*NEW* Visiting with us this Fall: Moshe BUCHINSKY (UCLA), Maria GUADALUPE (INSEAD), Scott GEHLBACH (Chicago), Gianluca VIOLANTE (Princeton)

The Department is honoured to be hosting distinguished Visiting Faculty, Professor Moshe BUCHINSKY, Professor Maria GUADALUPE, Professor Scott GUELBACH throughout the academic year 2019/20 and Professor Gianluca VIOLANTE for the Fall semester.


Moshe BUCHINSKY is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a consultant for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He is also affiliated to a number of research centres: he is an Adjunct Economist at RAND, a Research Affiliate at the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality as well as at the California Center for Population Research, and a Research Associate at CREST-INSEE and NBER. Among his editorial activities he is Associate Editor of the new addition of the New Palgrave, Editor of The Journal of Labor Economics, and Associate Editor of Quantitative Economics. Professor Buchinsky was Vice-Chair for Graduate Studies at UCLA's Department of Economics twice (2003-2006 and 2013-2016). In 2014 he was Chair of Excellence at the University Carlos III of Madrid.

Moshe BUCHINSKY's fields of interests include:

  • Theoretical and Applied Econometrics
    Labor Economics
    Public Finance
    Health Economics
    Applied Microeconomics

His research develops econometric tools and applies them to labor economics and public finance. Professor Buchinsky wrote seminal papers on quantile regression, using it to analyze changes in the distribution of wages. His other work studies returns to seniority and experience, and the degree of wage mobility.

This is the second time Professor Moshe BUCHINSKY will be visiting with us - we were pleased to host him in 2012.

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Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 Paris - Office J 407



Scott GEHLBACH is Professsor at the Departmenet of Political Science and Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Prior to going to Chicago, he was faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for sixteen years. He has at various times been affiliated with both the New Economic School and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He has a number of editorial activities: he is Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Politeia and Comparative Economic Studies.

A political economist and comparativist, his work is motivated by the contemporary and historical experience of Russia, Ukraine, and other postcommunist states. He has made numerous contributions to the study of autocracy, economic reform, political connections, and other important topics in political economy.

Professor Gehlbach's work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, two Fulbright-Hays Fellowships, and many other grants. He has been honored for his scholarship through numerous awards, including most recently the Michael Wallerstein Award for best article in political economy.

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Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 Paris - Office J 402



Maria GUADALUPE is Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD. She is also the Academic Director of the INSEAD Randomized Control Trials (RCT) Lab - she was awarded a grant to create the lab in 2016. She is a CEPR Research Fellow in IO and Labour as well as an IZA Research Affiliate. Among her editorial activities, she is the Associate Editor of Management Science, Strategy, Edotorial Board member of the "Institutional and Organizational Economics Series" for Cambridge Elements and Associate Editor at SERIEs-Journal of the Spanish Economic Association. Prior to joining INSEAD, she was the Sandford C. Bernstein & Co. Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia's Graduate School of Business. She was Visiting Professor at Princeton in 2008 and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Economics of MIT.

Maria GUADALUPE's field of interest is:

  • Organizational and Personnel Economics

Her research is on the interactions between firms’ organizational choices and markets, with a focus on firm performance. She has studied how globalization and the competitive environment faced by firms shape their internal organizational choices, including pay levels, incentives, executive compensation and hierarchical structures. She has also studied the effect of corporate governance arrangements on firm performance. Her more recent work focuses on how multinationals select their foreign targets and the productivity consequences of the changes in firm boundaries.

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Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 Paris - Office F 403 C



Gianluca VIOLANTE is Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He is affiliated to NBER as a Research Associate and to CEPR as a Research Fellow. He is also an International Research Fellow at the Institute of Fiscal Studies, an External Research Member at CEBI, a Regular Research Visitor at the ECB and Carnegie-Rochester-NYU CSPP Advisory Board Member. His editorial activities include Econometrica as Co-Editor. He is Co-Leader of the NBER EFG Group Micro Data, Macro Models.

His main research interests are:

  • Macroeconomics
    Labor Economics
    Public Finance

He has published his research in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies. He has also published in several top-field journals.

His work has garnered a number of honors and awards. He was named Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor at McMaster University this past winter and was awarded the 2019 Economics in Central Banking Award for his AER article 'Monetary Policy According to HANK' (joint with Kaplan and Moll). In 2016 he became a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

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Professor Violante will be visting with us from September to December, 2019.

Location: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 Paris - Office J 402