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The role of probability in the sciences is a special focus of the Centre’s transdisciplinary research seminar, “The Probabilism Sessions”. Scientists present the development of the study of randomness in their disciplines, comparing definitions, methods and results. Augustin Cournot’s writings on probability theory serve as the source of inspiration.
WEDNESDAY 31 MAY AT 5 PM

Is the Slowdown in Productivity the Sign of the Exhaustion of Technical Change? Lessons from the French Automobile Industry since 1945

Maison des Sciences Économiques - Paris

Speaker : Michel Freyssenet (CNRS)
Commentators: Robert Boyer (Institut des Amériques ; Centre Cournot) and Bernard Gazier (Université Paris I ; Centre Cournot)

Maison des Sciences Économiques
106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris
Conference Room, 6th Floor

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6 pm

Political Economy of the French Crisis

Maison des Sciences Économiques - Paris

Speaker: Stefano Palombarini (Université Paris VIII)
Commentator: Gilles Raveaud (Université Paris VIII)

Presentation of his book L’illusion du bloc bourgeois (“The Illusion of the Bourgeois Bloc”)
co-authored with Bruno Amable.

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Stefano Palombarini (Université Paris VIII)

Gilles Raveaud (Université Paris VIII)

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 6 pm

Can we learn something philosophical from experimental philosophy?

Maison des Sciences Économiques

Speaker : Pascal Engel (EHESS)

The debate about the relevance of experimental philosophy has been, in my view, misconceived. Both experimental philosophers and their "a priorist" opponents have assumed that the issue turns upon whether thought experiments can yield philosophical insight and contribute to conceptual analysis, the latter assuming that the answer is positive, the former that it is negative. Both parties over-emphasize the importance of thought experiments and counterfactual thinking in philosophy, as well as the role of intuitions. Philosophy is indeed mostly conceptual analysis, but thought experiments do not play a central role and the role of intuitions is not essential. Philosophy is first and foremost a matter of constructing theories and arguing for them; thought experiments can only make sense within this larger context.

Maison des Sciences Économiques
106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris
Room 115


Thursday 23 February 2017 - 17.30

Modelling Wind Resource with Diffusion

CAMPUS DE L’ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE

Speaker : Alexandre Brouste (Université du Maine)
Commentator : Marie-Noëlle Bouin (Météo France), Josselin Garnier (Ecole polytechnique)

La gestion d'un parc éolien dépend fortement des prévisions de la vitesse et de la direction du vent sur le site. L'exploitation efficace et sûre d'un parc peut s’illustrer dans l’utilisation des moyens de stockage, la vente de la production sur les marchés d’énergies et les opérations d’entretien et de maintenance. Deux processus de diffusion (CIR et processus de diffusion Weibull marginal) sont présentés et évalués pour la prévision de la vitesse du vent à court terme. Ils peuvent constituer une entrée pour les problèmes de contrôle optimal apparaissant dans la gestion opérationnelle.

Drahi-X-Novation Center
Campus de l’Ecole polytechnique

avenue Coriolis - 91128 Palaiseau

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Alexandre Brouste (Université du Maine)

Presentation - Alexandre Brouste - 23-02-2017

Wednesday 1 February 2017, 6 pm

WHY EUROPE NEEDS A FUNDING MARKETS UNION

Paris

Speaker : Régis Breton (Banque de France)
Commentator : Xavier Timbeau (OFCE)

Following the financial crisis, the European Union took a number of initiatives to foster financial integration between member countries, notably through the Banking Union and more recently through the Capital Markets Union. Do Eurosystem central banks have any particular motivation for accompanying and encouraging this movement?

This seminar will propose a new mechanism by which the barriers to credit market integration challenge the viability and the desirability of a common currency. Credit market integration appears to be a necessary ingredient in order to reap fully the benefit of monetary integration, independently of the homogenous transmission of monetary policy and the asymmetrical shocks that are usually put forward in economic debate.

Monday, 5 December 2016, 5 pm

HAVE BIG DATA REALLY CHANGED FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS?

