2014 Noble Economist and Chairman, Toulouse School of Economics
Jean Tirole is scientific director of the Institut d'Economie Industrielle of the University of Social Sciences of Toulouse.He is also affiliated with CERAS, París and MIT, where he holds a visitor's position. Before moving to Toulouse in 1991, he was a professor of economics at MIT.
In 1998, he was president of the Econometric Society, whose executive committee has served since 1993. He is the elected president of the European Economic Association.
He was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 "for his analysis of market power and regulation".
Jean Tirole received an Honorary Doctorate from the Free University of Brussels in 1989, the Yrjö Jahnsson Award from the European Economic Association in 1993 and the Distinguished Service Award from the Public Service Research Center (University of Florida) in 1997. It is a honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993) and the American Economic Association (1993). He has also been a member of Sloan (1985) and member of Guggenheim (1988).
He has given several guest lectures, including the Hicks conference (Oxford 1992), the Walras-Pareto conferences (Lausanne 1992), the Schumpeter conference (1993 European Economic Association), the Pazner conference (Tel Aviv 1993), the Walras-Bowley conference ( Econometric Society 1994), the Munich conferences (Munich 1996), the JMCB conference (1999), the Wicksell conferences (1999), the Baffi conferences (2000) and is scheduled to give the Scribner lectures in Princeton (2002).
Jean Tirole has published more than a hundred professional articles in economics and finance, as well as 6 books, including The Theory of Industrial Organization, Game Theory (with Drew Fudenberg), A Theory of Incentives in Procurement and Regulation (with Jean-Jacques Laffont), prudential regulation of banks (with Mathias Dewatripont) and competition in telecommunications (with Jean-Jacques Laffont). He is currently working in The Theory of Corporate Finance. His research covers industrial organization, regulation, game theory, banking and finance, and macroeconomics. He received his doctorate in economics from MIT in 1981, engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (1976) and the National School of Bridges and Bridges, Paris (1978) and a "Doctorate of 3ème cycle" in mathematics of decision of the University Paris IX (1978).