Head of the Department of Economics, Fellow of the Econometric Society, CEPR Research Fellow
Thierry Mayer is Professor of Economics at Sciences Po since 2009 and Head of the Department since 2019. He is also a scientific advisor at the Centre d’études prospectives et d'informations internationales (CEPII), and a research fellow in the International Trade / Regional Economics programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
His research is primarily focused on trade theory and empirics, economic geography, as well as on foreign direct investment determinants. His recent publications include research on market power and trade, as well as papers estimating the impact of trade policies in industries characterized with multinational production. He also published theoretical and empirical analysis of migration choices in violent contexts, as well as spatial diffusion of cultural traits. His most frequently cited research includes empirical studies on the level and causes of market fragmentation in the European Union, and works on how gravitational forces shape economic interactions.
His research has received a number of distinctions at both the national and international levels. In France, he was the Laureate of the Bronze Medal of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), as well as the Co-laureate for Best French Young Economist Prize (Le Monde/Le Cercle des Economistes) in 2006. In 2008 he was appointed Junior Member of the Institut universitaire de France. Internationally, Thierry was awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant in 2012 for his 6-year project Heterogeneity that Matters for Trade and Welfare (HETMAT). He was the chair for the consolidator grant panel of the ERC in 2016, 2018 and 2020. In 2023, he was elected to become a fellow of the Econometric Society. In 2024, he will become one of the co-editors of the Journal of the European Economic Association.
Prior to joining Sciences Po, Thierry MAYER was Professor at the University of Paris I-Paris School of Economics (PSE).
He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris I (2000, awarded the AFSE Best Thesis Prize).
International Trade, Multinational Firms, Economic Geography, Location Theory, Industrial Organisation
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- Essays on economic geography, migration and transport infrastructure
- Estimating the Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Total Exports
- The Cost of Non-Europe, Revisited
- Exports and labor costs: Evidence from a French Policy
- Misfits in the car industry: Offshore Assembly Decisions at the Variety Level
- The impact of urban public transportation evidence from the Paris region
- The Impact of Urban Enterprise Zones on Establishments
- Consumption, Social Interactions and Preferences
- Essays in International Trade and Economic Geography
- Evaluation interdisciplinaire des impacts du CICE en matière de compétitivité internationale, d'investissement, d'emploi, de résultat net des entreprises et de salaires
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