Yves Zenou is the Richard Snape Chair in Business and Economics at the department of economics of Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). Yves Zenou is also affiliated to the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN, Stockholm), the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London) and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn). He is also a visiting professor at the University of Southampton.

He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, SAET Economic Theory Fellow, Fellow of the Spatial Econometrics Association, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Fellow of the Regional Science Association International and received the 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research at Monash University.

He is currently an Advisory Editor at Games and Economic Behavior, a member of the editorial board of the Australian Economic Papers, and an Associate Editor at Regional Science and Urban Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, IZA Journal of Migration, and Annals of Economics and Statistics. He was previously the Editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics (2007-2017) and an Associate Editor at the Journal of the European Economic Association (2012-2017), the Journal of Urban Economics (2004-2018) and the Journal of Public Economic Theory (2010-2020).


I just been elected (Jan. 2024) SAET (Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory) Economic Theory Fellow. See here.

I will be a keynote speaker at the 23rd journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet (LAGV) on June 26-28, 2024 in Marseille . See here.

In November 2023, I was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant on “New Methods in Network Economics to Study Environment-Friendly Behaviours. 

I received the Australian National Research Awards for being best in the field of economics in Australia in 2023. See here

I have  been elected (Jan. 2023) Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (class for social sciences). Election (Swedish) and Monash story (English).

My video on Social Inequality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6hOp08Gx3c#inequality%20#economics

Here is the video for the 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWWaQ61qF10&list=PLVhjskAajvy-ae2zi7KOr8dWXEI_FO1b2&index=7&t=0s

My research on key players in networks: https://lens.monash.edu/2019/08/06/1375976/network-science-identifying-key-players-in-collective-dynamics

Can less punishment lead to less crime? See my podcast on this issue: How to reduce crime using network theory

Here is a description of my research in an accessible format: http://www.bbc.com/storyworks/future/masters-of-change/social-networks-and-human-behaviour?