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.

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Julia Cagé awarded SIOE’s Oliver Williamson Best Conference Paper

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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).

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When Economists Study Politics in Developing Countries

COGITO Wide Angle: Interview with Benjamin Marx
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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.

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COGITO: Ghazala AZMAT on gender inequality in higher education

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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).

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On the economic frontline: the Department's researchers analyse the impact of Covid-19

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While Sciences Po temporarily closes its doors, the Department's researchers continue to analyse and evaluate the impact of the pandemic Covid-19 on the economy. An anthology of their latest publications on the subject, updated regularly.

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Informational Autocrats

Sergeï GURIEV presents his work published in AEA's Journal of Economic Perspectives
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informational autocrats

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When the Truth is Inconvenient or “Motivated” Reading of Information

Jeanne Hagenbach presents her ERC Project MOREV
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Jeanne Hagenbach

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Joseph E. STIGLITZ awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa at Sciences Po

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Olivier Duhamel, President of the Fondation nationale des sciences politiques, and Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, are very pleased to invite you to the Award Ceremony of the Doctor Honoris Causa of Sciences Po to:

Joseph E. STIGLITZ, Professor at Columbia University.

The Department's Emeritus Professor Jean-Paul FITOUSSI will pronounce the Laudatio.

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The Department continues to grow

Spotlight on our newest faculty members
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We extend the warmest welcome to Michele FIORETTI, Junnan HE, Kerstin HOLZHEU, and Marleen MARRA.

Michele Fioretti



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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.

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