Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole

Scientific Director of IDEI
IDEI Researcher
Chairman, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
TSE Research Faculty
Researcher GREMAQ
Member of Executive Committee


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full cv and publications

Research interests

Industrial Organization
Organization Theory
Game Theory

Work experience

Current position

2013Member of the French Strategic Research Council
2011Chairman of the Executive Committee, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST)
2011Member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques
2009Chairman of the Board of Directors, Toulouse School of Economics
2008Member of the Conseil d'Analyse Économique of the Prime Minister
1995Directeur d'Etudes cumulant, EHESS
1992Scientific director, Institut d'Économie Industrielle
1992Visiting Professor MIT

Former positions

20072009Director, Toulouse School of Economics
20062009Fellow of the Haut Conseil de la Sciences et de la Technologie
2001President, European Economic Association
1998President, Econometric Society
19841991Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
19811984Researcher; CERAS, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées


1981Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1978Engineer, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
1978Docteur de 3ème Cycle, Decision Mathematics, Paris IX - Dauphine
1976Engineer, École Polytechnique
1976Diplôme d'Étude Approfondie, Decision Mathematics, Paris IX -Dauphine

Grants and awards

2014Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
2014Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics
2013Stephen A. Ross Prize in Financial Economics
2013Honorary doctorate degree, Hitotsubashi University
2013Honorary doctorate degree, Université de Lausanne
2013Honorary Fellow of the Royal of Society of Edinburgh
2012Honorary doctorate degree, Athens University of Economics and Business
2012Honorary doctorate degree, University of Rome Tor Vergata
2012Grand Prix of the "Académie d'Occitanie"
2011ILB and EIF Award for the best paper in finance ("Leverage and the Central Banker's Put") written with Emmanuel Farhi
2011Member, Académie des Sciences morales et politiques
2011Honorary doctorate degree, University of Mannheim
2010European Research Council Grant
2010CME Group - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Prize in Innovation Quantitative Applications
2010Claude Levi-Strauss Prize
2010Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite
2009Fellow of the Academie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles Lettres de Toulouse
2008(Inaugural) Frontiers of Knowledge Award of the BBVA Foundation
2008Cercle d'Oc Prize
2007Chevalier de la légion d'honneur
2007"Risques" - "Les Echos" Award
2007Honorary doctorate degree, London Business School
2007Honorary doctorate degree, HEC Montreal
2007Gold medal, CNRS
2007Gold medal, city of Toulouse
2004Institute of Scientific Information-Thomson Price Winner in Economics
2002Médaille d'argent, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
2002Lauréat du Prix Dargélos de l'Ecole Polytechnique
1999Distinguished Fellow Award, Industrial Organization Society
1998John von Neumann Award, Rajk Lazlo College for Advanced Studies, Budapest University
1997Public Utility Research Center Distinguished Service Award, University of Florida, Gainesville
1996Center for Economic Studies Prize, Munich
1993Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1993Foreign Honorary Member, American Economic Association
1993Yrjo Jahnsson prize of the European Economic Association
1989Doctorat Honoris Causa, Université Libre de Bruxelles
19881989John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
19851987Sloan Fellowship

Publications on IAST Themes

Article in a refereed journal
"Bonus Culture: Competitive Pay, Screening and Multitasking", Journal of Political Economy, vol. 124, n. 2, p. 305-370.
(with Roland Bénabou)
"Mindful Economics: The Production, Consumption, and Value of Beliefs", Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 30, n. 30, p. 141-164. doi:10.1257/jep.30.3.141.
(with Roland Bénabou)
"Liquid Bundles", Journal of Economic Theory, vol. 158, p. 634-655. doi:10.1016/j.jet.2014.09.002.
(with Emmanuel Farhi)
"Standard-Essential Patents", Journal of Political Economy, vol. 123, n. 3, p. 547-586.
(with Josh Lerner)
"Some Political Economy of Global Warming", Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, vol. 1, p. 121-132. doi:10.5547/2160-5890.1.1.10.
"Identity, Morals and Taboos: Beliefs as Assets", The Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 126, n. 2, p. 805-855. doi:10.1093/qje/qjr002.
(with Roland Bénabou)
"Cognition and Incomplete Contracts", American Economic Review, vol. 99, n. 1, p. 265-294.
Article in a working paper series
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