Arnaud Dupuy is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Luxembourg. He studied econometrics and applied economics in Grenoble, France and received a Ph.D. from Maastricht University in 2004. In spring 2001, he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Centre for Labour market and Social research, University of Aarhus. In spring 2009, he visited the department of economics at YALE University as a visiting research fellow. He was a visiting research fellow at the IMF in January 2011, 2015, June 2016 and May 2017. Since 2012, he is a honorary professor of economics at Maastricht School of Management.

His research focuses on matching and hedonic models, performance inequality, microfoundations of aggregate production functions and sports economics. His work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the International Economic Review, Economica, Economics Letters, among others.

In 2014, his paper "On Input Market Frictions and Estimation of Factors' Demand" was honored with the Georgescu-Roegen prize by the Southern Economic Association and in 2015, his paper "Personality Traits and the Marriage Market" received the Malinvaud prize by the Association Francaise de Science Economique.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2007.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11329

This paper develops a model encompassing both Becker's matching model, and Tinbergen-Rosen's hedonic model. We study its properties and provide identification and estimation strategies. Using data on internal migration in China, we estimate the model and compute equilibrium under counter-factual alternatives to decompose the migration surplus. Our findings reveal that...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10900

This note introduces a maximum likelihood estimator of the value of job amenities and labor productivity in a single matching market based on the observation of equilibrium matches and wages. The estimation procedure simultaneously fits both the matching patterns and the wage curve. Our estimator is suited for applications to...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10772

This paper analyzes the impact of anticipated old age support, provided by children to parents, on intra-family transfers and education. We highlight an education motive for remittances, according to which migrants have an incentive to invest in their siblings' education via transfers to parents, in order to better share the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10449

In this paper, we address the problem of estimating transport surplus (a.k.a. matching affinity) in high dimensional optimal transport problems. Classical optimal transport theory species the matching affinity and determines the optimal joint distribution. In contrast, we study the inverse problem of estimating matching affinity based on the observation of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8178
published in: Mathematics and Financial Economics, 2014, 8 (4), 405-416, (special issue in celebration of Ivar Ekeland's 70th birthday.)

This paper contributes to the literature on hedonic models in two ways. First, it makes use of Queyranne's reformulation of a hedonic model in the discrete case as a network flow problem in order to provide a proof of existence and integrality of a hedonic equilibrium and efficient computational techniques...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7303
published in: Economica, 2015, 82 (325), 24-45.

This paper presents a general equilibrium assignment model of workers to tasks with endogenous supply of skills. The model has 2 key features. First, skills are endogenous and multidimensional. Second, two types of assignment occur; workers self-select the type of skills to supply and firms assign workers to tasks/machines. Equilibrium...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6943
published in: Journal of Political Economy, 2014, 122 (6), 1271-1319.

Which and how many attributes are relevant for the sorting of agents in a matching market? This paper addresses these questions by constructing indices of mutual attractiveness that aggregate information about agents' attributes. The first k indices for agents on each side of the market provide the best approximation of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6942
published in: Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2014

In the context of the Beckerian theory of marriage, when men and women match on a single-dimensional index that is the weighted sum of their respective multivariate attributes, many papers in the literature have used linear canonical correlation, and related techniques, in order to estimate these weights. We argue that...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5881
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2014, 80 (3), 772-782. Winner of 2015 Georgescu-Roegen Prize for best paper published in SEJ during the calendar year.

In this paper we explore the impact of imperfectly competitive input markets on production function estimation. First order profit maximizing conditions are altered when frictions in input markets cause the elasticity of input supply to the firm to be finite. A consequence of this is that the standard econometric model...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5391
revised version published as 'Hierarchical Organization and Performance Inequality: Evidence from Professional Cycling' in: International Economic Review, 2015, 56 (4), 1207-1236

This paper proposes an equilibrium theory of the organization of work in an economy with an implicit market for productive time. In this economy, agents have limited productive time and can choose to produce in autarky, buy productive time from helpers to increase own production or, sell their productive time...