Chevalier Anne Boring decorated in Paris

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On Thursday 6 June, Associate Professor Anne Boring was presented the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, the Knight of the Order of the Merit. The decoration of the French civilian award was pinned on her in Paris, by fellow economist Hélène Périvier of Science Po's French Observatory of Economic Cycles.

Anne Boring, Associate Professor at Erasmus School of Economics, was conferred the Chevalier l’Ordre National du Mérite in November 2022, on the recommendation of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and by decree of the President of the French Republic. Anne Boring became one of the youngest knights in the history of the National Order of Merit. Usually, you need to be of a minimum age of 35 and have a minimum of 10 years of public service, although in practice 15 years is the minimum commonly needed to be conferred the rank of Knight.

Anne boring wearing a medal

This French civilian award comes in recognition of Anne’s outstanding achievements and contribution in the fields of higher education and research. Boring works in the Economics department at Erasmus School of Economics since 2017. She is also Head of the Women in Business Chair, Sciences Po, Paris (LIEPP & PRESAGE), Research Fellow at the Tinbergen Institute and since september 2021 at the Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

Her main research topics are students' higher educational choices, their labour market consequences, the influence of stereotypes on performance assessments, the efficiency of policies designed to reduce discrimination and student evaluations of teaching.

About the l’Ordre National du Mérite

The Ordre National du Mérite is a French order of merit with membership awarded by the President of the French Republic, founded on 3 December 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle. Like the Legion of Honour, the National Order of Merit is a universal order honouring individuals from all fields of activity. It is intended to accommodate younger generations whose “valor does not await the passing of years.” It is responsible for stimulating individual energy, uniting all intentions, and rewarding innovation and contributions to the renown of France.

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Anne Boring, Associate Professor at Erasmus School of Economics
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