Dean School of Public Affairs & Professor of Economics

Yann Algan is Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, member of the Conseil d’Analyse Économique (Council for Economic Analysis) and of the Conseil National du Numérique (National Council for Digital Technology). His research focuses on populism, social capital, well-being, the evaluation of the public policies, particularly in the area of education and employment, and the digital transformation of public action. He is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France, senior editor of the review Economic Policy, and recipient of two ERC projects from the European Commission.

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Research interests

Last publications

The European trust crisis and the rise of populism

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Algan, Y., Guriev, S., Papaioannou, E., & Passari, E. (2017). “The European trust crisis and the rise of populism”. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2017(2), 309-400.

Childhood environmental harshness predicts coordinated health and reproductive strategies: a cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample from France

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Mell, H., Safra, L., Algan, Y., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C. (2018). “Childhood environmental harshness predicts coordinated health and reproductive strategies: a cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample from France”. Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(1), 1-8.

Association of behavior in boys from low socioeconomic neighborhoods with employment earnings in adulthood

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Vergunst, F., Tremblay, R. E., Nagin, D., Algan, Y., Beasley, E., Park, J., … & Côté, S. M. (2019). “Association of behavior in boys from low socioeconomic neighborhoods with employment earnings in adulthood”. JAMA pediatrics, 173(4), 334-341.