American Friends of TSE

American Friends of Toulouse School of Economics (AF/TSE) is a publicly-supported, 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, established in February 2017. Its goal is to advance excellence in research and teaching in economics and related fields, in order to improve decision-making and understanding of economic issues, and to encourage a more open, sustainable, and humane economy in France, the United States, and globally. 

American Friends of TSE currently pursues its mission through:

  • supporting education and research in economics, particularly for and by Americans at TSE,

  • cooperating with American research and education organizations,

  • organizing scientific and cultural events, in part to advance TSE's programs.

American Friends of TSE intends initially to make grants to individuals (students and researchers), and to capable institutions which have to implement the Friends' goals.

"By giving to American Friends of TSE, you contribute to our mission to develop economics as a force for good in the world "
Christian Gollier, Chairman

American Friends of TSE is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Board of directors


  • Christian GOLLIER, General Director, TSE, Toulouse

Board members

  • Patrick BOLTON, Prof. of Economics, Columbia University, NYC

  • Alessandro PAVAN, Prof. of Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston

  • Bernard SALANIÉ, Prof. of Economics, Columbia University, NYC

  • Jean TIROLE, TSE Chairman, 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, Toulouse

Secretary and treasurer

  • Joël ECHEVARRIA, Chief operating officer, TSE, Toulouse

Your generosity makes it possible to advance the global mission of American Friends of TSE. We are looking forward to working with you in building a strong network of US corporate and individual donors over the years to come. 

Ways to give

Your donation can be unrestricted, which the Friends will use where needed most. You can also suggest particular purposes - an endowed chair, a scholarship, a scientific conference - with the ultimate allocation, as required, made by the board of the Friends. 

Make your gift now

By making a gift, anyone can support our research and teaching in economics and help us to bring about a more open, sustainable, and humane economy worldwide.

  • Make a gift by post: please download and complete our gift form, then send it back to the address specified on the form

  • Make a gift by wire transfer: please email for additional information

  • Make a gift online

Tax-deductible giving

American Friends of TSE, Inc. is a publicly-supported charity exempt from Federal tax under section 501(c)(3), which enables US taxpayers to receive the fullest charitable deduction allowed by law. 

Feel free to contact us for any question, our team will be pleased to help you:


American Friends of Toulouse School of Economics

Allison Moore, Foundation Administrator / (410) 543-2126 ext. 101

American Friends of Toulouse School of Economics, Inc.
P.O. Box 2926
Salisbury MD 21802


Toulouse School of Economics

Gilles Benoin, Chief Financial Officer

Toulouse School of Economics
Donor relations department
1, Esplanade de l'Université
31080 Toulouse Cedex 06