6 May 2019
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What democracy is doing with digital technology

by Dominique Cardon, Director of médialab. After being touted for showing democratic promise, digital technologies are today accused of disseminating fake news and serving as […]
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 […]
25 October 2018

The history of international trade in data

The result of collaboration between the Center for History and the médialab, RICardo (Research on International Commerce) is a project devoted to trade between nations […]
16 October 2018

When Pierre Mauroy rigorously resisted ‘neo-liberalism’ (1981-1984)

Does the widespread idea that French socialist elites fell under the charm of neoliberalism at the beginning of the 1980s correspond to reality? Did François […]
10 April 2018

Researchers are joining forces to better study the economics of housing

Housing is a key issue for the French population and a priority for public authorities. The research devoted to it, spread across several universities, needed […]
7 April 2018

Do foreign pupils bring down middle school results?

Economist Denis Fougère is a CNRS research director at the Center for Studies in Social Change(OSC). He is co-head, with Agnès van Zanten, of the […]
6 April 2018

The effects of economic conditions on the sorting of jobs and workers

Are there more qualified unemployed people when the economy is in recession? Are the unemployed then more often forced to accept low-quality jobs? Conversely, do […]
1 April 2018
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The new paths of economic science

The financial crisis that began in 2008 in the United States before hitting Europe, overturned the understanding of, and approaches to economics. Some consensuses were […]