Who are the Professors?
Programme Director: Oliver Vanden Eynde is a research fellow at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and an associate professor at PSE. He obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2012, and joined the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University as a visiting research scholar in 2013-2014. He has worked on the human capital effects of military recruitment in colonial India, and the economic drivers of India’s Maoist conflict. His current research projects explore the role of security forces the military and police in the development process, the public finance of law and order, and the political economy of infrastructure provision.
- Class taught during the programme: Conflict and Development
- Webpage: https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/vanden-eynde-oliver/
François Bourguignon is emeritus professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics. He has been the director of the Paris School in 2007-2013. Before that he was the chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank in Washington DC. He spent the rest of his career as a professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is a specialist in public economic policy, inequality, and economic development and has authored a large number of academic papers and books. He is also active in the international development community, lecturing and advising leading international agencies as well as foreign governments.
- Class taught during the programme: Inequality and Development
- Webpage: https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/bourguignon-francois/
Denis Cogneau is a professor at Paris School of Economics (PSE) and permanent senior research fellow at the French Research Institute for Development, IRD, and at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). He is former director of the master programme “Public Policies and Development” of PSE and EHESS, as well as the co-director of the PSE research group GMonD, dedicated to international issues and development. He has a PhD from EHESS and a higher degree in statistics and economics from ENSAE (France). His past works deal with the distributive impact of social and economic policies in Sub-Saharan Africa and other developing countries. His current research projects study the economic history of developing regions, the political economy of colonial empires, and the economic development of Africa over the long term.
- Class taught during the programme: Historical Legacies in Development and Inequalities
- Webpage: https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/cogneau-denis/
Thierry Verdier is Ingenieur Général des Ponts et Chaussées and Professor of Economics at PSE. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytecnique (Paris) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris), and received his PhD in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (Paris). His fields of interest are international trade and globalization; social interactions and cultural transmission; political economy of development; economics of crime and corruption. He is Fellow of the European Economic Association, and a former member of the European Economic Association Council. He is a Research Fellow and a former co-Director of the International Trade Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
- Class taught during the programme: Identity, Social Change and Institutional Dynamics in Development
- Webpage: https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/verdier-thierry/
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya is a Professor of Economics at PSE and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (Paris). She received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University. She is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Public Policy and Development Economics programs. She received her PhD at Harvard University in 1999 and spent 10 subsequent years working as Professor of Economics at the New Economic School and as the Academic Director of the Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR). Her primary field of interests is political economics with applications to ethnic violence, culture, media, corruption, and economic history.
- Class taught during the programme: Corruption and Institutions
- Webpage: https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/zhuravskaya-ekaterina/
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