Pierre Cahuc

Sciences Po, France, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson, Subject Editor

Current position

Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, France

Research interest

Labor economics, macroeconomics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of Conseil d’Analyse Economique (Adv. council of the PM, 2006–2010; 2012–present); Member of the Commission Economique de la Nation (Adv. council of the Minister of Economics and Finance, 2005–2009)

Past positions

Professor of Economics, Ecole Polytechnique, France (2007–2018); Professor of Economics, ENSAE, France (2011–2018)


PhD Economics, University Paris 1, 1989

Selected publications

  • “Inherited trust and growth.” American Economic Review 100 (2010): 2060–2092 (with Y. Algan).

  • “Regulation and distrust.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 125:3 (2010): 1015–1049 (with P. Aghion, Y. Algan, and A. Shleifer).

  • “A theory of wages and labor demand with intrafirm bargaining and matching frictions.” International Economic Review 48:3 (2008): 943–972 (with F. Marque and E. Wasmer).

  • “Wage bargaining with on-the-job search: A structural econometric model.” Econometrica 74:2 (2006): 323–364 (with F. Postel-Vinay and J.-M. Robin).

  • Labor Economics. MIT Press, 2004 (with A. Zylberberg). Also published in Chinese by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press, 2007.