Gabriel Zucman
Gabriel Zucman

Gabriel Zucman

Economist, professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Clark Medal in 2023


The 2005/2009 graduating class

Gabriel Zucman entered the ENS Paris-Saclay in 2005 in the Social Sciences department, after a preparatory class in literature 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 EHESS in 2013. He wrote his thesis "Trois essais sur la répartition mondiale des fortunes" (Three essays on the global distribution of wealth) under the supervision of Thomas Piketty.

After completing 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, Berkeley, where he was appointed assistant professor and then associate professor in 2019.

He is best 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.

Awards and distinctions

2023: Clark 2023 Medal, awarded to economists under the age of 40 who are American or practise in the United States.

2019: Winner of the Bernacer Prize, awarded each year to young European economists for their outstanding contribution to the fields of macroeconomics and finance.