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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

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 […]