Julia Cagé

Assistant Professor in Economics, Sciences Po; CEPR Research Fellow

Julia Cagéis an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po Paris, and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Public Economics, Industrial Organization and Economic History. She is also co-director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)’s “Evaluation of Democracy” research group. She is a Board member of the Agence France Presse (third largest international news agency in the world). 

She completed her PhD at Harvard University in 2014. Her research interests focus on political economy, economic history, industrial organization and development. Her work has been published in leading journals in economics, including the Journal of International Economics, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, the European Economic Review, and Explorations in Economic History, as well as in several handbook chapters. 

She is particularly interested in media economics, political participation and political attitudes, and has already authored two books on the subject: Saving the Media. Capitalism, Crowdfunding and Democracy, Paris, Le Seuil, 2015, translated in eleven different languages (English translation: Harvard University Press, 2016), and L’Information à tout prix (with Nicolas Hervé and Marie-Luce Viaud, INA Editions, 2017). Saving the Media was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Best Book on Media of the 2016 edition of the “Prix des Assises du Journalisme”.

She just published her third book, Le prix de la démocratie, Paris, Fayard, 2018 (English edition forthcoming in 2020, Harvard University Press) in which she scrutinizes contemporary democracy and proposes radical new solutions for political funding. This book was awarded a “Prix Ethique” by Anticor, an association that combats corruption and helps restore ethics in politics, and the 8th edition of the “Prix Pétrarque de l’Essai France Culture-Le Monde”.

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