Mark Stabile

Visiting Professor from Toronto/Rotman
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Visiting professor: 2012-2013

Mark Stabile is Founding Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Rotman School of Management. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge Massachusetts and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

From 2003-2005 Pr Stabile was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Finance where he worked on health, education, and tax policy. He has been a visiting faculty member at Princeton University, the University of Chicago and Columbia University. His recent work focuses on the economics of child health and development, the public/private mix in the financing of health care, and tax policy and health insurance. He has advised the Governments of Canada and Ontario, among others, on health care reform. Mark Stabile is co-editor of Exploring Social Insurance: Can a Dose of Europe Cure Canadian Health Care Finance, published in 2008 by the McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Professor Stabile received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his BA from the University of Toronto.  His main research and teaching interest are Health Economics, Health Care Financing, Public Finance, and Public Policy.

[update] Paper from his visit: "The Changing Role of Government in Financing Health Care: An International Perspective", (with Sarah Thomson) LIEPP Working Paper n°26, May 2014

Valentino Larcinese

Visiting Scholar from LSE
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Visiting professor: 2012-2013

Valentino Larcinese arrives as a visiting professor from London School of Economics, where he is associate professor in public policy and director of the Government Department MSc programme. Professor Larcinese is a member of the steering committee of the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at LSE and previously he was a visiting scholar at Università Tor Vergata di Roma (2008-2009), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005-2006) and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2002).

Valentino Larcinese entered LSE in 2001: previously he worked in the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. A graduate in Economic and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi and a recipient of the Mortara scholarship from the Bank of Italy, he has obtained a Master of Science from University of York, a doctorate in Economics from Università degli Studi di Milano and a PhD from LSE.

His research interests lie at the border between political economics and political science, ranging from the redistribution of wealth to taxation, from democratic control over public spending to the costs of politics, from mass media to higher education. Among the several grants he has received for his activity there are research grants from British Academy (2010), STICERD (2005, 2008, 2010), European Commission (1997, 2002, 2004) and ESRC (1997).

Further details can be found on his personal web-page:

Quoc-Anh Do

The first researcher recruited by the LIEPP
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The LIEPP team has been expanded with the recruitment of Quoc-Anh Do in a joint position with the Economics Department of Sciences Po.

Quoc-Anh Do, of Vietnamese origin, was awarded a PhD in economic sciences by Harvard in 2008 under the direction of Alberto Alesina, Michael Kremer, Philippe Aghion and Jerry Green. Former student of École Polytechnique, and laureate of the International Mathematical Olympiad (Bronze medal in 1996, Gold medal in 1997), he has already been published in the foremost international reviews (notably the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association).

His domain of work is concentrated in political economy, applied microeconomics and field research in the economics of development. He addresses the question of the evaluation of public policies by means of enquiries on corruption and nepotism (for example for the politics of infrastructure) as well as the political determinants of the provision of public goods (education, health).

His full CV is available here.

Quoc-Anh Do joins the LIEPP team and the young researchers of the Economics Department recently recruited on similar themes, notably Ruben Durante (PhD Brown) in political economy, Roberto Galbiati (PhD Université́ de Sienne) in law and economics and Elise Huillery (PhD École d’Economie de Paris) in economic development.



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Nous venons d'apprendre la triste nouvelle du décès d'Olivier Ferrand, président de Terra Nova et brillante personnalité qui venait d'être élu député des Bouches-du-Rhône aux dernières élections. Olivier Ferrand devait participer aux activités du LIEPP comme membre de son Conseil Stratégique. Nous voulons lui rendre hommage et présenter toutes nos condoléances à ses proches.

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The stakes of the new French Presidency

Exceptional conference
2 July 2012
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Invitation - Exceptional conference

The stakes of the new French Presidency as seen by foreign researchers

2 July 2012 - 14h30-18h00

Amphi Chapsal - 27 rue Saint Guillaume - Paris 7e


The Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) of Sciences Po is pleased to invite you to an exceptional conference on the three major stakes of the new quinquennium: education, social policies and employment.



Welcome address

Etienne Wasmer, co-director of the LIEPP, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po.

Cornelia Woll, co-director of the LIEPP, Deputy Scientific Director of Sciences Po.



What do people think about Sarkozy's legacy?

Nicolas Sauger, Research Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Sciences Po, co-director of the Electoral Analysis Group of the French Political Sciences Association.


Coping with labour market insecurity: reforms in Germany and Italy

Session chairperson: Yann Algan, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po.

Tito Boeri, Professor of Economics, Bocconi University and Scientific Director of the Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation.

Jean-Christophe Sciberras, President of the National Association of Directors of Human Resources (ANDRH).

Klaus Zimmermann, Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Professor of Economics at Bonn University and Honorary Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin and Renmin University of China.


What can France learn from education policies abroad?

Session chairperson: (tbd).

Thomas D. Cook, Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair in Ethics and Justice, Professor of sociology, psychology, education and social policy at Northwestern University, Institute for Policy Research.

Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary-General.

Agnès van Zanten, Director of research at CNRS, Sciences Po/OSC.



Welfare state modernization in the post-crisis world

Session chairperson: Cornelia Woll, co-director of LIEPP.

Anne-Marie Guillemard, Professor of sociology, Université Paris Descartes Sorbonne, member of the European Academy of Sciences , the Institut Universitaire de France, and the Haut Conseil de la Population et de la Famille.

John Martin, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD.

R. Kent Weaver, Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University, Georgetown Public Policy Institute.




Final discussion

Led by: Eric le Boucher, managing editor of Enjeux-Les Echos economic newspaper, co-founder of the online magazine

Emmanuelle Wargon, Secretary general for the ministeries in charge of Social affairs.

Etienne Wasmer, co-director of the LIEPP.

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