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The Department is pleased to welcome six new permanent faculty members this year:
- Eva Davoine
Eva DAVOINE, just graduated from our Master's in Economics programme and will be heading off to the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) next Fall to start her PhD. She wrote her dissertation on the Yellow Vest crisis under the supervision of Professors Yann ALGAN and Benjamin MARX.
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We are pleased to announce that we are renewing with our expanded edition of our Summer Workshops in Economics after a year's hiatus due to COVID-19.
In 2021 we will be hosting:
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In late April, the European Research Council (ERC) officially published the list of projects it retained for its 2020 “Advanced Grants” Call. Only 8% of submitted proposals were successful for this year’s round.
As a reminder, ERC Advanced Grants are awarded to established researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years and who would like long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high risk project.
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December 9th, the European Research Council (ERC) officially published the list of projects it retained for its 2020 “Consolidator Grants” Call. Only 13% of submitted proposals were successful for this year’s round.
As a reminder, ERC Consolidator Grants are destined to help mi-career researchers consolidate their own teams and carry out innovative projects across all scientific disciplines.
- Stylised rendering of workers forced to leave their jobs
Labour economics classically predicts that wages are determined by supply and demand. Theoretically, if demand remains constant, emigration should increase wages in countries of origin (decreasing labour supply) and decrease wages in receiving countries (increasing labour supply). A malthusian vision of the economy also assumes that the arrival of new-comers in a market of limited jobs will leave some workers without employment or drive previously employed ones out of their jobs. The view that immigration decreases natives’ wages and generates unemployment are widely held.
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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.
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Founded and presided by three Nobel Memorial recipients (including Oliver Williamson), the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE) “studies institutions and organisations, largely but not entirely from the perspective of economics”, and meets annually - the Department had the honour of hosting SIOE’s 20th Annual Conference in 2016, under the direction of Sergeï GURIEV).
- Ballot counting at a polling station in rural Guinea-Bissau, elections 2014
Better understanding the state of political systems – particularly in developing countries – via methods used by economists does not appear to be commonplace. However, it is an increasingly popular method that provides results which complement those obtained by political scientists. Benjamin Marx, permanent faculty member, has demonstrated their usefulness in research he has conducted in Kenya and Indonesia.
- Gender gap symbolized by woman who cannot open a door because there are no steps
The 10th number of Cogito, Sciences Po’s Research magazine, is soon to be out with a special dossier on gender equality. It features an article by Ghazala AZMAT on gender inequalities in higher education - particularly true in the field of economics (read interview with Sergeï GURIEV, director of our PhD programme).