Dean School of Public Affairs & Professor of Economics

Yann Algan has recently joined HEC as the Associate Dean of Pre-experience Programs and Professor of Economics, following six years as the Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Sciences Po. He is a member of the Conseil d’Analyse Économique (Council for Economic Analysis) and the Conseil Scientifique de l’Education Nationale (Scientific Council for National Education). His research focuses on populism and trust as well as well-being within organizations. He is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and recipient of two ERC projects from the European Commission.

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Research interests

Last publications

Childhood environmental harshness predicts coordinated health and reproductive strategies: a cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample from France

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Mell, H., Safra, L., Algan, Y., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C. (2018). “Childhood environmental harshness predicts coordinated health and reproductive strategies: a cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample from France”. Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(1), 1-8.

Association of behavior in boys from low socioeconomic neighborhoods with employment earnings in adulthood

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Vergunst, F., Tremblay, R. E., Nagin, D., Algan, Y., Beasley, E., Park, J., … & Côté, S. M. (2019). “Association of behavior in boys from low socioeconomic neighborhoods with employment earnings in adulthood”. JAMA pediatrics, 173(4), 334-341.

Inattention in boys from low-income backgrounds predicts welfare receipt: a 30-year prospective study

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Vergunst, F., Tremblay, R. E., Nagin, D., Zheng, Y., Galéra, C., Park, J., … & Côté, S-. M. (2019). “Inattention in boys from low-income backgrounds predicts welfare receipt: a 30-year prospective study”. Psychological medicine, 1-9.