Over his career as an economist, Philippe Aghion has researched a variety of topics, including contract theory.
With Peter Howitt, he pioneered what is known as the Schumpeterian Growth paradigm, which was subsequently used to analyze the design of growth policies and the role of the state in the growth process. His recent research focuses on innovation, governance and economic growth.
- John Von Neumann Award
- Schumpeter Prize, International Schumpeter Society
- Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics
- Aghion, P., and P. Howitt. The Economics of Growth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
- Aghion, P. et al. "Competition, Imitation and Growth with Step-by-Step Innovation." Rev. Econ. Stud. 68 (2001): 467–92.
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