Isabelle Méjean

Winner of the Best Young Economist Award


Isabelle Méjean is a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, after having been attached to the CEPII, then to the IMF. She defended her thesis at the Paris School of Economics in 2006 and is currently an affiliated researcher at CREST, CEPR and the Institute of Public Policy.

His work is published in renowned international academic journals (Econometrica, American Economic Review, etc.) and is situated at the intersection of international trade theories and international macroeconomics.

She is interested in the effects of microeconomic structures of production on macroeconomic equilibrium and the impact of firm-to-firm networks on international markets by mobilizing databases disaggregated at a very fine level that make it possible to account for the strong heterogeneity of firms engaged in the world market.

It succeeds Stefanie Stantcheva, and other economists who won the award early in their careers, and who are now recognized in academia and business: Esther Duflo, Nobel Prize in Economics 2019, Thomas Piketty, Professor at the Paris School of Economics, Philippe Martin, Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Council of Economic Analysis, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and member of the High Council for Financial Stability.