At the interface between academic research and society, AMSE disseminates economic knowledge to non-academic audiences by:
- making the results of research accessible to everyone through its digital journal, Dialogues économiques, which publishes articles, videos and infographics,
- organizing outreach events (conferences, festivals, exhibitions),
- supporting researchers to contributing to the public debate (journalistic writing, press relations).
  • Dialogues économiques

When Game Theory Takes Us on a Ride

According to game theory, free competition is not always ideal for society. Economists Gaëtan Fournier and Marco Scarsini use this perspective to study the spatial competition between several retailers. The retailers choose the location of their business to maximize their profits. According to the researchers’ model, pursuing an individual profit leads to stable but undesirable situations for the common good.
Reference: Fournier G., Scarsini M., 2019, "Location Games on Networks: Existence and Efficiency of Equilibria," Mathematics of Operations Research, 44(1), 212-235
October 28th 2020
  • Dialogues économiques

World Poverty: The numbers do not add up

How many people are living in poverty in the world? Finding the answer to this simple question poses a wealth of difficulty. Determining who lives in poverty is a difficult task, and the various means used to count these people can give quite different values. Economists Zhou Xun and Michel Lubrano seek to illustrate this issue in their article, in which they propose a new method for assessing poverty in developing countries.
Reference: Xun Z., Lubrano M., 2018, "A Bayesian Measure of Poverty in the Developing World," Review of Income and Wealth, 64 (3), 649-678
October 14th 2020
  • Press

French Nobel or Nobel in France?

After Esther Duflo, Nobel Prize in economics last year and Emmanuelle Charpentier, Nobel Prize in chemistry this year, France is in the spotlight, neither of them have done their research in France, why ? Op-ed article by Alain Trannoy in Le Echos. Only in French.
October 13th 2020
  • Lectures

2020 -2021 Edition - Sciences Echos Lectures

Only in French - The lectures are open to everyone for the 2020-2021 edition! Why do we get into a relationship? What do economics teach us in times of epidemic? Why do we tend to put off our homework until tomorrow? Can the carbon tax be fair? So many questions answered by researchers in economics.
October 05th 2020
  • Dialogues économiques

Africa: a fertile ground for conflict?

The analysis of conflict in Africa often foregrounds the existence of ethnic tensions, which are often due to issues with access to fertile land, which gives rise to inequalities. Economists Nicolas Berman, Mathieu Couttenier and Raphaël Soubeyran delve into the impact of soil productivity on conflicts. According to their analysis, the risk of violence increases in proportion to the level of difference in soil fertility.
Reference: Nicolas Berman & Mathieu Couttenier & Raphaël Soubeyran, 2019, "Fertile Ground for Conflict,", Journal of the European Economics Association
September 30th 2020
  • Press

Two billion informal workers struggling with Covid-19

Cecilia Garcia Peñalosa (CNRS, EHESS) was one of the guests of "Eco d'ici et éco d'ailleurs" on Radio France Internationale. Only in French
September 17th 2020
  • Dialogues économiques

Let’s (De)Centralize Public Goods!

Should we favor large metropolises over small communities? According to standard economic theory, the answer is yes, since centralizing helps reduce expenses. However, when public authorities lack some of the relevant information, opting for a federal structure that allows redistribution between many small towns may be the way to go. Researchers Nicolas Gravel and Michel Poitevin demonstrate this by studying the distribution of public and private goods in both federal and centralized structures.
Reference: Gravel N., Poitevin M., 2019, "Optimal provision of a public good with costly exclusion," Games and Economic Behavior, 117(C), 451-460
September 16th 2020
  • Expertise

French version of Carl Menger's "Principles of Economics"

First complete edition of a major works of contemporary economics. Translated from german (Austria) and edited by Gilles Campagnolo.
September 15th 2020
  • Dialogues économiques

Rental and eviction: a question of social connections?

Renting an apartment is not always an easy task. Between providing the numerous necessary documents and navigating a competitive rental market, finding a home sometimes becomes a matter of social connections and knowing the right person. It is possible that this problem is linked to the cumbersome legal proceedings necessary for eviction in the case of non-payment of rent by tenants. Eviction procedures can be long and extremely costly, particularly in countries where people have strong ties with family and friends, such as in southern Europe. This correlation is subject to analysis by Antoine Bonleu.
Reference: Bonleu A., 2019, "Procedural Formalism and Social Networks in the Housing Market," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, 133, 25-56
September 02nd 2020
  • Expertise

How to fight tax fraud ?

In this book, economists Nicolas Jacquemet (Univ. Paris 1 / PSE), Stéphane Luchini (CNRS / AMSE) and Antoine Malézieux (Univ. Exeter / TARC) analyze tax fraud through the prism of behavioral economics. Available in French bookstores.
September 01st 2020