Congratulations to the Department's international job market candidates 2018/19 !

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2018-19 was an excellent year for the Department’s junior researchers!

Our PhD programme’s goal is to train world-class economists and accompany our students onto the academic job market or positions in international organizations. In order to ensure that they get to where they want to go, our graduate cohort is deliberately small - we admit under 20 students per year and fully fund them.

In 2018-19 a record number of our young doctors were on the job market: all eight job have successfully secured positions in universities and other institutions across Europe !

Clément BELLET

Clément Bellet

Post-doctoral Fellow at INSEAD, Research Associate at the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance as well as Visiting Researcher at PSE's CEPREMAP, Clément BELLET will be joining the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam as Assistant Professor.

Clément BELLET was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2017 for his thesis "Inequality, Social Preferences and Consumer Behavior" (supervised by Nicolas COEURDACIER).

Research interests: Behavioural Economics, Quantitative Marketing and Big Data, Subjective Well-Being, Inequality and Poverty

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Guillaume CHAPELLE

Guillaume ChapellePost-doctoral Fellow at SciencesPo's LIEPP, Guillaume CHAPELLE will be joining full-time faculty at the University of Cergy Pontoise as Assistant Professor.

Guillaume CHAPELLE was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2017 for his thesis "Land and the Housing Market: Three essays on the role of land and its implications for public policies" (supervised by Etienne WASMER).

Research interests: Urban Economics, Housing Economics, Public Policy Analysis, National Accounting

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Edoardo CiscatoCurrently PhD candidate at the Department, Edoardo CISCATO will be joining the permanent faculty of the University of Leuven this Fall as Assistant Professor.

Edoardo CISCATO will soon be defending his thesis "Search and Matching Models : Applications to the Economics of the Family" (supervised by Jean-Marc ROBIN and Alfred GALICHON).

Research interests: Labor Economics, Family Economics, Matching

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Ève Colson-Sihra

Post-doctoral Fellow at Economics Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the past two years, Ève COLSON-SIHRA will be joining the same Department as an Assistant Professor of Economics in September 2019.

Ève COLSON-SIHRA was awarded a PhD in Economics at Sciences Po in 2017 for her thesis "Consumption, social interactions and preferences", under the supervision of Thierry MAYER and Olivier ALLAIS (INRA-Aliss).

Research interests: Development, Cultural and Social Economics, Consumer Behaviour, International Trade, Inequality

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Pierre DeschampsPost-doctoral Fellow at SciencesPo's LIEPP, Pierre DESCHAMPS will be joining the full-time faculty of the University of Stockholm (SOFI) as Assistant Professor.

Pierre DESCHAMPS was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2018 for his thesis "Discrimination and Public Policy" (supervised by Etienne WASMER and Jose DE SOUSA).

Research interests: Labour Economics, Discrimination, Urban Economics

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Dylan GloverPost-doctoral Fellow at INSEAD, winner of the 2018 "Young Labour Economist Award" (European Association of Labour Economists) for his job market paper and of the AFSE's 2018 "Edmond Malinvaud Prize", Dylan GLOVER will be joining INSEAD's full-time faculty next Fall as Assistant Professor.

Dylan GLOVER was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2017 for his thesis "Essays in Labor Economics: Discrimination, Productivity and Matching" (supervised by Yann ALGAN).

Research interests: Labour Economics, Applied Micro, Inequality

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Valeria RUEDA

Valeria RuedaRokos Career Development Fellow in Economics at Pembroke College at the Univeristy of Oxford, member of the Economic and Social History group, a joint research group between the Department of Economics and the History Faculty at Oxford, Valeria RUEDA will be joining the full-time faculty of the University of Nottingham as Assistant Professor.

Valeria RUEDA was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2016 for her thesis "When the times they’re not a changin' : Essays on the persistent effects of religion, investments, and ancestry on economic, social, and political behaviors at the subnational level" (supervised by Yann ALGAN).

