Grégoire Noël is trained in theoretical physics (MSc-King’s College London, 2019, and MSc-École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, 2020), statistics and financial engineering (MSc-Mines ParisTech, 2021). He then started a PhD in macroeconomics at École doctoral d’économie ED 465, Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, under the supervision of Prof. Gaël Giraud (senior researcher at C.N.R.S. and former Chief Economist at the French Development Agency).
The fundamental aim of Grégoire’s research is to provide a formal framework allowing to embed macroeconomic modeling within a thermodynamic setting. The practical aim of his research is to allow assessing the consequences of thermodynamic constraints on the dynamics of economic processes. The provisional title of his dissertation is “Modeling the economy as a dissipative structure to address the ecological shift”.
His research interests are centered on macroeconomic modeling, irreversible thermodynamics, the importance of natural resources in economics, and public policy. During his stay at Columbia, he will focus on studying the causality relations between inflation, inequalities and resource scarcity.