10 June 2022

Higher Education Graduates’s Decreasing Returns to Experience

Every year in France, a new cohort of young people leaves the education system and enters the labour market. Available data show that wage growth […]
17 February 2022

Protect Global Value Chains

Smoother Sailing for World Trade The pandemic has highlighted the importance of global value chains, an organisation of production which relies on the integration of […]
8 July 2021

When Courts are the Metronome of Productivity

By Johannes Boehm, Department of Economics Over the last decades, researchers have pointed out that firms in developing countries are less productive than their counterparts […]
16 March 2021

When Econometrics Sheds Light on the History of Social Relations

Applying recently developed econometric methods to analyse trade flows in Antiquity may seem bold. It is what Thomas Chaney, a researcher in the Department of […]
16 March 2021

Counting the Forgotten in Politics

Financing political parties and candidates for their electoral campaigns is not a trivial phenomenon. Yet one of its essential dimensions – the “small” donations made […]
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 […]