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Prof. Thomas Philippon named Best Young Economist by Le Cercle des Economistes and Le Monde Economie

Assistant Professor of Finance Thomas Philippon was one of two recipients of the "Best Young Economist" award, given every year by Le Cercle des economistes in partnership with the newspaper Le Monde Economie. Yann Algan was also selected for the honor. The prize, which was first awarded in 2000, is given for academic excellence and contribution to public debate. Philippon was chosen for his use of economics to understand crises, fraud and excesses in the financial sector. The Prize was awarded on May 25 at a ceremony at the Senate in Paris attended by prior award winners and economists and senators.

Read the article from Le Monde Economie