Economics serving society

Terms and conditions of a Chair

For Paris School of Economics, creating a research chair with one or more partners means creating a scientific project that offers academic opportunities to researchers and new perspectives to their partners.
Such a project is defined, along with the partner(s), in scientific fields as close as possible to the issues at stake, and set out in an annual programme with ambitious and unifying objectives for both : the research teams and the partners.

A mixed team, led by a scientist

The chair is led by an internationally renowned researcher, chosen by all the partners for their expertise on the defined research theme. Because such a project attracts high-level scholars, the chairholder can be recruited at the time of its creation. The chair-holder gathers a team of researchers, PhD candidates and post-doctorates who are fully committed to the project and who interact with the team’s partners.

Diverse activities

The research activities carried out by the Chair are reflected in the scientific and public events developed during the partnership.
Scholarly and general public events
Research seminars, international conferences and thematic workshops are held throughout the duration of the programme. These are aimed at an academic audience and professional experts.
The annual conference, which brings together the partner’s teams and the researchers, has a more unifying aim, and is open to a larger public. Here, reports are made on the work in progress and may, through round tables, involve open public debate.

Visiting researchers
To enrich the research and to promote new collaborations, the chair can invite visiting researchers to one of its programmes, for long or short periods. These researchers also participate in events, in teaching and in making a general contribution to the life of the programme.

Teaching in Master’s and doctoral courses
The chair enhances initial training by offering Master’s and doctoral programmes, provided by its affiliated members. These courses, always research-based, are highly selective and aimed at high-level high-level students, of whom nearly 40% come from abroad.

Doctoral theses and post-docs
The chair can support research potential by funding theses and post-doctoral fellowships on subjects defined by the partner(s). Candidates are selected by a jury, following a call for proposals, and are integrated into PSE, which offers demanding supervision and high-quality support, all the way through to placement on the international job market.

Training for managers
Based on the most recent developments in research, the chair contributes to the development of strategic thinking among professionals and help them to respond to the specific challenges they face through short, taylor-made training programmes.

Policy briefs
The Policy Briefs promote research outcomes of the programme and make them available to a wide audience of people interested in economics. They address current issues and propose potential solutions, while providing the contextual material and economic analysis to support their recommendations.

Exchanges with the partners
The research chair is a forum for reflection and privileged exchange between the partners. As well as informal interactions between partners and the chair-holder, work meetings of the academic teams and the professionals are organised.

Purpose-designed communication

The chair programme is handled by the PSE communication team, which works in coordination with the partners’ services to ensure publicity for events and the promotion of the research work.
The PSE website features a page dedicated to each chair and its activities. Throughout the programme, activities are reported and promoted on social media, PSE media and those of the partners if they wish. An annual report on activities is written up to promote the research results and their impact for the partners and their communities.

A strong commitment over the long term, tax deduction eligibility

The commitment of the partners must be for a period of at least three years and preferably five years. Funding for the chair is eligible for the 60% tax deduction for corporate philanthropy because PSE is recognised as a public utility.

The PSE Chairs