Joseph E. STIGLITZ awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa at Sciences Po

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Olivier Duhamel, President of the Fondation nationale des sciences politiques, and Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, are very pleased to invite you to the Award Ceremony of the Doctor Honoris Causa of Sciences Po to:

Joseph E. STIGLITZ, Professor at Columbia University.

The Department's Emeritus Professor Jean-Paul FITOUSSI will pronounce the Laudatio.

When ? WEDNESDAY, November 13th - 5 to 7 PM
Where ? Sciences Po, 27 rue Saint Guillaume - AMPHITHEATRE Jacques Chapsal

Watch Emeritus Professor Jean-Paul FITOUSSI's Laudatio on video 

To learn more about the Doctor Honoris Causa of Sciences Po (in French)

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Paris Trade Seminar - Nov 4th

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Wolfgang Keller

Wolfgang KELLER is Professor of Economics and Director of the McGuire Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is also a NBER Research Associate, a CEPR Research Fellow and a Research Affiliate of the CESifo Research Network. He is a Special Sworn Employee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.

His research interests include international trade and investment and economic development. He is one of the leading experts on the international diffusion of technological knowledge. He also has recent work, funded by the National Science Foundation, on comparative development in China and Europe. He has been a resident scholar at the IMF's Research Department, as well as an advisor at the World Bank, where currently he is working on a project that focuses on the micro structure of foreign direct investment.

Wolfgang KELLER will present a paper at the next Paris Trade Seminar on the theme:

Globalization, Gender and the Family (read paper, PDF 375,22 KB)

More about Wolfgang KELLER and his research

The next Paris Trade Seminar will host Ben FABER (Berkeley) on November 19th.

Date: Tue, 2019/11/05 - 14:45 - 16:15
Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères - ROOM H 402

Departmental Seminar - Nov 4th

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Nora Szech

Nora SZECH holds the Chair for Political Economy at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). She is affiliated to the Berlin Social Science Centre (a WZB Fellow) as well as to CESifo (Research Network Fellow). She is also a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group of the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Economic Review. Prior to joining KIT in 2013, she was Professor for Industrial Economics at the University of Bamberg.

Her research focuses on market and competition design, notably with respect to welfare implications and morally relevant behaviour, combining theoretical as well as empirical research methods. The applications of her work range from auction design over labor markets and diversity to ethical consumption and health. Her work has already received substantial recognition. She received the Reinhard Selten Award from the Verein für Socialpolitik. The magazine Capital ranks her “Top 40 under 40“ in the category Society and Science. Her thesis was awarded the best thesis of the year (2010) at the University of Bonn across all fields.

Nora SZECH will present a paper, joint with Marta SERRA-GARCIA, at the next Departmental Seminar on the theme:

The (In)Elasticity of Moral Ignorance  (PDF 1,1 MB)

More about Nora SZECH and her research

The next Departmental Seminar will host Moshe BUCHINKSY (UCLA) on November 18th.

Jeanne HAGENBACH is awarded an ERC "Starting" Grant

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September 3rd, the European Research Council (ERC) officially published the list of projects it has retained for its 2019 “Starting Grants” Call.

As a reminder, Starting Grants are awarded to early-career researchers of any nationality with two to seven years of experience since completion of the PhD (or equivalent degree) and a scientific track record showing great promise.

Only 13% of submitted proposals were successful for this year’s round.

The project “Motivated Reading of Evidence” (MOREV) submitted by the Department faculty member Jeanne HAGENBACH, CNRS Researcher and Professor of Economics, is one of the 41 projects selected for France.

It is the 13th time that one of the Department’s faculty members has been awarded an ERC grant in less than 10 years and the latest of an already impressive list of distinctions for Jeanne HAGENBACH. In 2009 she was awarded two prizes for her doctoral dissertation «Communication stratégique et réseaux »: the Richelieu Thesis Prize of the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris and the Thesis Prize of the French Economic Association. In 2012 the Fondation Banque de France awarded Professor HAGENBACH the Young Researcher in Economics Prize. Last, but not least, she was distinguished by the CNRS which awarded her the Bronze Medal in 2016 (consult the announcement on the CNRS' page).

