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 Mo