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. 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.


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

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 renewed on a regular basis for:

Post-Doctoral Researchers (Experienced Researchers)

In 2014-15, MACROHIST was pleased to welcome Post-Doctoral researcher Mattia FOCHESATO for a year.

Pre-Doctoral Researchers (Early Stage Researchers)

MACROHIST is pleased to welcome three Early Stage Researchers this academic year:
- Joséfin MEYER (Freie Universität)
- Miguel ORTIZ SERRANO (Universidad Carlos III Madrid)
- Nadir PREZIOSI (College of Europe Bruges)

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)

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