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Junior Research Prize

This annual prize distinguishes outstanding research in the field of macroeconomic risk conducted by a junior economist (or junior economists) less than ten years after the Ph.D. A selection committee headed by Gilles Saint-Paul (PSE-ENS), scientific director of the chair.


2021 Laureates: Edouard Schaal (CREI, ICREA, UPF, BGSE and CEPR) and Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel (Cornell University)

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On March 24, the Junior Research Prize 2021 was awarded to Edouard Schaal (CREI, ICREA, UPF, BGSE and CEPR) and Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel (Cornell University) for their work entitled “Herding Through Booms and Busts” during a conference organised online (Zoom). The award ceremony was followed by the presentation of the awarded paper by their authors.


2020 Laureates: Ludwig Straub (Harvard) and Robert Ulbricht (Boston College)

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On April 28, during an online conference held by the Chair, G. Saint-Paul (PSE-ENS) and P. Trainar (SCOR) announced that Ludwig Straub (Harvard University) and Robert Ulbricht (Boston College) were the 2020 laureates of the Junior Research Prize for their outstanding research on Endogenous Uncertainty and Credit Crunches.


2019 Laureate: Maryam Farboodi (MIT)

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On July 2, during the Chair annual conference (2019), G. Saint-Paul (PSE-ENS) and P. Trainar (SCOR) announced that Maryam Farboodi (MIT) was the 2019 laureate of the Junior Research Prize for her outstanding research on Intermediation and Voluntary Exposure to Counterparty Risk.