Director of the Chair "Sécurisation des parcours professionnels"
Pierre Cahuc is Professor of Economics at Sciences Po since 2018. He has directed Sciences Po’s Chair « Sécurisation des parcours professionnels » since 2012. He is also Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). Before joining Sciences Po, Pierre Cahuc was Professor of Economics at École Polytechnique and at ENSAE as well as Research Fellow at their joint research centre « CREST » (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics). He directed CREST’s Macroeconomic Laboratory from 2011 to 2018 and was Head of Economic Research from 2015 to 2018. He was member of the French Economic Advisory Council to the French Prime Minister (Conseil d'Analyse Economique) from 2006 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2016. Unemployment and macroeconomics with a special concern for labor markets are his main fields of research. His papers are published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies , the International Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the European Economic Review, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics and other journals. He has co-authored with Stéphane Carcillo and André Zylberberg a widely used graduate textbook, Labor Economics, published by MIT Press in 2014. And he has won a number of prizes for his books aimed at a wider public: Le chômage: fatalité ou nécessité? (co-author André Zylberberg, ed Flammarion), La société de défiance (co-author Yann Algan, ed Éditions de la rue d’Ulm), and Le négationnisme économique et comment s’en débarrasser (ed Flammarion).