Yann Algan

Dean of Pre-experience Programs and Professor of Economics at Hec Paris

Yann Algan is the Dean of Pre-experience Programs and Professor of Economics at HEC. His main contributions focus on the role of trust and well-being within organizations and societies, with seminal papers showing the causal impact of trust on economic growth, institutions, populism, and management and organizations. He also focuses on the evaluation of public policy with particular attention to the role of education, management, and employment policies. His work incorporates methods from economics, management, social sciences, psychology, and big data. His work has been published in various top 5 (American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political economy), generalist inter-disciplinary reviews (PNAS, Lancet, Organization science…) and, as one of the main specialist of his field, in different handbooks. In 2010 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his project “Trust”. In 2015, he received a second ERC grant, a consolidator one, for the project “Sowell” on Social Preferences, Well-Being, and Policy”. He was the former Dean and founder of the School of Public Affairs at Sciences Po