Paris School of Economics - École d'Économie de Paris

Economics serving society

(May 2017) 5 papers... in 5 minutes!

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Inequality, poverty and the intra-household allocation of consumption in Senegal - Philippe de Vreyer and Sylvie Lambert
Classically, measurements of inequalities within a country ignore the inequalities that exist within households. Little effort has been made to measure the allocation of resources inside households, though this could...

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A climate stress-test of the financial system - Stefano Battiston, Antoine Mandel, Irene Monasterolo, Franziska Schütze and Gabriele Visentini
From the point of view of the physical sciences, it is clear that keeping global warming under 2°C means that a large part of the known reserves of fossil fuel are “unburnable”...

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Modelling Heterogeneity in the Resilience to Major socioeconomic Life Events - Paul Frijters, David Johnston et Michael Shields and Fabrice Etilé
In psychology, the notion of resilience refers to an individual’s capacity to cope with stressful events such as divorce, being fired, or accidents. A resilient individual will be better prepared...

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The Value of Biodiversity as an Insurance Device - Emmanuelle Augeraud-Véron, Giorgio Fabbri and Katheline Schubert
Biodiversity is a broad concept. It refers not only to the number of species present in a given space, but also to the networks of interaction among the species and to genetic, habitat and ecosystem diversity...

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Robots : vers la fin du travail ? - Gilles Saint-Paul
According to a study conducted by Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Pascual Restrepo (Boston Uni.) (1), putting a robot in a certain “post” in an industry leads to the destruction of 6.2 positions in the surrounding geographical area...