Sharing

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).
  • Press
  • Op-Ed

Inégalités de genres : « Légiférer pour imposer les mathématiques aux filles n’est pas la solution »

Only in French | In the newspaper Le Monde, Cecilia García-Peñalosa (AMSE/CNRS/EHESS) and Fabien Petit (AMSE/AMU) ask why high school mathematics courses are so unpopular among girls.
March 08th 2022
  • Press
  • Op-Ed

En Belgique, les résidents d’une maison de repos ont 50 % de risques en plus de mourir dans les deux ans que s’ils étaient restés chez eux

Only in French | In the Belgian newspaper "La Libre", economists show that in Belgium and France, the mortality rate in nursing homes is higher than in other countries where more resources are devoted to long-term care.
March 06th 2022
  • Lectures

"Economics in the health system?"

Only in Frencch | On Tuesday 1 March, Bruno Ventelou (AMSE / CNRS) gave a Sciences Echos conference entitled "Economics in the health system?"
March 02nd 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

May God Bless You! (If you pay)

For both insurance and divine protection, giving to the church can pay off. This is what economists Emmanuelle Auriol, Julie Lassébie, Amma Panin, Eva Raiber, and Paul Seabright demonstrate after studying the reasons why Ghanaian parishioners often give such large donations (sometimes over 10% of their income!) to their churches.
Reference: Auriol E., Lassébie J., Panin A., Raiber E., Seabright P., 2020, “God Insures Those Who Pay? Formal Insurance and Religious Offerings in Ghana”, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 135 (4), 1799–1848.
March 02nd 2022
  • Press
  • Op-Ed

Combattre les inégalités de patrimoine

Only in French | Increasing salaries by taxing property? This is the solution to the problems of access to property proposed by Alain Trannoy (AMSE/EHESS) in Les Echos.
February 15th 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

The general practitioner shortage: a French disease?

France is suffering from a shortage of general practitioners. One of the symptoms of this sickness has been termed 'medical desertification'. But what lies behind this expression? The economists Julien Silhol, Bruno Ventelou and Anna Zaytseva overthrow the assumptions in their latest publication. They reveal a little-known truth: inequalities exist in access to care from one end of France to the other, and not only in rural areas. An in-depth study is conducted into the practices of general practitioners in these areas defined by the ARS as 'under-provisioned': do these medical practices differ according to location?
Reference: Silhol J., Ventelou B., Zaytseva A., 2020, “How French General Practitioners Respond to Declining Medical Density: A Study on Prescription Practices, with an Insight into Opioids Use.” The European Journal of Health Economics, 21 (9), 1391–98.
February 02nd 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

From Protecting Nature to Protecting Biodiversity: A History of Debate

How do you measure a concept as obscure as biodiversity? Indicators are one way to do so. But the economists Pierre Courtois, Charles Figuières, and Chloé Mulier reveal that these may not all lead to the same result. For example, Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao's and Martin Weitzman’s indicators each lead to policies that are sometimes on complete opposite sides of the spectrum. While one recommends saving the most fragile species, the other recommends saving the most robust! So, does protecting the environment come down to perspective?
Reference: Comment mesurer un concept aussi élusif que celui de biodiversité ? Une solution est d’utiliser des indicateurs, mais les économistes Pierre Courtois, Charles Figuières et Chloé Mulier montrent que tous ne conduisent pas à la même de la nature. Ceux de Ca
January 19th 2022
  • Expertise

The environmental burden of the international job market for economists

Only in English | In a column in Vox EU, Alberto Prati (University of Oxford), Olivier Chanel (CNRS/AMSE) and Morgan Raux (University of Luxembourg) argue that it is time to reassess the environmentally unsustainable recruitment system of the international job market for economist.
January 18th 2022
  • Expertise

Le Grand Retour de la terre dans les patrimoines et pourquoi c'est une bonne nouvelle !

Only in French | In this book, Alain Trannoy (EHESS / AMSE) and Étienne Wasmer (Sciences Po Paris / NYUAD) explain why urban land has become considerably more valuable over the last thirty years, and propose a fiscal revolution to concile social justice and economic efficiency. Available from Odile Jacob on 19 January 2022.
January 18th 2022
  • Expertise

Students prefer 'accredited' schools

In a study published in the Economics of Education Review, Julien Jacqmin (NEOMA Business School) and Mathieu Lefebvre (AMU/FEG/AMSE) looked at the influence of accreditations of business schools on the choice of future french students.
Reference: Jacqmin J., Lefebvre M., 2021, "The effect of International accreditations on students’ revealed preferences : Evidence from French business schools". Economics of Education review, 85, 102192.
January 11th 2022