Paris Trade Seminar via Zoom - Sept 15th

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Holger Breinlich

Holger BREINLICH is Professor of Economics at the University of Surrey. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).

His research interests are in the fields of international trade, economic geography and applied econometrics.

Holger BREINLICH will present a paper, joint with Harald FADINGER, Volker NOCKE, and Nicolas SCHUTZ, at the next Paris Trade Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

Gravity with Granularity (paper to follow in your email invitation)

More about Holger BREINLICH and his research

Location: Zoom
Time: 2:45 PM

Departmental Seminar - Sept 14th

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David Sraer

David SRAER is visiting with us this year on leave from the Haas School of Business and at the Department of Economics of the University of California at Berkeley where he is an Associate Professor of Economics and the James J. and Marianne B. Lowry Chair in Business. He is also a Research Associate at the NBER and a Research Affiliate at the CEPRHe currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Finance.

His research fields include: Corporate Finance, Behavioural Finance, Macro-Finance, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital.

David SRAER will present a paper, joint with Yueran MA, Tiziano ROPELE, and David THESMAR, at the next Departmental Seminar on the theme:

A Quantitative Analysis of Distortions in Managerial Forecasts (paper, PDF 1,31 MB)

To learn more about David SRAER, consult his website

Location on-campus: 28, rue des Saints Pères - ROOM H 405
Time: 2:45 PM

Due to current sanitary measures, Departmental Seminars will take place on campus and/or via Zoom - places are limited for the on-campus option.
You will be receiving a sign up sheet via email in order to indicate your choice as well as the link to zoom - don't forget to register your choice !

JP Fitoussi authors new book at LLL: Comme on nous parle

L'emprise de la Novlangue sur nos sociétés
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Couverture livre Comme on nous parle

Jean Paul FITOUSSI has authored a book entitled "Comme on nous parle. L’emprise de la Novlangue sur nos sociétés” at Les liens qui libèrent (LLL) that investigates the stranglehold of a neo-Newspeak on our societies. Breaking with his internationally acclaimed academic research, Jean-Paul FITOUSSI’s new book is a plea for the reconstruction of language. Description.

“We are caught in a noose, without even realising it, of a new language. A language that confiscates words or alters and reverses their meaning in order to insidiously impose a predigested and exclusive way of thinking much in the same way as George Orwell’s “Newspeak” in his seminal work 1984. This book...investigates today’s Newspeak at a moment in time when facts of an incredibly violent nature call upon us to do our duty to explain them in a language that is at last spirited and liberated so that we do not become merely the play things of a destiny we have not chosen.”

Translated from the editor’s frontpiece

The book is available on the editor's website (in French)

 

Jean-Paul Fitoussi

Jean-Paul FITOUSSI, Professor Emeritus, wonders: “Why are we told over and over again that unemployment is unacceptable but allow it to persist? Why are we told that work is our destiny but have failed to attach to it any real value for so long? Why is it that we have discarded all the instruments of sound economic policy-making to limit ourselves – at least in Europe – to the so-called structural policies whose objectives are, we come to understand in the end, to reduce social protection? Why do we accept that inequalities continue to grow disproportionately all the while purporting to fight them?”

For Dr Fitoussi it is “(t)he way in which we are being told about economic, social and even political issues…” that prevents us from “… understanding what is actually being said to us. And lesser still about the events that are hurting us.” A neo-Newspeak has set us a “political trap” that must be deconstructed and a new language “spirited and free” rebuilt if we want to “find the path towards a stronger democracy than one that calls for our resignation” and “it is only on this condition that we will be able to truly effect change and shape the destiny of the world and its peoples.”

Although the essay may seem disruptive with respect to his scholarly work, it should be recalled that social progress has always been at the heart of it: Jean-Paul FITOUSSI chaired the ground-breaking Commission for Economic performances and Social Progress from 2007-2009, along with Nobel Prize laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, and has been, since January 2013, Co-Chair with Joseph Stiglitz and Martine Durand of the High Level Expert Group on the measurement of Economic Performances and Social Progress.

Among his many distinctions, he received, together with Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, the 2016 Medal of the Society for Progress for the book “Mismeasuring our Lives”, and the Prize of the French Economic Association for his book, Le Théorème du lampadaire. He received the International Prize Pico Della Mirandola for his life’s work in 2017.

Read more about Jean-Paul FITOUSSI and his research

Jean-Paul FITOUSSI's presentation of the book (translation MM, PDF  25,02 KB) 

Friday Seminar - Sept 11th

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Jérôme Sansonetti

Jérôme SANSONETTI is a PhD candidate at Sciences Po working on a thesis entitled "Essays on Governance and Development Economics" under the supervision of Roberto GALBIATI.

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

How to Prevent the Spread of False Information? The Case of COVID-19 in Tanzania (Abstract, PDF 24,14 KB)

More about Jérôme SANSONETTI and his research

 

 

Nicoló Dalvit

Nicoló DALVIT was awarded a PhD in Economics from Sciences Po in July 2020, summa cum laude, under the supervision of Jean-Marc ROBIN, and is currently working as an Economist at the World Bank.

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

Aggregate Uncertainty and the Micro-Dynamics of Firms (paper, PDF 457,13 KB)

More about Nicoló DALVIT and his research

 

 

Location: 28, rue des Saints Pères - Room H 405
Time: 12:30

Due to current sanitary measures, Friday Seminars will take place both on campus and via zoom - places are limited for the on-campus option.
You will be receiving a sign up sheet via email in order to indicate your choice as well as the link to zoom - don't forget to register your choice !

Friday Seminar via Zoom - Sept 4th

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Camille Urvoy

 

Camille URVOY is a PhD candidate at Sciences Po and also affiliated to the LIEPP. She is working on a thesis entitled "Urban Dynamics: A Theoretical Analysis of the Housing Market and an Empirical Study of Amenities" under the supervision of Sergeï GURIEV.

She will present a paper at the next Friday Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

Political Profit from Nonprofits: Evidence from Governmental Transfers (read the Abstract, PDF 16,69 KB)

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