M2 Choice – Public Policy and Development (PPD)

Current student - Stefan Preuß  Which was your favourite course(s) and why?  There were many great classes. My top three are that on the role of institutions in development by Victor Gay, that on econometrics by Paul Seabright/Ana Gazmurri, and that on economic history by Mohamed Saleh. In all of them, the lecturers were able … Continue reading M2 Choice – Public Policy and Development (PPD)

Internship report : Rose Mba Mebiame, German Development Institute

Where did you do your internship and what was your role? I was a research assistant at the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany. It is a public structure specialised in development and environmental economics. The institute is mainly doing research, but also provides consultancy services for government and ministries. I worked on two projects … Continue reading Internship report : Rose Mba Mebiame, German Development Institute

TSE Alumni article – Valentin Moreau, European Commision

What is your position today? I am currently working at the European Commission, as an International Cooperation Officer within the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO). Most precisely, I am working for an emergency fund, created in 2015 to deliver an integrated and coordinated response to the diverse causes of instability, irregular … Continue reading TSE Alumni article – Valentin Moreau, European Commision

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

An economic theory of war: the Syrian example beyond religion and ethnicity

When we look at the Middle East today, we directly think of inter-religious, inter-ethnic and politically motivated conflicts triggered by some event. Take, for example, the Syrian civil war and the first Arab spring demonstrations there, which took place in the city of Daraa. This raises the question: can we create a general theory of … Continue reading An economic theory of war: the Syrian example beyond religion and ethnicity