Economics serving society
François Bourguignon

François Bourguignon

PSE Emeritus Professor

Paris School of Economics

Campus Jourdan – 48 Boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

6th floor, office 10

Phone +33(0)1 80 52 16 11

  • Income and Wealth inequality
  • Economy wide country studies (Brazil, China, India…)
  • International Trade and Trade policy
  • Education
  • Wealth, income, redistribution and tax policy


  • "Merrit Brown" prize for the best thesis (Western Ontario), 1975.
  • Médaille de bronze, Cnrs, France, 1982.
  • Fellow of the Econometric Society, 1986.
  • Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, France, 1991.
  • President of the European Society for Population Economics (1995).
  • El Fasi prize for development economics, 'Association des Universités de langue française (Aupelf/Uref).
  • Médaille d’argent, Cnrs, France, 1997.
  • Doctor honoris causa, Université du Québec à Montréal (2001), Université de Genève (2005), University of Western Ontario, Canada, Université de Liège (2009)
  • Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, France (2010)
  • Médaille d'honneur de la Santé et des Affaires Sociales, France (2012)
  • Juan Luiz Londono Award, Latina American Economic Association Economics (2013)

  • Dan David Prize for contribution to the economics of poverty (shared with A. B. Atkinson and James Heckman, 2016)