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Department of economics

Created in 2009, and a CNRS Joint Research Unit (UMR 8259) since 2016, the Department of Economics now brings together more than forty researchers under the direction of Thierry Mayer.

The Department initially developed around a core of fundamental topics: political economy, international economics, labour economics and econometrics. Over the last few years these topics have broadened to include a theoretical economics research cluster, researchers specialized in development economics and, extending its expertise in macroeconomics, dealing notably with informational frictions. The Department’s research agenda combines both theoretical and empirical approaches. All of these fields of research share a common interest in addressing public policy issues trade, monetary, fiscal, labour market or development policies to which are applied state-of-the-art quantitative methods.

Its publications in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics Studies, as well as in the best international journals specialised in various fields, attest to the scientific excellence of the Department and a high level of internationalization. Another marker are the numerous research grants awarded to the Department since its creation by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Agence nationale de recherche (ANR).

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