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Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique - CNRS

Patrice Bourdelais, Director of INSHS

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The CNRS welcomes the numerous successes of PSE which, over the ten years of its existence has not stopped increasing its international visibility - as much for its scholarly research as for its openness towards other sciences, and its involvement in the public sphere. The many CNRS researchers, engineers and technicians assigned thereto participate in ambitious and innovative projects on crucial topics such as globalisation, inequality and education, in a determinedly interdisciplinary approach. CNRS supports PSE and encourages it to continue its great scientific adventure!


École nationale des ponts et chaussées ParisTech - ENPC

Armel de la Bourdonnaye, Director of École nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

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LThe École nationale des ponts et chaussées has always maintained strong links with the economic sciences. They constitute an essential element of big projects of complex infrastructure, development and transport, as well as of transition policies for energy and the environment that the engineers of excellence whom it has been training for more than 250 years must understand. The Paris School of Economics constitutes a pole of excellence with an international profile and is unmissable landmark in Paris, to which the ENPC has made a significant contribution. The PSE Foundation, created ten years ago, and which now hosts the OSE, has advanced economic thought in a particularly complex and changeable institutional environment while keeping scientific content in its sights and always aiming for the highest level. The history of PSE has only just begun. It has before it numerous great projects at the service of knowledge, public policy, the economic world, and the young. Long live PSE!


L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales - EHESS

Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur, President of the EHESS

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In ten years, the Paris School of Economics has achieved most of the objectives that the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales set for it at its creation. Since the 1990s, the progressive unifying of the strengths of the EHESS, the CNRS and the ENS, then the ENPC, the INRA and the University of Paris 1 has turned the Boulevard Jourdan into one of the best graduate schools in European economics. Over those ten year,s the Paris School of Economics Foundation has achieved a unity of action and means that has reinforced this dynamic, created an international profile and attracted students from all around the world. Through its directors of study Edmond Malinvaud, Georges de Ménil, Jacques Mairesse, François Bourguignon, Roger Guesnerie Richard Portes, Robert Boyer, André Masson, Christophe Chamley, Gilles Postel-Vinay, André Orléan, Gabrielle Demange, Thierry Verdier, Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Eric Maurin, David Martimort, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Jérôme Bourdieu, Denis Cogneau, Antoine Bozio and Thomas Piketty, the EHESS has played a major role in this adventure that led from CEQC to DELTA then to PSE. Thanks to them, PSE has brought together a diverse set of scientific traditions into a common project: to master and to teach students to master the most recent research and thus to be capable of contesting and renewing the most well-established research paradigms. By providing an appropriate institutional framework, the founding organisations have supported this goal. They are committed to its pursuit and in particular to the renewal of interaction among economics and the other social sciences, anthropology, the sociology of law, and the history of cognitive sciences, in view of other theoretical and empirical inventions. The EHESS is proud to have contributed to defining these approaches, which are faithful to its own tradition, and wish full success to the Paris School of Economics for the next decade.


École Normale Supérieure - ENS

Marc Mézard, Director of École Normale Supérieure

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The development of economics teaching and research at the interface with social sciences in France owes a great deal to the activities lead by PSE in the past ten years. The École normale supérieure, a founding member of PSE, remains committed to this project, which constitutes an important element in its teaching and research strategy in the fields of economic and social sciences. In 2017, the resettlement of PSE on the Jourdan campus of the ENS, in new buildings that will offer students, teachers and researchers a high-quality working environment, will strengthen even more these links among PSE, the ENS and its human and social sciences library, and further increase the international visibility of economic and social sciences.


Institut national de la recherche agronomique - INRA

Philippe Mauguin, President-Director General of INRA

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From the beginning, the INRA has participated in this joint adventure with the idea of strengthening scientific production at the highest international level, across all fields of the economy and particularly those of the economies of development and of inequality, which fall within the scope of the Institute’s missions. Over the past ten years, the achievements of PSE have shown that this ambitious and demanding gamble has paid off to the mutual benefit of the institutions. The success of Labex OSE, the creation of the Institute for Public Policy, the hosting of J-PAL Europe, the appearances of PSE researchers in international rankings, and the quality of the students hosted are particularly convincing illustrations. Encouraged by these successes, the INRA, along with the other founders, remains an engine in the pursuit of this adventure to assure the continuation of an institution that has achieved the academic excellence, social relevance and institutional innovation in its original matrix. This challenge must be met by prolonging the initial strategy, and adapting it in response to changes in political and institutional contexts, with a view to developing new resources, private as well as public. For all these reasons, happy birthday to PSE and long live this fine collective project!


Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Georges Haddad, President of Université Paris 1

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For ten years already, the Paris School of Economics has been bringing together scientists from diverse horizons, around shared research projects. The researchers of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, founding member of PSE, form an important part of those who have brought this scientific adventure to the light of day and are developing it further. Whether they participate directly in PSE or add their voices to the exchanges nourished and sustained by the Centre d’économie de la Sorbonne, it is their efforts that give Paris its unique influence among the world’s great centres of economic theory and expertise.