Jean Tirole is scientific director of the Institut d'Economie
Industrielle, University of Social Sciences, Toulouse.
He is also affiliated with CERAS, Paris and MIT, where he holds
a visiting position. Before moving to Toulouse in 1991, he was
professor of economics at MIT. In 1998, he was president of the
Econometric Society, whose executive committee he has served on
since 1993. He is president-elect of the European Economic Association.
Jean Tirole received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Free University
in Brussels in 1989, the Yrjö Jahnsson prize of the European
Economic Association in 1993, and the Public Utility Research
Center Distinguished Service Award (University of Florida) in
1997. 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
He has 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 is scheduled to give the Scribner lectures at Princeton (2002).
Jean Tirole has published over a hundred professional articles
in economics and finance, as well as 6 books including The Theory
of Industrial Organisation, 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),
and Competition in Telecommunications (with Jean-Jacques Laffont).
He is currently working on The Theory of Corporate Finance. His
research covers industrial organisation, regulation, game theory,
banking and finance, and macroeconomics. 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).