Patrick Le Galès awarded the prestigious CNRS silver medal

  • Patrick Le Galès, directeur de recherche CNRS au CEEPatrick Le Galès, directeur de recherche CNRS au CEE

Patrick Le Galès, CNRS research director at Sciences Po’s Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE), dean of the Urban School and Fellow at the British Academy, has just received the prestigious CNRS silver medal. The distinction recognizes the quality of his research in political science and sociology, as well as his participation in the creation of the CEE, a leading laboratory for the social sciences in Europe, and the creation of Sciences Po’s Urban School three years ago.   

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Johannes Boehm awarded

by the Austrian Economic Association
  • Johannes BoehmJohannes Boehm

Joahnnes Boehm, who joined our Department of Economics in 2015 was awarded the prize for his paper: The Impact of Contract Enforcement Costs on Outsourcing and Aggregate Productivity

The Young Economist Awards are decided by the Board of Administration of the Austrian Economic Association and awarded at their annual conference to researchers who have accomplished outstanding research under the age of 35.

Johannes Boehm, Assistant Professor at SciencesPo, is specialized in macroeconomics, international trade and industrial organisation.


  • Yann AlganYann Algan

Yann Algan, Professor at the Department of Economics, has been awarded for the second time a grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Yann Algan was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his research project  TRUST - Culture, Cooperation and Economics at the end of which he was awarded a second grant in the ERC’s « Consolidator » category.

With this new innovative research project, Yann Algan will explore the foundations of our social preferences and well-being through Big Data. In a context in which social cooperation and well-being have become new priorities for our societies alongside that of economic growth, it has become urgent to evaluate their determinants as well as public policies that can develop them.

Based on three main axes, the SOWELL project - Social Preferences, Well-Being and Policy - in its first stage, will seek to rethink the theory and measurement of well-being by calling upon Big Data compiled from Google enquiries, Twitter exchanges, Facebook and other forums. These Big Data indicators of well-being should allow us to, literally, take the pulse of our societies in real-time and at a geographical scale infinitely richer than traditional enquiries that ask a handful of citizens to evaluate their personal life satisfaction on a scale of 0 to 10.

Joan Moras awarded

the Young Labour Economist Prize 2015
  • Joan Monras, Sciences PoJoan Monras, Sciences Po

Congratutlations to Dr Joan Monras, winner of the Young Labour Economist Prize 2015, awarded by the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) for his paper on Economic Shocks and Internal Migration.

This paper looks at the question how local negative demand shocks can be ameliorated by internal migrations. This question has been first addressed by Blanchard and Katz (1992). What makes this paper different from previous work is the finding that it is inflows rather than outflows that respond to regional demand shocks.

Jenny Andersson awarded

the prestigious CNRS bronze medal
  • Jenny AnderssonJenny Andersson

Jenny Andersson, a CNRS fellow and researcher at the Centre d’études européennes at Sciences Po, has been awarded the prestigious CNRS* Bronze Medal for her research.

CNRS Bronze Medal rewards the first work of a researcher, which makes him/her a talented specialist in his field. This award represents a CNRS encouragement to pursue well on track and already produced fruitful results.

Two of Sciences Po's economists

awarded Deutsche Bahn Prize
  • Yann Algan, Émeric HenryYann Algan, Émeric Henry

The 2014 Deutsche Bahn Prize went to Yann Algan and Émeric Henry - both researchers at Sciences Po's Departement of Economics - and to their co-authors Yochai Benckler and Jerome Hergeux (Harvard).

Each year, the Deutsche Bahn Prize rewards CEPR Fellows for outstanding research in organisation and management.

Three médialab researchers

awarded the prize of the British Journal of Sociology
  • médialab de Sciences Pomédialab de Sciences Po

The British Journal of Sociology, a reference journal in sociology, recently awarded its annual prize to “The whole always smaller than its parts,” an article written by three médialab researchers - Bruno Latour, Dominique Boullier and Tommaso Venturini - in collaboration with two physicists from the ENS Lyon, Pablo Jensen and Sebastian Gauwin.

Chistophe Jaffrelot awarded

by Indian press
  • Christophe JaffrelotChristophe Jaffrelot

Christophe Jaffrelot has been awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in the commentary and interpretative category for "incisive writing on India's new political sadhus", which included his articles on Swami Aseemanand and Baba Ramdev, published in the Indian magazine Caravan in 2011.

Research on civil resistance

Jacques Sémelin receives the James Lawson Award
  • Jacques SémelinJacques Sémelin

Jacques Sémelin, CNRS Senior Researcher at CERI Sciences Po, was granted one of the 2014 James Lawson Awards for his outstanding contribution to the research on civil resistance.

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