The Department is pleased to welcome our long term visitors: Roland BENABOU, Alfred GALICHON and Rachel KRANTON


Roland BENABOU is the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Associate of NBER, CEPR Research Fellow, Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor, Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and a member of the Behavioral Economics Roundtable. He has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and a Guggenheim Fellow.

He is currently a coeditor of the American Economic Review and serves or has served on the editorial board of numerous other journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth and the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Roland BENABOU's research spans both macroeconomic and microeconomic areas, such as the interplay of inflation and imperfect competition, or speculation and manipulation in financial markets. His recent work lies in three main areas. The first links inequality, growth, social mobility and the political economy of redistribution. The second centers on education, social interactions and the socioeconomic structure of cities. The third is that of economics and psychology ("behavioral economics"). It focuses in particular on extrinsic incentives versus intrinsic motivation, on the determinants of prosocial behavior and on motivated beliefs, both individual (overconfidence, wishful thinking, identity) and collective (groupthink, market manias, ideology, religion).

More about Roland BENABOU and his research

Professor BENABOU will be staying with us for the year and will be presenting a paper during one of our Departmental Seminars in June 2018.

OFFICE LOCATION: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères 75007 Paris - C 402
TELEPHONE: + 33 (0)1 45 49 72 11


Alfred GALICHON is Professor of Economics and of Mathematics at New York University where he has held since 2015 a joint appointment between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. In 2017-2018, while on sabbatical leave from NYU, he is a visiting fellow at Toulouse School of Economics. In the past, he was a professor of economics at Sciences Po, Paris (2012-2016) and at Ecole Polytechnique (2007-2012).

His research interests span widely across theoretical, computational and empirical questions and include econometrics, microeconomics, and data science. He is one of the pioneers of the use of optimal transport theory in econometrics, and the author of a monograph on the topic, Optimal Transport Methods in Economics (Princeton, 2016), as well as of an open-source statistical software implementing these techniques, TraME.

More about Alfred GALICHON and his research

Professor GALICHON will be staying with us for the year. He will present a paper at the first Friday Seminar of the academic year on September 8th.

OFFICE LOCATION: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères 75007 Paris - F 404
TELEPHONE: + 33 (0)1 45 49 55 88



Rachel KRANTON is the James B. Duke Professor of Economics at Duke University. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was awarded a Chaire Blaise Pascal.  She is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association.

She studies how institutions and the social setting affect economic outcomes.  She develops theories of networks and has introduced identity into economic thinking.  Her research contributes to many fields including microeconomics, economic development, and industrial organization.

More about Rachel KRANTON and her research

Professor KRANTON will be staying with us for the year. Rachel KRANTON will present a paper at one of our PEPES Seminars in November 2017.

OFFICE LOCATION: Department of Economics, 28 rue des Saints Pères 75007 Paris - F 403 A
TELEPHONE: + 33 (0)1 45 49 52 20