Friday Seminar - Sept 25th

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Eduardo Perez-Richet

Eduardo PEREZ is Associate Professor of Economics at the Department since 2016. He is also currently a Research Fellow at CEPR. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies

His primary research fields include Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Political Economics, Information Economics, and Networks.

Eduardo PEREZ will present a paper, joint with Vasiliki SKRETA, at the next Friday Seminar on the theme:

Test Design with Unobservable Falsification (Abstract, PDF 27.91 KB)

More about Eduardo PEREZ and his research

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 !

Banque de France / Sciences Po Research Seminar - Sept 23rd

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The next Banque de France/Sciences Po Research Seminar "Banks and the Financial System: what regulation?" will host Olivier GARNIER (Director General of Economics and International at the Banque de France) on the theme:

The New Normal for Monetary Policy

Gilles MOËC (Group Chief Economist - AXA) 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.
Due to current sanitary measures, our seminars will take place both on campus and via Zoom - please be sure to indicate your choice.

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

Date: Wed, 2020/09/23 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères - ROOM H 405 and/or via Zoom

The next Banque de France/Sciences Po Research Seminar will host:

Empirical IO Seminar via Zoom - September 22nd

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Estelle Cantillon

Estelle CANTILLON is a FNRS Research Director at the Université libre de Bruxelles (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management) and an Affiliated Researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). She currently serves as joint Managing Editor of the Economic Journal and Associate Editor at the RAND Journal of Economics. At the Solvay Brussels School, she leads the Sustainable Development Teaching Initiative.

Her research lies at the boundary between market design and industrial organization and typically combines theory and data. She has published on auctions, procurement, competition between exchanges, and assignment problems. Her current research focuses on multi-attribute procurement, the design of emissions markets, and school choice.

Estelle CANTILLON will present a paper, joint with Stefan BERGHEIMER and Mar REGUANT, at the next Empirical IO Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

What is price discovery achieving in the New Zealand electricity market ? (Abstract, PDF 16.7 KB)

More about Estelle CANTILLON and her research

Location: Zoom
Time: 2:45 PM

Departmental Seminar via Zoom - Sept 21st

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Toru Kitagawa

As of October 2020, Toru KITAGAWA will be Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL). He is currently Research Staff at the Center for Microdata Methods and Practice (CeMMAP) and Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is also an Affiliate in the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scaleís (Y-RISE) network on "Evidence Aggregation and External Validity". He has a number of editorial activities: he is notably Associate Editor of the Journal of Econometrics, an Editorial Board Member for The Review of Economic Studies, Associate Editor of the Journal of Econometric Methods and of The Japanese Economic Review.

His research expertise covers econometrics theory with a wide range of economics applications, causal inference, decision theory, and experimental economics. He has published articles in world-leading journals including Econometrica and Journal of Econometrics. He is currently the Principle Investigator for his project Econometrics for Public Policy: Sampling, Estimation, Decision and Applications that was awarded a prestigious ERC Starting grant.

Toru KITAGAWA will present a paper, joint with Shosei SAKAGUCHI and Aleksey TETENOV, at the next Departmental Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

Constrained Classification and Policy Learning (Abstract, PDF 145.73 KB)

More about Toru KITAGAWA and his research

Location: Zoom
2:45 PM

Julia Cagé awarded ERC "Starting" grant for PARTICIPATE

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Julia Cagé

September 3rd, the European Research Council (ERC) officially published the list of projects it has retained for its 2020 “Starting Grants” Call. Only 13% of submitted proposals were successful for this year’s round.

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.

The project “CamPAign Finance, InfoRmaTIon and InfluenCe: A ComprehensIve APproAch Using Individual-Level Data and CompuTEr Science Tools” (PARTICIPATE) submitted by permanent faculty member Julia CAGÉ, is one of only 11 projects selected at the European level in the field of economics. It is only one of five projects selected that were proposed by a French institution in the field of social sciences and humanities.

It is the 4th time that one of the Department’s faculty members has been awarded an ERC grant in the last year (Jeanne HAGENBACH, Alfred GALICHON and Thomas CHANEY received ERC funding in 2019/20) and the 16th time in less than 10 years.

Julia CAGÉ is Assistant Professor of Economics (tenure-track) at the Department since 2014. In 2018 she became the Co-director of LIEPP's "Evaluation of Democracy" research group. She is also a CEPR Research Affiliate.

Her research focuses on political economy, industrial organization and economic history. She is particularly interested in media economics, political participation and political attitudes.

Her early work focused on the media, new funding models and the impact of competition and the rise of the Internet on the quality of information being produced and on political attitudes. She notably co-authored an important paper with Nicolas Hervé and Marie-Luce Viaud which will be appearing this October in The Review of Economic Studies on The Production of Information in an Online World.

Her recent research focuses on the funding of democracy, particularly of political parties and election campaigns in Western Europe and North America, in a comparative perspective. Our Sciences Po Economics Discussion Papers series has recently edited one of her working papers on the topic - The Heterogeneous Price of a Vote: Evidence from Multiparty Systems, 1993-2017 (joint with Yasmine Bekkouche and Edgard Dewitte). This line of research also motivated Julia Cagé to write a book accessible to the general public, published in English in 2020 by Harvard University Press: The Price of Democracy. The French edition (published by Fayard in 2018) was awarded the Prix Pétrarque de l’Essai France Culture-Le Monde in 2019 (read article in French).

The PARTICIPATE project brings together these different strands of research combined with a distinguishing feature common to her more recent research projects: the use of novel individual-level datasets (see The Price of Democracy’s data evidence and article about her 2020 SIOE award-winning paper Heroes and Villains: The Effects of Combat Heroism on Autocratic Values and Nazi Collaboration in France). Julia CAGÉ intends on combining the data with “the use of computer sciences tools (such as natural language processing techniques and machine learning).” The goal being “to develop a comprehensive approach to the study of campaign finance, information and influence, using new individual-level data and investigating recent changes in participation behaviors.”

For this new project Professor Cagé sets out to explore a number of questions: “What are the motives behind small campaign contributions? Does tax policy affect political giving? Why are so few politicians from the working class and can this change? What is the ability of the media to induce citizens to make electoral decisions they would not make if reporting were unbiased? ». Through the use of comprehensive individual-level datasets, “PARTICIPATE will help fill (the) gap” in research at the micro level. “By providing groundbreaking evidence on new forms of participation, it will lead to the reassessment of influential theories of special interest groups and policy formation.”

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

More about Julia CAGÉ and her research

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