Gilles Saint-Paul

Global Professor of Economics Affiliation: Visiting
Email: gsp2@nyu.edu
Education: Dipl.-Ing., Ecole Polytechnique; Dipl.-Ing. École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées; PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Areas: economic growth, income distribution, political economy, labor markets, unemployment, fiscal policy


Gilles Saint-Paul is a professor at the Paris School of Economics (Paris Sciences Lettres) and holds a visiting position at New York University in Abu Dhabi. He has a PhD in economics from MIT and has previously held positions at DELTA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Birkbeck College and the Toulouse School of Economics. He has been a member of the French Council of Economic Advisors and of the Munich-based EEAG group. His work is on macroeconomic theory, in particular growth, labor market issues, and political economy.

His publications include The political economy of labor market institutions (Oxford University Press, 2000) and The tyranny of utility (Princeton University Press, 2011) as well as numerous publications in international journals. In 2007 he was awarded the Yrjo Jahnsson medal, which is given every two years to the best European economist under 45.

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