Banque de France Research Seminar *hybrid* - Apr 20th

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For the next Banque de France/Sciences Po Research Seminar "Banks and the Financial System: what regulation?", we are pleased to host Robert OPHÈLE (Chairman of the French Financial Market Authority) on the theme:

The Pros and Cons of the Carbon Quota Market in the EU

Christian de PERTHUIS (Professor, University Paris Dauphine-PSL) 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 (Affiliated & Associate Faculty member), Denis Beau (Sous-Gouverneur, Banque de France), Stéphane GUIBAUD (Professor at Sciences Po).

Date: Wednesday, 2022/04/20 - 17:00
Location: Department of Economics - 4th floor - Room H 405 and via Zoom

The next Banque de France Research Seminar will host Oliver WANG (NYU Stern) on May 11th.

RIEF Network Conference

21st Annual Doctoral Meetings - Apr 28 & 29th
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The Department will be hosting the Research in International Economics and Finance (RIEF) Network's 21st Annual Doctoral Meetings.

The RIEF Network was created in 2004 in order to strengthen scientific cooperation and contacts between European research centres working on international economics. Every year it organises a doctoral meeting which gives selected PhD candidates or young doctors (on the job market) the opportunity to have their papers discussed by senior researchers in the field.

A prize of 500 euros is awarded to the best paper presented.

When? Thursday, April 28th & Friday, April 29th, 2022
Where? Sciences Po - Department of Economics - 1, place Saint-Thomas d'Aquin 75007 Paris

Organizers: Anne‐Célia DISDIER (anne‐, Mathieu PARENTI (

Thanks to the generous support of the following institutions, there are no submission or attendance fees to the meetings:

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Tribute to Jean-Paul Fitoussi

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Laurence Bertrand Dorleac, Chair of the National Foundation of Political Science (FNSP) and Mathias Vicherat, President of Sciences Po have the great sadness to inform that Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Professor Emeritus at Sciences Po, former President of the OFCE, former Chairman of our Academic Board and former member and Vice President of our Board of Directors, passed away last night in his 79th year.

Born in La Goulette, Tunisia, in 1942, Jean-Paul Fitoussi began his teaching career at the University of Strasbourg at the end of the 1960s, before joining the European University Institute in Florence in 1979; both Italy and Tunisia remained close to his heart. Attracted to Sciences Po by the economists of rue Saint-Guillaume and, more particularly, by Jean-Marcel Jeanneney, he succeeded the founder of the OFCE (French Economic Observatory) in 1989 and remained President of this important centre of research and expertise until 2010.

A brilliant and committed economist, internationally recognised by his peers, respected and loved by generations of students, consulted and listened to by the highest political leaders, read and heard by a wide audience, Jean-Paul Fitoussi was an eminent figure in his discipline.

Jean-Paul Fitoussi always endeavoured to put the most rigorous research and solidly substantiated studies at the service of economic policy, but also and above all at the service of citizens, who could not fully exercise their sovereignty today without what could be called a ‘general economic culture’. Jean-Paul Fitoussi promoted this general economic culture in two ways, in the lecture halls of Sciences Po and on the public stage.

Among all the commissions and councils he chaired or served on, there is one that was particularly close to his heart, the “Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress”, which, together with his two friends Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, he led in 2008-2009.

Jean-Paul Fitoussi was familiar with the greatest economists (Amartya Sen, Edmund Phelps and Joseph Stiglitz to name but a few) who, thanks to him, were frequent visitors to the OFCE and the Department of Economics, and the latter two of whom Sciences Po awarded honorary doctorates. Fitoussi’s modesty did not prevent him from showing his pleasure in and taste for intellectual dialogue and collective research with his peers, allowing Sciences Po to benefit from his prestigious network.

Jean-Paul Fitoussi contributed to many institutions in France, Europe and beyond, but he served none better and more faithfully than Sciences Po.

For forty years, he was one of the great architects of our establishment.

By presiding over and promoting the OFCE for more than twenty years, and by founding the Department of Economics at Sciences Po, Jean-Paul Fitoussi was foremost in contributing to making economics a major discipline at Sciences Po.

He played a central role in the life of our institution. President of the Academic Board from 1997 to 2010, member of the FNSP Board of Directors, representative of the founders for twenty years (2001- 2021), he contributed very actively to the transformation of our institution into an international research university, and played a very active and valuable role in shaping the future of Sciences Po until the last hours of his final mandate in May 2021.

One of his essential contributions was the reform of Sciences Po's tuition fees, based on the principles of progressiveness and redistribution. In 2003, the “Fitoussi Commission” submitted a report and recommendations to Richard Descoings to rethink social justice at Sciences Po. Jean-Paul Fitoussi knew that no issue is more important for our knowledge-based economies and for our open societies than the democratisation of access to higher education institutions.

A man of conviction, a courageous intellectual with a lively and piquant pen (as shown by his latest books), a subtle professor, an affable and elegant man, Jean-Paul Fitoussi was one of the emblematic figures of Sciences Po.

The thoughts of all the Sciences Po communities are with his wife, Annie, and his two children, Lisa and David.

Paris Trade Seminar *in-person* Apr 19th

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Giordano Mion

Giordano MION is Professor of Economics at the ESSEC Business School since 2022. He is also Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and is associated to the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics, the Center for Economic Studies, the Ifo Institute (CESifo) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). He is currently a Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Geography as well as of Regional Science and Urban Economics

His research and teaching focus on International Trade, Urban Economics and Applied Econometrics. He publishes regularly in international peer-reviewed journals and received the 'Highly Cited Authors Award' from the Journal of Urban Economics and the 'Mundell Prize' form the Canadian Journal of Economics. He has also conducted a number of studies and consultancies for the UK Trade and Investment agency, the UK Department for Transport, the UK Business and Investment agency and the European Central Bank.

Giordano MION will present a paper, joint with Luca David OPROMOLLA and Gianmarco I.P. OTTAVIANO, at the next Paris Trade Seminar on the theme:

Dream Jobs in a Globalized Economy: Wage Dynamics and International Experience (read paper, PDF 2.73 MB)

More about Giordano MION and his research

Date: TUESDAY, April 19th - 2:30 PM
Location: PSE - Jourdan Campus - Room R2-21

The next Paris Trade Seminar will host Emily BLANCHARD (Dartmouth) on May 17th.

Friday Seminar *in-person* - Apr 15th

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Jeanne Commault

Jeanne COMMAULT is Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po since 2018. Before joining Sciences Po, Jeanne Commault was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) and Research Associate at the University College London in 2017. 

Her research lies in the fields of macroeconomics and applied microeconomics with a special focus on household consumption and saving behaviour. She received the Fondation Banque de France's prestigious PhD Dissertation Prize in 2018, the "Young Economist Award" by the European Economic Association and "Young Investigator Research Prize" by the International Association for Applied Econometrics in 2016.

Jeanne COMMAULT will present a paper at the next Friday Seminar on the theme:

How Do Persistent Earnings Affect the Response to a Transitory Income Shock? (paper to follow)

More about Jeanne COMMAULT and her research

Date: FRIDAY, April 15th - 12:30 PM
Location: Department of Economics - 4th floor - Room H 405

The next Friday Seminar will host Marleen MARRA (Sciences Po) on April 22nd.

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