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Philippe Aghion: Creative Destruction for Green Growth

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Join us for an online seminar by Prof Philippe Aghion, Chair in the Economics of Institutions, Innovation & Growth at the Collège de France.

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Philippe Aghion is a Professor at the Collège de France and at INSEAD, a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the economics of growth and innovation. With Professor Peter Howitt, he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm. In 2001, Philippe Aghion received the Yrjo Jahnsson Award of the best European economist under age 45 and in 2009 he received the John Von Neumann Award. In March 2020, he shared the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) “Frontier of Knowledge Award” with Professor Peter Howitt for “developing an economic growth theory based on the innovation that emerges from the process of creative destruction”.

In his work, Philippe Aghion often highlights the pivotal role of innovation in solving the ongoing ecological crisis. Indeed, he argues that climate policies should use novel technological transformations as a tool to break path-dependence.

About the France-Singapore Science and Innovation Lecture Series :

Jointly organized by the Embassy of France in Singapore, the Collège de France and the National Research Foundation Singapore, this lecture series forms part of the activities of the Joint Committee for Science and Innovation France-Singapore.

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