Etienne Wasmer

Professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi, Professor of Economics, LIEPP at Sciences Po Paris University

Etienne Wasmer is New York University Abu Dhabi. He is a founding Co-director of Sciences-Po LIEPP (an Interdisciplinary Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies). He is also a Research Fellow at IZA Bonn, and at CEPR, London. He received a Ph.D. in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He has been a Consultant for the European Commission, the OECD, and has produced a report for the Council of Economic Advisors of the French Prime Minister on Training and Mobility with Mathilde Lemoine.His interests lie in the areas of labour economics, macroeconomics and public policy evaluation. He has developed search and matching models of the labour market, of financial markets and of goods markets, in general equilibrium. He has also studied the determinants of the growth of temporary employment, the single employment contract and on urban labour markets. His research has been published in The American Economic Review, The Journal of the European Economic Association, The Journal of Monetary Economics, The American Economic Journal (macro), The European Economic Review, Labour Economics, The Economic Journal, The Journal of Urban Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics among others. Etienne Wasmer has written a textbook (Principe de Microeconomie : Methodes empiriques et theories modernes, Pearson) which was awarded the 2010 prize of Association francaise de sciences Economiques and the 2011 Wolowski prize from Acadamie des sciences morales et politiques, as well as an introduction to evaluation methods (Etat moderne, Etat efficace: evaluer les depenses publiques pour sauvegarder le modele social franais, Odile Jacob, with Marc Ferracci). He is a Co-editor of Labour Economics: The Journal of the European Association of Labour Economists. He is also a member of the board of Fondation nationale des sciences politiques (FNSP) since April 2012 and of the strategic advisory board of KPMG. He is also a personnalite associee of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council and, since 2012, a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the French Prime Minister.