About this event
- Venue: Online event
- Date: Tuesday 9th November 2021
- Time: 5.00 – 6.30pm GST
About the Speaker:
Philippe Aghion is a Professor at the Collège de France and at INSEAD, a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the economics of growth and innovation. With Professor Peter Howitt, he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm. In 2001, Philippe Aghion received the Yrjo Jahnsson Award of the best European economist under age 45 and in 2009 he received the John Von Neumann Award. In March 2020, he shared the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) “Frontier of Knowledge Award” with Professor Peter Howitt for “developing an economic growth theory based on the innovation that emerges from the process of creative destruction”.
In his work, Philippe Aghion often highlights the pivotal role of innovation in solving the ongoing ecological crisis. Indeed, he argues that climate policies should use novel technological transformations as a tool to break path-dependence.
About the France-Singapore Science and Innovation Lecture Series :
Jointly organized by the Embassy of France in Singapore, the Collège de France and the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) and in partnership with Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), this lecture series forms part of the activities of the Joint Committee for Science and Innovation (JCSI) France-Singapore.
With more than 50 activities lined up for this year’s edition of the VOilah! France Singapore Festival (3 November to 10 December 2021), Prof Philippe Aghion’s conference will feature as one of the many events specially brought by the Embassy of France in Singapore.