Economists as Policy-Makers

Seminar LIEPP/CEVIPOF June 11, 2019 - 12h15 -13h45
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LIEPP and CEVIPOF are glad to invite you to attend the seminar : 

Economists as Policy-Makers 

Tuesday June 11th, 2019

12h15 - 13h45

Room Percheron 

98 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris 

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Presentation : 


 Joachim Wehner

 Associate Professor in Public Policy 

 London School of Economics and Political Science


Finance ministers in the UK have never had an advanced economics education, while in democratic Chile they almost always have a PhD in economics. Why is there such variation in the use of economists as policy-makers – and why should we care? Based on joint research by Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School of Governance) and Joachim Wehner (London School of Economics and Political Science), the seminar introduces a dataset with unique biographical information about the educational and occupational background of 1200 political leaders, finance ministers, and central bank governors from 40 developed democracies from 1973 to 2010, as well as first results from an analysis of the forces of supply and demand for economists. The data show that left leaders appoint economic policy-makers who are more highly trained in economics and finance ministers who are less likely to have private finance backgrounds but more likely to be former central bankers. Finance ministers appointed during financial crises are less likely to have a financial services background. A leader’s exposure to economics training is also related to appointments. This suggests one crucial mechanism for affecting economic policy is through the selection of certain types of economic policy-makers. Next steps in the broader research project include assessing economists’ performance in office in both political and economic terms and the implications for political stability and economic prosperity.

The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City

Workshop LIEPP/OSC June 28th 2019, 9h30 - 19h00
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LIEPP and OSC are glad to invite you to attend the workshop: 

The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City

Comparative Perspectives from Europe and South America

organisez by Marco Oberti and Quentin Ramond 


Friday June 28th 2019

9h30 - 19h00


254 boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris

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Presentation :

The workshop explores the interactions between middle-class housing and schooling practices and experiences in major cities across Europe and South America, calling into question their spatial dimension.

It will bring together scholars using theoretical and empirical tools from urban research, sociology of education and sociology of social stratification to reflect on the way space, housing and education interact in the definition of the middle classes and inform their role in the evolution of cities:

How are housing and schooling strategies articulated and foster uneven trajectories within the middle classes? 

What do these practices tell us about their relationships to other social groups and public institutions? 

What variations can we detect between cities? 

How do they relate to differences in terms of housing markets, school systems and middle-class characteristics?


9h30 -10h00 : Welcome

10h00 - 10h15 : Introduction by Marco Oberti et Quentin Ramond 

10h15 - 12h30 :

  • The Middle Classes in the city : Theoretical Debates and Empirical Issues. Chair: Philippe Coulangeon
  • Social Reproduction and the Remaking of the Gentrified Inner City by Tim Butler and Chris Hamnett
  • Middle Classes Nomenclatures and Measurement : Comparative Perspectives between Europe and Latin America by Emmanuelle Barozet 
  • The Middle Classes in the Metropolises. A North-South Comparison by Adalberto Cardoso and Edmond Préteceille

12h30 - 14h00 : Lunch break

14h00 - 15h40 :

  • The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City (1). Chair : Pauline Clech
  • Re-constructing Education by and for the Middle Classes - the London Experience by Tim Butler and Chris Hamnett
  • Socio-spatial Trajectories of Upper Middle Class Reproduction in the Neoliberal City by Maria Luisa Méndez and Modesto Gayo

15h40 - 16h00 : Coffee and tea break

16h00 - 18h15 :

  • The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City (2). Chair : Edmond Préteceille
  • The Relocation of Middle-Class Groups in Athens (1991 - 2011) and its Relation to the Spatially Uneven Distribution of School Quality by Thomas Maloutas
  • Social Rent : Causing or Reducing School Segregation ? by Willem Boterman and Sako Musterd 
  • Middle Classes Residential Status and School Patterns in the Paris Metropolis by Marco Oberti and Quentin Ramond

18h15 - 18h45 : Conclusion by Bruno Cousin and Tommaso Vitale


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The Rule of Law in Global Governance

Seminar LIEPP/CSO June 17th 2019, 12h30 - 14h30
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LIEPP and CSO are glad to invite you to attend the seminar : 

The Rule of Law in Global Governance 

Monday June 17th 2019

12h30 - 14h30


254 boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris 

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Presentation : 


 Ian Hurd

 Professor of Political Sciences

 University of Northwestern


Contemporary accounts of international law in global governance rest on a liberal model law. It sees international law in cooperative terms, as a set of choices made by governments that produce both individual and mutual gains. This begins with the idea that there is a harmony of interests across society and it ends with the prescription that governments should follow international law. However, global governance looks very different if we start instead by paying attention to inequality and differences of opinion: if we assume that laws and institutions advance some interests at the expense of others, then international law comes to be seen as taking sides in political struggles over the distribution of gains and loses in society. The ‘losers’ in global governace are not visible to the liberal approach, with the effect that liberal internationalism approaches fantasy as an analysis of global politics. This article sets the liberal approach alongside a more political alternative and shows how different intuitions about the relation between law and politics produce different conceptual, political, and methodological programs for scholars of global governance.

Discussion :



 Horatia Muir Watt

 PhD in Private International Law

 University of Paris II-Assas 



Ian Hurd, University of Northwestern

Visiting professor at LIEPP from June 11th to July 8, 2019
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Ian Hurd will be visiting professor at LIEPP from June 11th to July 8, 2019. He will give a talk (LIEPP/CSO) on june 17th : The Rule of Law in Global Governance. 

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Presentation of the new Book « Handicap et Travail » of Anne Revillard

Conference LIEPP June 12th 2019, 9h00 - 11h00
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[language : french]

Le LIEPP, la Chaire de Sécurisation des parcours profesionnels de Sciences Po et l'Institut Louis Bachelier ont le plaisir de vous inviter à la conférence de présentation du nouvel ouvrage :

Handicap et Travail 

Mercredi 12 juin 2019

9h00 - 11h00

Institut Louis Bachelier Palais Brogniard

16 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris 




Anne Revillard


 Anne Revillard

 Professeure associée en sociologie 



Les personnes en situation de handicap souffrent d’une marginalité persistante face au monde du travail. Les chiffres français sont éloquents : 35% de taux d’emploi, 19% de taux de chômage.

Pour comprendre un tel constat malgré les nombreuses politiques adoptées depuis le début du XXème siècle, l’auteure présente la situation de cette population sur le marché de l’emploi et passe en revue le foisonnement de dispositifs existants, pour la plupart mal connus et rarement évalués : quotas, droit à la non-discrimination, travail protégé et adapté, aménagements de poste, accompagnement vers et dans l’emploi, reclassement…

L’analyse de la situation française, éclairée des apports de la littérature internationale, montre l’importance d’un changement des pratiques et des représentations entourant le handicap au cœur des organisations afin de favoriser l’embauche, la progression et l’épanouissement professionnel des personnes handicapées.


9h00 : Accueil café

9h30 : Présentation de l'ovrage Handicap et Travail par Anne Revillard

10h00 : Intervention de François Martinez, conseiller technique à la Direction Innovation, Evaluation et Stratégie AGEFIPH

10h15: Echanges avec les participant(e)s