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- Several members of our group are participating in the Workshop on Competitiveness and Public Policies which will take place in Paris on April 22 2014. Lionel Nesta, Sarah Guillou, Francesco Vona and Mauro Napoletano will all present their works at the workshop. Download the program of the workshop.

- Our group welcomes a new addition: Dr. Lei Ji joins SKEMA Business School as an Assistant Professor and OFCE as an Economist. Lei received her PhD from North Carolina State university in 2010. Before joining OFCE-SKEMA group she was an Assistant Professor at Shanghai School of Economics and Finance and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. General area of her research interest is the long-run dynamic behavior of the aggregate economy.

- Zakaria Babutsidze and Mark McCabe have been awarded a research grant from Sloan Foundation‘s program on contribution economy for their project on influence of awards, such as Nobel prize and John Bates Clark Medal, on co-authorship patterns in Economics. The sum amounts to $6,500 and will be used to complete the database for the empirical analysis.

- On December 17-18 2012 Maurizio Iacopetta and Raoul Minetti organized a Workshop on Finance, Growth and Crises in Paris.
The recent economic crisis has demonstrated once more that financial markets have an enormous influence on productive activities, and on people’s well-being. The workshop, jointly organized by SKEMA Business School and OFCE-Sciences Po, will bring together leading scholars to discuss and interpret fresh new financial and economic data that unfolded during the recent economic crisis. Scholars will also explain how the relationship between financial markets and the real side of the economy has changed and will propose policy recommendations on how to revive the growth process.
The workshop also includes a roundtable where these issues will be debated among industry experts, scholars, policy makers, and journalists.
See the press release.

- On June 10-12 2013 we organized EMAEE 2013: 8th European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics at SKEMA Business School.

- Jean-Luc Gaffard and Mauro Napoletano have edited a special issue of Revue de l’OFCE on “Agent Based Models and Economic Policy”.
The special issue collects papers presented on a workshop on New Advances in Agent Based Modeling in Paris on June 19-20 2012. Contributors include Peter Howitt, Alan Kirman, Giovanni Dosi, Mauro Gallegati and many more.


Recent publications

“Environmental Policies, Competition and Innovation in Renewable Energy” by Lionel Nesta, Francesco Vona and Francesco Nicolli. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, forthcoming.

“Convergence of EU and US Industrial Policy: The obsession Of Competitiveness” (2014) by Sarah Guillou. Revue D’Economie Industrielle, n°145.

“Showing of telling? Local interaction and organization of behavior” by Zakaria Babutsidze and Robin Cowan. Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, forthcoming.

“Knowledge-Intensive Business Services and Economic Growth with Endogenous Market Structure” by Chienyu Huang and Lei Ji. Journal of Macroeconomics, forthcoming.

“Income distribution, credit and fiscal policies in an agent-based keynesian model” (2013) by Giovanni Dosi, Giorgio Fagiolo, Mauro Napoletano and Andrea Roventini. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37:1598-1625.

“Real-time pricing when some consumers resist in saving electricity”, by Evens Salies. Energy Policy, forthcoming.

“Structural Change and Income Distribution: an inverted-U relationship”, by Fabrizio Patriarca and Francesco Vona. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, forthcoming.

“Crise de la théorie et crise de la politique économique : des modèles d’équilibre général stochastique aux modèles de dynamique hors de l’équilibre”, by Jean-Luc Gaffard. Revue Economique, forthcoming.

“International Trade and Domestic Distortions : Modelling the Transition Process” (2012) by Jean-Luc Gaffard and Francesco Saraceno. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 22:275-301.

“Formal Education and Public Knowledge” (2011) by Maurizio Iacopetta. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 35:676-93.


Recent working papers

Cash-in-advance constraint on R&D in a Schumpeterian growth model with and endogenous market structure by Chienyu Huang, Juin-Jen Chang and Lei Ji.

The Rise and Fall of R&D Networks by Mario Tomasello, Mauro Napoletano, Antonios Garas and Frank Schweitzer.

Firms’ leverage and export quality: evidence from France by Michele Bernini, Sarah Guillou and Flora Belone.

Energy Market Liberalization and Renewable Energy Policies in OECD Countries by Francesco Vona and Francesco Nicolli.

Speed of convergence, education, and technological change by Maurizio Iacopetta.

If you love it – i’ll probably hate it : Local interaction among consumers of information goods by Zakaria Babutsidze.

Institutions and growth: a simplifed theory of decentralization and corruption by Anton Granik and Francesco Saraceno.

Asymmetric switching costs can improve the predictive power of shy’s model by Evens Salies.


Recent Media exposure

Le colbertisme est-il une idée neuve?. Sarah Guillou, France Culture, March 12, 2013

Les effets limités des taxes nutritionnelles sur la santé. Zakaria Babutsidze, Le Figaro, November 13, 2012

Acheter français… un véritable casse-tête chinois. Lionel Nesta, Le Progrès, November 9, 2012

L’étau de la compétitivité. Jean-Luc Gaffard, Le Monde, November 9, 2012

Comment le bonus-malus sur le gaz et l’électricité va nous inciter à ne plus gaspiller. Evens Salies, Capital, October 19, 2012

Les nouveaux habits de la BCE, vrai ou faux tournant?. Jean-Luc Gaffard and Francesco Saraceno, Le Monde, September 14, 2012


Recent blog posts

Europe’s control of state aid : is it good or bad for industry? by Sarah Guillou

High-impact economists by Zakaria Babutsidze and Mark McCabe

Tales from EDF by Evens Salies

Inequality and Global Imbalances: reconsidering old ideas to address new problems by Francesco Vona and Jean-Luc Gaffard

Who will pay the bill in Sicily? by Augusto Hasman and Maurizio Iacopetta

La ré-industrialisation ou le retour de l’âge du «faire» by Sarah Guillou et Lionel Nesta

Economic policy-making tools for pre- and post-crisis periods by Zakaria Babutsidze and Mauro Napoletano

 
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