The English Language: History and Etymology

  Old English – First three lines of the epic Beowulf (composed in the early eighth century) 1. in the “Insular Hand”, the handwriting of the time, which had been adopted from the Irish, 2. the transcription into the Latin alphabet and the translation into modern English (read line by line).   Each of us … Continue reading The English Language: History and Etymology

TSEconomist Coffee Talk #3 : Socioeconomic Inequality across Religious Groups in the Middle East

We are happy to invite you the 3rd Coffee Talk of the year that takes place on March 27!  Our speaker is Prof. Mohamed Saleh and he will give a talk titled "Socioeconomic Inequality across Religious Groups in the Middle East." which will be followed by a discussion upon your participation! Hope to see you … Continue reading TSEconomist Coffee Talk #3 : Socioeconomic Inequality across Religious Groups in the Middle East

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

History of TSE: the origins

During the spring of 1978, a young researcher fresh from a Harvard PhD had the idea to create a high-level centre of economic research in his hometown, Toulouse. His name was Jean-Jacques Laffont. In 1979, he returned to Toulouse and laid the foundations for what would become the Toulouse School of Economics. “Toulouse is my … Continue reading History of TSE: the origins