Economic Demography and Population Dynamics

Hippolyte d’Albis, Thierry Verdier

This theme focuses on the empirical analysis of the determinants of long run demographic trends, as well as the study of economic models integrating population and demographic dynamics and their consequences for economic outcomes. The following research avenues are investigated :

  • Long run evolution of the demography of French Regions (Nuts 3 level) and patterns of spatial inequalities, using a new database on mortality by age recently provided ( (Hippolyte d’Albis).
  • Economic models with endogenous demographics to analyze the effect of demographic changes on economic diseases, annuity markets, saving and retirement decisions (Hippolyte d’Albis)
  • Collection of long run data for France using the National Transfers Accounts project ( to analyze the structure of intergenerational transfers and the evolution of inequality across generations (Hippolyte d’Albis).
  • Formal models of population dynamics to analyze the dynamics of culture and social norms, in economic contexts related to globalization and institutional change (Thierry Verdier).