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

Are All Patients Equal in front of Precision Medicine?

Finding the right treatment for each patient is the very foundation of Healthcare. If we push this principle to the extreme, precision medicine is one of the best ways to fight cancer.
Reference: Bardey D., Kembou S., Ventelou B., 2021., “Physicians’ Incentives to Adopt Personalised Medicine: Experimental Evidence.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization ,191, 686–713.
November 16th 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

Security: Who Benefits from the Fight Against Crime?

In the fight against crime, private and public actors in security and protection work hand in hand. What good would a security camera do if it were not connected to a local police station? Are the police more useful to people who have cameras? The researchers Tanguy van Ypersele, Steeve Mongrain, Joanne Roberts, and Ross Hickey came up with a model that analyzes the link between public and private security.
Reference: Hickey, Ross, Steeve Mongrain, Joanne Roberts, and Tanguy van Ypersele. 2021. “Private Protection and Public Policing.” Journal of Public Economic Theory 23 (1): 5–28.
October 31st 2022
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Marriage, War, Money? How Inheritance Impacted the Creation of the Modern State

Why did medieval inheritance rules prioritize men over women? Èric Roca Fernández uses a mathematical simulation to demonstrate how the systematic preference for men in inheritance rules helped European feudal fiefdoms transform into modern states.
October 18th 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

Evaluating Education Systems Through Inequalities Between Families

Is the French education system a rather average performer? According to the PISA ranking, this seems to be the case. But this ranking, which ranks education systems based on the average scores of their 15-year-old pupils, has its limitations. The economists Nicolas Gravel, Edward Levavasseur, and Patrick Moyes have therefore taken a new look at the PISA ranking by accounting for inequalities in family background.
Reference: Gravel N., Levavasseur E., Moyes P., 2021, "Evaluating education systems", Applied Economics, 53(45), 5177-5207
October 10th 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

Cesarean Section Epidemic: The Algerian Case

Is the world experiencing a caesarean section epidemic? The use of this practice is increasing in parallel to the establishment of private actors in the health sector. Using the example of Algeria, economists Ahcène Zehnati, Marwân-al-Qays Bousmah and Mohammad Abu-Zaineh reveal the differences in practice between the private and public health sectors.
Reference: Zehnati, Ahcène, Marwân-al-Qays Bousmah, and Mohammad Abu-Zaineh. 2021. “Public–Private Differentials in Health Care Delivery: The Case of Cesarean Deliveries in Algeria.” International Journal of Health Economics and Management 21 (3): 367–85.
September 21st 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

Is there a “Natural Resources Curse?”

Oil, coal, gas, gold, diamonds, and other minerals are a great source of wealth for the countries that have these natural resources beneath the surface of their land. However, resources and development do not always go hand-in-hand. For a long time, economics literature has talked about the “curse of natural resources.” In the 2000’s, this theory is questioned: this “curse” may in fact just be a statistical artifact. The economists Nicolas Clootens and Djamel Kirat provide another perspective to the argument.
Reference: Clootens N., Kirat D., 2020, "Threshold regressions for the resource curse", Environment and Development Economics, 25(6), 583-610
September 07th 2022
  • Press
  • Op-Ed

« L’impact d’une remontée des taux d’intérêt sur l’inflation pourrait être beaucoup plus faible qu’attendu »

Only in French | In an article published in "Le Monde" on September 7, 2022, Gilles Dufrénot (AMSE/SciencesPo Aix/CEPII) combats the idea that raising interest rates is an effective tool to fight inflation.
September 07th 2022
  • Lectures

Only in French - Sciences Echos - 2022-2023

September 05th 2022
  • Press
  • Op-Ed

« L’accès à l’IVG a pour effet l’augmentation du niveau d’éducation des femmes et de leur participation au marché du travail »

Only in French | In an article published in "Le Monde" on July 4, 2002, Cecilia García-Peñalosa (AMSE/CNRS/EHESS) examines the societal and economic impacts of the Supreme Court's reversal of the Roe vs. Wade.
July 04th 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

Does a Denser City Mean a Greener City?

New Delhi, Jakarta, Mexico City, and Tokyo are all globally celebrated cities, but their population density is most often associated with polluted, unbreathable air and a heavy atmosphere. However, according to the economists David Castells-Quintana, Elisa Dienesch, and Mélanie Krause, promoting denser urban areas could actually lower emissions per capita—especially if the city is organized into multiple business districts.
Reference: Castells-Quintana D., Dienesch E., Krause M., 2021, “Air Pollution in an Urban World: A Global View on Density, Cities and Emissions.” Ecological Economics, 189
June 29th 2022