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(December 18-19) PSE Annual Conferences on Global Issues: « Digital Transformations »

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PSE Annual Conferences on Global Issues

PSE is launching a series of annual conferences on the new economic and technological challenges, as well as on the new social and ethical standards the whole society is facing. Governments, businesses, NGOs and the world’s citizens face a paradigm shift in the current context of globalization, digital development, artificial intelligence and environmental and demographic transitions that drive in place more ethical and inclusive forms of governance.

A new agenda for research and exchanges between society and academia is therefore needed to face up to these challenges. The PSE Annual Conferences on Global Issues aims to bring together these different actors around the questions posed by the ongoing transitions in the context of a scientific project of international scope.

The ultimate goal is to find the way to a better reconciliation of private and public interest, an imperative to avoid the emergence of economic and social conflicts with dramatic consequences for the citizens of the world. It is therefore a question of bringing out intelligent strategies and policies, totally inscribed in the potentialities and dangers of current transitions.

PSE is glad to organize the first edition of this new series which will focus this year on:

“Digital Transformations”

December 18-19, 2019
PSE - Paris School of Economics, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

>> Registration (compulsory) directly via this link
>> Download the programme (in pdf)


Wednesday, December 18th

9:00-9:30 Welcome

9:30-11:00 Session 1: Smart Cities – chaired by Carine Staropoli (University Paris 1/PSE)

  • Carine Staropoli* (University Paris 1/PSE): « Digital transformation of cities at a crossroad »
  • Mariona Segú Artés* (RITM Paris Saclay): « Do short-term rental platforms affect housing markets? Evidence from Airbnb in Barcelona »
  • Julie de Brux* (Citizing): « Socio economic evaluation of smart cities – methodological issues and practicies » (to be confirmed)
  • Jean-Philippe Tropéano* (University Paris 1/PSE): « Competition and regulation in shared- mobility »

11:00-12:30 Keynote Lecture: Emmanuel Bacry* (CNRS/Dauphine-PSL): « Data Science: Scientific context and societal issues »

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 2: Labour markets – chaired by Dominique Meurs (INED/PSE)

  • Dominique Goux (CREST) and Éric Maurin* (EHESS/PSE): « Forty years of Change in Labor Supply and Labor Demand by Skill Level »
  • Antoine Bozio (EHESS/PSE), Thomas Breda* (CNRS/PSE) and Malka Guillot (ETH Zürich): « Taxes and technological determinants of wage inequalities: France 1976-2010 »
  • Éric Maurin (EHESS/PSE) and Sara Signorelli* (EHESS/PSE): « Technological Change and the Decline in Internal Labour Markets »

15:30-17:00 Session 3: New Data and Economic Analysis

  • Gabrielle Demange* (EHESS/PSE): « Transaction data and financial regulation »
  • Gilles Saint Paul* (ENS/PSE): « Big data and the end of economic theory » (to be confirmed)
  • Francis Bloch* (CNRS/PSE): « Pricing in social networks with anonymized information »

Thursday, December 19th

9:00-9:30 Welcome

9:30-11:00 Session 4: Technology and productivity – chaired by Ariell Reshef (CNRS/PSE)

  • James Harrigan (University of Virginia), Ariell Reshef* (CNRS/PSE) and Farid Toubal (ENS Paris Saclay): « Techies, Trade, and Skill-Biased Productivity »
  • Clément Malgouyres* (PSE/IPP): « Technology-induced Trade Shocks? Evidence from Broadband Expansion in France »

11:00-12:30 Keynote Lecture: Philippe Aghion* (Collège de France-PSL/PSE): « On the effects of AI and automation on growth and employment »

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 5: Big data, public policies and environment – chaired by François Libois (INRA/PSE)

  • Justine Knebelmann* (EHESS/PSE), Victor Pouliquen (EHESS/PSE) and Bassirou Sarr (EHESS/PSE): « Bringing property owners into the tax net: avenues of fiscal capacity and local accountability »
  • Victor Pouliquen* (EHESS/PSE) and Oyebola Okunogbe (World Bank Group): « Technology, Taxation and Corruption: Evidence from the Introduction of Electronic Tax Filing »
  • Etienne Madinier* (EHESS/PSE): « Broadband internet access in France and electoral outcomes »
  • Irene Hu (University Paris 1/PSE) and François Libois* (INRA/PSE): « Man overboard: industrial fishing as driver of out-migration in Africa »

15:30-16:30 Table Ronde : Transitions numériques et IA : quelles transformations des entreprises ?
(Panel à confirmer)

16:30-17:30 Table Ronde : Transitions numériques et IA : quels enjeux sur les formations ?
(Panel à confirmer)

* Speakers


This event has been funded by a French government subsidy managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche under the framework of the Investissements d’avenir programme reference ANR-17-EURE-0001.

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