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ASSA & European Job Market Candidates

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Lorenzo Bastianello

Lorenzo Bastianello

  • Primary Field: Decision Theory
  • Secondary Fields: Bargaining Theory, Game Theory
  • Supervisor: Alain Chateauneuf - Marco Licalzi
  • References: Alain Chateauneuf, Marco LiCalzi, Fabio Maccheroni, Jean-Marc Tallon
  • Job Market PAPER: Time Discounting Under Uncertainty
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Lorenzo is a theoretical economist with an expertise in decision theory and bargaining theory. Specifically, he studies how preferences affect intertemporal consumption and saving decisions and how two agents should behave in order to reach an agreement while negotiating.

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Cyprien Batut

Cyprien Batut

  • Primary Field: Labour Economics
  • Secondary Fields: Migration, Urban Economics
  • Supervisor: Eric Maurin
  • References: Eric Maurin, Eve Caroli, Andrea Bassanini
  • Job Market PAPER: Rival Guests or Defiant Hosts?
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Cyprien is an applied labor economist focused on public policy evaluation and workforce and people flows; he is also interested in refugee accommodation policies. He favors large administrative panel datasets to identify causal effects.

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Jérémy Boccanfuso

Jérémy Boccanfuso

  • Primary Field: Macroeconomics
  • Secondary Fields: Public Economics and Behavioral Economics
  • Supervisor: Xavier Ragot
  • References: Xavier Ragot, Philippe Andrade, Olivier Compte and Mirko Wiederholt
  • Job Market PAPER: Costly Information Processing and Consumption Dynamics
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Jérémy is a macroeconomist with a particular interest in the implications of information frictions and heterogeneity. His theoretical and empirical work provides new insights for consumption dynamics, tax complexity and the evolution of information rigidities over the business cycle.

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Thomas Douenne

Thomas Douenne

  • Primary Field: Environmental Economics
  • Secondary Fields: Public Economics, Political Economy, Behavioral Economics, Growth Theory
  • Supervisor: Katheline Schubert
  • References: Katheline Schubert, Fanny Henriet, Philippe Martin, Frederick van der Ploeg
  • Job Market PAPER: Yellow Vests, Carbon Tax Aversion, and Biased Beliefs
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Thomas’ research focuses on the political economy of environmental policies, and he has done both theoretical and applied research during his PhD. His job market paper analyzes how individuals can endogenously form biased beliefs over policies and how these biases can lead to the rejection of welfare-improving policies.

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Aya Elewa

Aya Elewa

  • Primary Field: International Trade and IO
  • Secondary Fields: Industrial Organization, Theory, Applied Microeconomics
  • Supervisor: Jean-Philippe Tropeano
  • References: Jean-Philippe Tropeano, Lionel Fontagné, Peter Neary, Marcelo Olarreaga, Mathieu Parenti
  • Job Market PAPER: Mixed market structure, competition and market size: How does product mix respond?
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Aya's research lies between International Trade and Industrial Organization, with a focus on firm behavior after trade liberalization. Building theoretical models that she can test empirically, she studies how competition and market structure differs after trade openness.

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Martin Fernandez Sanchez

Martin Fernandez Sanchez

  • Primary Field: Applied Microeconomics, Economic History
  • Secondary Fields: Development Economics, Political Economy
  • Supervisor: Andrew Clark - Hillel Rapoport
  • References: Andrew Clark, Hillel Rapoport, Samuel Bazzi
  • Job Market PAPER: Mass Emigration and Human Capital over a Century: Evidence from the Galician Diaspora
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Martín is an applied microeconomist interested in understanding the interplay between migration and cultural change, as well as their impact on economic development and political outcomes. In his work, he relies on historical events that serve as an ideal laboratory to try to address far-reaching questions. He combines deep contextual knowledge, rich data from both historical and contemporary sources, and a broad range of empirical methods.

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Jonas Heipertz

Jonas Heipertz

  • Primary Field: Macroeconomics
  • Secondary Fields: Micro-origins of aggregate fluctuations, financial networks, real-financial-linkages
  • Supervisor: Romain Rancière
  • References: Romain Rancière, Amine Ouazad, Ana Maria Santacreu, Natacha Valla
  • Job Market PAPER: Production Networks, Financial Networks, and Aggregate Fluctuations
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Jonas studies how firm-level shocks propagate through the economy and shape aggregate outcomes. He focuses on financial networks as a channel of propagation, and uses data on matched firm-bank lending relationships to measure its importance empirically.

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Jonathan Lehne

Jonathan Lehne

  • Primary Field: Development Economics
  • Secondary Fields: Political Economy, Applied Econometrics, Economic History
  • Supervisor: Oliver Vanden Eynde
  • References: Oliver Vanden Eynde, Karen Macours, Jacob Shapiro, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya
  • Job Market PAPER: Irrigation vs education: The long run effects of opium cultivation in British India
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Jonathan studies the ways in which private incentives determine the use (and abuse) of political power in developing countries. In the context of India he has analysed corruption, voter suppression, and the colonial-era drug trade, by applying innovative empirical techniques to datasets collected from historical archives, government databases, and through remote sensing.

