The American Foundation for Paris School of Economics
The American Foundation for the Paris School of Economics is a 501(c)3 organization
dedicated to the advancement of economic understanding in France and elsewhere.
Partners have included the Collège de France, the Académie des sciences Morales et politiques, the French Ministry of Education, the German Marshall Fund of the United States
The mission of the Corporation is to promote a better understanding of contemporary economic and social issues in France and elsewhere in the world by providing financial support for graduate teaching and research in economics, public policy analysis, development, international relations, demography and related fields.
This support will primarily but not necessarily exclusively consist of providing financial assistance to l’Ecole d’Economie de Paris (Paris School of Economics), an autonomous graduate educational institution located in Paris, France, dedicated to teaching, scholarship and policy analysis at the highest level. The Corporation will provide financial support for both traditional graduate programs of teaching and research, and other endeavors to explain the relevance of modern economic analysis for public policy.
The Corporation’s assistance may also consist of the funding of teaching chairs, student fellowships, research, publications, international exchange, and all such activities as are related to its mission. In the pursuit of this mission, the Corporation may support activities in France, the United States, or elsewhere.
Event with Philippe Aghion
Will be Scheduled in Fall or Winter 2021
Philippe Aghion is a professor of “The Economics of Institutions, Innovations and Growth” at the College
de France. He also teaches at Harvard University and the London School of Economics.
With Peter Howitt he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm which was subsequently
used to analyze the design of growth policies and the role of the state in the growth process.
A senior advisor to President Macron's campaign, he was the chairman for economics of the Ministry of
Education commission which rewrote the French high school education curriculum in economics and the
social sciences, a project with which AFPSE collaborated.
In 2001, Philippe Aghion received the Yrjo Jahnsson Award of the best European economist under age 45,
in 2009 he received the John Von Neumann Award and in 2016 he received the Global Entrepreneurship
He will discuss the successes and the challenges of President Macron’s program, commenting on pension
reform, tax changes and their implications for inequality, and will comment on his response to the Covid crisis and his strategy for strengthening the European Union.
The proceeds of the evening will be dedicated to the Foundation's cooperation with the Académie des sciences morales et politiques and Collège de France aimed at strengthening the teaching of basic economic principles in French high schools.
Joint Work with French Ministry of Education and College de France
George de Menil, Treasurer, and Pierre-Andre Chiappori, Board member, actively participated in the group of experts appointed by the Ministry of Education, which drafted the new SES program. AFPSE also recruited and retained Laura Leker, a PSE Phd, and a professional actress, to write the problem sets which accompany the new program on the dedicated web site of the College de France. Finally, AFPSE is funding the creation by Laura Leker of animated videos to explain the key concepts of the new program.
MICRO-SIMULATION OF TAX & WELFARE SYSTEM
Joint Work with the Institute of Public Policies and the Club Praxis
Project funded in part by a donation from the AXA Research Fund
AFPSE Representative on the Board of Paris School of Economics
Member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques
CEO of DataCore Innovations
Former Executive Director of Paris School of Economics
Executive Director of Paris School of Economics
George de Menil
Retired professor, former Board member PSE, founder of AFPSE, corresponding member of Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques
Former Ambassador to France
Professor at Princeton