The Scientific Team

Cournot Centre


Institute of the Americas, Paris

Robert Boyer is an economist at the Institute of the Americas in Paris and Vice-president of its scientific committee. Former Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), he is President of the association Recherche et Régulation.



Jean-Bernard Chatelain is an economist and Professor in the Economics Department at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the Paris School of Economics. He is Director of the European Research Group (GdRE) “Money, Banking and Finance” and is Treasurer of the Cournot Centre.

Laure Dumaz


Laure Dumaz is a mathematician and junior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). She works in the field of probability theory. She has been in the Department of Mathematics and Their Applications (DMA) at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris since 2020, where she currently holds a professorship.



Josselin Garnier is a mathematician and Professor at École Polytechnique and a researcher at the Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (CMAP). Professor Garnier received the Blaise Pascal Prize in 2007, the Felix Klein Prize in 2008 and the Grand prix scientifique, awarded by the French Academy of Sciences, in 2021. He has published works of reference in pure and applied mathematics in over 250 articles.

Bernard Gazier


Bernard Gazier is an economist and Professor emeritus at the University Paris I. He was a member of the Institut Universitaire de France from 2007 to 2012. He is a researcher at the Sorbonne Economic Centre (CES), a joint research team of the University Paris I and the CNRS. Professor Gazier is President of the Société de Port-Royal and Co-president of the Cournot Foundation.

Alice Guionnet


Alice Guionnet is a mathematician and a CNRS Director of Research at the Unit of Mathematics, Pure and Applied (UMPA), a mathematics laboratory of the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon. She sits on the editorial boards of Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré and Annals of Probability. Professor Guionnet was awarded the Loève Prize in 2009. She is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, of the European Academy of Sciences, and of Academia Europaea.

Hans-Helmut Kotz


Hans-Helmut Kotz is an economist and a Resident Fellow of the Center for European Studies and a Visiting Professor of Economics, both at Harvard University. A Senior Fellow of the Center for Financial Studies and a Program Director of the SAFE Policy Center at Goethe University, Frankfurt, he is also a member of Freiburg University’s Economics Faculty where he teaches monetary policy. In addition to his academic positions, Professor Kotz sits on the board of Caixa Geral de Depósitos.

Thierry Martin


Thierry Martin is a philosopher and Professor emeritus of Philosophy of Science at the University of Franche-Comté. Serving as its Director from 2004 to 2018, he is a researcher at the Centre on the Logic of Action in Besançon, France, and a research associate at the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST). He is a founding member of the French Society for the Philosophy of Science (SPS), Professor Martin is co-editor of the complete works of Augustin Cournot and Vice-president of the Cournot Centre.

Robert Solow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)

Robert Solow is an economist and Institute Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1987, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contribution to economic growth theory. In 1999, he received the US National Medal of Science, and in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is former President of the American Academy of Sciences and of the Econometrics Society. Professor Solow is Founder of the Cournot Foundation and Centre.