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Quentin Lippmann

Quentin Lippmann

  • Primary Field: Public Economics, Political Economy
  • Secondary Fields: Labor Economics
  • Supervisor: Claudia Senik
  • References: Claudia Senik, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Romain Wacziarg, Quoc Anh-Do
  • Job Market PAPER: Gender and Lawmaking in Times of Quotas
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Quentin's research stands at the crossroads between political and public economics, with a particular focus on gender issues. His research combines rigorous and innovative microeconometric methods such as text analysis to study questions relevant for public policy.

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Clara Martinez-Toledano

Clara Martinez-Toledano

  • Primary Field: Public Finance, Household Finance
  • Secondary Fields: Macroeconomics, Economic History
  • Supervisor: Thomas Piketty
  • References: Thomas Piketty, Gabriel Zucman, Camille Landais, Daniel Waldenström
  • Job Market PAPER: House Price Cycles, Wealth Inequality and Portfolio Reshuffling
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Clara is a public economist who studies the interaction between housing, taxes, and economic inequality. She uses an original approach combining long-term micro and macro data (administrative tax records, surveys and national accounts) to understand how individuals respond to changes in asset prices and taxes and how these behavioral responses shape the dynamics of wealth and income inequality.

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Guillaume Pommey

Guillaume Pommey

  • Primary Field: Contract Theory
  • Secondary Fields: Mechanism Design, Auctions, Moral Hazard
  • Supervisor: David Martimort
  • References: David Martimort, Bernard Caillaud, Jérôme Pouyet, Sergei Severinov
  • Job Market PAPER: Partnership Dissolution with Cash-Constrained Agents
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Guillaume does Contract Theory, specifically studying the role of financial constraints in adverse selection and moral hazard problems. Focusing on partnership problems, he develops mechanisms to efficiently dissolve firms in the presence of cash constraints and he analyzes the optimal design of penalties to multiple tortfeasors who may escape judgment when they are financially insolvent.

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Victor Pouliquen

Victor Pouliquen

  • Primary Field: Development Economics
  • Secondary Fields: Household Economics, Taxation
  • Supervisor: Marc Gurgand
  • References: Marc Gurgand, Pascaline Dupas, David McKenzie.
  • Job Market PAPER: Firm Formalization, Individual Property Rights and Intra-household Relationships
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Victor studies how public policies affect formal and informal institutions in developing countries, with a focus on microentreprises. His research combines field experiments, survey experiments and administrative datasets in an applied economics approach.

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Giorgio Presidente

Giorgio Presidente

  • Primary Field: Economic Growth and Development
  • Secondary Fields: Institutions and Technological Change, Determinants of Productivity, Resource Allocation
  • Supervisor: Gilles Saint-Paul
  • References: Gilles Saint-Paul, Massimiliano Cali, Frank Levy, Eric J. Bartelsman
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Giorgio is an applied economist, mainly interested in the relationships between institutions and technological change, factors determining the allocation of resources in an economy, and drivers of productivity. His research concerns advanced and developing countries, and exploits a wide range of datasets and empirical methods to study the impact of laws and policies on firms’ productivity, investment and more broadly economic development.

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Marlon Seror

Marlon Seror

  • Primary Field: Development Economics
  • Secondary Fields: Urban Economics, Economic History
  • Supervisor: Flore Gubert
  • References: Flore Gubert, Richard B. Freeman, Stephan Heblich, Clément Imbert
  • Job Market PAPER: Industrial clusters in the long run: Evidence from Million-Rouble plants in China
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Marlon’s research agenda focuses on the effect of the spatial distribution of economic activity on economic development in the long run, combining innovative identification with GIS and original data. He spent part of his PhD at Harvard University and is now a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Bristol.

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Badis Tabarki

Badis Tabarki

  • Primary Field: International Trade
  • Secondary Fields: Industrial Organization, Consumption Theory
  • Supervisor: Lionel Fontagné
  • References: Lionel Fontagné, Mathieu Parenti, Ariell Reshef, Thomas Chaney, Monika Mrazova
  • Job Market PAPER: Structural Gravity under size asymmetry and Non-homotheticity
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Badis studies international trade, with a particular focus on gravity models, heterogeneous firms and non-CES preferences. His work provides new insights on how size asymmetry and preferences heterogeneity shape the trade elasticity and the structure of welfare gains from trade.

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Maiting Zhuang

Maiting Zhuang

  • Primary Field: Political Economy
  • Secondary Fields: Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics
  • Supervisor: Ekaterina Zhuravskaya
  • References: Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Matthew Gentzkow, Emeric Henry, Hillel Rapoport
  • Job Market PAPER: Intergovernmental Conflict and Censorship: Evidence from China's Anti-Corruption Campaign
  • Curriculum Vitae: English version
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Maiting is an applied microeconomist with research interests in political economy and development economics and a regional focus on China. She has collected new large-scale datasets of traditional and social media in China in order to demonstrate how institutional constraints shape media content and how individuals' beliefs and actions are in turn influenced by the media.

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