Jean Tirole is honorary chairman of the Foundation JJ Laffont‐Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), and
scientific director of TSE‐Partnership; he is also founding member of the Institute for Advanced Study in
Toulouse (IAST). He is affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position. Before moving to Toulouse in
1991, he was professor of economics at MIT. He was president of the Econometric Society in 1998 and of
the European Economic Association in 2001.
Jean Tirole has given over a hundred distinguished lectures and has published about two hundred articles in
economics and finance, as well as 12 books. 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 3e cycle” in decision mathematicsfrom the University ParisIX (1978).
He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from a number of universities around the world. Among other prizes and
honors, he received the Yrjö Jahnsson prize of the European Economic Association (granted every other year to
an economist under the age of 45 who has made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is
significant to economics in Europe) in 1993, the gold medal of the CNRS in 2007 (the second economist, after
Allais in 1978, to receive this medal, attributed to one researcher every year since 1954), and was the inaugural
winner of the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in economics, finance and management in 2008. He
received the CME‐MSRI award and the Levi‐Strauss prize in 2010 and the Ross prize in 2013. He is the laureate of
the 2014 Nemmers prize in economics and received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciencesin Memory
of Alfred Nobel in the same year. He is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts, the
American Economic Association, of the United States National Academy of Sciences, of the British Academy and
several other learned societies.