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
Rentrée politique 2015 pour Marine Le Pen à Brachet. Crédits : TV Patriotes. CC BY 2.0

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, […]
11 February 2017
A cartoon from Punch from 1890: The phylloxera, a true gourmet, finds out the best vineyards and attaches itself to the best wines.

Stealing to Survive?

What impact do economic crises have on the level of crime? This is the classic but never really solved question that Roberto Galbiati, – Research […]
7 June 2016

Minimum Wage and Inequality

In a paper “The Minimum Wage and Inequality: The Effects of Education and Technology” published  in the Journal of Labor Economics, in January 2016, Zsofia […]