Laurent Gobillon

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Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Award 2013 attributed to best young researcher in regional science

Nominated for the French Young Economist Award 2013

Online interview (in French) in Le Monde Economie, May 27, 2013 (interview.pdf).



Referee for:


Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Review, Journal of Labour Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Journal: Applied Microeconomics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Economica, Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Geography, Labour Economics, Urban Studies, Journal of Population Economics,Journal of Regional Science, American Journal of Agricutural Economics, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Income Inequality, Health Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, National Resources Forum, Annales d'Economie et de Statistiques, Population, La Revue Economique, Economie et Statistique, Economie et Prévision, La Revue Française d'Economie.



Contracts and expertise


2015-: Participation to an ANR contract on careers within a large French firm (in French: "Aller au sommet par des voies différentes : les carrières des hommes et des femmes au sein d'un grand groupe français"), with Marion Leturcq, Dominique Meurs and Sébastien Roux (48 months).

2013-: Participation to a Société du Grand Paris (SGP) contract on static and dynamic agglomeration productivity gains in the Greater Paris Area (in French: "Mission d'étude des gains de productivité statiques et d'apprentissage induits par les phénomènes d'agglomération au sein du Grand Paris"). The project is carried out with Pierre-Philippe Combes and Miren Lafourcade (42 months).

2013-: Participation to a CEPREMAP long-term project on the effect of high-speed rail on city growth, housing prices and firm organization. The project is carried out with Gilles Duranton, Miren Lafourcade, Claire Lelarge, Corentin Trevien and Pauline Charnoz.

2013-2014: Participation to a DGAFP-Défense des droits contract on the measure and analysis of wage gap between males and females in the public sector (in French: Mesure et analyse des écarts de rémunération entre hommes et femmes au sein de la fonction publique). The project is carried out with Florian Fremigacci, Dominique Meurs, Sophie Ponthieux et Sébastien Roux (18 months).

2012-2014: Participation to a collaborative research contract with L'Oréal. The project is on gender wage and career inequalities for salaried workers in L'Oréal France, with Florian Fremigacci, Dominique Meurs and Sébastien Roux (24 months).

2010-2012: Participation to the DARES contract on local policies (in French: "Evaluation des effets des politiques ciblées sur des territoires : zones franches urbaines, zones urbaines sensibles et zones de redynamisation urbaine"). The project is on the effect of enterprise zones on the exit from unemployment in the Paris region, with Harris Selod and Thierry Magnac (24 months).

2006-2008: Participation to a DREES-MIRE contract on discriminations (in French: "Production et traitement des discriminations : nouvelles approches"). The project is on the spatial dimensions of discriminations, with: Harris Selod, Thierry Magnac and Claudia Senik (24 months).

2003-2006: Participation to a ACI contract for the French Research Department on long-term urban development (in French: "Développement Urbain Durable"), with  Madior Fall, Thierry Magnac, and Harris Selod (36 months).

2003-2006: Participation to a DREES contract  on spatial disparities in health care using data from the Programme de Médicalisation des Systèmes d’Information (PMSI), 1993-2000, with Carine Milcent (36 months).



Research networks


2009-2012: Member of the CEPR team in the project European Firms In a Global Economy: internal policies for external competitiveness (EFIGE).

2007-2010: Team Leader of INED team in the Research Training Network Transnationality of Migrants (TOM).