Call for Applications: Doctoral Fellowship at LIEPP

Deadline: April 25th 2016
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Doctoral Fellowship

at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)

Application deadline: April 25th 2016

The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) invites applications for doctoral positions. The recipients of the PhD fellowship will be formally enrolled through the doctoral programs of Sciences Po in Economics or Sociology or Political Science.

As an interdisciplinary project, LIEPP welcomes applications for doctoral positions in Economy, Sociology or Political Science, as long as the thesis projects are linked to the LIEPP’s research agenda on Public Policy Evaluation. We invite applications from a wide range of fields, including, inter alia, educational policies, fiscal policies, employment policies, social policies, housing & urban policies, higher education, public health policies or the public perceptions of policies.

Eligibility: We are seeking strong candidates open to interdisciplinary dialogue. The candidate will hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) with a strong research component and have received at least some training in one or more of these disciplines: sociology, economics, political science. S/he must have a good command of quantitative and/or qualitative methods. There is no nationality requirement, however a firm command of English is required.

Fellowship amount: € 1777 / month (gross salary, about 1,300€ net); 3-year  contract starting in October 2016.

Application Procedure:

  • a CV/resume;
  • a transcript of records;
  • a cover letter in English, briefly describing your intellectual trajectory so far and your interest with the LIEPP’s project (2 pages maximum);
  • a thesis project in English (7,500 words maximum);
  • an abstract summarizing the thesis project (250 words maximum);
  • a writing sample (article, thesis, term paper, ...);
  • if possible, we strongly encourage you to obtain one or two letters of recommendation.

Please email the complete file to by the deadline of April 25th 2016 (please write “LIEPP PhD positions 2016” in the subject line).

Incomplete files will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an  interview.

Please also note that successful candidates will need to apply for admission through the online procedure of the Doctoral School of Sciences Po. All the details will be forwarded to the selected candidates as soon as the decision will be given.

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Seminar of Leslie McCall

April 20th 2016
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Seminar of Leslie McCall (Northwestern University): 
The Opportunity Model of Beliefs about Inequality & Redistribution

The "Discrimination and Social Inequalities" Research Group of LIEPP invites you to the seminar held on: 

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 

12:30 pm -2:00 pm

Room H 101

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

Free entrance with limited seating available

Registration is closed

Leslie McCall is Professor of Sociology and Political Science, and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. She studies public opinion about inequality and related economic and policy issues as well as trends in actual earnings and family income inequality. 

She is the author of The Undeserving Rich: American Beliefs about Inequality, Opportunity, and Redistribution (2013) and Complex Inequality: Gender, Class, and Race in the New Economy (2001). Her research has also been published in a wide range of journals and edited volumes and supported by the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, Demos: A Network of Ideas and Action, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. This year she is a visiting fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative of the CUNY Graduate Center. 

Her presentation will be based on a background paper: Political and Policy Responses to Problems of Inequality and Opportunity.

Urban Economics Seminar Session 10: Adam Storeygard & Corentin Trevien

March 25th 2016
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Urban Economics Seminar Session 10

Friday, March 25th, 2016

12:30 pm - 02:30 pm 

Room H 405

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

Attendance is free, open until full.

Interested participants should register here


Adam Storeygard (Tufts University

 Paper title: The Heterogeneous Effects of Transportation Investments:  Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa 1960-2010

Adam Storeygard is an assistant professor of Economics at Tufts University. He studies urban and development economics, with particular interests in urbanization and the economic geography of Sub-Saharan Africa.  


Corentin Trevien (Insee, Sciences Po-CREST)

 Corentin Trevien is an economist at Insee (French institute for statistics) and is affiliated with the CREST research center since 2010. He is also  Phd student in economics at Sciences Po. His main field of research is the  evaluation of urban and regional policies.


Appel à projets 2016

deadline: 5 avril 2016
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Le Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d'évaluation des politiques publiques (LIEPP) lance un appel à projet pour 2016.

Comme pour les appels précédents, chaque projet doit être porté au moins par un membre permanent académique de Sciences Po et co-dirigé par des membres relevant de disciplines différentes.

Cette année, tout en continuant à financer des programmes non-thématiques, le LIEPP souhaite encourager les projets autour de deux thématiques ciblées :

  • D’une part, la question du numérique au sens large en lien avec les politiques publiques, incluant des méthodes d’exploitation de données massives (big data, data scrapping), ou bien intégrant une dimension « numérique » à leur projets (ex : analyse du développement de plateformes administratives, e-gouvernement, e-santé, politiques de développement du e-learning, moocs, etc.). Ce fléchage faisant écho à celui de l’appel d’offre lancé par la Direction scientifique de Sciences Po pour 2016 (SAB), l’examen des projets ayant une dimension numérique sera examinée de façon coordonnée. 
  • D’autre part et pour faire écho à l’appel à proposition envoyé récemment par Alain Fuchs, président du CNRS, sur tous les sujets pouvant relever des questions posées à nos sociétés par les attentats et leurs conséquences, et ouvrant la voie à des solutions nouvelles – sociales, techniques, numériques - le LIEPP souhaite manifester son intérêt dans ce domaine et appuiera les projet portant sur le rôle des sciences sociales dans l’analyse de ces questions.

Retrouvez plus de détails et le formulaire de réponse dans le texte complet de l'appel.

Les propositions sont à renvoyer avant le 5 avril 2016.


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Hungary and Poland’s anti-democratic turn: a new era or more of the same?

Blog Post of Jan Rovny
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Reforms affecting the independence of courts and the media in Hungary and Poland have received significant attention in recent months. But to what extent do these developments constitute a genuine shift in the nature of Hungarian and Polish politics? Jan Rovny writes that while both countries have witnessed a rise in support for parties with anti-democratic tendencies, the dynamics of party competition remain consistent with the liberal-conservative political divide that has characterised the politics of these countries since the fall of communism. To learn more