Pierre Cahuc

Ecole Polytechnique, France, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson, Subject Editor


Wage setting, Short-time work, Minimum wage, Taxation, Trade unions, Macro-labor




French - Native speaker, English - Native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Television, Radio


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Current position

Professor of Economics, ENSAE-CREST, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of Conseil d’Analyse Economique (Adv. council of the PM, 2006-2010; 2012-present); Member of the Commission Economique de la Nation (Adv. council of the Minister of Economics and Finance, 2005-2009)


PhD Economics, University Paris 1, 1989

Selected publications

  • “Inherited trust and growth.” American Economic Review 100 (2010): 2060–2092 (with Y. Algan).

  • “Regulation and distrust.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 125:3 (2010): 1015–1049 (with P. Aghion, Y. Algan, and A. Shleifer).

  • “A theory of wages and labor demand with intrafirm bargaining and matching frictions.” International Economic Review 48:3 (2008): 943-972 (with F. Marque and E. Wasmer).

  • “Wage bargaining with on-the-job search: A structural econometric model.” Econometrica 74:2 (2006): 323-364 (with F. Postel-Vinay and J.-M. Robin).

  • Labor Economics. MIT Press, 2004 (with A. Zylberberg). Also published in Chinese by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press, 2007.