Étienne WASMER

Associated member - Le Cercle des économistes

Etienne Wasmer is a Professor of Economics in the Social Science Division at New York University, campus of Abu Dhabi and on leave from Sciences Po Paris, where he taught the introductionnary course in economics from 2007 to 2016. He obtained an engineer degree from Ecole Polytechnique in France and a PhD in economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

His interest lies in labor economics, macroeconomics, search theory and urban economics. He is the author of a textbook at MIT Press (Nov. 2017) with Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau on search theory.  He has published in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, the American Economic Association Journal: Macroeconomics, among others.

He got the Best Young French Economist Prize (Le Cercle des Economists and Le Monde) in 2006 jointly with Thierry Mayer; he had been nominated for the prize in 2004.

Etienne was the Founder and Co-Director (2011-2017) of LIEPP (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies) in Sciences Po (awarded 10 million euros). He was Professor of Economics, France (Sciences Po) since 2006. He was also the Head of the Graduate Studies in Economics of Science Po from 2008 to 2011.

From 2012 to 2016, he was a member of the French Council of Economic Advisers (CAE) to the Prime Minister and was a member of the French Minimum Wage committee from 2009 to 2012.

He received two prizes for his Pearson’s textbook Manuel d’introduction à l’économie: principes de microéconomie, Pearson Education, 576 pages, April 2010: the best book for students from the Association Française de Sciences Economiques in 2010 and the prize Wolowski de l’Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques awarded in economics every eight years. The textbook’s Second edition was released in September 2014 and the Third Edition in August 2017.

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