30 economists and one conviction : the need for an open debate


Present positions :

Research Director at the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales

Director of the Aix-Marseille School of Economics

Member of the Economic Council of Sustainable Development

Member of the Conseil d’analyse économique ( Council of Economic Analysis)

Scientific adviser at France stratégie

Member (Elected) of the Council of the Society of Social Choice and Welfare, 2010

Member (Elected) of the Council of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) 2013-

Past-president of the French Economic Association (AFSE) 2015-2016

Positions held :

Chairman of the Economic Department of the University of Cergy-Pontoise

Vice-President in charge of research of the University of Cergy-Pontoise

Manager of the research center THEMA UMR CNRS

Director of IDEP (Institut of Public Economics), Marseille

Member of the Council of the Compulsory Duties (CPO), 2011-2014.

Member of the Council for the development of humanities and social science 2008-2014

President of the French Economic Association (AFSE) 2014-2015

Education :

Agregation in Economics

Docteur d’Etat in Economics

Main publications (recent)

« La suppression de la taxe d’habitation : une mesure irréfléchie » Le Monde 24 Mai 2017

“Tax me if you can: Optimal Non Linear Income tax between Competing Governments”  Quarterly Journal of Economics (with Lehmann and  L.Simula) 2014 129: 1995-2030

« Even (mixed) risk lovers are prudent » American Economic Review 2013, 103, 1529-35. (with David Crainich and Louis Eckhoudt)

« Equality of Opportunity » in Handbook of Income Inequality vol, 2A Editors A.Atkinson and F.Bourguignon, Chapter 4 2015 217-300. (with John Roemer)

Customer Discrimination and Employment Outcomes: Theory and Evidence from the French Labor Market” Journal of Labor Economics 2016, Vol. 34, No. 1, Part 1, 107-160 (with P.Combes, B.Decreuse, M.Laouenan)

“Student loan and graduate tax under moral hazard and adverse selection”  Rand Journal of Economics  2015, 46-3  546-576 (with R. Gary-Bobo)

« Equality of Opportunity : Theory and Measurement” forthcoming in Journal of Economic Literature (with John Roemer)

Economic field of expertise:

inequality measurement and inequality of opportunity, taxation and redistribution, housing economics, economics of higher education, voting and social justice, public economics