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University of Bordeaux

Olivier Bargain

Dauphine University (Paris)

Florence Jusot

Gothenburg University (Sweden)

Alpaslan Akay

University of Bordeaux

Haris Megzari

University of Bordeaux

Ulugbek Aminjonov

Instituto de Economía of Universidad de la República (Uruguay)

Maira Colacce

University of Antwerp (Belgium)

Koen decancq

National University of Ireland

Cathal O’Donoghue

University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Prudence kwenda

University of Essex (UK)

Xavier Jara

Rockwool Foundation (Denmark)

Anders jonassen

OFCE (French Economic Observatory)

audrey etienne

OECD (Paris)

herwig immervoll

University of Bordeaux

jerome wittwer

African Development Bank (Côte d'Ivoire)

linguère mbaye

Centre for Economic Analysis (Poland)

michal myck

Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)

sandy tubeuf

Central Bank of Estonia

Alari paulus

University of Bordeaux

Olivier Bargain

Olivier is professor of economics at Bordeaux University, former member of the Council of Economic Advisor to the French PM. He is an export on social and fiscal policies (and their impact on inequality, poverty and labor market behavior), intra-household inequality and well-being measurement. He has founded WAP in 2020. He plays guitar … and still hasn’t chosen between Knopfler and Clapton.

Dauphine University (Paris)

Florence Jusot

Florence is professor in health economics at Dauphine University in Paris, and researcher at LEDA-LEGOS and IRDES. She is the country team leader of the SHARE surveys for France, and has recently served on the ‘COVID’ national scientific committee to the French government. She is an expert on health policies, access to health services, inequality (of income, health and opportunities), well-being and the elderly. 

Gothenburg University (Sweden)

Alpaslan Akay

Alpaslan (aka “Aslan”) is an associate professor of Economics at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and an IZA research fellow. He is an expert in behavioral economics and econometrics, with a focus on subjective well-being and the individual impact of global phenomena (migration, climate shocks, terrorism, etc.). He also paints, draws and cultivates the spirit of Pink Floyd.

University of Bordeaux

Haris Megzari

Haris is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Bordeaux. His research focuses economic and health behavior, notably on risk and time preferences, on the influence of major shocks on individual decisions and preferences (health shocks and environmental hazards), and more recently on specific behavior during lockdown. He is also the webmaster of the society for research on Welfare and Policy.

University of Bordeaux

Ulugbek Aminjonov

Ulugbek is a PhD candidate at Bordeaux University, previously junior researchers at the Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) in Mannheim. His research focuses on well-being, intra-household decisions and how they are affected by climate shocks, and recently on the impact of trust and poverty on the compliance to lockdown policies. He is also a fierce competitor at FIFA PlayStation and ping-pong.

Instituto de Economía of Universidad de la República (Uruguay)

Maira Colacce

Maira is a researcher at IECON, the Instituto de Economía of Universidad de la República, in Montevideo, Uruguay. She previously worked as a consultant at the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and is currently a PhD candidate at Bordeaux University. She is an expert on labor market, childcare and social policies, gender, inequality and poverty, with a special focus on individual well-being and the intra-household distribution of resources. She is also a pathological optimist, loves to dance and makes the best apple crumble in town.

University of Antwerp (Belgium)

Koen decancq

Koen is an associate professor at the Herman Deleeck centre for Social Policy of the University of Antwerp and a visiting professor at the Department of Economics at KULeuven. He is an expert on the measurement of inequality, poverty and well-being with a special focus on the incorporation of individual preferences and the role of social policies. 

National University of Ireland

Cathal O’Donoghue

Cathal is the professor of public and social policy at the National University of Ireland in Galway and the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences. He has previously been the head of Teagasc’s (Irelands Agriculture and Food Development Authority) Rural Economy and Development Programme. He is an expert on social and fiscal policies, pension system, labor markets and dynamic microsimulation models. He plays bagpipe and is the Chair of the Galway Music Centre.. 

University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Prudence kwenda

Prudence is an associate professor in the School of Economics and Finance at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is an expert on labor market, development and family economics, with a particular focus on poverty and inequality in African countries and beyond. She is also a fast cyclist and, according to neighbors, an amazing gardner.

University of Essex (UK)

Xavier Jara

Xavier is a research fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex. He is an expert on tax-benefit systems, labor markets and well-being measurement in developed and developing countries, with a broad geographical coverage (Europe, Latin America). He is a fan of Salsa …and Belgian beers.

Rockwool Foundation (Denmark)

Anders jonassen

Anders is a labor economist and researcher at the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit in Denmark. He is an expert on policy evaluation, unemployment benefit systems, active labor market policies and the employment effects of social assistance and unemployment insurance programs in Denmark and Europe.

OFCE (French Economic Observatory)

audrey etienne

Audrey is a postdoctoral researcher at OFCE (the French Economic Observatory) in Paris. She was previously a PhD student at Aix-Marseille University. She is an expert on labor market dynamics (with a focus on cooperative firms, skill match and firm efficiency), public sector economics, gender discrimination and inequality.

OECD (Paris)

herwig immervoll

Herwig is the head of the Employment-oriented Social Policies department at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development), in Paris. He has held earlier staff positions at the World Bank and at the University of Cambridge, and is a research fellow at IZA, Bonn, and ISER, UK. Herwig is an expert on social, fiscal and activation policies, microsimulation techniques and policy responses to economic crises. He likes off-piste skiing … on 45° slopes!

University of Bordeaux

jerome wittwer

Jérôme is professor or health economics at the University of Bordeaux, director of the EMOS team at Bordeaux Population Health, and president of the French society of health economists. He has recently served on the ‘COVID’ national scientific committee to the French government. He is an expert on the economic evaluation of health policies, health inequalities and the access to health services.

African Development Bank (Côte d'Ivoire)

linguère mbaye

Linguère is a senior research economist at the Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and a research affiliate at IZA, Bonn.  She is an expert on development policies, migration, labor economics and gender. She is passionate about travelling, art and … is currently working on her first novel.

Centre for Economic Analysis (Poland)

michal myck

Michał Myck is Director of the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) in Szczecin, Poland, associated as Privatdozent with the University of Greifswald, and a former researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (London) and at the DIW (Berlin). He is an expert on poverty, inequality and discrimination, the effectiveness of tax and benefit systems and the implications of labor market regulations on employment and retirement decisions. He is also a keen climber and enjoys a good cup of tea …a rest from his studies at Oxford?

Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)

sandy tubeuf

Sandy is professor in health economics at the Institute in Health and Society (IRSS) and Institute of Economic and Social Research (IRES) at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, as well as honorary visiting professor at the University of Leeds, UK. She is an expert on health economics, health policies and labor markets, with an interest for the measurement of inequalities and inequalities of opportunities. She is also a keen baker and cook who won the 2011 York Food Festival Masterchef competition!

Central Bank of Estonia

Alari paulus

Alari is a senior economist at the Bank of Estonia and a former research fellow at the University of Essex and Praxis Centre for Policy Studies. He is an expert on fiscal microsimulation, tax non-compliance and the effect of public policies on the distribution of household income. Alari is a fan of science fiction, cycling and wild nature.