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  • Economic dialogues

The glass ceiling in Academia: when women hurt their career success

Why are there so few women at the top of the academic career ladder? Recent research by Clément Bosquet, Pierre-Philippe Combes, and Cecilia García-Peñalosa using data for academic economists in France shows that only 18% of those in the most senior positions are women, and that this is largely due to them not applying for such positions. This is not just a matter of discrimination: women hurt their own careers by not putting themselves forward for promotion.
Reference: Bosquet C., Combes P-P., García‐Peñalosa C., 2019, « Gender and Promotions: Evidence from Academic Economists in France », Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 121 (3), 1020-1053
April 01st 2020
  • Press / expertise

The extended strangulation of economic activity, not a viable option

Op-ed published in Le Monde, 21 March 2020, Alain Trannoy (EHESS, AMSE) predicts a public deficit of 4.6 points of GDP in France and warns that the prolonged strangulation of economic activity cannot be a viable solution. Article in French only.
March 21st 2020
  • Éclairages

Detecting Acceleration of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policy Guidance

A suitable approach to global pandemics like the COVID-19 is to measure and monitor acceleration/deceleration of confirmed cases and deaths over health policy responses, across countries.
Reference: S. Luchini, M. Degoulet, C. Baunez et P. Pintus
March 20th 2020
  • Economic dialogues

How Can the Spark Between Ecology and Economics be Rekindled?

In a world where climate change is a hot topic, enterprising countries must take initiative in implementing ambitious environmental policies. However, the cost of these policies hinders those that have been straddled with massive public debt since the 2008 financial crisis. So, how can economics and ecology be united? This is the question that is being examined by economists Mouez Fodha, Thomas Seegmuller, and Hiroaki Yamagami.
Reference: Fodha M. , Seegmuller T. , Yamagami H. , 2018, « Environmental Tax Reform under Debt Constraint », Annals of Economics and Statistics, 129, 33-52
March 18th 2020
  • Economic dialogues

Job creation and cash holdings in private firms: is there a link?

Contrary to popular belief, holding large amounts of cash does not encourage private companies to hire staff. In fact, the effect is quite the opposite. Economists Philippe Bacchetta, Kenza Benhima and Céline Poilly highlight the role of external ‘liquidity shocks’ to explain a surprising link between the two phenomena.
Reference: Bacchetta, P., Benhima, K., Poilly, C., 2014, "Corporate Cash and Employment". Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper N.14-01.
March 04th 2020
  • Economic dialogues

The drive for expulsion gaining ground in the EU

In Europe, policies aimed at expelling irregular migrants and rejected asylum seekers are gaining momentum. For many years, Jean-Pierre Cassarino has collected more than 640 bilateral readmission agreements concluded by the EU Member States. He sheds light on an expanding expulsion system which is part and parcel of a broader international framework.
Reference: Cassarino, Jean Pierre, (2014), « A Reappraisal of the EU’s Expanding Readmission System », The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 49:4, 130-145
February 19th 2020
  • Economic dialogues

The thin line between expulsion and voluntary return

The European Union has constructed a new language around the « voluntary return » of irregular migrants and this is making a complex situation more difficult to grasp. Jean-Pierre Cassarino, a political scientist, studies return migration and warns against the abusive use of « return » in the political debate.
Reference: Cassarino, Jean Pierre, (2014), « A Reappraisal of the EU’s Expanding Readmission System », The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 49:4, 130-145. Cassarino, Jean-Pierre, (2015),« Relire le lien entre migration de retour et
February 05th 2020
  • Economic dialogues

Petty racism in private housing

The password is “white” in the competitive private rentals market. Finding a flat can be a real challenge for African immigrants. The economists Bruno Decreuse, Pierre Philippes Combes, Benoît Schmutz, and Alain Trannoy study the insidious racism of neighbouring tenants and landlords that lies at the root of current discriminations.
Reference: Combes, P-P. , Decreuse B. , Schmutz B. , Trannoy A. , 2018, "Neighbor discrimination theory and evidence from the French rental market," Journal of Urban Economics, 104(C), 104-123.
January 22nd 2020
  • Press / expertise

CFA franc-ECO

Only in French - column of Gilles Dufrénot, professor at AMSE and researcher at CEPII center, published in Jeune Afrique magazine, January 7th 2020.
January 09th 2020