13 February 2020
An old ibu (woman) sits among the ruins of her house in Pariaman, north of Padang, West Sumatra. Crédits image : US Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

No environmental economics without social justice

On September 18, 2019, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg appeared before the U.S. House of Representatives. When asked to submit a written version of her […]
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 […]
18 December 2019

Household Money, a Policy Issue

United States, 2008: “For Sale” signs cropped up in front of thousands of houses, becoming a symbol of almost forced household indebtedness. But as scandalous […]
18 December 2019
Allianz builing at la Défense. 2017

Regulating Insurance in Europe: a Frustrated Ambition

Finance immediately brings to mind the banking system and financial markets. The insurance sector’s major role is often overlooked. It plays a major role because […]
18 December 2019
Occupy Wall Street March 16, 2012.

Less Finance, Less Inequality? Ten Years After the Crisis

Drawing on his research on the structure of remuneration in the financial industry and on a collective project underway studying the evolution of inequalities in […]
10 July 2019

From unemployment to part-time work

by Hadrien Clouet, young resarcher in sociology The major unemployment rates that Western societies have been experiencing for over 30 years generate great individual suffering […]
6 July 2019

Civilising capitalism

In his latest book, Civiliser le capitalisme [Civilising capitalism] (Fayard), OFCE president Xavier Ragot confirms that reducing economic security and defending democracy requires rethinking economic […]
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 […]