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Agenda du 11 au 15 juin 2018

Lundi 11 juin

Régulation et environnement | 12:00-14:00

Salle R1-13, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

WAGNER Ulrich : The co-pollution benefits of climate policy : evidence fron the EU emissions trading scheme

Co-authors : PREUX (de) Laure B.


Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are known to cause global climate change but no damage to the local environment. However, because CO2 is often jointly produced with other substances that pollute the environment, CO2 abatement may generate ancillary benefits, especially for human health. Previous research suggests that these co-benefits can offset a substantial share of the economic costs of mitigation policies. This paper conducts the first empirical test of this hypothesis in the context of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) for CO2. The econometric analysis exploits comprehensive microdata on discharges of more than 90 different pollutants into air, water and soil, at more than 28,000 commercial installations in 31 European countries. It is found that the EU ETS decreased air releases of some pollutants while increasing water releases of other pollutants. Moreover, in some cases the patterns of spatial redistribution are strongly correlated with income, population size or age. The implications for the efficiency and environmental justice of the EU ETS are discussed.

ROY | 17:00-18:30

Salle R1-09, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

LIPMAN Barton (Boston University) : Acquisition of/Stochastic Evidence

Mardi 12 juin

Richard Baldwin - Banque de France/PSE Lecture 2018 | 11h

Auditorium, Banque de France (Espace Conferences)

The talk is based on Baldwin’s recent book “The Great Convergence : Information Technology and the New Globalization”.

Trade | 14:30-16:00

Salle R2-21, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

REDDING S. (Princeton) : Accounting for Trade Patterns

Co-authors : WEINSTEIN David E. (Columbia University and NBER)

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Economie appliquée | 12:30-13:30

Salle R2-01, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

LARDEUX Raphael (CRED PARIS 2) : Who Understands The French Income Tax ? Bunching Where Tax Liabilities Start


Lack of tax transparency may strongly impact taxpayers’ behavior. This pa- per disentangles responses to incentives from attention to taxes at the level where French income tax liabilities start. When reporting their earnings, tax filers may be confused between two potential thresholds : the true Tax Collection Threshold (TCT), a notch, and a wrong Taxation Threshold (TT), which is a kink. Using a comprehensive dataset on individual income tax returns from 2008 to 2015, I highlight significant bunching in the taxable income distribution at both thresholds. Within a model of tax misperception, I estimate that taxpayers are far from paying full attention to the income tax system, yet display strong reactions to the marginal tax rate they perceive. This framework can account for behavioral responses to a rise in the virtual marginal tax rate at the wrong threshold and may prove useful to detect policies improving attention to taxes. Contrasting hard-copy and online tax filers, the misperception model reveals a better understanding of the tax system by the latter.

Mercredi 13 juin

Soutenance de thèse

DUCROS Jérémy | 15h00-17h30

Caampus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

Rôle des marchés financiers régionaux et concurrence entre bourses : grandeur et décadence de la Bourse de Lyon, 1800-1945. Sous la direction de HAUTCOEUR Pierre-Cyrille

Histoire économique | 12:30-14:00

Salle R2-01, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

O SULLIVAN Mary (Université de Genève) : No Capitalism Please, We’re Historians : The Elusive Rôle of Profit in the History of Economic Life


If capitalism is to have a distinctive economic meaning, that meaning stems not from the mere existence of capital but from capital’s relationship to profit. That makes the study of the generation and appropriation and erosion of profit of crucial importance to an understanding of capitalism. However, historians of economic life – whether economic historians, the new historians of capitalism or business historians – are remarkably reluctant to grapple with the history of profit. One could illustrate the point using any major controversy in the history of capitalism but I will illustrate historians’ neglect of profits by drawing on the ongoing debate about capitalism and slavery. Then I will turn to an important exception to the rule by focussing on the substantial and heterogeneous literature on the history of accounting. That literature offers valuable guidance on the meaning and measurement of profit over time but that is not the same as a history of profit. Instead what we need are historical studies of the generation, erosion, appropriation and deployment of profits and I will draw on historical research on profit and capital in mercantile history to suggest that such studies can offer promising insights on the historical dynamics of capitalism. Economie du développement | 16:30-18:00

Salle R2-01, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

WAHHAJ Zaki (Keynes College, University of Kent) : Marriage, Work and Migration : The Role of Infrastructure Development and Gender Norms

Co-authors : AMIRAPU Amrit (University of Kent) ASADULLAH Niaz (University of Malaya)


Traditional gender norms can restrict female independent migration, thus limiting rural women in their ability to take advantage of economic opportunities in urban non-agricultural industries. Under such restrictions, marriage can potentially become a means of female long-distance migration and produce interlinkages between marriage and labour markets. To test this hypothesis, we use the event of the construction of a major bridge in Bangladesh – which dramatically reduced travel time between the economically deprived north-western region and the industrial belt located around the capital city Dhaka – as a source of plausibly exogenous variation in migration costs. We find effects of the bridge construction on rural women from north-western Bangladesh, but only for those coming from families above a poverty threshold : they are more likely to migrate towards Dhaka, work in the urban manufacturing sector, and pay a higher dowry. There is a statistically significant effect on marriage-related migration but not on economic migration. We find no effects on women from families below the poverty threshold.

Jeudi 14 juin

PEPES | 12:00-14:00

Salle R2-01, campus Jourdan - 48 bd Jourdan 75014 Paris

BECKER Sascha O. (University of Warwick)

Travail et économie publique (interne) | 12:30-13:30

Salle R2-20, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

BREDA Thomas (Paris School of Economics) : Can female role models reduce the gender gap in science ? Evidence from classroom interventions in French high schools



This paper reports the results of a large scale randomized experiment that was designed to assess whether a short in-class intervention by an external female role model can influence students’ attitudes towards science and contribute to a significant change in their choice of field of study. The intervention consists in a one hour, one off visit of a high school classroom by a volunteer female scientist. It is targeted to change students’ perceptions and attitudes towards scientific careers and the role of women in science, with the aim of ultimately reducing the gender gap in scientific studies. Using a random assignment of the interventions to 10th and 12th grade classrooms during normal teaching hours, we find that exposure to female role models significantly reduces the prevalence of stereotypes associated with jobs in science, for both female and male students. While we find no significant effect of the classroom interventions on 10th grade students’ choice of high school track the following year, our results show a positive and significant impact of the intervention on the probability of applying and of being admitted to a selective science major in college among 12th grade students. This effect is essentially driven by high-achieving students and is larger for girls in relative terms. After the intervention, their probability to be enrolled in selective science programs after graduating from high school increases by 30 percent with respect to the baseline mean.

Macroéconomie | 15:45-17:00

Salle R2-21, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

VIOLANTE Gianluca (Princeton)

Vendredi 15 juin

Conférence inaugurale de la chaire SCOR-PSE | 9:00-17:00

Amphithéâtre, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

To download the programme in pdf version, follow this link 18th Doctoral Meetings in International Trade and International Finance

Ifo Institute, Munich


Casual Friday | 12:45-13:45

Salle R2-01, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

LEHNE Jonathan (PSE) : An opium curse ? The long-run consequences of narcotics cultivation in British India

Migration | 15:30-19:00

Salle R1-09, Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

PSE - CEPII Workshop on Big Data and Migration

Organizers : RAPOPORT Hillel (PSE and CEPII) SPECIALE Biagio (PSE)

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