An alumnus of the Ecole normale supérieure, Thomas Breda is an associate professor at the Paris School of Economics and CNRS.
He is also Director of the Travail et Emploi program at the Public Policy Institute and was nominated for the Le Monde/Cercle des économistes Best Young Economist of France Award in 2019.
His research focuses on the role of institutions and social norms in explaining both inequalities at work and the distribution of wealth in companies between labor and capital, and between different categories of employees.
He is particularly interested in the effect of unions on value-added sharing; discrimination against staff representatives; labor taxation; and gender inequalities and gender discrimination.
He has published several articles in journals such as Science on the latter, in which he investigates the underrepresentation of women in scientific disciplines by assessing the role of discrimination, differences in level of education, and gender stereotypes.