International Economics and Labor Markets

International Economics and Labor Markets

Theme 2 : International Economics and Labor Markets

  • Responsible: Clément BOSQUET
  • Theme: Sustainable Globalization

Presentation of the scientific program

This team, composed of 1 DR, 2 CR, 2 professors and 3 lecturers, is characterized by common methodologies (theory, micro-data), a common purpose (the polarization of the labor markets, the strategies of firms in the globalized economy, individual choices) and a publication effort at the highest level, in particular the following rank 1 (or 1st) CNRS journals :

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Labor Economics, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Economic History), International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Geography.

Its researchers and research professors maintain numerous collaborations at the national (Sciences Po, CEPII, AMSE, EXCESS, PjSE) and international levels (University of Lausanne, Università di Trento, Scuaola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa, University of Warwick, Université Catholique de Louvain, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Hamburg Universität, World Trade Organization).

The research agenda that its members plan to carry out is based on new theories of international trade and the labor markets. The aim of the projects that will be developed in this area is to propose a range of innovative and complementary studies on the determinants of the choices made by economic agents in the context of a globalized economy. The empirical projects will use individual firm or employee data (or a combination of both types of data) as well as rigorous econometric methodologies.

The envisaged projects around which the research will be carried out revolve around various questions :

  • Trade openness, imported technology and the performance of exporting firms.
  • Determinants of trade elasticities.
  • Resource allocation and economic efficiency.
  • Export behaviour of multi-product firms.
  • Trade facilitation.
  • Geography of innovation during the industrial revolution.
  • Innovation and immigration during the industrial revolution.
  • Ethnic discrimination: taste discrimination vs. statistical discrimination.
  • Discrimination against visible minorities and employer characteristics.
  • Effect of intellectual ‘Spillovers’ on local growth.
  • Impact of income distribution on international trade flows.
  • Impact of trade liberalization on long-term growth in the presence of variable mark-ups.
  • Role and use of social networks for job search and effects on the labor markets.
  • Social interactions, race relations and inequality.
  • Theoretical analysis of endogenous social interactions.
  • Income distribution and globalization.
  • Spatial and economic integration of immigrants and refugees.
  • Changes in activity and employment rates in the EA since the crisis.


The researchers of the scientific program organize or co-organize three seminars:

– the international trade seminar “Paris Trade Seminar” (Paris 1- PSE – Sciences Po) which takes place every other Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. alternating between the three MSE, Jourdan and Sciences Po sites;

– the international economics and Labor Markets seminar “IELM (International Economics and Labor Markets)” alternating every other Monday at 12:00 p.m. with the GSIELM seminar at the MSE;

-the international seminar in international economics “GSIELM (Graduate Students in International Economics and Labor Markets)” alternating every other Monday at 1:00 pm with the IELM seminar at the MSE.

These seminars are supported by the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.


Permanent staff

BAS Maria

University Professor


University Professor

GORIN Clément

Associate Professor


Research Fellow


Associate Professor


Associate Professor

NJIKE Arnold

Associate Professor


Research Director