Research interests: Development Economics, Economic History, Applied Political Economy, Economic Geography

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Guillaume WILEMME

Guillaume WilemmePost-doctoral Fellow at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Guillaume WILEMME will be joining the full-time faculty at the University of Leicester as Lecturer.

Guillaume WILEMME was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2016 for his thesis "Searching on the Labor Market: Theoretical Implications and Empirical Evidence" (supervised by Etienne WASMER and Fabien POSTEL-VINAY).

Research interests: Labour Economics, Economic Theory, Structural Econometrics

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Riccardo ZAGO

Riccardo ZagoPost-Doctoral Fellow at the Global Institute for Advanced Studies at New York University, Riccardo ZAGO will be joining the Banque de France this Fall.

Riccardo ZAGO was awarded a PhD in Economics in 2018 for his thesis "Three Essays in Applied Macro" (supervised by Etienne WASMER).

Research interests: Macroeconomics, Macro-Finance, Macro-Labour, Monetary Policy

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For the past nine years, the Department has hosted a Summer Workshop in Macro-Finance and International Finance...

After a very successful run, we are pleased to announce that we are expanding the 2019 edition to include three Summer Workshops in Economics:

  • Macroeconomics Workshop
  • Labour Economics Workshop
  • International Trade Workshop

The event is co-sponsored by Sciences Po, the Banque de France, the Chaire Sécurisation des parcours professionnels, and with the financial support of the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) for Ghazala Azmat's ANR-ERC Tremplin project ASPIRE.

LOCATION: Sciences Po Department of Economics, 28, rue des Saints Pères 75007 Paris.
DATE: JUNE 24th - 26th
If you would like to attend, please contact Sandrine LEGOFF by email.
NB Please note that places are limited.

For complete details visit our Summer Workshops in Economics website (link)

Macroeconomics Workshop - June 24th & 25th - Room H 405

Organisers : Nicolas CŒURDACIER (SciencesPo) and Gaetano GABALLO (Banque de France)

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June 24th, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM 

  • Robert ULBRICHT (TSE)
  • Ben MOLL (Princeton and LSE)
  • Marie HOEROVA (ECB)
  • Franck PORTIER (UCL)
  • Mirko WIEDERHOLT (SciencesPo)
  • Sergio de FERRA (Stockholm) 

June 25th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Wei CUI (UCL) 
  • Davide DEBORTOLI (UPF)

Labour economic workshop - june 24th & 25th - AMPHITHEATRE SIMONE VEIL

Organisers : Ghazala AZMAT (Sciences Po) and Pierre CAHUC (Sciences Po)

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June 24th, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Fabian WALDINGER (LSE)
  • Dan OLOF ROOTH (Stockholm)

June 25th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Gregor JAROSCH (Princeton)
  • Basit ZAFAR (Arizona State)
  • Ana Maria MAYDA (Georgetown)
  • Tito BOERI (Bocconi)
  • Italo COLANTONE (Bocconi)

international trade workshop - june 25th & 26th - Room H 405

Organisers : Johannes BOEHM (Sciences Po), Thierry MAYER (Sciences Po), and Antoine BERTHOU (Banque de France)

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June 25th, 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Andrei LEVCHENKO (Michigan)
  • Beata JAVORCIK (Oxford)
  • Eduardo MORALES (Princeton)

June 26th, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Laura ALFARO (Harvard)
  • Kamran BILIR (Wisconsin)
  • Arnaud COSTINOT (MIT)
  • Lorenzo CALIENDO (Yale)

The Department is pleased to be hosting the 2019 REStud tour!

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Every year since 1989 The Review of Economic Studies organizes its “May Meetings”. These include a European tour of talks given by seven of the most promising graduating doctoral students in economics and finance of the world who will present their research to three economics departments or institutions in Europe.

This year’s hosting institutions are Sciences Po, KU Leuven, and the LSE.

