UCL Department of Economics


IFS Annual Lecture: Jean Tirole (TSE) - "The common good after Covid"

16 September 2021, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

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Professor Jean Tirole, Honorary Chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), will give the 2021 IFS Annual Lecture on "The common good after Covid".

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Richard Blundell

Jean Tirole is member-founder of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST). He is also affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he holds a position of Visiting Professor, and the Institut de France. He has published over two hundred articles in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as twelve scientific books. Published in English in 2017, his latest book, entitled “Economics for the Common Good”, is accessible to a wide audience and available in a number of languages.

Jean Tirole was awarded (solo) the Nobel Prize in economics in 2014 for his analysis of market power and regulation. He is also laureate of numerous other international distinctions, including the inaugural Yrjö Jahnsson prize of the European Economic Association (1993), the inaugural Frontiers of Knowledge Award of the BBVA Foundation (2008), the CNRS gold medal (2007) and Northwestern University’s Nemmers prize (2014). His research covers industrial organization, regulation, finance, macroeconomics and banking, and psychology-based economics.

Professor Tirole was one of the two chairs of the recent Tirole-Blanchard commission, set up by French President Emmanuel Macron, which looked at the major economic challenges facing France and other similar economies. He recently presented his findings at an IFS event, which you can view here

This event is currently scheduled to take place in person with a reduced capacity, but subject to restrictions around Covid-19 we may have to host it online instead.

To apply for a place or to receive more details about how to watch the lecture online, please enter your details here. Please note that we will not be able to confirm whether you have secured a place until nearer the time. Please do not come to the venue unless you receive confirmation from us that you have a place.