Economics at Sciences Po
There are four main centers of research in Sciences Po which involve economics:
In addition to the department of Economics,
- 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 chaired by Philippe Weil, professor at the department of economics. The OFCE 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 and three Nobel Prize laureates.
Le Groupe d'Economie Mondiale (GEM) at Sciences Po is an independent and non-partisan European research centre that seeks to promote debate on international economic integration – its real magnitude, foreseeable costs and benefits. In particular, it aims to provide analysis of the impact of two key policy areas with wide-ranging effects - trade policy and regulatory policy. The director of GEM is Patrick Messerlin professor at the department of economics.