Jean Tirole

Director of the Toulouse School of Economics and of the Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation. CEPR Research Fellow

Jean Tirole is honorary chairman of the Jean-Jacques Laffont - Toulouse School of Economics Foundation and chairman of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He is also affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position. Before moving to Toulouse in 1991, he was Professor of Economics at MIT. He received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Free University in Brussels in 1989, the Yrjö Jahnsson prize of the European Economic Association in 1993, the 2007 CNRS gold medal and the 2014 Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel.

He is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993) and of the American Economic Association (1993). He has also been a Sloan Fellow (1985) and a Guggenheim Fellow (1988).

He has published over 200 professional articles in economics and finance, as well as 12 books including The Theory of Industrial Organisation, The Theory of Corporate Finance, Game Theory (with Drew Fudenberg), A Theory of Incentives in Procurement and Regulation (with Jean-Jacques Laffont), The Prudential Regulation of Banks (with Mathias Dewatripont), Competition in Telecommunications (with Jean-Jacques Laffont) and Economics for the Common Good, published in English in 2017.

His research covers  industrial organization, regulation, finance, macroeconomics and banking, and psychology-based economics .He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1981, engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (1976) and from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris (1978) and a "Doctorat de 3ème cycle'' in decision mathematics from the University Paris IX (1978).

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