François-Xavier Ladant has been attached to the Centre since 2016 as Professor Aghion's research assistant. He is particularly interested in the link between fiscal policy and innovation in France.
At the end of a preparatory class at the lycée Henri-IV, he joined HEC Paris where he was involved in a voluntary school support association (Fleur de Bitume) and a political think-tank (Contre-Courant) he graduated in 2014. He also holds an APE Master's Degree from the Paris School of Economics (2015) and a Master of Economics from the École polytechnique (2015).
He has been doing his PhD in economics at Harvard since September 2017.