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

For a Better Intergenerational Circulation of Assets

The issues of population aging and savings are intimately linked. Their relationship shapes the intergenerational distribution of wealth, and more importantly, the way in which […]
18 May 2020

Competing Perspectives on Climate Change and Gender

by Helena Alviar Garcia, Law School* Do environmental depredation and climate change affect women differently from men? This question has been asked by feminists and […]
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 […]