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 Science

Researchers

Jerome Adda

Professor, Department of Economics Bocconi University

Roland Benabou

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

Pierre C Boyer

Professor of Economics École Polytechnique; Research Fellow CEPR

Matthias Doepke

Professor of Economics Bank of England and Centre for Macroeconomics

Hans Gersbach

Professor of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy ETH Zurich

Rachel Griffith

Research Director, IFS International Monetary Fund (IMF); Professor Research Director Professor The University of Manchester

John Hassler

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

Henrik Kleven

Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Princeton University

Camille Landais

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

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

Assistant Professor of Economics Stanford University; Research Fellow CEPR

Maria Petrova

Affiliate Professor ICREA Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Alfa-Bank Associate Professor of Economics New Economic School; ICREA Research Professor Univeristat Pompeu Fabra, CREi and BSE

paolo pinotti

Professor of Economics Bocconi University; Coordinator Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Carol Propper

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

Ronny Razin

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

James Robinson

Professor, Harris School of Public Policy Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Kimberley Scharf

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

Florian Scheuer

UBS Foundation Professor of Economics of Institutions University of Zurich

Jean Tirole

Director Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, Université Toulouse Capitole

Jean-Robert Tyran

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

Arthur van Benthem

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

Thierry Verdier

Professor of Economics CNRS and 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

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

Anna Raute

Assistant Professor in Economics Queen Mary University of London

Daniel Reck

Assistant Professor London School of Economics and Political Science

David Seim

Assistant Professor of Economics Swedish Institute for Social Research

Sebastian Siegloch

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

Nicolas Werquin

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