Monday, October 13, 2014

In Profile: Jean Tirole the 2014 Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

Jean Tirole is professor at the Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France.

He received his PhD from MIT in 1981. He also holds engineering degrees from the École Polytechnique in Paris in 1976, and from École nationale des ponts et chaussées, Paris (1978) and a "Doctorat de 3ème cycle" in decision mathematics from the Paris Dauphine University (1978.

Tirole was president of the Econometric Society in 1998 and of the European Economic Association in 2001.

Before moving to Toulouse in 1991, he was professor of economics at MIT and continues to hold a visting position there,

Jean Tirole has published about two hundred professional articles in economics and finance and given  several invited lectures, including the Hicks lecture (Oxford 1992), the Walras-Pareto lectures (Lausanne 1992), the Schumpeter lecture (European Economic Association 1993), the Pazner lecture (Tel Aviv 1993), the Walras-Bowley lecture (Econometric Society 1994), the Munich lectures (Munich 1996),the JMCB lecture (1999), the Wicksell lectures(1999), the Baffi lectures (2000) and the Scribner lectures at Princeton (2002).

He has also published10 books including, A Theory of Incentives in Procurement and Regulation, the subject for which he received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics. (SEE: Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole)

He has done research in industrial organization, regulation, game theory, banking and finance, psychology and economics, international finance and macroeconomics.

He was born on August 9, 1953 in Troyes, France.

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