The speakers will be:

  • Clare BALBONI, LSE : In Harm’s Way? Infrastructure Investments and the Persistence of Coastal Cities
  • Sydnee CALDWELL, MIT: Outside Options, Bargaining and Wages: Evidence from Coworker Networks (Jose)
  • Ignacio CUESTA, Chicago : Price Regulation in Credit Markets: A Trade-off between Consumer Protection and Credit Access
  • Ellora DERENONCOURT, Harvard : Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration
  • Wayne GAO, Yale : Robust Semiparametric Estimation in Panel Multinomial Choice Models
  • Pooya MOLAVI, MIT : Macroeconomics with Learning and Misspecification: A General Theory and Applications
  • Weijie ZHONG, Columbia : Optimal Dynamic Information Acquisition 

When? May 16 and 17th, 2019 – save the date!
Where? Sciences Po, CERI, 56, rue Jacob 75006 Paris

For full details, visit the RESTUD tour website

Contact details:
Thomas Chaney, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, Joint Managing Editor, REStud
Sandrine Le Goff, Assistant Manager, Department of Economics, Sciences Po

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"Research in economics makes it possible to touch on a wide range of subjects."
Interview with Emeric HENRY, Director of Doctoral Studies in Economics
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Are you interested in pursuing a PhD in Economics? A key discipline taught at the college level, Economics is also one of the pillars of research at Sciences Po. What kind of research in Economics does Sciences Po do? How does one select a PhD topic in this discipline? Emeric Henry, Associate Professor at the Economics Department in Sciences Po, director of studies in Economics at the Doctoral School, offers some advice and answers.

Tell us about your career

After studies in statistics and economics, first at Paris Dauphine and then at ENSAE, I did the last year of my ENSAE degree in exchange in Stanford with a Fullbright scholarship. My plan was then to quickly start my professional life. Most importantly my plan was to avoid doing a PhD: coming from a family of academics (all my older brothers have a PhD), I wanted to mark my originality! However, taking classes in the department of economics, my taste for the topic grew even more and this, and other more personal reasons, led me to significantly revise my plans and to begin a PhD in the department of economics at Stanford under the supervision of Doug Bernheim. These were exceptional years, particularly valuable because of the interactions with other phd students. After that I got a position as assistant professor of economics at London Business School. After 4 years, I decided to return to France when the department of economics was created in Sciences Po. I was excited by this new adventure (still risky at the time), but that turned out to be a great success. I never regretted that choice.

What are your searches on?

The advantage of research in economics is certainly that you can touch on a host of different topics. Some will say it is also its main weakness... The question of innovation was at the core of my early work, in particular the attempt to understand what mechanism can guarantee profits for innovators, even in the absence of legal protection. The question of innovation remains one of my topics of interests, in particular questions of regulation. However, my research interests now touch more widely on the topic of law and economics, in particular studying the determinants of legal decision making.

You are director of doctoral studies in Economics. What do you find interesting about supporting the studies of Masters and PhD students?

One of the aspects of the work of a researcher and teacher that I particularly like is to attend research seminars, be exposed and discuss ideas of others. This is particularly true for the work of doctoral students, first because the input you can bring is more valuable, but also because they have a fresher approach to research questions and are not yet stuck in literature driven work. Thus, following students and accompanying them as head of the doctoral studies in economics fits perfectly my vision of our work. I tried to put a special emphasis on first putting in place systems giving students access to more faculty members and not just their supervisor and second organizing workshops and feedback to prepare them to get the best possible academic job.

What do you believe are the keys to successfully completing a PhD?

Although there is obviously no miracle recipe, I feel that one of the keys to successfully completing a PhD is not to let yourself be stuck too early in a topic. Students have to let their tastes and interests slowly develop. At no stage of an academic career will you have so much time to just sit down and reflect. The second is to really try to focus on questions that you fundamentally find exciting and not just questions that are currently fashionable or a the momentary obsession of your advisor.

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Photo: Emeric Henry

Credits: Caroline Maufroid / Sciences Po

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