Keynote speakers > Hervé Moulin


Hervé Moulin graduated in 1971 from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, and received his PhD in mathematics from the Université de Paris in 1975. He has taught at the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et Administration Economique, University of Paris at Dauphine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Duke University and Rice University.

He has written five books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles, published in prestigious journals, such as Econometrica, Economic Theory, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Political Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Operations Research, Quaterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and Rand Journal of Economics.

His work has contributed to redefining the field of ‘normative economics’. He has invented new resource allocation mechanisms - or refined existing ones - in a variety of contexts: voting rules; the fair division of assets (as in a divorce or inheritance); rationing of over-demanded commodities (such as organs for transplant or seats for a popular event); the exploitation of a commons; the assignment of tasks between workers; the scheduling of jobs in a queue; and sharing the cost and pricing the traffic of a communication network.

He has, or has had, editorial responsibilities in: Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Game Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Mathematical Social Sciences, Transactions on Economics and Computation, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Social Choice and Welfare.

Noticeable distinctions: Hervé Moulin has been a Fellow of the Econometric Society since 1983, of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since 2015, and of the British Academy since 2018. He was President of the Social Choice and Welfare Society 1998-2000, and for 2018-2020 is the President of the Game Theory Society.

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