Philippe Aghion

  • Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics
  • Harvard University



Philippe Aghion is Professor of Economics at Harvard University, having previously been Professor at University College London, an Official Fellow at Oxford’s Nuffield College, and an Assistant Professor at MIT. His main research work is on growth and contract theory. With Peter Howitt, he developed the so-called Schumpeterian Paradigm, and extended the paradigm in several directions; much of the resulting work is summarised in his joint book with Howitt entitled "Endogenous Growth Theory". He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Mathematics Section), has a DEA in Mathematical Economics from Université de Paris I, and a PhD from Harvard University (1987).