Gilles Saint-Paul
Research Fellow

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Saint-Paul Gilles Saint-Paul is Professor of Economics at GREMAQ-IDEI, Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse since September 2000 and a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He previously held a position as Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. He received his B. Sc. from Ecole Polytechnique in 1985 and his PhD in economics from MIT in 1990. His publications include "Dual Labor" Markets (MIT Press, 1996), "The political economy of labor market institutions" (Oxford University Press, 2000), and publications in international journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and the European Economic Review. He has served as a consultant for the IMF and the Swedish parliamentary committee on labor market policy, as well as the French ministry of environment. He has been a member of the French "Commission Economique de la Nation", an advisory body for the French finance minister.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10879  Gilles Saint-Paul
Secular Satiation
9423  Gilles Saint-Paul
Bobos in Paradise: Urban Politics and the New Economy
8655  Gilles Saint-Paul
How Darwinian Should an Economy Be?
8551  Gilles Saint-Paul
Can Active Labor Market Policy Be Counter-Productive?
(Research in Economics, 69, 26-36)
7120  Gilles Saint-Paul
Economic Science and Political Influence
(Journal of the European Economic Association, 11, 5, 1004-1031)
6911  Gilles Saint-Paul
Liberty and the Post-Utilitarian Society
(published in: Economic Affairs, 2013, 33 (1), 119–126)
6473  Gilles Saint-Paul
Davide Ticchi
Andrea Vindigni
A Theory of Political Entrenchment
(Economic Journal, 126, 1238-1263)
4468  Gilles Saint-Paul
Endogenous Indoctrination: Occupational Choice, the Evolution of Beliefs, and the Political Economy of Reform
(published in: Economic Journal, 2010, 120 (544), 325 - 353)
4456  Gilles Saint-Paul
Genes, Legitimacy and Hypergamy: Another Look at the Economics of Marriage
(Journal of Demographic Economics, Volume 81, Issue 04, December 2015, pp 331-377)
4440  Gilles Saint-Paul
Does the Welfare State Make Older Workers Unemployable?
2027  Gilles Saint-Paul
Equilibrium Allele Distribution in Trading Populations
(Natural Science, 7, 103-116.)
1618  Gilles Saint-Paul
Making Sense of Bolkestein-Bashing: Trade Liberalization under Segmented Labor Markets
(published in: Journal of International Economics, 2007, 73 (1), 152-174)
1310  Gilles Saint-Paul
The Brain Drain: Some Evidence from European Expatriates in the United States
1215  Yann Bramoullé
Gilles Saint-Paul
Social Networks and Labor Market Transitions
(published in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (1), 188-195)
1067  Gilles Saint-Paul
Did European Labor Markets Become More Competitive in the 1990s? Evidence from Estimated Worker Rents
(published in: Labor Markets and Institutions, Santiago: Central Bank of Chile 2005; 281-300)
1066  Gilles Saint-Paul
Why Are European Countries Diverging in Their Unemployment Experience?
(published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2004, 18 (4), 49-68)
639  Gilles Saint-Paul
Are Intellectual Property Rights Unfair?
(published in: Labour Economics, 2004, 11 (1), 129-144)
621  Gilles Saint-Paul
On Market Forces and Human Evolution
(published in: Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2007, 247, 397- 412, )
611  Gilles Saint-Paul
Some Thoughts on Macroeconomic Fluctuations and the Timing of Labor Market Reform
(pubished in: Solow, Robert M. (ed.): Structural Reform and Macroeconomic Policy, (International Economic Association), Palgrave MacMillan, 2004)
609  Gilles Saint-Paul
Cognitive Ability and Paternalism
608  Gilles Saint-Paul
Economic Aspects of Human Cloning and Reprogenetics
(published in: Economic Policy, 2003, 18 (36), 73-122 )
480  Gilles Saint-Paul
The Complexity of Economic Policy: I. Restricted Local Optima in Tax Policy Design
281  Gilles Saint-Paul
Information Technology and the Knowledge Elites
(published in: Journal of Economic Theory, 2007, 137 (1), 104-126)
273  Gilles Saint-Paul
Distribution and Growth in an Economy with Limited Needs
(published in: Economic Journal, 2006, 116 (511), 382-407)
231  Gilles Saint-Paul
The Economics of Human Cloning
144  Gilles Saint-Paul
Flexibility vs. Rigidity: Does Spain have the worst of both Worlds?
(published in: Jonas Agell, Michael Keen and Alfons Weichenrieder (eds.), Labor Market Institutions and Public Regulation, 2004, 101-122)
134  Adriana Kugler
Gilles Saint-Paul
Hiring and Firing Costs, Adverse Selection and Long-term Unemployment
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2004, 22(3), 553-584.)