Jean Tirole is honorary chairman of the Jean-Jacques Laffont - Toulouse School of Economics Foundation and chairman of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He also holds a visiting position at MIT, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and the Institut de France. He has been a CEPR Research Fellow since 1991 in the Public Economics, Financial Economics and Industrial Organization programs.
His ground-breaking research covers industrial organization, regulation, finance, macroeconomics and banking, and psychology-based economics. He has published over 200 articles in international reviews, as well as 12 scientific books. His latest book, Economics for the Common Good, was named one of Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2017 and one of Financial Times Best Economics Books of 2017.
He has been the recipient of numerous international distinctions, including the 2007 CNRS gold medal and the 2014 Sveriges Riksbank prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.