Michaël Aklin

Managing Director, EPFL

Michaël Aklin is Associate Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation at EPFL, which he joined in 2023 and where he holds the Chair of Policy & Sustainability. He is also co-managing director of Enterprise for Society (E4S), a center founded by EPFL, IMD, and HEC-University of Lausanne. 

Prior to joining EPFL, Michaël was Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his PhD at New York University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michaël studies the economics and politics of sustainable and steady development and the policies to achieve it. His work has been published in interdisciplinary outlets (Nature EnergyPNASScience Advances) as well as specialized journal in economics (Energy EconomicsEnvironmental and Resource Economics), political science (American Journal of Political ScienceInternational Studies Quarterly), and public policy (Journal of Public Policy). He has also (co)written two books, both published by MIT Press.