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During the month of June, the Department will be hosting Noémie PINARDON-TOUATI (Columbia), Camille TERRIER (Queen Mary University University London), Matteo ESCUDÉ (LUISS), Xavier GABAIX (Harvard), and Arthur TABURET (Duke), in addition to Gene M. GROSSMAN (Princeton), Raphaël LEVY (HEC Paris), Aurélie OUSS (U Penn), and David THESMAR (MIT Sloan) who are still visiting us :

Noémie PINANRDON-TOUATI is visiting us from Columbia University where she is an Assistant Professor of Economics since 2022. She was awarded her PhD in Finance by HEC Paris the same year.

Her research is at the intersection of finance, applied macroeconomics, and public economics. Her work investigates the interplay between government intervention and corporate financial and real behaviour, at the micro and macro levels.

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Professor Pinardon-Touati will be visiting with us from May 15th to July 26th, 2024.

Camille TERRIER is visiting with us from Queen Mary University London (QMUL) where she is Associate Professor of Economics. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS), a Research Associate at the LSE Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), at CESifo Economics of Education, and at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Affiliated Faculty at MIT Blueprint Labs.

Her primary research interests are in economics of education, labour economics, and market design, with a focus on the roots and solutions to social and gender inequalities. Her research covers topics such as the allocation of teachers to schools, the allocation of students to schools, the role of student confidence in their college choices, and the determinants of students non-cognitive skills.

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Professor Terrier will be visiting with us from June 3rd to June 28th, 2024.

Matteo ESCUDÉ is Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics and Finance at LUISS. He holds a PhD in Economics form the European University Institute (EUI).

He is an economic theorist working on mechanism design, communication and information design.

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Professor Escudé will be visiting with us from June 3rd to June 21st. 

Xavier GABAIX is the Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance at Harvard University. He is also a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Member of the CESifo Research Network, and a Research Associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute.

His research focuses on finance, macroeconomics, and behavioural economics. He received the Fischer Black Prize given every two years to the best financial economist under 40, the Bernacer Prize awarded to the best European economist under 40 working in macroeconomics and finance, and the Lagrange and Allais Prizes. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, and Nature.

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Professor Gabaix will be visiting with us from June 10th to July 5th, 2024.

Arthur TABURET is Assistant Professor of Finance at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He joined Duke in 2023 after receiving his PhD in Finance at the London School of Economics (LSE).

His work focuses on the intersection between banking, empirical industrial organisation, and contract theory.

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Professor Taburet will be visiting with us in June, 2024.

Gene M. GROSSMAN is the Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics in the Department of Economics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Growth, the Review of International Economics, the German Economic Review, and several other professional journals.

He has written extensively on international trade. He is well known for his work on:

  • the relationship between trade and growth;
  • the relationship between economic growth and the environment, notably a pair of widely-cited papers which initiated a voluminous literature on the so-called “Environmental Kuznets Curve”;
  • the political forces that shape modern trade politics (special interest politics, interest groups and trade policy) as well as “trade in tasks” theory which explores the wage effects of the globalization of production.

Professor Grossman’s most recent research examines whether government policy should promote safety and resilience in global supply chains.

Professor Grossman has received numerous professional honors and awards including the Onassis Prize in International Trade (Onassis Foundation, Cass Business School and the City of London), the Harry G. Johnson Prize (Canadian Economics Association), the Bernard-Harms Prize (Kiel Institute for the World Economy) and fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of St. Gallen and the University of Minho. Professor Grossman served a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association.

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Professor Grossman will be visiting with us from May 2nd to June 5th, 2024.

Raphaël LEVY is an Associate Professor at the École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris). He is also a Louis Bachelier Fellow since 2022. Prior to joining HEC Paris he was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and, before that, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).

His research is in information economics, with applications to industrial organisation, corporate finance, political economy and behavioural economics. His most recent research papers were published in Management Science, The Journal of the European Economic Association, and the Journal of Labor Economics.

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Professor Levy joins us from February 5th to June 19th, 2024.

Aurélie OUSS is the Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and an Affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). 

Her research examines how good design of criminal justice institutions and policies can make law enforcement fairer and more efficient.

Prior to joining UPenn, she was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago Crime Lab, working with Jens Ludwig. She was awarded her PhD in Economics in 2013 at the Harvard Department of Economics.

Before graduate school, she worked as a research assistant for JPAL, running field experiments on microcredits and conditional cash transfers in rural Morocco. She received a BA in Economics and Sociology from École Normale Superieure (ENS), and a Master's in Economics from the Paris School of Economics (PSE).

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Professor Ouss will be visiting with us until the end of June 2024.

David THESMAR is the Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics and a Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a member of the Cercle des économistes.

He is an expert in corporate finance, financial intermediation, entrepreneurship, and behavioural economics. Recently, he has studied the impact of financing constraints on the real economy. He also investigates risk management and systemic risk in banking as well as researching firm organisation and non-rational decision making on corporate strategies. His work makes systematic use of large datasets but emphasizes a parsimonious modelling approach to address economic questions.

He regularly publishes in the best specialised reviews and has been honoured with a number of best paper awards - Michael Brennan Best Paper in Corporate Finance (Review of Financial Studies), Smith Breeden Prize (Journal of Finance), Brattle Group Distinguished Paper Prize (Journal of Finance).

In 2007, David Thesmar was awarded the Best Young French Economist Award by Le Monde and the Cercle des économistes.

To learn more about David THESMAR, consult his website

Professor Thesmar will be visiting with us for the full academic year from September 2023 to August 2024.

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