Banque de France Research Seminar via Zoom - May 19th

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The next Banque de France/Sciences Po Research Seminar "Banks and the Financial System: what regulation?" will host Pierre MONNIN (Senior Fellow, Council on Economic Policies) on the theme:

Central Banks and Climate Change: Implications for Monetary Policy

Pierre-François WEBER (Director, European and Multilateral Policies, at the Banque de France) will give his point of view 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.

If you would like to attend, please contact Sandrine LE GOFF by email.

Seminars are organised by Vivien Levy-Garboua (BNP Paribas), Denis Beau (Sous-Gouverneur, Banque de France), Stéphane GUIBAUD (Professor at Sciences Po).

Date: Wednesday, 2020/05/19 - 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Zoom 

Empirical IO Seminar via Zoom - May 18th

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Myrto Kalouptsidi

Myrto KALOUPTSIDI is Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. She is also a CEPR Research Fellow and a NBER Faculty Research Fellow. Among her editorial duties, she is notably Foreign Editor of the Review of Economic Studies since this year.

Her work focuses on Industrial Organisation. She was recently awarded an important NSF grant for her project Global Transport Markets: Impact on Trade and Efficiency.

Myrto KALOUPTSIDI will present a paper, joint with Giulia BRANCACCIO, Theodore PAPAGEORGIOU, and Nicola ROSAIA, at the next Empirical IO Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

Search Frictions and Efficiency in Decentralized Transport Markets (read paper, PDF 2.09 MB)

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Date: Tuesday, May 18th - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom

ERC "Advanced" Grant awarded to Jean-Marc ROBIN for MARNET project

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In late April, the European Research Council (ERC) officially published the list of projects it retained for its 2020 “Advanced Grants” Call. Only 8% of submitted proposals were successful for this year’s round.

As a reminder, ERC Advanced Grants are awarded to established researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years and who would like long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high risk project.

The project submitted by permanent faculty member Jean-Marc ROBIN, is one of the six projects selected in the field of economics at the European level (and only one of two French projects). It is the 6th time in a little over a year that that one of the Department’s faculty members has been awarded ERC funding.

Jean-Marc ROBIN’s research interests focus on microeconometrics, labour microeconomics and search and matching. In 2011 he was already awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his project "Wage Dynamics, Sorting Patterns in Labour Markets and Policy Evaluation" (WASP), completed in 2016. The "Bipartite Network Models for Marriage and Labour Markets" (MARNET) project is naturally in alignment with his previous research but, as Jean-Marc ROBIN points out himself: “Although all my past work already refers in one way or another to this topic (i.e. networked systems in econometrics), my current approach to the problem in this research proposal is different from the methodology that I have most often used in the past. I will focus on two main empirical economic applications: 1) marriage formation and intra-household resources allocation, 2) wage dynamics and job mobility.”

The project “aims at improving our empirical knowledge of markets structured as bipartite networks (all connections involve two different categories of agents) by providing better statistical models of network formation and of the effects of the network structure on outcomes.”

His research will exploit intensive developments in graph theory in recent years - notably random graphs, “…the second most important application of graph theory in economics” - computer science and machine learning in order to map networked systems. “To be interesting and useful, models of economic networks must not only describe links between nodes, but also how the network structure relates to outcome variables of interest. For example, the fact that individuals 1 and 2 are connected may imply a statistical link between the outcome Y_1 for 1 and the outcome Y_2 for 2.” The use of dynamic random graphs will allow him to study the “interaction between social norms and marriage (monogamous and heterosexual)…”, “… to better understand why different marriage markets (regions, countries, time periods) look different” and to “improve models for linked employer-employee data (LEED)” by “studying wage dynamics and employment mobility”.

Jean-Marc Robin

Jean-Marc ROBIN joined the Department in 2010 and served as Chair from 2013 to 2018. He is also Professor of Economics (part-time) at University College London and a team member of the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CEMMAP) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Jean-Marc Robin is also a Fellow of the Econometric Society and an elected member of its Council as well as of the Council of the European Economic Association.

In 2018 he became a Founding Fellow of the International Association for Applied Econometrics. As of 2019, Jean-Marc ROBIN is a Senior Member of the prestigious Institut universitaire de France (IUF).

Read more about the MARNET Project
Consult the ERC’s press release

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Departmental Seminar via Zoom - May 17th

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Kurt Mitman

Kurt MITMAN is Associate Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. He is also a Researcher at the University of Oslo, a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a Research Fellow of the IZA Institute of Labor Economics. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies, and an Associate Editor at the Journal of the European Economic Association and Macroeconomic Dynamics.

His research focuses on macroeconomics. He is particularly interested in housing, household debt and default, and labour market dynamics. 

Kurt MITMAN will present a paper, joint with Sergio DE FERRAT and Federica ROMEI, at the next Departmental Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

Why Does Capital Flow from Equal to Unequal Countries? (read paper, PDF 460.85 KB)

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Date: Monday, May 17th - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom

Another excellent year for our 2020/21 job market candidates

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Our PhD programme trains top economists who seek to pursue university and academic careers in France or abroad, as well as careers requiring high-level doctoral training: in international organisations, think tanks, research institutions, government agencies, banks, and insurance companies.

Despite an international job market plagued (no pun intended) for the second consecutive year by COVID-19, our candidates have fared remarkably well in securing positions in top-knotch universities.

Camille URVOY

Camille Urvoy

Camille Urvoy will be joining the University of Mannheim as an Assistant Professor in September 2021. 

Currently a Teaching Fellow at the Department as well as affiliated to the LIEPP, she will be defending her PhD thesis entitled Political Profit from Nonprofits: Evidence from Governmental Transfers(supervised by Sergei GURIEV) in July.

Her research interests are in political economy and public economics. She would like to understand how interests are represented in democratic systems and how that affects people attitudes, preferences and public policies.

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 Aseem PATEL

Aseem Patel

Aseem PATEL will be joining the University of Essex as a Lecturer August 1st, 2021.

Currently serving as a Research Assistant for the ANR project 'Occupation Mobility and Wage Dynamics within and between Firms' (OMWD), he will be defending his PhD thesis entitled Employment Protection Legislation, Unemployment and Demographics (supervised by Jean-Marc ROBIN) in July.

His research interests lie in macroeconomics, labour economics and applied econometrics.

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