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Present positions :

Research Director at the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales
Professor at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics
Scientific adviser at France stratégie
Member (Elected) of the Council of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) 2013-
Member of the Committee of Housing National Accountings

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
Director of the Aix-Marseille School of Economics 2011-2017
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
Member of the Economic Council of Sustainable Development
Member of the Conseil d’analyse économique ( Council of Economic Analysis)
Member (Elected) of the Council of the Society of Social Choice and Welfare, 2010-2014
Past-president of the French Economic Association (AFSE) 2015-2016

Education :

Agregation in Economics

Docteur d’Etat in Economics

Main publications (recent)

« Neighbor discrimination theory and evidence from the French rental market » Journal of Urban Economics (2018), 104, 104-123. (with PP Combes B Decreuse B and Schmutz B)

« 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