Alan Kirman

Alan is Directeur d’études at the EHESS, Paris, professor emeritus Aix-Marseille University, member of the Institut Universitaire de France, and Chief Adviser to the OECD NAEC (New Approaches to Economic Challenges) initiative.

He was formerly Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Warwick and the European University Institute in Florence. He has a PhD honoris causa from the Jaime 1 university in Castellon Spain. He has published more than 160 articles in international journals and is the author of five books including Complex Economics: from Individual to Collective Rationality and editor of 18 others.

Fellow of the Econometric Society, of the European Economics Association, and member of the IAS Princeton, he was awarded the Humboldt Prize, and is a member of the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome. He is panel chair for the 2022 Advanced Grant programme of the ERC in SHS. Honorary Editor of JEBO, and Associate Editor of several other journals.

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