Centers and research programs

The department of Economics, was created in 2009 and has completely renewed research and teaching in economics at Sciences Po. The size of the department is modest relatively to other large institutions in
France or Europe but, on several dimensions the department is doing as well or better. The department is now recognized as one of the most dynamic and promising in Europe.

  • Five faculty members have received "European Research Council" grants. Two have been awarded the «Chaire d'excellence» grant from ANR for young researchers based outside France with a strong international reputation. Four professors of the department have received the prize of best young (under 40) French economist. No other university has received more.

    The renewal of research in economics has had a major impact on teaching with the main objective of offering to the students the possibility to be taught by high level researchers on policy relevant economic issues. The department is very grateful to the Banque de France Sciences Po partnership for its continuing support.

    Jean Marc Robin
    Department chair



  • The Laboratoire Indisciplinaire d'Evaluation des Politiques Publiques (LIEPP) is an intedisciplinary center of research on public policy evaluation. The department of economics is one of the four centers at the origin of LIEPP. It is co-chaired by Etienne Wasmer, professor of economics at the department and Cornelia Woll from the Max Planck Sciences Po Center (MaxPo) institute and the department of political science. The LIEPP (Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies) has been selected by an international scientific jury as a "Laboratoire d'excellence" (Labex). It aims to evaluate various aspects of public policy through an innovative method based on multidisciplinarity and comparison of qualitative, comparative, and quantitative analysis of the same policy. The project brings together more than fifty researchers who belong to four research units of Sciences Po: the Centre d'études européennes (CEE), the Centre for Sociology of Organizations (CSO), the Department of Economics and the Center for Studies in Social Change (OSC).




  • L’Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE), the French Economic Observatory, is both a university research centre and an institution for forecasting and evaluating public policies. It brings together over 40 French and international researchers, including several internationally renowned research fellows.


Research projects

MACROHIST (MACROeconomics & Economic HISTory) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), funded under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2013-608129) and running for 4 years (September 2013-August 2017). Positions are available for:

Pre-Doctoral Researchers (Early Stage Researchers)

Post-Doctoral Researchers (Experienced Researchers)

Further information about the position on EURAXESS website

MACROHIST is based on a network of eight leading European academic and research institutions:

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London (UK)
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland)
University of Oxford (UK)
Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
Sciences-Po, Paris (France)
Universidad Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)


See here for more details