Philippe Aghion is a Professor at the College de France and at INSEAD, and a centennial professor at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on the economics of growth and innovation. With Peter Howitt, he pioneered the so-called Schumpeterian Growth paradigm. Much of this work is summarized in their joint book Endogenous Growth Theory (MIT Press, 1998). More recently Philippe Aghion produced a new book entitled The Power of Creative destruction (Harvard University Press) joint with C. Antonin et S. Bunel.