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Anna Simoni wins CNRS bronze medal 2019

Anna Simoni, Economics researcher at CREST and lecturer at École Polytechnique and ENSAE, was recently awarded the CNRS bronze medal for 2019.

The bronze medal is given in recognition of a successful start to a career and promising research work, representing an encouragement from CNRS to continue pursuing research that is already well underway and yielding results.

Econometrics specialist Anna Simoni develops statistical tools for causal inference and prediction in nonparametric and semiparametric models. These include models for predicting economic aggregates like a country’s GDP, or estimating the implications of an action or policy for actors in the economy such as businesses, central banks or governments.

Her current research focuses on the use of big data, particularly the use of Google search queries to make instant predictions on the GDP of the Eurozone.

Anna Simoni holds a PhD in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE, Toulouse-I University), and worked as an assistant professor at the Bocconi University in Milan from 2009 to 2012. She joined CNRS as a researcher in 2012, and she has been an associate researcher at CREST and professor at ENSAE since 2014. Anna Simoni was appointed as a lecturer at École Polytechnique in September 2016.