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 […]
14 October 2017

The challenges of metropolises: what is governed and what is not

Increasingly large and important metropolises Metropolitan development is primarily a question of scale: around thirty metropolises are about to surpass 15 million residents; six of […]
3 October 2017

The carbon footprint of French households and international trade

1 June 2017: the United States withdrawal from the Paris agreement resounded like a thunderclap in a world that had a priori reached a consensus […]