Philippe Aghion

Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Philippe Aghion is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the economics of growth. With Peter Howitt, he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm which was subsequently used to analyze the design of growth policies and the role of the state in the growth process. Much of this work is summarized in their join book Endogenous Growth Theory (19998) and The Economics of Growth (2009), in his book with Rachel Griffith on Competition and Growth (2006), and more recently in Repenser I'Etat (2011). In 2001, Philippe Aghion received Yrjo Jahnsson Award of the best European economist under age 45.