Bio and Research Interests

Research interests

Economic Growth
Income Distribution
Political Economy
Labor Markets
Fiscal policy

Current position

2012On leave
2006Member of the Conseil d'Analyse Économique of the Prime Minister
2001Director of the Labour Economics Programme at CEPR
2000Professor of Economics, University Toulouse I

Former positions

2005 - 2009Midi Pyrénées School of Economics Director
1997 - 2000Professor of Economics, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
1990 - 1997Researcher at CERAS and DELTA, Paris


1994Habilitation à diriger des recherches, EHESS
1990Ph.D. in economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1987Engineer, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
1985Engineer, Ecole Polytechnique

Grants and awards

2007Yrjo Jahnsson Prize
2005Fellow of the European Economic Association
2001Research Fellow at CES, Munich
1999Research Fellow at IZA, Bonn
1991Research Fellow at CEPR, London


Articles in a refereed journal


Contributions to books