Gilles Saint-Paul is Professor of Economics at GREMAQ-IDEI, Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse since September 2000 and a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He previously held a position as Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. He received his B. Sc. from Ecole Polytechnique in 1985 and his PhD in economics from MIT in 1990. His publications include "Dual Labor" Markets (MIT Press, 1996), "The political economy of labor market institutions" (Oxford University Press, 2000), and publications in international journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and the European Economic Review. He has served as a consultant for the IMF and the Swedish parliamentary committee on labor market policy, as well as the French ministry of environment. He has been a member of the French "Commission Economique de la Nation", an advisory body for the French finance minister.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.