GENES PhD Scholarships


The Groupe des Ecoles Nationales d’Economie et Statistique (GENES) is offering PhD scholarships for its 3-years PhD program. They correspond to a gross monthly payment of 2075,70€ (including complementary activities (64 hours)).

Students will conduct their research within CREST (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics), under the supervision of an ENSAE (resp. ENSAI) professor for those applying in Paris (resp. in Rennes) and will be enrolled in our doctoral program

ENSAE-ENSAI students are particularly encouraged to apply.

All topics listed below are eligible:

  • – Economics
  • – Finance
  • – Assurance
  • – Statistics
  • – Sociology

ECONOMICS : Behavioral Economics, Labour Economics, Econometrics Theory, Economics of Education, Urban Economics, Economics of Development, Environment, Macroeconomics, Growth Theory, Economic Fluctuations, International Economics, Monetary Economics, Public Economics, Theories of Employment and Unemployment, Industrial Organization, Contract Theory, Game Theory, Corporate Finance, Regulatory Economics, Competition Policy, Innovation Theory, Economic Policy Analysis, Randomized Experiments.

FINANCE-INSURANCE : Financial Econometrics, Financial Time Series, Econometrics of Insurance, Risk and Portfolio Managements, Regulation, Ratings and Credit Scoring, Corporate Risk, Longevity Risk and Pension Funds, Market Finance, Role of Intermediaries, Microstructure, High Frequency Data, Systemic Risk, Speculative Bubbles, Monte-Carlo Methods, Analysis of Web Data, Web Insurance, Dynamic Copulas, Green Finance, Machine Learning in Finance and Insurance, Emerging Risks.

STATISTICS: High-Dimensional Statistics, Statistical Learning, Nonparametric Statistics, Bayesian Statistics and Simulation Methods, Compressed Sensing, Functional Data Analysis, Dimension Reduction, Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes, Theoretical Econometrics.

SOCIOLOGY: Social mobility and Inequality; Demography, Gender and the Family; Consumption and Spending; Lifestyles and Cultural Practices; Environmental Attitudes and Actions; Social Networks; Economic Sociology; Migration and Immigration; Health Inequalities; Social Science Genomics; Political Practices; Computational Social Sciences.

The applications must be submitted before May 15, 2021 to:

Mrs TRAORE Fanda
traore@ensae.fr
+33(0)1.70.26.68.40

Mandatory documents are :

The selection among the applicants can include an interview.

Béatrice Cherrier – Médaille de bronze CNRS 2021


Béatrice Cherrier was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal 2021

The Bronze Medal recognizes the first works of researchers who are specialists in their field. This distinction represents an encouragement from the CNRS to pursue research that is already well underway and fruitful.

Béatrice Cherrier is an historian of economics, a CNRS researcher, affiliated with CREST, and an associate professor at École Polytechnique.

Through a comparative analysis of the lives and work of Gunnar Myrdal, Milton Friedman and Jacob Marschak, her dissertation, conceived as an inquiry, studied the coherence between the science and politics of economists.

Her overarching research agenda is to understand the perceived rise of applied economics since the 1970s. In collaboration with other researchers, she is investigating how the rise of computers has changed the practices of economists, how economists individual visions combined in the development of the MIT economics department.

Through an INET grant, Beatrice Cherrier was able to set up her project, which aims to compare the dynamics of various applied fields.

In more recent work, she is studying the rise of applied economics, such as the rise of empirical work in urban economics, public economics, and macro econometric modeling, beginning in the mid-1960s. She has also studied changes in the classification of economic publications over time.

« While macroeconomics largely shapes the public image of economists, I believe that their methods, institutional ecologies and incentive systems are increasingly affected by the rise of mechanism and market design. I’m trying to get a clearer picture of this trend. » Béatrice Cherrier

She is currently working on the applied models economists developed in central banks, in particular at the Bank of England.  She also studying the effects of the rise of applied economics on the status and representation of women in economics, and the credit they have received for their empirical work since World War II.

https://www.cnrs.fr/fr/personne/medailles-de-bronze-2021
https://beatricecherrier.wordpress.com/about/]https://beatricecherrier.wordpress.com/about/

Macroéconomie et politiques de confinement


Les podcasts du Crest : Stéphane Auray – Novembre 2020 – 19 mn

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The macroeconomic effects of lockdown policies in Journal of Public Economics
Stéphane Auray, CREST-Ensai and ULCO, France, Aurélien Eyquem, Univ Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2, GATE UMR 5824, F-69130 Ecully, France, Institut Universitaire de France, France

A b s t r a c t
A tractable incomplete-marketmodel with endogenous unemployment risk, sticky prices, real wage rigidity and a fiscal side is calibrated to Euro Area countries and used to analyze the macroeconomic effects of lockdown policies. Modeling them as a shock to the extensive margin of labor adjustment – a rise in separations – produces large and persistent negative effects on output, unemployment and welfare, raises precautionary savings and lowers inflation, in line with early evidence about inflation dynamics. Modeling lockdowns as a shock to the intensive margin – a fall in labor utilization – produces small and short-lived macroeconomic and welfare effects, and implies a counterfactual rise in inflation. Conditional on a lockdown(separation) shock, raising public spending or extending UI benefits by large amounts is much more effective in stimulating the economy than during normal times. Quantitatively however, the ability of such policies to flatten the output and unemployment curves remains limited, even though these policies can alleviate a reasonable share of the aggregate welfare losses from the lockdown.

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