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January 20, 2017



Jeudi 26 janvier

FORUM LA PAROLE AUX ÉTUDIANTS: the heart of the debate is you !

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Samedi 28 janvier

SAB Grants: DEADLINE swiftly approaching !

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Vendredi 10 février

5th edition of the Banque de France's "Portes ouvertes": REGISTRATION DEADLINE

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Dimanche 12 février

BCG Corporate Finance Unlimited 2017: M&A Workshop, March 23rd - 25th

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Vendredi 17 février

Internships - Société Générale: the deadline is swiftly approaching !

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Mardi 28 février

SciencesPo Kuwait Program: DEADLINE for the Call for Projects 2017

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Seminars and Conferences  



FORUM LA PAROLE AUX ÉTUDIANTS: Levelling inequalities to regain prosperity

Inequality concerns all of us.

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Banque de France  / SciencesPo RESEARCH SEMINAR

Wednesday 22 February


Banque de France/Sciences Po Research Seminar - February 22nd

The next Banque de France/Sciences Po Research Seminar "Banks and the Financial System: what regulation?" of the academic year 2016-17 will host Benoît MOJON (Director, Monetary and Financial Studies at the Banque de France) on the theme:

Why are interest rates so low?

Stéphane GUIBAUD (Assistant Professor of Economics at SciencesPo) will share his views as an academic on the subject.

Banque de France / Sciences Po Research Seminars discuss issues on banking, financial systems and financial regulation. The objective is to confront the approaches and ideas of academics and practitioners.

When? Wednesday, February 22nd - 5 to 7 PM
Where? Department of Economics, 28, rue des Saints Pères: AMPHI CAQUOT

If you would like to attend, please contact Pilar Calvo-Alvarez by email.

Seminars are organized by Vivien Levy-Garboua (BNP Paribas), Robert Ophèle (Banque de France), Guillaume Plantin (Professor of Sciences Po).

Latest news  




Sciences Po's Direction Scientifique launched its 2016-17 call for scientific proposals in the Fall: deadlines are swiftly approaching !

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Eduardo PEREZ-RICHET awarded an ANR "tremplin" grant

Designed to improve France’s success rate in European Research Council (ERC) calls, Tremplin-ERC (T-ERC) is a new funding instrument set up by ANR for Work Programme 2017.

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Tyler ABBOT and Edoardo CISCATO: Awardees of the Alliance PhD Mobility Grant of 2017-2018

The Alliance Call for Doctoral Mobility is intended to support and finance transatlantic research projects of the highest quality, in all disciplines under a joint supervision of faculty members from Columbia, Sciences Po, Paris 1, and Ecole Polytechnique.

This year Alliance awarded 20 PhD Mobility Grants to graduate students from all member institutions and in all disciplines. The Department of Economics is privileged to count among them, two recipients:

Tyler ABBOT - The estimation of a model of heterogeneous risk preferences in financial markets, under the supervision of Nicolas Coeurdacier & Patrick Bolton;

More about Tyler ABBOT and his research

Edoardo CISCATO - Search and Matching Models: Applications to the Economics of the Family, under the supervision of Jean-Marc Robin & Pierre-Andre Chiappori

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Politics and profits: Ruben DURANTE's research on indirect lobbying through business proxies informs the debate in the "Trump context"

Ruben Durante's article Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy (link), continues to shed light on "the manifold ways in which companies can curry favor with a politician who doesn’t give up his businesses, as well as the near-impossibility of policing such favor-seeking."

The article, joint with coauthors Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley), Brian Knight (Brown) and Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi), was published in the January 2016 issue of the AEA's American Economic Journal: Applied Economics .

The study was featured in an AEA "Highlight" recently and has been picked up by both The Financial Times and Slate in the "Trump context".

Link to the FT article "Berlusconi study sheds light on politics and profits: Italian who controlled businesses while premier talks of similarities with Trump" by Rachel Sanderson.
NB In order to access the article, you must use SciencesPo's institutional subscription to the FT.

Link to the Slate article "How Much Will Trump Profit From the Presidency? It could easily be in the billions. Here’s how.", by Ray Fisman.

More about Ruben DURANTE and his research.

Visiting with us...


Jennifer HUNT

Jennifer HUNT, James Cullen Chair of Economics and Professor, comes to the Department from Rutgers University where hse has been teaching since 2011.


- Immigration and wage inequality

Jennifer Hunt has been at Rutgers since 2011 after previous positions at McGill University (2004-2011), the University of Montreal (2001-2004) and Yale (1992-2001). From 2013-2015 she was first Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, then Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 1992 and her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and is on the Scientific Advisory Council of the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung in Nuremburg. Her current research focuses on immigration and wage inequality, while past research has also encompassed unemployment, the science and engineering workforce, the transition from communism, crime and corruption.

Jennifer HUNT will be visiting the Department from February 7th to the 28th.

Learn more about Jennifer HUNT and her research (link)

Office Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères - TBA
Email: jennifer.hunt@rutgers.edu


François GEEROF

François GEEROF, Assistant Professor of Economics, comes to the Department from UCLA where he has been teaching since 2014.


- Macroeconomics
- Finance
- Power Laws in Economics

Professor Geerof acquired his PhD from SciencesPo in 2013. Prior to his recruitment at UCLA, Professor Geerof was a Visiting Scholar at MIT (2013) and Post-doctoral Fellow at TSE (2014).

François GEEROF will be visIting the Department for six months (until June 30th).

Learn more about François GEEROF and his research (link)

Office Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères - Office J 408
Email: fgeerolf@econ.ucla.edu



The School of Public Affairs is recruiting two teaching assistants (TAs)

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SciencesPo Kuwait Program: Call for Projects 2017

SciencesPo in partnership with the Kuwait Foundation for Advanced Studies have launched their 2017 call for innovative projects.

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BCG Corporate Finance Unlimited 2017: M&A Workshop, March 23rd - 25th

Feel the deal. Take a deep dive into M&A with BCG's Strategy Workshop.

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5th edition of the Banque de France's "Portes ouvertes"

Are you considering a career in public banking?

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Jobs and internships ads  

A selection of job and internship offers by the department's partners


Internships - Société Générale: the deadline is swiftly approaching !

Sciences Po's Department of Economics is pleased to relay the opportunities offered by its institutional partner: Société Générale.

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Job Offer - Mazars

Sciences Po's Department of Economics is pleased to relay the opportunities offered by its institutional partner: Mazars.

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Director of publication : Guillaume Sarrat de Tramezaigues

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