Julia CAGÉ

Associate Professor

ERC Project PARTICIPATE, Co-Director of LIEPP’s “Evaluation of Democracy” research group, CEPR Research Fellow

Julia CAGÉ is Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure) since 2021 and joined the Department in 2014. In 2018 she became the Co-director of LIEPP's "Evaluation of Democracy" research group. She is also a CEPR Research Fellow.

Her research focuses on political economy, industrial organization and economic history. She is particularly interested in media economics, political participation and political attitudes. Her research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed international journals such as The Review of Economic Studies, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Explorations in Economic History, the Journal of International Economics, and the European Economic Review. She is already the author of several books accessible to the general public: "Saving the Media - Capitalism, Crowdfunding, and Democracy" (Le Seuil, 2015; Harvard University Press, 2016) and "L’information à tout prix" (joint with N. Hervé and M.-L. Viaud, INA Editions, 2017). Her third book « Le prix de la démocratie » was published in 2018 by Fayard (English edition, Harvard University Press, 2020).

After completing her university studies at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and Paris School of Economics, Julia Cagé obtained her PhD at Harvard University in 2014.

To learn more about Julia CAGÉ, consult her website

featured publications

  • "The Heterogeneous Price of a Vote: Evidence from Multiparty Systems, 1993-2017" (with Yasmine Bekkouche, ULB, and Edgard Dewitte, Sciences Po Paris). Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming.
  • "The Production of Information in an Online World" (with Nicolas Hervé, INA, and Marie-Luce Viaud, INA), Review of Economic Studies, 2020, 87(5): 2126-2164.
  • “Media Competition, Information Provision and Political Participation: Evidence from French Local Newspapers and Elections, 1944-2014”, Journal of Public Economics, 2020, 85.
  • L'Information est un bien public. Refonder la propriété des médias, with Benoît Huet. Paris, Le Seuil, 2021
  • Le prix de la démocratie, Paris, Fayard, 2018.
  • "Small Campaign Donors" (with Laurent Bouton, Georgetown U, Edgard Dewitte, SciencesPo Paris, and Vincent Pons, Harvard Business School).
  • "Hosting Media Bias: Evidence from the Universe of French Television and Radio Shows, 2002-2020" (with Moritz Hengel, Sciences Po Paris, Nicolas Hervé, INA, and Camille Urvoy, University of Mannheim).
  • "Is Charitable Giving Political? New Evidence from Wealth and Income Tax Returns" (with Malka Guillot, HEC Liège).
  • "Social Media and Newsroom Production Decisions" (with Nicolas Hervé, INA, and Béatrice Mazoyer, INA).
  • "It Takes Money to Make MPs : New Evidence from 150 Years of British Campaign Spending" (with Edgard Dewitte, Sciences Po Paris). Submitted.

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Research Areas

Political Economy, Economic History, International Trade, Industrial Organization, Development Economics



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