Olivier Bargain is Professor of Economics at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics. He is director of the department "Public intervention and Economic Philosophy" at GREQAM (Groupement de recherche en économie quantitative d'Aix-Marseille), responsible of the Master 2 in "Analysis of public policies and Economic Philosophy", and scientific director of IDEP (Institut d'Economie Publique).
He was previously Lecturer at University College Dublin (2006-2011) and Researcher at IZA, the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn, 2004-2006). He received his PhD from the Paris School of Economics.
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Olivier has published in journals like the the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the European Economic Review or Social Choice and Welfare. He's a former (co)editor of the book series Research in Labor Economics. Olivier is a Visiting Research Fellow at IZA and a fellow of CEPS-INSTEAD (Luxembourg), CHILD (Italian network), ESRI (Dublin). He has conducted various consulting / expertise assignment for the World Bank, the EU (social observatory), the French national observatory on poverty, the French Ministry of Labour (and the evaluation committee of social assistance reforms), the Irish ministry of social affairs, the Chilean Ministry of Labour, the Polish Ministry of Labour.