Pierre Cahuc
Research Fellow and Program Director

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Cahuc Pierre Cahuc is professor of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique. He is director of the Macroeconomic Laboratory of ENSAE-CREST, research fellow at CEPR, member of the French Economic Advisory Council to the French Prime Minister (Conseil d'Analyse Economique), member of the French low pay commission (comité d'experts sur le salaire minimum).

Unemployment and the microfoundations of macroeconomics with a special concern for labor market are his main fields of research. His papers are published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal or Economics, the International Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the European Economic Review, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Public Economics, Economics Letter, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, Labour Economics, the Review of International Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and other journals.

Pierre Cahuc joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999. Since 2004 he has been IZA Program Director for "Labor Markets".
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IZA World of Labor article: Short-time work compensations and employment
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11248  Pierre Cahuc
Stéphane Carcillo
Thomas Le Barbanchon
The Effectiveness of Hiring Credits
11010  Pierre Cahuc
Sandra Nevoux
Inefficient Short-Time Work
10842  Pierre Cahuc
Stéphane Carcillo
Andreea Minea
The Difficult School-To-Work Transition of High School Dropouts: Evidence from a Field Experiment
10352  Pierre Cahuc
Olivier Charlot
Franck Malherbet
Helène Benghalem
Emeline Limon
Taxation of Temporary Jobs: Good Intentions with Bad Outcomes?
8330  Pierre Cahuc
Stéphane Carcillo
Thomas Le Barbanchon
Do Hiring Credits Work in Recessions? Evidence from France
8277  Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
Marc Sangnier
Trust and the Welfare State: The Twin Peaks Curve
(forthcoming in : Economic Journal, 2014)
8173  Pierre Cahuc
Search, Flows, Job Creations and Destructions
(published in: Labour Economics, 2014, 30, 22-29)
7490  Pierre Cahuc
Stéphane Carcillo
Ulf Rinne
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Youth Unemployment in Old Europe: The Polar Cases of France and Germany
(revised version published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2013, 2:18 [Open Access])
7464  Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
Trust, Growth and Well-being: New Evidence and Policy Implications
(pubished in: S.N. Durlauf and P. Aghion (eds.) : Handbook of Economic Growth, Vol.2 , 2014, 49-120)
6365  Pierre Cahuc
Olivier Charlot
Franck Malherbet
Explaining the Spread of Temporary Jobs and its Impact on Labor Turnover
(Forthcoming in: International Economic Review)
6052  Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
Andrei Shleifer
Teaching Practices and Social Capital
(published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5(3), 189-210)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
Marc Sangnier
Efficient and Inefficient Welfare States
5439  Pierre Cahuc
Stéphane Carcillo
The Detaxation of Overtime Hours: Lessons from the French Experiment
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2014, 32 (2), 361-400.)
5430  Pierre Cahuc
Stéphane Carcillo
Is Short-Time Work a Good Method to Keep Unemployment Down?
(pubished in: Nordic Economic Policy Review 2011, 1(1),133-165.)
5340  Samuel Bentolila
Pierre Cahuc
Juan J. Dolado
Thomas Le Barbanchon
Two-Tier Labor Markets in the Great Recession: France vs. Spain
(published in: Economic Journal (2012), 122, 155-187)
4747  Alberto Alesina
Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
Paola Giuliano
Family Values and the Regulation of Labor
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2015, 13 (4), 599-630)
4630  Pierre Cahuc
Edouard Challe
Produce or Speculate? Asset Bubbles, Occupational Choice and Efficiency
(published in: International Economic Review, 2012, 53 (4), 1005-1035.)
3687  Pierre Cahuc
Thomas Le Barbanchon
Labor Market Policy Evaluation in Equilibrium: Some Lessons of the Job Search and Matching Model
(published in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (1), 196-205)
3680  Philippe Aghion
Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
Can Policy Interact with Culture? Minimum Wage and the Quality of Labor Relations
(revised version published as 'Civil Society and the State: The Interplay Between Cooperation and Minimum Wage Regulation' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9 (1), 3 - 42)
2955  Pierre Cahuc
Guy Laroque
Optimal Taxation and Monopsonistic Labor Market: Does Monopsony Justify the Minimum Wage?
(pubished in: Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2014, 16 (2), 259–273.)
2935  Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
Social Attitudes and Economic Development: An Epidemiological Approach
(published as 'Inherited Trust and Growth' in: American Economic Review, 2010, 100 (5), 2060 - 2092)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
Civic Attitudes and the Design of Labor Market Institutions: Which Countries Can Implement the Danish Flexicurity Model?
(published as "Civic Virtue and Labor Market Institutions" in: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2009, 1(1), 111-145)
1683  Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
The Roots of Low European Employment: Family Culture?
(published in: J. Frenkel and C. Pissarides (eds.), NBER Macroeconomic Annual, MIT Press: 2007)
1678  Pierre Cahuc
Andre Zylberberg
Optimum Income Taxation and Layoff Taxes
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2008, 92 (10-11), 2003-2019)
1192  Yann Algan
Pierre Cahuc
Job Protection: The Macho Hypothesis
(published in: Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2006, 22 (3), 390-410)
583  Pierre Cahuc
Francois Fontaine
On the Efficiency of Job Search with Social Networks
(published in: Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2009, 11 (3), 411–439)
582  Pierre Cahuc
Christian Gianella
Dominique Goux
Andre Zylberberg
Equalizing Wage Differences and Bargaining Power: Evidence from a Panel of French Firms
581  Pierre Cahuc
Franck Malherbet
Unemployment Compensation Finance and Labor Market Rigidity
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2004, 88 (3-4), 481-501)
304  Pierre Cahuc
Etienne Wasmer
Labor Market Efficiency, Wages and Employment when Search Frictions Interact with Intrafirm Bargaining
(published in: International Economic Review, 2008, 48 (3), 943-972)
260  Pierre Cahuc
Fabien Postel-Vinay
Temporary Jobs, Employment Protection and Labor Market Performance
(published in: Labour Economics, 2002, 9 (1), 63-91)
96  Pierre Cahuc
Andre Zylberberg
Redundancy Payments, Incomplete Labor Contracts, Unemployment and Welfare
95  Pierre Cahuc
Andre Zylberberg
Job Protection, Minimum Wage and Unemployment
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
64 Pierre Cahuc
Stéphane Carcillo
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The Employment of the Low-Skilled Youth in France
(official translation of a report delivered to the French Council of Economic Analysis and the French Prime Minister)