Stéphane Carcillo is a Senior Economist at the OECD and a Research Fellow at Sciences Po. He received his PhD in Economics at the University of Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne in 2001.

His research fields are applied and theoretical labor economics. His most recent works focus on youth policies, hiring subsidies and working time. He also works on employment protection laws. His papers are published by the Journal of Labor Economics, Economic Policy, the Louvain Economic Review and the Annals of Economics and Statistics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2007.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11248

This paper analyzes the effectiveness of hiring credits. Using comprehensive administrative data, we show that the French hiring credit, implemented during the Great Recession, had significant positive employment effects and no effects on wages. Relying on the quasi-experimental variation in labor cost triggered by the hiring credit, we estimate a...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10842

This paper investigates the effects of the labor market experience of high school dropouts four years after leaving school by sending fictitious résumés to real job postings in France. Compared to those who have stayed unemployed since leaving school, the callback rate is not raised for those with employment experience,...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8330

This paper evaluates the impact of an unexpected temporary hiring credit targeted at workers paid below 1.6 times the minimum wage in firms with less than 10 employees in France from December 2008 to December 2009. Using rich administrative data covering all French firms, we find that the program has...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7490
revised version published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2013, 2:18 [Open Access]

France and Germany are two polar cases in the European debate about rising youth unemployment. Similar to what can be observed in Southern European countries, a "lost generation" may arise in France. In stark contrast, youth unemployment has been on continuous decline in Germany for many years, hardly affected by...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5439
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2014, 32 (2), 361-400.

In October 2007 France introduced an exemption on the income tax and social security contributions that applied to wages received for hours worked overtime. The goal of the policy was to increase the number of hours worked. This article shows that this reform has had no significant impact on hours...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5430
pubished in: Nordic Economic Policy Review 2011, 1(1),133-165.

Short-time work compensation aims at reducing lay-offs by allowing employers to temporarily reduce hours worked while compensating workers for the induced loss of income. These programs are now widespread in the OECD countries, notably following the 2008-2009 crisis. This paper discusses the efficiency of this type of policy and investigates...

IZA Policy Paper No. 64
official translation of a report delivered to the French Council of Economic Analysis and the French Prime Minister

Youth unemployment is notoriously high in France, in particular for the low-skilled. Within the EU, only the crisis countries of Southern Europe fare worse. This report delivered to the French Council of Economic Analysis analyzes the causes and consequences of this alarming trend. In addition, drawing on the available evidence...