Gilles Saint-Paul

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Gilles Saint-Paul
Born (1963-02-08) 8 February 1963 (age 54)
Saint-Étienne, France
Nationality French
Institution Toulouse 1 University Social Sciences
Field Industrial economics
Political economics
Alma mater École Polytechnique
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Influences Olivier Blanchard
Michael J. Piore
Awards Yrjö Jahnsson Award (2007)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Gilles Saint-Paul (born 8 February 1963) is a French economist at the Toulouse 1 University Social Sciences. He also is a scientific advisor to the Economic Studies Directorate at the French Ministry of the Environment. His main interests include the political economy of unemployment and how information technology affects wage inequality.


Saint-Paul earned his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, advised by Olivier Blanchard and Michael Piore.


He has published four books and authored numerous articles in the top journals including a number path breaking contributions on the political economy of labour market reform. He is a CEPR Research Fellow and has been Director of the CEPR Labour Economics Programme since 2001.


He got the Yrjö Jahnsson Award awarded by the European Economic Association in 2007.

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