Econometrics, Quantitative Economics, Data Science


Alfred Galichon is a professor of economics and of mathematics at New York University where he has held since 2015 a joint appointment between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. In 2017-2018, while on sabbatical leave from NYU, he is a visiting fellow at Toulouse School of Economics. In the past, he was a professor of economics at Sciences Po, Paris (2012-2016) and at Ecole Polytechnique (2007-2012).

Pr. Galichon’s research interests span widely across theoretical, computational and empirical questions and include econometrics, microeconomics, and data science. He is one of the pioneers of the use of optimal transport theory in econometrics, and the author of a monograph on the topic, Optimal Transport Methods in Economics (Princeton, 2016), as well as of an open-source statistical software implementing these techniques, TraME. His research has appeared in journals such as the Annals of Statistics, the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is a co-editor of Economic Theory and a past recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Grant awarded by the European Commission for his research on matching markets.

In addition to his academic research, Pr. Galichon also has served as a consultant or a collaborator to various organizations including Goldman Sachs, EDF, Lafarge, and Air France. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, and an Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique. He is a Chief Engineer of Corps des Mines (Ingénieur en chef des Mines) and a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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