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Clark 2023 Medal for Gabriel Zucman, Social Sciences alumni

Gabriel Zucman
Gabriel Zucman
French economist Gabriel Zucman, alumnus of ENS Paris-Saclay in Social Sciences (class of 2005/2009), receives the Clark 2023 Medal awarded by the American Economics Association (AEA) for his work on tax evasion and rising inequality.
This prize is considered as one of the most prestigious awards given to researchers in Economics.

French economist Gabriel Zucman has been awarded the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal, which recognises American or US-based economists under the age of 40, for his work on tax evasion and rising inequality.
He joins Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman, Emmanuel Saez and Esther Duflo in the list of winners.

His career

Promotion 2005-2009

Gabriel Zucman entered the ENS Paris-Saclay in 2005 in the Social Sciences department, after a preparatory class in "Letters and Social Sciences".
He did a master's degree in "Economic Analysis and Policy" at the Paris School of Economics in 2008 and his doctorate in economics at the EHESS in 2013. He wrote his thesis "Three essays on the global distribution of wealth" under the supervision of Thomas Piketty.

After a post-doc at the University of California at Berkeley (2013-2014), he taught economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) from 2014 to 2015 and continued his research with Thomas Piketty. He then returned to the University of California at Berkeley where he was appointed Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in 2019.

He is particularly known for his work on social inequality and tax havens.

In May 2018, the newspaper Le Monde and the Cercle des économistes awarded him the prize for the best young economist in France.

In 2019: laureate of the Bernacer Prize, which annually rewards young European economists for their outstanding contribution to the fields of macroeconomics and finance.