The Econometric Society honours Thierry Mayer
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Founded in the early 1930's by the American Economic Association, the American Statistical Association, and the American Mathematical Society, the Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics.
The Society is most well-known for the publication of three journals: Econometrica - one of the "Top 5" reviews in the discipline - Quantitative Economics, and Theoretical Economics. But it also publishes a research Monograph Series and organises world conferences in six regions of the world.
On October 9th, the Econometric Society announced the election of its 2023 Fellows. The Department's Head and faculty member Thierry MAYER is one of the 29 new fellows in 2023, elected by his peers. He is the fourth faculty member to be so distinguished - Moshe Buchinsky and Alfred Galichon were elected Fellows in 2020, and Jean-Marc Robin has been a Fellow since 2007 and has also been elected to ES' Council twice (in 2009 and 2020).
Thierry Mayer is Professor of Economics at Sciences Po since 2009 and Head of the Department since 2019. He is also a scientific advisor at the Centre d’études prospectives et d'informations internationales (CEPII), and a research fellow in the International Trade / Regional Economics programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
His research is primarily focused on trade theory and empirics, economic geography, as well as on foreign direct investment determinants. His recent publications include research on market power and trade, as well as papers estimating the impact of trade policies in industries characterized with multinational production. He also published theoretical and empirical analysis of migration choices in violent contexts, as well as spatial diffusion of cultural traits. His most frequently cited research includes empirical studies on the level and causes of market fragmentation in the European Union, and works on how gravitational forces shape economic interactions.
His research has received a number of distinctions at both the national and international levels. In France, he was the Laureate of the Bronze Medal of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), as well as the Co-laureate for Best French Young Economist Prize (Le Monde/Le Cercle des Economistes) in 2006. In 2008 he was appointed Junior Member of the Institut universitaire de France. Internationally, Thierry was awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant in 2012 for his 6-year project Heterogeneity that Matters for Trade and Welfare (HETMAT).