Etienne Wasmer


Professor of Economics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: Ecole Polytechnique (BSc), Département et Laboratoire d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée (DELTA) (MA). London School of Economics and Political Science (Phd)

Research Areas: Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Search Theory, Urban Economics.

Etienne Wasmer is a Professor of Economics in the Social Science Division at NYUAD. He obtained an engineer degree from Ecole Polytechnique in France, a master from DELTA (Département et Laboratoire d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) 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 published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, the American Economic Association Journal: Macroeconomics, among others. He published a book with Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau on search theory at MIT Press (Nov. 2017).

Etienne Wasmer visited Stanford University in 2017, as visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was also part-time visiting fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Economic and Research Department.

He was a co-Editor of Labour Economics (Elsevier, North-Holland) from 2012 to 2015. He is currently a research fellow of CEPR-London and IZA Bonn since the 2000 and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of LIEPP.

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

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. From 2004 to 2006, he was the director of the Canada Federal Research Chair on the Dynamics of Labour Markets and a professor of Economics at UQAM. From 2000 to 2003 he was professor of Economics, University of Metz. From 1998 to 2000, he was an assistant professor at ECARES and at the Free University of Brussels.

Etienne 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.

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.