Best Young Economist of France 2016

Camille LANDAIS, Laureate of the Best Young Economist of France Award 2016

On May 23rd 2016, Camille Landais, Professor at The London School of Economics, was awarded the Best Young Economist of France Award 2016 for his work on income inequalities, social transfers, migrations, unemployment benefits distribution, pensions systems, and taxation. ©Sénat/S.Kerlidou

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Camille Landais: Best Young Economist of France 2016

Camille Landais is a professor at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Co-editor at the Journal of Public Economics, alumni of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, he completed his Phd at the Paris School of Economics in 2009.

The prize was awarded by Etienne Klein, physician and research supervisor at the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (CEA).

His works combine theoretical and practical approaches in different fields: income inequalities, social transfers, migrations, unemployment benefits distribution, pensions systems, and taxation. Beyond his publications in the most prestigious academic reviews, he is the authors of several papers dealing with taxation (some co-authored with Thomas Piketty) and pensions. He often advise the Government and takes part in various debates, both in the newspapers and blogs.



From left to right: Marc Ferracci, Camille Landais (PMJE), Grégory Ponthière et Nicolas Coeurdacier

Among 45 applications, 3 other economists have been nominated:

  1. Nicolas Coeurdacier, Professor at Sciences Po Paris and associated researcher at the Centre for Economic Policy research (CEPR), for his work on Capital Markets Globalization and International Portfolio.
  2. Marc Ferracci, Professor at the Université de Paris Panthéon Assas and scientific advisor within France Stratégie’s Labor and Employment Department, for his work on labor market economics, and more precisely on vocational training, apprenticeship and reclassification of the job seekers.
  3. Grégory Ponthière, Professor et the Université Paris Est, researcher at the Paris School of Economics and member of the Institut Universitaire de France.






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