Ecole polytechnique campus

with :
Nicole El Karoui (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
Mathieu Rosenbaum (Ecole polytechnique)
Knut Sølna (University of California at Irvine)

Drahi-X-Novation Center
Ecole polytechnique campus

avenue Coriolis - 91128 Palaiseau

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Mathieu Rosenbaum (Ecole polytechnique)

Nicole El Karoui (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

Presentation Nicole El Karoui 5-12-2016



Knut Sølna (University of California at Irvine)

Presentation Knut Sølna 5-12-2016



Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - PARIS

Economic Crises and the Lender of Last Resort:
Evidence from 19th Century France

Paris

Speaker: Vincent Bignon (Banque de France)
Commentator: Pierre-Charles Pradier (Université Paris I)

Maison des Sciences Économiques
106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris
Room S/18


How can central banks best help to stabilize economic shocks? A historical case from France’s history will be presented. The crisis sparked by the arrival of the agricultural disease phylloxera in the 1860s shows the importance of the conditions of access to central bank loans in stabilizing the default rates of non-financial companies. The results suggest that it must guarantee easy access and a large array of guaranties in its operations with economic agents. What lessons in monetary policy can we draw from this study for the current period?

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Vincent Bignon (Banque de France)

Presentation Vincent Bignon 29-11-2016


Pierre-Charles Pradier (Université Paris I)

Monday, October 17, 2016

BUGS, TARIFFS AND COLONIES: FRANCE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN WINE TRADE IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES

Paris

Speaker : Giulia Meloni (University of Leuven)
Commentator : Ugo Gragnolati (Université Paris 1)

Maison des Sciences Économiques
106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris
Conference Room, 6th Floor

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Giulia Meloni (Université de Louvain)

Presentation Giulia Meloni 17-10-2016


Ugo Gragnolati (Université Paris 1)

Presentation Ugo Gragnolati 17-10-16


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6 PM

WHAT FORCES GOVERN THE EVOLUTION OF CEO PAY IN FRANCE?

Paris

Speaker : Lionel Almeida (CNAM - LIRSA)
Commentator : Christophe Clerc Pinsent Masons

Maison des sciences économiques, Salle 115
106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital
Paris 13e


The pay of Chief Executive Officers (CEO) has rapidly increased over the last decades. How can this development be explained? Is it due to a competitive process used to attract and reward the best talent? Or should institutional factors be taken into account: managerial power, the weight of outsider scrutiny or financial market activism? The study presented in this seminar will bring to light the forces at play by looking at the evolution of CEO pay in listed companies in France since the implementation of new disclosure rules in 2001.

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JUNE 21, 2016 - 5:00 P.M.

GROWTH THEORY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: DEMATERIALIZING ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Paris

Speaker : Antonin Pottier (CERNA – Ecole des Mines de Paris)

Maison des sciences économiques, Salle 117
106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital
Paris 13e

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En analysant, à travers le prisme des théories de la croissance, la manière dont l'analyse économique orthodoxe fait intervenir l'environnement, ce séminaire met en évidence une tendance de l'analyse économique à se "dématérialiser", c'est-à-dire à ignorer les aspects physiques des relations économiques. Il décrit en particulier le tournant néo-classique avec la figure de Jevons, ainsi que la réponse des théoriciens de la croissance au rapport du club de Rome. Les bifurcations successives vers une analyse économique dématérialisée rendent compte de sa difficulté à prendre en compte les questions environnementales. Le séminaire tente enfin d'expliquer ce que signifie la "dématérialisation" de l'analyse économique et quelles en sont les raisons.

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Antonin Pottier (CERNA – Ecole des Mines de Paris)

Presentation Antonin Pottier 21-07-2016


26 May 2016 - 6pm

JEVONS AND THE DYNAMICS OF INDUSTRIALIZATION: LESSONS FROM THE PAST AND AN OUTLOOK INTO THE FUTURE

Paris

Speaker : Raimund Bleischwitz (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources)
Commentator : Aurélien Saussay (OFCE)

The seminar will discuss William Stanley Jevons’ contribution to the issues of energy and industrialization. His book on “The coal question”(1865/66) has been widely perceived as a starting point for critical debates about “limits to growth”, resource availability, the fallacies of efficiency, and understanding the carbon-based industrial system.

