Econometrics, Quantitative Economics, Data Science


Alfred Galichon is the director of NYU Paris, New York University’s academic center in Paris, and he is a full professor of economics (Arts & Science) and of mathematics (Courant Institute) at NYU, as well as an affiliated faculty of NYU’s Center for Data Science. He also serves as the principal investigator of the ERC-funded EQUIPRICE project at Sciences Po, Paris.
His research interests span widely across theoretical, computational and empirical questions and include econometrics, microeconomic theory, 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. Among his research contributions, he has co-invented vector quantile regression, a multivariate statistical regression technique; affinity estimation, a method for inferring preferences in matching markets; and the mass transport approach to demand inversion, a class of methods to invert multinomial choice models. He is also among the early contributors to optimal martingale transport theory, and more recently to equilibrium transport theory. He is the author of close to forty research articles that have 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 he has served as the principal investigator of grants under the European Research Council (ERC, successively ‘starting’ and ‘consolidator’) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Alfred Galichon is also interested in designing innovative educational experiences. At NYU he has created two novel courses drawing students from economics, mathematics and data science, and he is frequently invited to give lecture series in other universities. Recently he has initiated the ‘math+econ+code’ masterclasses, a series of week-long immersive classes at the intersection between mathematics, economics and computation.
Pr. Galichon holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University (2007), and an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique (X97) and one from Ecole des Mines de Paris (Corps des Mines, 2002). He has received numerous awards, including Economic Theory Fellow, Fellow of the Econometric Society, “Young leader” of the French-American foundation, and the Edmond Malinvaud prize.

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