CEPREMAP was founded in 1967 with the merger of CEPREL and CERMAP, in order to shed light on French economic planning as a result of economic research.

Since January 1, 2005, CEPREMAP stands for CEntre Pour la Recherche EconoMique et ses APplications (Center for Economic Research and its Applications). It has been placed under the aegis of the Ministry of Research. CEPREMAP’s mission is to provide an interface between economic research and public administration.

It is an agency that provides both economic research for the benefit of decision-makers and financing for projects that play an important role in the creation of public policy.

CEPREMAP defines its objectives with its institutional partners: the Banque de France, the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), France Stratégie, the Direction Générale du Trésor et de la Politique Economique (General Directorate of the Treasury and Economic Policy), Ecole Normale Supérieure, INSEE (National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies ), Agence Française du Développement (French Development Agency), Conseil d’Analyse Economique (Economic advisory group to the Prime Minister) , Ministère chargé du Travail: DARES (Department of Research and Statistics at the French Ministry of Employment), Ministère chargé de l’Equipement: DRAST (Department of research and scientific and technical affairs at the French Ministry of Equipment) , Ministère chargé de la Santé : DREES (Department of Research, Studies, Assessment and Statistics at the French Ministry of Health), Direction de la Recherche du Ministère de la Recherche (Research Direction of the Ministry of Research).

Furthermore, CEPREMAP receives financial support from companies and institutions to develop specific applications in which its researchers are asked to participate.

Research Programs

CEPREMAP’s activities are divided into 5 scientific programs.

These 5 scientific programs are coordinated by Claudia Sénik.

Each program is directed by a steering committee composed of three or four researchers.

About a hundred researchers participate in these programs. They are affiliated with the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Jourdan Campus) or with the directors of the research programs.

The objectives of these programs are defined for a period of two years.

Programme 1
Macroeconomic policy in an open economies

The main themes are: fiscal and monetary policy and management of economic cycles; international financial crisis and their resolutions; demography, long-term growth and retirement schemes (in connection with programmes 2 and 3).
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Programme 2
Labor and work

The main themes are: Employment policies and the efficiency of the labour market; management of age, retirement and employment (in connection with programmes 1 and 3 as regards retirement schemes); salary, education, training; working conditions: organization and satisfaction (in connection with programme 3 as regards health at work).
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Programme 3
Public economics and redistribution

The main themes are: Health and welfare (in connection with programme 2 as regards health at work); education; retirement and property; inequalities and social transfers (in connection with programme 1 as regards financing and programme 2 as regards seniors’ employment).
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Programme 4
Markets, firms and environment

The main themes are: Financial markets, competition policy and intellectual property; network economy; the environment.
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Programme 5
International trade and development

The main themes are: Trade and economic geography, development and poverty; development and growth.
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Within the framework of its different research programs, CEPREMAP will provide:

  • The writing of brochures intended to make economic policy issues more accessible.
  • An annual publication in English jointly with the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
  • The publication of works in collaboration with the publisher Editions Rue d’Ulm.
  • The publication online of working papers produced by researchers within the context of their contribution to CEPREMAP.
  • Seminars/debates organized with the concerned institutions in order to explain the political and economic stakes of our research.
  • Financing of projects considered a priority by CEPREMAP’s partner institutions.