OECD Competition Open Day 2022


Philippe Aghion

London School of Economics

Economist and Professor


Philippe Aghion is a French Economist and Professor at College de France, at INSEAD, and at the London School of Economics. He is also teaching at the Paris School of Economics. Philippe was formerly the Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Prior to that, he was a Professor at University College London, an Official Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His main research work is on growth and innovation. With Peter Howitt, he developed the so-called "Schumpeterian paradigm", and extended the paradigm in several directions; much of the resulting work is summarised in his joint book with Howitt entitled Endogenous Growth Theory, and more recently in The Power of Creative Destruction. In 2019, Philippe received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and was elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2015. He is also a fellow of the European Economic Association. He has been an editor of the Annual Review of Economics since 2018.

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