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Lecture by Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln: "Trends in Hours Worked: Past, Present, and Future", June 20

The Paris School of Economics is glad to invite you to a lecture by Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt) organized by the International Macroeconomics Chair.

The conference will be chaired by Laurent Clerc, Deputy Director General Statistics, Economics and International at the Banque de France. It will be followed by a discussion with Gilles Saint-Paul (PSE, École normale supérieure - PSL) and will focus on:

Trends in Hours Worked: Past, Present, and Future

  • Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024 ; from 2.00pm
  • Venue: Banque de France
    31 Rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris, auditorium


This lecture presents trends in hours worked in Europe and the US over the past four decades. It stresses the importance of the intensive margin of labor supply, i.e. hours worked per employed person, for the development of aggregate hours. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln discusses the different driving forces that shape hours worked, and what these driving forces predict for the future of hours worked.

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

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Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is Professor of Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to joining Goethe University in 2009, she was an assistant professor at Harvard University. She received her PhD in economics from Yale University in 2004, and holds an honorary doctorate from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is programme director of the macroeconomics and growth programme at the CEPR, chairwoman of the Review of Economic Studies, and elected fellow of the Econometric Society. She received the 2018 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Science Foundation, the highest scientific award in Germany, and the 2016 Gossen Prize of the German Economic Association. In 2018, she was also awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant, and in 2010 an ERC Starting Grant. She is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the German Central Bank. She holds many affiliations in international research networks.

This event is organized by the International Macroeconomics Chair, which is the result of a partnership between the Banque de France and PSE. Sharing the same vision about scientific needs on international issues, these two organisations joint their efforts to build a chair with the objective of fostering the development of research on the financial & monetary international system, and in international Macroeconomics.