Daniel Cohen is professor of economics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Vice-President and Co-Founder of the Paris School of Economics. He is a member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the Prime Minister and associate editor at Le Monde. He was also Co-Director of the International Macroeconomics Program Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, and a fellow of the European Economic Association. He was appointed "Economist of the Year" in 1997 for “Richesse du Monde, Pauvreté des nations”, which received the Prize of the economics book in 2000. His previous book the “Prosperity of Vice” was just released by Mit press and his latest book “Homo economicus” by Albin Michel.
The École normale supérieure (ENS) is an elite higher education establishment (graduate school) for pre-doctoral and doctoral studies and a prestigious French research centre.
ENS is at once a grande école, due to its selective recruitment, and a research university. It is a central actor in the training of French elites and, for more than two centuries, has nourished the majority of the great intellectual movements of the 20th century. Among its former students are all eight French winners of the Fields medal, 12 Nobel Prize winners and recipients of half of the CNRS gold medals.