McBride, Temple University Press, 2010). She is Co Editor (with Emiliano Grossman and Robert Elgie) of the forthcoming Oxford University Press Handbook on French Politics.    


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Making Electoral Democracy Work

2015 Annual Conference 22-23, 2015
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2015 Annual Conference : Making Electoral Democracy Work

22-23 May, 2015

22 May
Sciences Po, 13 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris 

23 May
CEVIPOF, 98 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris


The event is co-organized by the CEVIPOF (Sciences Po Paris) and includes several LIEPP-affiliated participants. A detailed program may be downloaded here.


The Making Electoral Democracy Work project is an ongoing study of more than 20 elections in 5 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland) with the aim of understanding how electoral democracies actually function and why they perform better in some contexts. The project has two primary objectives. First, by observing different elections that operate under differing voting rules depending on the country and/or election type (national, supranational or subnatinal), involved researchers hope to observe how the behaviour of both voters and political parties vary depending on the type of rules under which they are held as well as on the salience and competitiveness of the elections. Second, researchers also want to understand why the rules impact the behaviour of parties and voters. To address these inquiries, the team has designed a series of innovative laboratory experiments.

This project consists of an interdiscipliary research team of economists, political scientists and psychologists from Canada, Europe, and the United States.

This year's Annual Meeting will involve several LIEPP affiliates, including:

Further information may be found on the dedicated project website.


Séminaire d'économie urbaine: séance informelle

Vendredi 15 mai
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Urban economics seminar : Informal session

Friday 15 May, 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


Speaker :

Laetitia Gauvin

Laetitia Gauvin 
Principal researcher, Data Science Lab, Insitute for Scientific Interchange, Turin-Italy  

Urban housing market dynamics: Can the socio-spatial segregation preserve some social diversity? 
(joint paper with Annick Vignes, Jean-Pierre Nadal) 

Dr. Laetitia Gauvin is a Principal Researcher in ISI Foundation. She completed her master at Imperial College, London and at the Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseille. She then pursued a PhD (defended in October 2010) on the study of socio-economic systems using tools from statistical physics at the Laboratoire de Physique Statistique (LPS) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. As a postdoctoral researcher, she has then  been involved in the project Dyxi dealing  with Urban Collective Dynamics: Individual and Spatial Heterogeneities. Her research interests focus on the study of socio-  economic systems with an approach involving data mining, statistical physics analysis and machine learning.


paper_Modeling_urban_housing_market_dynamics.pdf1.4 MB
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