DEPARTMENTAL Seminar - Mar 2nd

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Chris Blattman

Chris Blattman is the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The University of Chicago’s Pearson Institute and Harris Public Policy.

He is an economist and political scientist who studies poverty, violence and crime in developing countries. He has designed and evaluated strategies for tackling poverty, including cash transfers to the poorest. Much of his work is with the victims and perpetrators of crime and violence, testing the link between poverty and violence. His recent work looks at other sources of and solutions to violence. These solutions range from behavioral therapy to social norm change and local-level state building.

He has worked mainly in Colombia, Liberia, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Chicago’s South Side. He chairs the Peace & Recovery sector at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Crime, Violence and Conflict initiative at MIT’s Poverty Action Lab (JPAL).

Chris BLATTMAN will present a paper at the next Departmental Seminar on the theme:

Gang Rule: Understanding and Countering Criminal Governance (read Abstract, PDF 25,24 KB)

More about Chris BLATTMAN and his research

Date : Mon, 2020-03-02 14:45
Location : Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères - Room H 405

The next Departmental Seminar will host TBA on March 9th.

FRIDAY Seminar - Feb 28th

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Fei Xu

Fei XU is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department working on a research project entitled ANTICORPOL: New Dimensions and approaches to anti-corruption policy. She was awarded her PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester in 2018.

Her research focuses on Microeconomic Theory, Contract Theory, Economics of Corruption, Political Economy, Innovation and Development, and Law and Economics.

Fei XU will present a paper, joint with Leonidas KOUTSOUGERAS and Manuel SANTOS, at the next Friday Seminar on the theme :

An Economic Model of Bribery and Anti-Corruption Measures (read paper)

More about Fei XU and her research

Date : Fri, 2020-02-28 12:30
Location : Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères - Room H 405

BANQUE DE FRANCE / SCIENCES PO Research Seminar - Feb 26th

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The next Banque de France/Sciences Po Research Seminar "Banks and the Financial System: what regulation?" will host Anthony SAUNDERS (John M. Schiff Professor of Finance at NYU Stern) on the theme:

What's in the Spread: Banks vs Bonds

Dorian HENRICOT (Economist - Banque de France) will give his views 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 organized by Vivien Levy-Garboua (BNP Paribas), Denis Beau (Sous-Gouverneur, Banque de France), Stéphane GUIBAUD (Professor at Sciences Po).

The next Banque de France/Sciences Po Research Seminar will host Olivier GARNIER (Director General for Economics and International, Banque de France) on March 18th.

Date: Wed, 2020/02/26 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères - ROOM H 402

EMPIRICAL IO Seminar - Feb 25th

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Nathan Miller

Nathan MILLER is s an Associate Professor of Strategy and Economics at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. Prior to joining Georgetown University, Professor Miller served as an economist at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where he provided economic analysis for numerous antitrust investigations.

His research covers topics in the fields of industrial organisation and finance, including price discrimination, cartel enforcement, cost pass-through, tacit coordination, and incomplete contracts. He has published articles in the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics, among other journals.

Nathan MILLER will present a paper, joint with Gloria CHEU and Matthew C. WEINBERG, at the next Empirical IO Seminar on the theme:

Oligopolistic Price Leadership and Mergers: The United States Beer Industry (read paper)

More about Nathan MILLER and his research

The next Empirical IO Seminar will host Michela TINCANI (UCL) on March 10th.

Date: Tue, 2020/02/25 - 14:45 - 16:15
Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères - ROOM H 402

Alfred Galichon is awarded an ERC "Consolidator" grant

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Alfred GalichonOn December 10th, 2019 the European Research Council (ERC) announced the winners of the latest “Consolidator Grants” competition.

Consolidator grants are awarded to researchers who defended their PhD thesis 7-12 years ago, before the year of the call. The funding is destined to allow them to build up their teams and to further the impact of their research.

The project “Equilibrium Methods for Resource Allocations and Dynamic Pricing” (EQUIPRICE) submitted by affiliated faculty member Alfred GALICHON, is one of the 43 projects selected for France.

For this particular round, the ERC received 2 453 proposals, out of which approximately 12% will be funded.

It is the 14th time that one of the Department’s faculty members has been awarded an ERC grant in less than 10 years. And this is the second time that Professor Galichon has been awarded a prestigious ERC grant: in 2013 he was awarded an ERC “Starting grant” for his project "ECOMATCH. Matching Markets: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations" and completed in 2017. Alfred Galichon was also awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant in 2017 for his project “Optimal and equilibrium transport: theory and applications to economics and data science”.

Alfred GALICHON is a Professor of Economics and of Mathematics at NYU as well as the Director of NYU Paris and an affiliated faculty member of the Department.

His research interests span widely across theoretical, computational and empirical questions and include econometrics, microeconomic theory and data science. He is one of the pioneers of the use of optimal transport theory in econometrics, and the author of Optimal Transport Methods in Economics, published in 2016 by Princeton University Press, as well as of an open-source statistical software implementing these techniques, TraME. Alfred Galichon has earned international recognition for his research: he has co-invented vector quantile regression, affinity estimation and the mass transport approach. He is one of the early contributors to optimal martingale transport theory and to equilibrium transport theory.

EQUIPRICE is perfectly aligned with this last contribution: it seeks to “build an innovative economic toolbox (ranging from modelling, computation, inference, and empirical applications) for the study of equilibrium models with gross substitutes, with applications to models of matching with or without transfers, trade flows on networks, multinomial choice models, as well as hedonic and dynamic pricing models.” Not only will it explore applications in the fields of labour economics, family economics, international trade, urban economics, industrial organisation, etc. but it will touch upon other disciplines. It will propose “new ideas in applied mathematics, offer new algorithms of interest in computer science and machine learning, and provide new methods in other social sciences (like sociology, demography and geography).”

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

More about Alfred GALICHON and his research

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