Etienne Wasmer is Professor of Economics at Sciences Po Paris. He is a Research Fellow in the Labour Program of CEPR and in the International Macroeconomics program. He is the founding co-director of Sciences-Po LIEPP (an Interdisciplinary Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies), which was awarded a 10 million euros grant from the French government in 2011.
Etienne received a Ph.D. in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He is a member of the Council of Economic Advisors of the French Prime Minister, where he reported on Employment, Housing, Training Policy and Geographical Mobility, among other items. He has been a co-editor of Labour Economics: An International Journal. He has been a consultant for the European Commission and for the European Central Bank.
His interests lie in the areas of labor economics, macroeconomics and public policy evaluation. He has developed search and matching models of the labor market, of financial markets and of goods markets, in general equilibrium, and has a forthcoming book on Advances in Matching Models at MIT Press (2017). His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Monetary Economics, European Economic Review, Labour Economics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Urban Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics among others, and in various books.
Etienne Wasmer joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.