David N. Margolis

Paris School of Economics—CNRS, France, and IZA, Germany

I am glad to be part of this project. I hope that the contributions presented here will help policymakers better understand the issues they confront, and provide insight in how to make better decisions

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, Paris School of Economics and Research Director, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), assigned to the Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, France

Research interest

Labor economics, development economics, applied econometrics, industrial organization

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to The World Bank and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Past positions

Senior Economist, The World Bank; Associate Professor, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada


PhD, Cornell University, 1993

Selected publications

  • “Does work pay in France? Monetary incentives and the guaranteed minimum income.” Journal of Public Economics 92:7 (2008): 1669–1697 (with M. Gurgand).

  • “Should employment authorities worry about mergers and acquisitions?” Portuguese Economic Journal 5:2 (2006): 167–194.

  • “Minimum wages and youth employment in France and the United States.” In: Blanchflower, D. G., and R. B. Freeman (eds). Youth Employment and Joblessness in Advanced Countries. Cambridge: NBER, 2000 (with J. Abowd, F. Kramarz, and T. Lemieux).

  • “Part-year employment, slow reemployment and earnings losses: The case of worker displacement in France.” In: Haltiwanger, J. C., J. I. Lane, J. R. Spletzer, J. J. M. Theeuwes, and K. R. Troske (eds). The Creation and Analysis of Employer-Employee Matched Data. Amsterdam: North Holland, 1999.

  • “High wage workers and high wage firms.” Econometrica 67:2 (1999): 251–333 (with J. Abowd and F. Kramarz).