Economics serving society

Collaborative Projects

These six current PSE collaborative projects are presented in alphabetical order

Behavioural approaches to strategic and social interactions

This collaborative project aims at developing behavioral approaches to strategic decisions. Its research combine traditional theoretical analysis and experimental economics with tools provided by psychology. On the institutional side, this project aims to foster collaborations between the newly created behavior research group at PjSE and the experimental economics group at CES.

  • Scientific coordinators: Nicolas Jacquemet and Jean-François Laslier

Big data and public policy

This project aims at enhancing collaborations with Parisian region Resarchers (CREST in particular) about the utilization of Big datas in public policy. In a first time, weekly working group will frame the expectations of participants and explore new development paths in this field

  • Scientific coordinator: Philipp Ketz

Dynamic models of network formation

The three collaborators are involved (as PI and co-PIs) in a research project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, DynaMITE, which runs over the period 2014-2018. The collaborative project is subdivided into three sub-projects.
> Dynamatch is devoted to the study of dynamic matching problems, and will examine multi-stage assignment models with an initial phase of courtship, the assignment of subsidized housing to queuing agents, and of positions in high school and universities to overlapping generations of teachers. Driven by concrete applications in market design, the project involves a dialog with practitioners in social housing and teacher assignment.
> Dynavote focuses on dynamic voting models, and analyzes the design of multi-stage electoral rules in continuous time, models of optimal apportionment and evolutionary learning of voters over repeated elections.
> Dynanet is a project on dynamic formation of networks, with applications to networks of influence and networks of innovation. In addition, models of dynamic coalition formation and allocations in cooperative games will be studied in this project. Because dynamic models involve sophisticated behavior on the part of agents, we plan to test the predictions of theoretical models in the laboratory. We plan to implement a series of experiments on school choice, voting and network formation.

  • Scientific coordinator : Francis Bloch

François Simiand working group for economic and social history

Within the François Simiand Center, this project puts together at PSE Parisian researchers (Banque de France, EHESS, ENS) in economics and social history.

  • Responsables scientifiques : Jérôme Bourdieu et Thomas Piketty

Globalization and inequalities

The project deals with globalization and inequalities and includes three parts. The first one focuses on globalization and labor market inequalities; the second one investigates how non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) affect inequalities through their impact on the governance of international activity, regulation and behavior. Finally, the last part analyzes the effect of globalization on income distribution in developing countries.

  • Scientific coordinator : Anne-Celia Disdier

Normative Economics: Ethics, social norms, individual behavior and collective choice

The objective of this collaborative project is to investigate normative economics through better accounting for the salient determinants of individual behaviours and choices, and through analysing how social norms can and should be incorporated into social decisions. This resolutely interdisciplinary project is situated at the interface between economics, behavioural sciences, political science and philosophy, and seeks to develop interactions between these disciplines.

  • Scientific coordinators: Franz Dietrich, Jean-François Laslier, Grégory Ponthière, Stéphane Zuber