Jeanne HAGENBACH’s work within the field of microeconomics draws on game theory and experimental economics. Unabashedly theoretical, Professor HAGENBACH’s research revolves around models of communication in game theory. Her objective? To understand in which strategic situations information held by economic agents is passed on the most effectively.

The MOREV project is perfectly aligned with this research: Jeanne HAGENBACH wishes to study how individuals interpret hard information in ways that serve their own purposes. She seeks to identify the goals that nudge the reading of evidence in systematic ways. She also wants to study how agents manage to distort this reading, for example by choosing not to read or reason about available evidence.

Read more about the MOREV project

Consult the ERC’s press release

Read the interview with Jeanne HAGENBACH, "When the Truth is Inconvenient, or 'Motivating' Reading of Information

Prior to joining the Department in 2018, Jeanne HAGENBACH was doing research at the Department of economics of École Polytechnique and a post-doctoral student at the University of Mannheim.

More about Jeanne HAGENBACH and her research

The Department continues to grow

Spotlight on our newest faculty members
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We extend the warmest welcome to Michele FIORETTI, Junnan HE, Kerstin HOLZHEU, and Marleen MARRA.

Michele Fioretti



Michele FIORETTI comes to the Department from the University of Southern California (USC) where he defended his thesis this past year. Prior to his PhD, Michele FIORETTI acquired a MPA in Political Economy at the LSE and then a MA in Economics at USC.

 His work focuses particularly on the economic dynamics in sectors with a social dimension, such as the health sector or the energy sector.

His primary research areas are:

  • Empirical Industrial Organisation
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics 

His research and scholarship have already received a number of awards and fellowships and notably the Award for the Best Applied Economics Paper by a Young Researcher at the 2018 Econometric Society Summer European Meeting (EEA-ESEM Cologne).

More about Michele FIORETTI and his research

As of September 1st, Michele FIORETTI is Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po.

Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 - Office J 404

Junnan He




Junnan HE comes to the Department from the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) where he defended his thesis this past year. He holds a BSc in Mathematical Economics and Mathematics from the Australian National University and a MA in Economics from WUSTL.

He works on model sparsity and variable selection as well as stochastic choice models.

His primary research areas are :

  • Econometrics
  • Decision Theory

His research has already been honoured with awards and fellowships, and notably his dissertation which warranted him a Dissertation Fellowship from WUSTL in 2017 and the Best PhD SPEED Presentation at the 20th OxMetrics User Conference in 2018.

More about Junnan HE and his research

As of September 1st, Junnan HE is Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po.

Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 Paris - Office J 408

Kerstin Holzheu

Kerstin HOLZHEU comes to the Department after spending a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She is also an IZA Fellow. She defended her PhD in 2018 at the University of Chicago. She holds a MA & BA in Empirical Social Sciences and a MA in Applied Economics from the University of Stuttgard and Sciences Po Bordeaux (French-German Double Diploma in Social Sciences). And just prior to joining the University of Chicago she undertook a MSc in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (GSE).

Her work deals with labour economics and business economics from the standpoint of applied macroeconomics. In particular, she is interested in the question of workforce allocation.

Her primary research areas are :

  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Labour Economics
  • Firm Dynamics

Her research and scholarship have already warranted her a number of awards and fellowships. She notably received the 2017 University of Chicago Data Award, a Schultz Endowment in 2016 and a CSWEP Fellowhip at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.

More about Kerstin HOLZHEU and her research

As of September 1st, Kerstin HOLZHEU is Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po.

Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 Paris - Office C 405 A

Marleen Marra


Marleen MARRA comes to the Department from University College London (UCL) where she defended her thesis this past year. Prior to her PhD she undertook a MSc at Tilburg University and a MRes in Economics (with Distinction) at UCL. In 2016 she was selected for the Yale-UCL Collaborative Exchange Program and was a Visiting PhD student at Yale. And in 2018 she was a CeMMAP Scholar at the IFS.

Her research focuses on the structural analysis of auctions to learn about strategic behavior of firms and individuals in auction markets, with the aim to inform public policy.

Her primary research areas are:

  • Empirical Industrial Organisation
  • Structural Econometrics
  • Applied Microeconomics 

Her work has already received recognition: she was awarded a number of scholarships throughout her doctoral studies as well as for her overseas institutional visit at Yale.

More about Marleen MARRA and her research

As of September 1st, Marleen MARRA is Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po.

Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 Paris - Office J 401

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