Johannes BOEHM awarded AFSE's 2021 Edmond Malinvaud Prize
- Johannes Boehm
Earlier this month, the Association Française de Science Économique (AFSE) announced the 2021 laureate of its Prix Edmond Malinvaud: Johannes BOEHM.
The AFSE (French Economic Association) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1950. It aims at promoting exchange of knowledge and participation of its members in public debates on economic policies. It is open to all economists, whether they work in universities, public research organizations, government bodies or private companies.
Every year the AFSE awards a Prize for the best paper published in an indexed EconLit, peer-reviewed journal in the past two years by a young economist affiliated to a French laboratory. The Department's permanent faculty member Johannes BOEHM was awarded the 2021 Prix Edmond Malivaud at the AFSE's Annual Congress for his paper published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics (QJE) in November 2020, co-authored by Ezra OBERFIELD (Princeton), Misallocation in the Market for Inputs: Enforcement and the Organisation of Production.
Johannes BOEHM's research focuses on macroeconomics, international trade, and industrial organization. He is particularly interested in the determinants of firm productivity and the role that firms play in the process of economic growth. To wit, in their QJE paper, Johannes BOEHM and Ezra OBERFIELD look at the distortions created by contracting frictions in the factor market as evidenced by the Indian manufacturing sector. They then look at how these distortions have an impact on productivity and industrial organisation but also how they may have a macroeconomic impact on economic development.
Johannes BOEHM is Assistant Professor at the Department since 2014. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE, and an Affiliate of the CESifo Research Network. In 2016, he received the Austrian Economic Association's Young Economist Award. Johannes BOEHM was awarded an important ANR grant this past year for his project Implementing Helicopter Money: A Randomized Trial Policy (HELIMON).