The Centre

A word from the director

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Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne is a research laboratory comprising a community of about one hundred researchers and as many doctoral candidates. It develops its scientific expertise on a wide variety of topics, using diverse methodological approaches, often fostering interactions between economics and others disciplines. CES members work on key economic, social and societal current issues.
Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne promotes cutting-edge, open and interdisciplinary research in economics and other fields. It associates three major institutions: CNRS, the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and IRD.
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The Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne is a joint research unit (UMR 8174) created on 1 January 2006 under the supervision of the CNRS, the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne  and the IRD.

Since 1 January 2024, the CES is headed by Stephane Zuber. The former directors of CES were Cuong Le Van (2006 – 2009), Jean-Marc Tallon (2010 – 2013), Lionel Fontagné (2014 – 2018) and Agnieszka Rusinowska (2019-2023).

The laboratory is structured around 3 main research themes, bringing together 94 researchers and teacher-researchers, 19 emeritus professors and 120 doctoral students, who work on related topics and sub-disciplines.

The 3 research themes are:

Each theme consists of 2 or 3 scientific programs which bring together colleagues working on the same sub-disciplines in economics.

Sorbonne Economics Centre has an internal Scientific Committee, made up of one representative from each theme, whose role is to stimulate scientific interaction between the themes. The Scientific Committee supports the CES management in steering the laboratory’s scientific policy and promotes scientific cooperation between the research themes. This Committee helps in the drafting of the scientific project, organizes the annual call for projects, the CES Days and the young talents seminars. It proposes job profiles and promotes applications to the CNRS.

Since 2018, several annual transversals actions have been organized at the Center d’Economie de la Sorbonne, in particular:

  • Calls for research projects at CES (AAP-CES) – with particular attention given to transversal projects (involving permanent members and Ph.D. students from different scientific programs of the CES), interdisciplinary, and involving young teacher-researchers and researchers of CES and/or recently arrived at CES.
  • CES Research Days (transversal) (2018 – 2022 programs).

Sorbonne Economics Centre has 24 seminars:


Working Groups