Peter Howitt, "Doctor honoris causa" of Université Côte d'Azur

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Published on October 1, 2022 Updated on October 1, 2022
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on the September 15, 2022

DHC Howitt
DHC Howitt

Jeanick Brisswalter, President of Université Côte d'Azur, conferred an honorary doctorate to Peter Howitt, economist, professor of social sciences at Brown University (USA), and member of the Econometric Society and the Royal Society of Canada.

Peter Howitt is a Canadian economist. He is a professor of social sciences at Brown University (USA). Peter Howitt has been a member of the Econometric Society since 1994 and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1992. He was president of the Canadian Economics Association from 1993 to 1994 and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking from 1997 to 2000. In 2020, he received, along with Philippe Aghion, the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics.

His fundamental contributions to economics encompass a contribution to monetary theory, including the analysis of inflation, a contribution to the theory of endogenous technological change and economic growth (with Philippe Aghion) and, last but not least, a contribution to the analysis of coordination issues (with Robert Clower, among others), which he developed in different frameworks, including multi-agent modeling. His interest in issues of coordination and adjustment to technological change has had a lasting influence on the economic research developed at Université Côte d'Azur.

“Université Côte d'Azur has decided to award an honorary doctorate to Peter Howitt for his significant influence on economics in general and on research in economics at Université Côte d'Azur in particular. The honorary degree is a mark of excellence, and Université Côte d'Azur is proud to have such representatives.” Jeanick Brisswalter, President of Université Côte d'Azur