Prior to joining NYU, Alfred held professorships at Sciences Po, Paris and at Ecole Polytechnique, and he has held visiting professorships at MIT, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, and an Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique.
His research interests span widely across theoretical, computational and empirical questions and include Econometrics, Economic theory, Quantitative Finance, and Data Science. Alfred’s work is motivated by the desire to understand the decisions of economic agents using advanced quantitative methods. In particular, he was one of the pioneers of the use of Optimal Transport Theory in Econometrics. His research has appeared in leading journals such the Annals of Statistics, the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, and the Review of Economic Studies.