ANR Research Project

The research project “Social Interactions, Stratification and Inequality” (ANR-12-INEG-0002) benefits from the funding of the ANR program “Métamorphoses des societés: Inégalités-inégalité” for the period 2013-2016.

For further details, you can download (i) the submitted scientific document here, (ii) and the final report here.

Executive summary

This research project addresses the issue of social separatism and its consequences on the dynamics of inequality. The research project tackles these issues from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective. To this end, the research program is organized in 5 tasks. Tasks 1 and 2 deal with theoretical issues while Tasks 3, 4 and 5 will correspond to the empirical analysis. Task 1 opens the black box of social interactions by considering that the influence of group membership is mediated through social norms and networks. Task 2 examines the impact of fiscal policy on social stratification. Task 3 is dedicated to the empirical study of the determinants of economic choices made by some segments of the population affected by segregation. We will use the survey Trajectoires et Origines (TeO) carried out jointly by INED and INSEE. Task 4 deals with the issue of student assignment mechanisms and their consequences on social mixing at school. In Task 5, we plan to conduct laboratory experiments in order to identify some discrimination mechanisms and their consequences on social stratification.


BARDEY David, Universidad de los Andes.

DICKINSON David, Appalachian State University.

GRAVEL Nicolas, Aix-Marseille University.

JARAMILLO Fernando, Universidad del Rosario.

LANGEVIN Gabin, Université de Rennes 1.

LARRIBEAU Sophie, CREM, Université de Rennes 1.


Moizeau Fabien, CREM, Université de Rennes 1.

PETERLE Emmanuel, CREM, Université de Rennes 1.

POITEVIN Michel, Université de Montréal.

TARROUX Benoît, CREM, Université de Rennes 1.

VERGNAUD Jean-Christophe, CNRS-Université Paris 1, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne.

VINCENT Pascaline, CREM, Université de Rennes 1.

ZENOU Yves, Stockholm University.