Public Economics

The Public Economics (PE) programme brings together researchers interested in analyzing 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.

The PE programme has more than 100 members who contribute around 250 Discussion Papers a year, and broadly disseminate their research to policymakers and to the public debate through VoxEU and other channels.

The Public Economics Programme is directed by:

•  PE holds an Annual Symposium on date to be announced. It also holds a session at the CEPR Paris Winter symposium every December.
•  PE also sponsors workshops that bring together researchers in core groups dedicated to specific topics such as the development and analysis of New Consumption Data in partnership with Copenhagen University or the analysis of Retirement & Social Security programs in partnership with Bocconi University.
•  PE co-organizes and sponsors several events within Europe. Recent examples of that, among many others, are the Paris-London conferences in Public Economics.
•  PE has a particular focus on helping junior scholars through their early career development. To showcase the fantastic research done by our junior affiliates, the PE program awards every year a Prize for the best discussion paper published in our CEPR Public Econ series by a young researcher.  More details about this year's prize can be found here

Recent Symposia have included:

More information on the Public Economics Programme: