Agathe Pernoud

Postdoctoral Fellow, Becker Friedman Institute

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I am a Saieh Family Fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago. In July 2025, I will join the Chicago Booth School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Economics.

I work on microeconomic theory.

Contact Information
Becker Friedman Institute
5757 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637


published papers

"Informationally Simple Incentives" with Simon Gleyze. Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 131:3, 802-837, 2023. [abstract] [draft] [SSRN] [published]

working papers

"How Competition Shapes Information in Auctions" with Simon Gleyze. [abstract] [draft]

(new version) "Credit Freezes, Equilibrium Multiplicity and Optimal Bailouts in Financial Networks" with Matthew Jackson. Revise and Resubmit, Review of Financial Studies. [abstract] [SSRN] [arXiv]

"The Value of Model Misspecification in Communication" with Simon Gleyze. [abstract] [draft]

"Investment Incentives and Regulation in Financial Networks" with Matthew Jackson. [abstract] [SSRN]

work in progress

"Culture, Norms, and Systemic Corruption" with Daron Acemoglu and Matthew Jackson.

surveys and expository writing

"Systemic Risk in Financial Networks: A Survey" with Matthew Jackson. Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 13:171-202, 2021. [abstract] [SSRN] [arXiv] [published]

Pronounce My Name

If you are wondering how to pronounce my name, know that you are not the first one and won't be the last either.

An easy way is to go for the English (old-fashioned) version of my name, Agatha—it gives me an early-XXth-century upper-class air, but I will happily answer to that.

If you want to go for the French pronunciation, this might help:

/agat/   or   ag[riculture] + at

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