Educational Policies Research Group

The Educational Policies Research Group aims to enrich the understanding of crucial and current educational issues, and to explain the choices of decision-makers and actors. It includes a series of research studies that evaluates educational policies by focusing this analysis on students' educational backgrounds and experiences, on the professional and family careers of teachers, and on the functioning of public and private agencies involved in school education.This research crosses the theoretical approaches and survey tools of economists and sociologists. It is also conducted at different levels (national, regional) on various statistical and qualitative data.

The work of the research group is organized in two lines. The first focuses on the ex-ante phase of the implementation of public policies, since it is important, before reforming, to identify the issues and mechanisms at work. The second group of projects studies ex post phase, the way in which actors have seized different policies and devices, an essential step to judge their results.


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Publications of the Research Group:

  • Agnès VAN ZANTEN, Amelia LEGAVRE, Engineering access to higher education through higher education fairs LIEPP Working Paper, n° 22, April 2014
  • Nina GUYON, Elise HUILLERY, Choix d’orientation et origine sociale : mesurer et comprendre l’autocensure scolaire LIEPP Report décembre 2014
  • Agnès VAN ZANTEN, Alice OLIVIER, Les stratégies statutaires des établissements d’enseignement supérieur. Une étude des « journées portes ouvertes » , LIEPP Working Paper n°40, novembre 2015
  • Yann ALGAN, Elise HUILLERY, Nina GUYON, Comment lutter contre la violence et le harcèlement à l'école et au collège ? LIEPP Policy Brief n°19, juin 2015
  • Laura Perna, Improving Higher Education of All Students: Lessons from the United States , LIEPP Working Paper n°48, February 2016
  • Nina GUYON, Elise HUILLERY, Track choice and socioeconomic origin: measuring and explaining academic inhibition , LIEPP Policy Brief n°23, february 2016
  • Nina GUYON, Elise HUILLERY, Biased Aspirations and Social Inequality at School: Evidence from French Teenagers , LIEPP Working Paper, n°44, January 2016
  • Carlo BARONE, Antonio SCHIZZEROTTO, Giovanni Maria ABBIATI, Giulia ASSIRELLI, Gender, information barriers and fields of study choice: a field experiment , LIEPP Working Paper, n°63, January 2017
  • Carlo BARONE, Denis FOUGERE, Clément PIN, La lecture partagée: un levier pour réduire les inégalités scolaires? LIEPP Policy Brief n°44, septembre 2019
  • Carlo BARONE, Denis FOUGERE, Clément PIN, Social origins, shared book reading and language skills in early childhood LIEPP Working Paper n°93, octobre 2019
  • Clément PIN, Evaluation du Plan de simplification pour l'enseignement supérieur et la recherche LIEPP Report octobre 2019
  • Giulia ASSIRELLI, Carlo BARONE, Emilio Chambouleyron, Reka Vonnak Shared Book Reading Interventions and Children's Skills LIEPP Working Paper n°98, december 2019
  • Jérôme AUST, Ulrike LEPONT Les LABEX réinventés les appropriations paradoxales d'un instrument d'action publique en biologie LIEPP Policy Brief, n°42, Juin 2019