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16 November 2020

Migration, Wages and (un)Employment

A Brief Overview of the State of the Art by Hélène Thiollet et Florian Oswald Labour economics classically predicts that wages are determined by supply […]
3 July 2020

When Economists Study Politics in Developing Countries

Better understanding the state of political systems – particularly in developing countries – via methods used by economists does not appear to be commonplace. However, […]
3 July 2020

How Voters Respond to Crime Control Policies

by Roberto Galbiati, Department of economics* Many democratically elected governments around the world are probably wondering how voters will respond to the policies they implemented […]
18 May 2020

Gender Inequalities in Higher Education

By Ghazala Azmat, Department of Economics* In most OECD countries, women have surpassed men in college completion. On average, more than 50 percent of young […]
13 February 2020
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When the Truth is Inconvenient or “Motivated” Reading of Information

In most economic and social contexts, agents base their decisions (to purchase, to invest, to accept a job offer, etc.) on  available information. This information […]
18 December 2019

Legislating to Make Money

Returning to the Gold Standard in Great Britain After the Napoleonic Wars The gold standard (1)The gold standard is a monetary system in which the […]
6 May 2019
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Fact-checking: between beliefs and knowledge, a tough fight to win

by Emeric Henry Associate Professor, Department of economics. “Fake news”, or infox, have become the great animators of recent elections, from the pro-Brexit campaign in […]
26 October 2018
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Distributing trade maps: the gravity equation

Economics present a surprising empirical regularity expressed by what is called the gravity equation: in a given year, over at least the past century for […]
27 February 2017

Does the media shape elections?

The media’s role in voting behavior is not limited to explosive revelations on any given candidate. It also play a “normal” role in “normal” campaigns, […]