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

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
  • Expertise

The sobering story of the website that attempted to bring unemployment down

In an article published in Vox EU, a team of researchers looks at the results of an online platform that provide tailored advice to jobseekers.
June 21st 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

Exchange Rate Targeting in Sub-Saharan Africa: Real, Nominal, or Mixed?

With little diversification, a great amount of debt, and a high level of dependence, the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa are confronted with many challenges and left vulnerable against external shocks. What exchange rate regimes do central banks choose to protect these countries and help them reach seemingly incompatible macroeconomic aims?
Reference: Al Hajj, Fadia, Gilles Dufrénot, and Benjamin Keddad. 2021. “Exchange Rate Policy and External Vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa: Nominal, Real or Mixed Targeting?” Applied Economics 53 (3): 380–99.
June 15th 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

The Growth Rate of Cities: From Agricultural to Industrial Towns

According to the World Bank, cities account for only 55% of Earth’s population, and generate more than 80% of the global GDP. They also often have a high economic growth. An Oxford study estimated Paris’ growth rate between 2019 and 2035 to be approximately 1.7%. But how can we explain this urban economic growth? The economists Christian Ghiglino, Kazuo Nishimura, and Alain Venditti aim to respond to this question by using a model that combines two major economic theories.
Reference: Ghiglino C., Nishimura K., Venditti A., 2020, "A theory of heterogeneous city growth", International Journal of Economic Theory, 1-11
May 25th 2022
  • Dialogues économiques

The Balance Between Labor and Capital: Do Profits Consume Wages?

How are wages decided upon? One major determining factor is how value added is shared between a company’s profits and employee compensation. It has been collectively admitted that over the past forty years, profits have increased in many developed countries at the expense of wages. Economists Gilbert Cette, Lorraine Koehl, and Thomas Philippon look at this in a new light and demonstrate that the percentage for wages has actually increased in France.
Reference: Cette, Gilbert, Lorraine Koehl, and Thomas Philippon. 2020. « Labor Share. » Economics Letters 188 (C) : 108 979.
May 11th 2022
  • Expertise

La géographie de la malédiction des ressources naturelles vue du ciel brésilien

Only in French | In The Conversation, Pierre-Guillaume Méon (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Phoebe W. Ishak (AMU / CNRS / AMSE) study the impact of hydrocarbon prices on Brazilian municipalities.
Reference: Ishak P. W., Méon P.-G., "A Resource-rich Neighbor is a Misfortune: The spatial Distribution of the resource Curse in Brazil", forthcoming
May 05th 2022