Paris Trade Seminar via Zoom - Mar 30th

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Gianmarco Ottaviano

Gianmarco I.P. OTTAVIANO is Professor of Economics and holds the Achille and Giulia Boroli Chair in European Studies at Bocconi University. He is co-Director of the Research Unit on Globalization and Industry Dynamics of the Bocconi Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation (Baffi-CAREFIN), having previously directed the Trade Programme of the Centre of Economic Performance (CEP). 

He has advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Finnish government and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

He is the co-author of many works in international trade, urban economics and economic geography. His recent publications focus on the competitiveness of firms in the global economy as well as the economic effects of immigration and offshoring on employment and wages. He was recently awarded an ERC Advanced Grant From micro to macro: aggregate implications of firm-level heterogeneity in international trade (MIMAT).

Gianmarco OTTAVIANO will present a paper, joint with Italo COLANTONE and Piero STANIG, at the next Paris Trade Seminar via Zoom on the topic:

The Backlash Against Globalization (paper on request at

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Date: Tuesday, March 30th - 2:30 PM
Location: Zoom 

Departmental Seminar via Zoom - Mar 29th

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Esther Duflo

Esther DUFLO is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Duflo is the Editor of the American Economic Review, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies. She has worked on health, education, financial inclusion, environment and governance.

She has received numerous academic honours and prizes including 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (with co-Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer), the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences (2015), the A.SK Social Science Award (2015), Infosys Prize (2014), the David N. Kershaw Award (2011), a John Bates Clark Medal (2010), and a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship (2009). With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, which won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011 and the recently released Good Economics for Hard Times.

Esther DUFLO will explore the impact of communication by trusted figures during the COVID Crisis, using evidence from randomized trials in disadvantaged communities, in India and the US, at the next Departmental Seminar via Zoom on the topic:

Encouraging Social Distancing: Evidence from Several Randomized Controlled Trials

Her talk will be based on two papers:

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Date: Monday, March 29th - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom

Friday Seminar via Zoom - Mar 26th

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Clémence Lobut


Clémence LOBUT is a PhD candidate in Economics at Sciences Po, working on a thesis entitled Les effets de l'utilisation du numérique sur les apprentissages des élèves, under the supervision of Denis FOUGÈRE.

Clémence LOBUT will present a paper, joint with Ghazala AZMAT and Denis FOUGÈRE, at the next Friday Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

The Impact of ICT in Student Learning: Evidence from a Large-scale Field Intervention (read Abstract, PDF 55.72 KB)


Ségal Le Guern Herry


Ségal LE GUERN HERRY is a PhD candidate in Economics at Sciences Po, working on a thesis entitled Essays on Behavioural Responses to Taxation, under the supervision of Jean-Marc ROBIN and Gabriel ZUCMAN (UC Berkeley).

Ségal LE GUERN HERRY will present a paper, joint with Jeanne BOMARE, at the next Friday Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

Will we ever be able to track offshore wealth? How suspect investments responded to automatic exchange of information (abstract to follow)


Date: Friday, March 26th - 12:30 PM
Location: Zoom

PEPES Seminar, co-organised with Bocconi - Mar 23rd

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Matthew Gentzkow

Matthew GENTZKOW is the Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy at Stanford University. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a former Co-Editor of American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

He studies applied microeconomics with a focus on media industries. He received the 2014 John Bates Clark Medal, given by the American Economic Association to the American economist under the age of forty who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. Other awards include the 2016 Calvó-Armengol International Prize, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, and Sloan Foundation, and a Faculty Excellence Award for teaching.

Co-organised with Bocconi's Department of Economics, Matthew GENTZKOW will present a paper, joint with Hunt ALLCOTT and Lena SONG, at the next PEPES Seminar on the theme:

Digital Addiction (read Abstract, PDF 50.49 KB)

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Date: Tuesday, March 23rd - 4 PM*
Location: Zoom
*Please note the exceptional scheduling of this PEPES Seminar


Empirical IO Seminar via Zoom - Mar 23rd

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Michael P. Leung

Michael P. LEUNG is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to joining USC he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the M.I.T. Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, just after being awarded a PhD in Economics by Stanford.

He is specialised in econometrics and networks. He was notably awarded a NSF Grant for his project Statistical Theory for Economic Models of Network Formation.

Michael P. LEUNG will present a paper at the next Empirical IO Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

Network Cluster-Robust Inference (read paper)

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Date: Tuesday, March 23rd - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom

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