Jean Tirole Keynote Speaker

  • Nobel Prize–winning economist
  • Chairman of the Jean-Jacques Laffont - Toulouse School of Economics Foundation
  • Author of 'Economics for the Common Good'


Jean Tirole is a Nobel Prize–winning economist, the chairman of the Jean-Jacques Laffont – Toulouse School of Economics Foundation.  and scientific director of the Institute for Industrial Economics. He is also affiliated with MIT,  the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the Institut de France and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, which he co-founded in 2011.

Having attended some of the greatest French universities such as the Ecole Polytechnique and Paris Dauphine, Jean Tirole went on to receive a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Tirole’s research covers industrial organization, regulation, finance, macroeconomics and banking, and psychology-based economics. Jean Tirole has published over two hundred articles in international reviews, as well as twelve scientific books. He is a strong advocate of the importance of economists in current society, not as ‘scholars’ but as active members tackling challenges.

His latest book entitled Economics for the Common Good, was initially published in French and is now accessible to a wide audience in a number of other languages. This year Economics for the Common Good has been nominated for the Financial Times Business Book of the year.

Jean Tirole is a laureate of numerous international distinctions, including the 2007 CNRS gold medal. In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for his analysis of market power and regulation.

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