Dean School of Public Affairs & Professor of Economics

Yann Algan is the Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po. His research focuses on Digital Economy and Public Action 3.0. He also specializes on social capital and well‐being in relation to individual outcomes and economic behavior, with particular attention to the role of education, employment and institutions. Yann Algan is a member of the OECD-hosted High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress and the French Council of Economic Analysis. He is senior editor of the review Economic Policy.


Research interests

Last publications

Trust and the Welfare State: the Twin Peaks Curve

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Algan Yann, Cahuc Pierre, Sangnier Marc. In: The Economic Journal, Volume 126, Issue 593, June 2016, Pages 861–883.

The Social Effects of Ethnic Diversity at the Local Level: A Natural Experiment with Exogenous Residential Allocation

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Algan Yann, Hémet Camille, Laitin David D. In: Journal of Political Economy, Volume 124(3), 2016.

Family Values and the Regulation of Labor

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Alesina Alberto, Algan Yann, Cahuc Pierre, Giuliano Paola. In: Journal of the European Economic Association, 13: 599–630, 2015.