12 June 2022

Welfare and Reciprocity: Should We (Really) Feed the Surfers?

Should society feed surfers? ‘Surfers’ are people who choose to stop contributing to social life through work in order to devote themselves to leisure activities. […]
10 June 2022

Higher Education Graduates’s Decreasing Returns to Experience

Every year in France, a new cohort of young people leaves the education system and enters the labour market. Available data show that wage growth […]
17 February 2022

Protect Global Value Chains

Smoother Sailing for World Trade The pandemic has highlighted the importance of global value chains, an organisation of production which relies on the integration of […]
12 February 2022

Linking Gender and Climate

Why look at the links between gender and climate? What are the links between gender systems and climate change in the policies of international development […]
8 July 2021

The Covid Debt Must Prepare the Future

The issue of the public debt incurred during the Covid pandemic divides public opinion, politicians, and even economists. The fear that its repayment will excessively […]
8 July 2021

When Courts are the Metronome of Productivity

By Johannes Boehm, Department of Economics Over the last decades, researchers have pointed out that firms in developing countries are less productive than their counterparts […]
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

Counting the Forgotten in Politics

Financing political parties and candidates for their electoral campaigns is not a trivial phenomenon. Yet one of its essential dimensions – the “small” donations made […]
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 […]