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 labour market, 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 labour market. 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 labour market.
- 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.