We will critically re-examine Jevons’ findings, how his ideas were born and conceptualized, and what lessons have been drawn. We will also look at recent international trends of using key resources and how they have been shaped by stages of industrialization. Finally, we will engage in an outlook on how such trends and innovations can contribute to the aims of the Paris COP on climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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13 April 2016 - 6 pm

“PROUVER ET GOUVERNER”: PRESENTATION OF A. DESROSIÈRES’S POSTHUMOUS BOOK

Paris 13e

This seminar is dedicated to the memory of Alain Desrosières, whom the Centre had the good fortune to have among its contributors on several occasions.
Emmanuel Didier (CNRS), who coordinated the text and wrote the introduction, will present Alain’s posthumous book, “Prouver et gouverner”.

Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre-Koyré), Bernard Guibert (INSEE), Thierry Martin (Université de Franche-Comté/Centre Cournot) and Laurent Mazliak (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) will present their own collaborations with special focus on the modernity and posterity of Alain’s works.

Maison des Sciences Économiques
106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris

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Emmanuel Didier (CNRS)

Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre-Koyré)

Bernard Guibert (INSEE)

Thierry Martin (Université de Franche-Comté/Centre Cournot)

Laurent Mazliak (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

11 March 2016

HAVE WE ENTERED A NEW ENERGY PRICE REGIME?

Paris

Speakers: Robert Boyer (Institute of the Americas), Raimund Bleischwitz (University College London), Han Wang (Sivienn), Jean-Philippe Touffut (Cournot Centre)

25 February 2016

The Role of Sector Dynamics in Financial Crises

Paris

Speaker : Yannick Kalantzis (Banque de France)
Commentator: Xavier Timbeau (OFCE)

Maison des Sciences Économiques
106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris
Salle 117

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Yannick Kalantzis (Banque de France)

Presentation Kalantzis 25-02-2016.pdf


Xavier Timbeau (OFCE)

Presentation Xavier Timbeau 25-02-2016.pdf

3 December 2015 - 6pm

THE IMPLICATIONS OF PRUDENTIAL REGULATION FOR COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY IN THE BANKING SECTOR

ESCP Europe - Paris 11

Speaker: Jacob Seifert (University of St Andrews), Robert Solow Postdoctoral fellow 2015-16
Commentator: Robert Boyer (Institute of the Americas)

Presentation Jacob Seifert 3-12-2015

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ESCP Europe
79, Avenue de la République - 75011 Paris
Faure Amphitheatre, Building 3, 1st Floor


Métro : RUE DE SAINT-MAUR (LIGNE 3)
http://www.escpeurope.eu


Jacob Seifert (University of St Andrews)

Robert Boyer (Institute of the Americas)
1 June 2015

“Social Dialogue” and Varieties of Capitalism: A Long-term Analysis

Université Laval, Québec

International Conference on Work and Employment Studies (CIETE 2015 Québec)
Keynote Speaker: Bernard Gazier (Cournot Centre ; University Paris 1)

Presentation Bernard Gazier 1-06-2015 (808.3 KiB)

21 May 2015, 6 pm

Why Speech and Language Technology (almost) Works

Amphithéâtre Opale - Télécom ParisTech

Speaker: Mark Liberman (University of Pennsylvania)
Commentator: Edouard Geoffrois (French National Research Agency)

Presentation Mark Liberman_21-05-2015 (1.7 MiB)

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Mark Liberman, (University of Pennsylvania)

2 April 2015 – 6 pm

A Historical Analysis of Transnational Company Agreements

Maison des Sciences Economiques - 106-112 boulevard de l’Hôpital, Paris XIIIe

Speaker: Udo Rehfeldt (Institut de recherches économiques et sociales)
Commentators: Arnaud Mias (University Paris-Dauphine) et Bernard Gazier (Cournot Centre; University Paris I)

Presentation Udo Rehfeldt 2-04-2015 (125.7 KiB)

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