The Scientific Team

Cournot Centre


Institute of the Americas in Paris

Robert Boyer is an economist at the Institute of the Americas in Paris and a member 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 Doctor honoris causa of the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and of the University of Leuven in Belgium. Professor Boyer 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 co-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 through Paris Sciences & Letters University (PSL). She was a researcher at the CEREMADE laboratory at the University Paris-Dauphine from 2015 to 2020.



Josselin Garnier is a mathematician and Professor at École polytechnique and a researcher at the Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (CMAP). Formerly a Professor at the University of Paris Diderot, Professor Garnier received the Blaise Pascal Prize in 2007 and the Felix Klein Prize in 2008. He has published works of reference on waves and imaging in random media and over 200 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. Currently on leave from her professorship in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 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 and was selected to be a Simons Investigator by the Simons Foundation in 2012.

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. Prior to that, he served on the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, in charge of financial stability, markets and statistics, and was a member of committees of the European Central Bank, the Bank for International Settlements, the Financial Stability Board, as well as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where he was chair of the Financial Markets Committee. Professor Kotz was the German Central Bank Deputy for the G7/G8 and the G20 process.

Thierry Martin


Thierry Martin is a philosopher and Professor emeritus of Philosophy of Science at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon. A researcher at the Centre on the Logic of Action (Besançon), which he headed from 2004 to 2018, he is also a research associate at the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST). Professor Martin is founding member of the Philosophy of Science Society (SPS), member of the International Institute of Philosophy (IIP) and of the French National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CNFHPST). He 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, and, in 1999, the US National Medal of Science. Former President of the American Academy of Sciences and of the Econometrics Society, he is a Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. Professor Solow is Co-founder of the Cournot Foundation and Centre.