Partnerships, centers and research programs

The Department of Economics, was created in 2009 and has completely renewed research and teaching in economics at Sciences Po. Although modest in size in comparison to other institutions in France and Europe, the Department ranks among the very best with respect to several fields.  The department is now recognized as one of the most dynamic and promising in Europe.

Since its creation the Department's faculty members have been awarded nine "European Research Council" grants as well as European funding via the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme. Two have been awarded the «Chaire d'excellence» grant from the ANR for young researchers based outside France with a strong international reputation and another eight have received ANR funding for their projects. 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.


Institutional partnerships for research and innovation

The Banque de France/Sciences Po Research Partnership

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The Banque de France and Sciences Po’s Department of Economics have forged a scientific partnership with common research projects, academic exchanges and the joint organisation of conferences.

The Department is very grateful for the continuing support of the Banque de France that makes Sciences Po's Department of Economics one of the most Dynamic and promising departments in France and Europe.

More information about the Banque de France Sciences Po Research Partnership


The CORE Project partnership for innovation of the teaching of economics

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The CORE Project, spearheaded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (Oxford Martin School), sets out to turn upside down the way economics is taught to undergraduates by “total(ly) re-think(ing)… the economics syllabus and teaching methods” (Wendy Carlin, director of the INET CORE curriculum).

More information about the Core Project Partnership



Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire d'Évaluation des Politiques Publiques (LIEPP)


The Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire d'Évaluation des Politiques Publiques (LIEPP) is an interdisciplinary 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 Étienne 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. LIEPP has been awarded the highly selective accreditation "Laboratoire d'excellence" (Labex) by an international scientific jury. 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).


Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Économiques (OFCE)


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

Ongoing European Projects in 2018-19


ANTICORPOL: New Dimensions and approaches to anti-corruption policy
Horizon 2020 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action - European Fellowship
Awardee: Fei XU

FINET - Firm Networks, Trade and Growth
ERC Starting Grant
Awardee: Thomas CHANEY

SOWELL - Social Preferences, Well-Being and Policy
ERC Consolidator Grant
Awardee: Yann ALGAN

Past european projects:
RIFIFI (2016, ERC, Guillaume PLANTIN); TRUST (2014, ERC, Yann ALGAN); MAPCOMPETE (2015, FP7-SSH, Philippe MARTIN); HETMAT (2018, ERC, Thierry MAYER); EcoMatch (2017, ERC, Alfred GALICHON); INFINHET (2018, ERC, Nicolas COEURDACIER); MACROHIST (2017, FP7, Philippe MARTIN); WASP (2016, ERC, Jean-Marc ROBIN); WSCWTBDS (2016, ERC, Guy LAROQUE)

Ongoing ANR projects in 2018-19

TOPAZE - Technology and Polarization of Employement
Partner: Zsófia BÁRÁNY

ASPIRE - Gender, Aspirations, and the Labor Market
Tremplin ERC Grant
Awardee: Ghazala AZMAT