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Solari Lecture 2021 by Prof. Jean Tirole (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2014)


Wednesday 10 November 2021 | 6pm | Uni Dufour, room U300 & Online

The Solari Lecture 2021 will welcome Prof. Jean Tirole, Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics, and laureate of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2014, who will address: “The Common Good after Covid”.

Jean Tirole's Nobel Prize in Economics prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is "Economics for the Common Good," a passionate manifesto accessible to a wide audience.

In his book, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, the global financial order, the digital revolution, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation.

"Where has the Common Good gone?" This question has never been so topical as with today's COVID-19 pandemic. In his lecture, Prof. Tirole will discuss the regulation of capitalism and the safeguard of the notion of the common good after the pandemic, setting a new agenda for the role of economics in society.

Each year, the Solari Lecture welcomes distinguished guests specialized in economics and econometrics, in memory of Luigi Solari, professor at the University of Geneva and pioneer in introducing research in econometrics in Switzerland. Since its first edition in 1979, this conference has featured many notable guest speakers.


Jean Tirole is honorary chairman of the Foundation JJ Laffont-Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). He is affiliated with the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and the Institut de France.

Professor Tirole attended the Ecole Polytechnique and Paris' Dauphine University, before completing a Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he became an Associate Professor and currently holds a Visiting Professor position.

Professor Tirole’s research covers industrial organization, regulation, finance, macroeconomics and banking, and psychology-based economics. He has published over two hundred articles in international reviews, as well as twelve scientific books. Published in English in 2017, his latest book Economics for the Common Good is accessible to a wide audience and available in a number of languages and was nominated as the Financial Times Business Book of the year.

He is a laureate of numerous international distinctions, including the 2007 CNRS gold medal, and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 for his analysis of market power and regulation.


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November 10, 2021
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