Justice sociale et redistribution

Le débat autour des remèdes à apporter à l’injustice sociale est aujourd’hui polarisé autour de la question de la redistribution. S’il s’agit d’un aspect essentiel de la justice sociale, le risque serait d’oublier qu’il n’est pas le seul. Pourquoi la redistribution est-elle un enjeu important dans nos sociétés ? Pour comprendre les enjeux de la … Continue reading Justice sociale et redistribution

Pourquoi existe-t-il encore aujourd’hui un tel tabou autour de la guerre d’Algérie ?

En 1962 se terminait ce que l’on mettra du temps à appeler la guerre d’Algérie. Pourtant, près de 60 ans plus tard, le sujet reste sensible entre les deux pays. Entre colonialisme, indépendance et guerre des mémoires, retour sur un pan de l’histoire franco-algérienne. Aujourd’hui encore, lorsque la guerre d’Algérie est évoquée, de vives réactions … Continue reading Pourquoi existe-t-il encore aujourd’hui un tel tabou autour de la guerre d’Algérie ?

Conference report: Ajit Singh, Foundations of entrepreneurship

Dr. Ajit Singh has had a long and complex career. He went from driving a cab in NYC during his studies at Columbia, where he obtained a PhD in computer science, to pursuing a successful career at Siemens Healthcare, where he reached the position of CEO of this division. He then left his job to … Continue reading Conference report: Ajit Singh, Foundations of entrepreneurship

Why slides are not a good way to teach

Have you ever fallen asleep during a course in which the teacher only uses slides as material? Do not worry, you are not alone. The majority of students cannot fully pay attention if the professor is just pointing at bullet points with a laser pen. This article will discuss why this system is so common … Continue reading Why slides are not a good way to teach

An interview with Daron Acemoglu on artificial intelligence, institutions, and the future of work

The recipient of the 2018 Jean-Jacques Laffont prize, Daron Acemoglu, is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Turkish-American economist has been extensively published for his research on political economy, development, and labour economics, and has won multiple awards for his two books, Economic Origins of Dictatorship … Continue reading An interview with Daron Acemoglu on artificial intelligence, institutions, and the future of work