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In addition to our annual and semestrial visitors - in 2021/22 we were thrilled to host Roland BÉNABOU (Princeton), Thierry FOUCAULT (HEC Paris), Basile GRASSI (Bocconi), Vishal KAMAT (TSE), and Costas MEGHIR (Yale) - we regularly receive short-term visitors in late Spring/early Summer.
We extend the warmest welcome to Xavier ROUBAIX (Harvard), Cécile GAUBERT (UC Berkeley), Jonathon HAZELL (LSE), and David SRAER (Berkeley Haas) !
Xavier GABAIX is the Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance at Harvard University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and of the European Corporate Governance Institute, as well as a member of the CESifo Research Network. Among his editorial duties, he is an Associate Editor of Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Quantitative Finance, and the Critical Finance Review.
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 given to the best European economist under 40 working in macroeconomics and finance, and the Lagrange and Allais Prizes.
Cécile GAUBERT is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley). She is also Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (ITI) and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She is a Member of the Board of the Urban Economics Association and Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics.
In a very short period Cécile GAUBERT’s research has garnered international attention: she was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2020-2025), a Sloan Research Fellowship (2020-2022) and the August Lösch Prize for outstanding academic research in Regional Science (2020).
Her fields of specialization are International Trade and Economic Geography (primary) as well as Industrial Organisation and Applied Econometrics (secondary). She is particularly interested in the spatial distribution of economic activity, firms and cities and firms and trade.
Cécile GAUBERT holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton. She initially began her career as an engineer in telecommunications (ARCEP, SFR-Vodaphone) subsequent to her BSc in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the École Polytechnique and her MSc in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the Corps des Télécoms.
Jonathon HAZELL is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is also affiliated with the Center for Macroeconomics and the Center for Economic Performance.
He is specialised in applied macroeconomics, with a focus on labour markets.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge and his PhD in Economics from MIT. In 2020-2021 he was a post-doc in the Department of Economics at Princeton University, jointly at the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance and the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies.
David SRAER is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of UC Berkeley and the James J. and Marianne B. Lowry Chair in Business at the Haas School of Business, where he also co-chairs the finance unit. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He currently serves as finance department editor for Management Science and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Finance.
His research fields include:
- Corporate Finance
- Behavioural Finance
- Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics. Prior to joining UC Berkeley he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he was awarded the Jacob Viner Preceptorship.