Pauline Rossi and Pierre Boyer, professors at L'X, nominees of the 2023 Best Young Economist Award
Pauline Rossi and Pierre Boyer, both professors in the Economics Department at École Polytechnique and researchers at the CREST*, have been nominated for the 2023 Best Young Economist Award.
Pauline Rossi, 37, who is also a researcher affiliated with CEPR, defended her thesis at the Paris School of Economics (PSE) in 2016. In 2021, she was awarded an habilitation to direct research (HDR) at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, of which the École Polytechnique is a founding member.
Her researches focus on development and household economics, and have been published in both general and specialized international journals: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Health Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Development Economics, World Development. In 2022, she was awarded research funding from the ERC, notes the Cercle des économistes on its website.
Pauline Rossi's work is at the crossroads of development issues and household economics, and in a multi-disciplinary framework combining demography, sociology and biology, focuses on the role played by economic incentives and social interactions in the fertility and mortality of individuals, according to the Cercle des économiste website.
Pierre Boyer, 40, who is also an affiliated researcher at the Institut des Politiques Publiques, CEPR and CESifo Research Network, defended his thesis in 2010 at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and EHESS, followed by an HDR at the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay.
His works have been published in leading international journals (Econometrica, International Journal of Industrial Organization, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics...), according to the Cercle des Economistes’ website.
In 2017, Pierre Boyer won the Prix Malinvaud for the best economics article by a young economist, awarded by the Association Française de Science Économique (AFSE), and in 2011, he was also awarded the Prix de thèse by this association.
Pierre Boyer's research interests include the implications of political competition on public policy priorities and regulatory frameworks (income tax reforms in OECD countries, European banking supervision reform), leading him, for example, to study the impact of social norms on the willingness to pay taxes, or the effects of a political candidate's charisma on voters’ choice. His research is mainly academic in nature, but he has attracted attention, more widely, in an article devoted to the reasons of the yellow vests movement in France. Pierre Boyer has received numerous research grants. He is a member of the Advisory board on compulsory tax and social contributions of the French Court of Audit.
Created in 2000 by "Le Monde" newspaper and the Cercle des économistes, the Best Young Economist Award honors the work of a French economist or an economist posted in France, under the age of 41. It acknowledges the candidates' academic excellence, but also aims to highlight their ability to address present economic and social realities, and to provide solutions to the most pressing issues.
For the 24th edition of the Award, the jury had received 46 applications. Julia Cagé, professor at Science Po Paris, and Vincent Pons, professor at Harvard Business School, were the two joint winners. Mathieu Reynaert, professor and researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), is the third nominee.
*CREST, Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique, a joint CNRS, ENSAE Paris, École Polytechnique - Institut Polytechnique de Paris, GENES research unit.