Paris School of Economics, and CNRS, France, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate member, Paris School of Economics, France
Labor economics, education, employment relations
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Expert in the evaluation committee of the French labor market reforms; Expert in the national committee in charge of gender equality at work
Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Economic Performance (LSE) (2011–2013)
PhD, Paris School of Economics, 2011
“Contribution ceilings and the incidence of payroll taxes.” De Economist 165:2 (2017): 129–140 (with F. Alvaredo, B. Roantree, and E. Saez).
“Incidence and behavioural response to social security contributions: An analysis of kink points in France.” De Economist 165:2 (2017): 141–163 (with A. Bozio and J. Grenet).
“Teaching accreditation exams reveal grading biases favor women in male-dominated disciplines in France.” Science 353:6298 (2016): 474–478 (with M. Hillion).
“Firms’ rents, workers’ bargaining power and the union wage premium in France.” The Economic Journal 125 (2015): 1616–1652.
“Professors in core science are not always biased against women: Evidence from France.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7:4 (2015): 53–75 (with S. Thierry Ly).
Family firms offer higher job security but lower wages than other firmsThomas Breda, April 2018Family firms are ubiquitous in most countries. The differences in objectives, governance, and management styles between those firms and their non-family counterparts have several implications for the workforce, which scholars have only recently started to investigate. Family firms offer greater job security, employ different management practices, have a comparative advantage to avoid conflicts when employment relations are more hostile, and provide insurance to workers through implicit contracts when labor market regulation is limited. But all this also comes at a cost.MoreLess