Yann Algan

Member of the Cercle des économistes


Yann Algan currently holds the position of Associate Dean of Pre-Experience Programs and is also Professor of Economics at HEC. He is a member of the Council of Economic Analysis. Her research focuses on trust and well-being within organizations and societies, as well as on the evaluation of public policies, particularly in the areas of education, employment and management policies.

Yann Algan is a member of the OECD’s High Level Expert Group (HLEG) in charge of measuring well-being and is co-director of the Well-Being Observatory at Cepremap. He is also a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and is Senior Editor in the journal Economic Policy.

In 2009, he was awarded the Best Young French Economist Award. His books on trust and French society have received several awards, including Best Essay (LIRE) in 2007 and Best Book of Economics in 2008 for “La société de defiance” (Éditions rue d’Ulm). In addition, his research was awarded the high school prize for the best economics book in 2012 and 2018 for “La fabrique de la defiance” and “Les Français, le Bonheur et l’Argent”.

Area of Expertise

  • Growth
  • Innovation
  • Institutions
  • Organizations
  • Contracts