17-12-2018 | *UPDATED* Departmental Seminar: Marco BATTAGLINI (Cornell)
Marco BATTAGLINI is Edward Meyer Professor of Economics at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, ha was Proessor at Princeton. He is an Elected Fellow for the Econometric Society since 2014 and, this year, he became an Elected Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. He is also the Editor of Games and Economic Behavior and was an Associate Editor for ten years of Econometrica.  In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Carlo Alberto Medal, awarded to an Italian economist under the age of 40 for outstanding research contributions to the field of economics.  His research focuses on economic theory, game theory, contract theory, political economy and laboratory experiments. Marco BATTAGLINI will present a paper, joint with Eleonora PATACCHINI and Edoardo RAINONE, at the next Departmental Seminar on the theme: Endogenous social connections in legislatures  More about Marco BATTAGLINI and his research
18-12-2018 | *EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION* Seminar: François GÉRARD (Columbia University)
François GÉRARD is Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He is also a Research Affiliate at CEPR and IGC, a NBER Faculty Research Fellow, and an Affiliate at the Center for Development Economics and Policy. While acquiring his PhD at UC Berkeley, he worked as an Academic Consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank and then as Impact Evaluation Specialist for RTI International in Mali. He was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (USA) grant for his project "Unemployment Insurance Schemes in Developing Countries". His primary research interests are at the intersection of Public Economics and Development. He is also interested in Environmental Economics and Labour Economics. François GÉRARD will present his paper at an exceptional seminar on the theme: Job Displacement Insurance and Consumption: Evidence from Brazil More about François GERARD and his research  
18-12-2018 | *UPDATED* TRADE Seminar Sciences Po/PSE: Yoto V. YOTOV (Drexel University)
Yoto V. YOTOV is Professor at the School of Economics of the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. He is also a Research Professor and Senior Researcher at the CESifo Group at the University of Munich. He is an Associated Research Fellow at the Economic Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. His research interests are focused on international trade and trade policy.  Yoto V. YOTOV will present a paper, joint with Gabriel FELBERMAYR, Constantinos SYROPOULOS, and Erdal YALCIN, at the next Paris Trade Seminar on the theme: The Effectiveness of Sanctions: New Evidence Based on Structural Gravity and a New Database More about Yoto V. YOTOV and his research
21-12-2018 | *POSTPONED* Friday Seminar: Ariane SALEM (PhD Candidate, University of Geneva)
Ariane SALEM is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Geneva. She is interested in questions relative to agricultural policies and land related conflicts. The central article of her dissertation discusses the implication of rural land reform on local population income in the colonial framework. Her second co-authored article investigates the relation between gentrification and violence. Ariane SALEM will present a paper at the next Friday Seminar on the theme: Land Concentration and Rural Poverty (link to Abstract, PDF) More about Ariane SALEM and her research
16-05-2019 | PEPES Seminar: Claudio FERRAZ (PUC de Rio de Janeiro)
Claudio FERRAZ is Itaú-Unibanco Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro as well as the Scientific Director of Latin America J-PAL. He is a Fellow at BREAD, an Affiliated Professor for the J-PAL, for Evidence in Governance and Politics and Research Affiliate at the International Growth Centre (IGC). He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Development Economics and the Latin American Economic Review, and he sits on the Editorial Board of the World Bank Economic Review. His research focuses on the relationship between political institutions and economic development.