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16 March 2021

When Econometrics Sheds Light on the History of Social Relations

Applying recently developed econometric methods to analyse trade flows in Antiquity may seem bold. It is what Thomas Chaney, a researcher in the Department of […]
16 March 2021

Is Innovation a Matter of Destruction and Creation?

Like mechanization in the 19th century, innovation – and especially digital innovation – is often considered to be a job destroyer. This is not the […]
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
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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 […]