The Public Economics (PE) programme brings together researchers interested in analysing the efficiency and distributional effects of all kinds of government interventions in the economy (including e.g. tax and transfer policies, social insurance and all forms of government spending programmes) as well as an understanding of the way that these programmes affect the behaviour of households and firms.

Key areas covered are:-

  • government expenditures
  • social policy
  • welfare state
  • taxation

Annual Symposium

The PE Annual Symposium is a two-day conference typically held in May/June. The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in public economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe, as well as key researchers from outside the region.

Programme Directors

Camille Landais

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Researchers

Jerome Adda

Professor, Department of Economics Universita' Luigi Bocconi

Roland Benabou

Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Princeton University

Tim Besley

School Professor of Economics and Political Science London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Richard Blundell

Associate Faculty Director, ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy Institute for Fiscal Studies; David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy University College London

Pierre C Boyer

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics École Polytechnique

Marius Brülhart

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics HEC-Lausanne (University of Lausanne)

Robin Burgess

Professor of Economics; Director, International Growth Centre London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Vincenzo Galasso

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics Universita' Luigi Bocconi

Robert J. Gary-Bobo

Researcher Center for Research in Economics and Statistics; Professor of Economics Paris School Of Economics

Hans Gersbach

Professor of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy Eth Zurich

Roger Gordon

Adjunct Professor Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business; Professor of Economics University of California, San Diego

Julien Grenet

Professor of Economics, CNRS/Paris School of Economics Deputy Director, Institut des Politiques Publiques

Rachel Griffith

Research Director Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Professor, Department of Economics The University Of Manchester

John Hassler

Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies Swedish Institute for Social Research

Seema Jayachandran

Professor of Economics Northwestern University; Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Princeton University

Henrik Kleven

Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Princeton University

Kai Konrad

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Director Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Rafael Lalive

Professor of Economics HEC-Lausanne (University of Lausanne)

Camille Landais

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Eric Lindqvist

Affiliated Researcher Research Institute of Industrial Economics; Assistant Professor Stockholm School of Economics

Costas Meghir

Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics Yale University

Jessica Pan

Associate Professor of Economics National University Of Singapore

Rohini Pande

Professor Harvard University; Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center Yale University

Torsten Persson

Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professor, Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) Swedish Institute for Social Research

Petra Persson

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Assistant Professor of Economics Stanford University

Maria Petrova

Affiliate Professor ICREA Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Alfa-Bank Associate Professor of Economics New Economic School; ICREA Research Professor Pompeu Fabra University

paolo pinotti

Coordinator Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti; Professor of Economics Universita' Luigi Bocconi

Carol Propper

Professor of Economics, TBS, Imperial College Imperial College London; Professor of Economics of Public Policy, CMPO University of Bristol

Ronny Razin

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

James Robinson

Professor, Harris School of Public Policy University Of Chicago

Kimberley Scharf

Inaugural Visiting Scholar National Audit Office; Professor of Economics University Of Warwick

Florian Scheuer

UBS Foundation Professor of Economics of Institutions Universitat Zurich

Francesco Trebbi

Professor of Business and Public Policy University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Jean-Robert Tyran

Professor of Economics and Director, Vienna Center for Experimental Economics (VCEE) Department of Economics, University of Bergen

Arthur van Benthem

Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School University Of Pennsylvania

Thierry Verdier

Professor of Economics Paris School Of Economics; Professor of Economics Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Shlomo Weber

Leading Scientist, Center for Study of Diversity and Social Interactions New Economic School; Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics Southern Methodist University

Justin Wolfers

Professor of Economics University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School University Of Pennsylvania

Research affiliates

Barbara Biasi

Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale School Of Management Yale University

Teodora Boneva

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics Universitat Zurich

Jonathan Goupille-Lebret

Associate Professor Ecole Normale Superieure De Lyon; CNRS Research Associate Professor GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne; CNRS Research Associate Professor University of Lyon, CNRS; CNRS Research Assistant Professor

Julien Labonne

Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy Associate Professor in Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Abdoulaye Ndiaye

Assistant Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business New York University

Amma Panin

Assistant Professor of Economics IRES/LIDAM - UCLouvain; Assistant Professor

Francesca Parodi

Assistant Professor of Economics Collegio Carlo Alberto; Research Associate Institute for Fiscal Studies; Research Fellow University of Turin

Anna Raute

Assistant Professor in Economics Queen Mary University Of London

Daniel Reck

Assistant Professor London School of Economics and Political Sciences

David Seim

Assistant Professor of Economics Swedish Institute for Social Research

Sebastian Siegloch

Professor of Economics University of Cologne; Professor of Economics University of Mannheim; Head of Research Area Social Policy and Redistribution, ZEW Mannheim ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Nicolas Werquin

Economist Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Associate Faculty Toulouse School of Economics