Philippe Askenazy

CNRS-Centre Maurice Halbwachs, and ENS, France, and IZA, Germany

To bridge the gap between academics and policymakers, and with citizens generally, is a growing challenge in a post-truth age. In this perspective, IZA World of Labor is an exciting initiative

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Researcher, CNRS-Centre Maurice Halbwachs; Associate Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

Research interest

Industrial relations, technological and organizational innovations, working conditions, occupational safety and health, labor markets

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of the French monitoring committee of the state aids to firms, 2014–2017; Member of the Council of Economic Analysis, French Prime Minister, 2012–2015

Past positions

Deputy-Director of the CEPREMAP, 2005–2015; Junior Researcher, CNRS, 1999–2007; Assistant Professor, Ecole Nationale d’Administration, 2002–2005


PhD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Paris, 1999

Selected publications

  • "Rent-sharing and workers’ bargaining power: An empirical cross-country/cross-industry panel analysis." Scandinavian Journal of Economics (Forthcoming) (with G. Cette and P. Maarek).

  • Productivity Puzzles Across Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016 (editor with L. Bellmann, A. Bryson, and E. Moreno Galbis).

  • “Work organisation and human resource management: Does context matter?” In: Amosse, T., A. Bryson, J. Forth, and H. Petit (eds). Comparative Workplace Employment Relations. An Analysis of Practice in Britain and France. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016; pp. 141–177 (with J. Forth).

  • “Innovation and advertising: Theory and evidence.” Economics of Innovation and New Technology 25:1 (2016) 33–56 (with T. Breda and D. Irac).

  • "Financial constraints and foreign market entries or exits: Firm-level evidence from France." Review of World Economics 151:2 (2016): 231–253 (with A. Caldera, G. Gaulier, and D. Irac).