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Contract theory; insurance economics; labor economics; public economics; theoretical and applied econometrics.


I have taught microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics at various levels and in various places.

This year I am teaching Econometrics (2nd year PhD), Advanced Microeconomics (Masters) and the economics of climate change for college seniors.


Ecole Polytechnique (1984)

Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (1986)

PhD in Economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1992)

Habilitation à diriger des recherches from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1994)


1986-88 : Research Fellow at INSEE’s Research Department

1988-90 : short-term forecasting, Forecasting Department of INSEE.

1990-91 : Visiting Scholar, Stanford University.

1991-92 : professor at ENSAE.

1992-94 : Director of Studies at ENSAE.

1994-95 : Director of ENSAE.

1995-97 : Director of LEI (CREST).

1997-2000 : Head of the Macroeconomic Policy Unit, INSEE.

2000-2001 : Visiting professor, University of Chicago.

2001- 2003: Director of CREST.

2003-2005: Research Fellow at LEI (CREST).

Fall 2005: Visiting Professor at Columbia University.

2005-: Professor at Columbia University (Vice-Chair 2012-2014; Chair 2016-2019).

2009-2010: Visiting Professor at the Toulouse School of Economics.


1994-2004: Associate professor at Ecole Polytechnique.

2004-2007: Professor at Ecole Polytechnique.

2014-: Executive Vice-President of the Econometric Society


Member of the Advisory Board of Annals of Economics and Statistics (2014-).

Associate editor of the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (2007-).

Associate editor of Annals of Economics and Statistics (1989-2008), of Research in Economics (2000-2014), and of the Journal of Human Capital (2011-2014).

Member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies (1999-2011).

Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies (2003-2007).

Member of the Programme Committees of the European Meeting of the Econometric Society in 1996, of the 1999 Meeting of the European Economic Association, and of the 2009 meeting of the American Economic Association.

Co-chairman of the Programme Committee of the European Meeting of the Econometric Society in 2003.


Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research.

Research Fellow of IZA.

Research Fellow of CESifo.

Louis Bachelier Research Fellow.


Fellow of the Econometric Society (since 2001).

Fellow of the International Association for Applied Econometrics (since 2021).

Richard Stone Prize (2004).

Journal of Applied Econometrics Distinguished Author (since 2015).



The Economics of Contracts: A Primer, MIT Press, 1997 (translated into Japanese by Keiso Shobo Publishers, 2000; and into Chinese by Shanghai University Press, 2002.) New edition (2005): improved and updated (translated into French by Economica, and into Russian by Delo Publishing House; Japanese translation in progress.)

The Microeconomics of Market Failures, MIT Press, 2000 (translated into Chinese by Shanghai University Press, 2004.)

The Economics of Taxation, MIT Press, 2003 (translated into Chinese by Shanghai University Press, 2005.) New, improved and updated edition (2011.)


Cupid’s Invisible Hand: Social Surplus and Identification in Matching Models (with Alfred Galichon), forthcoming in the Review of Economic Studies.

Structural Estimation of Matching Markets with Transferable Utility (with Alfred Galichon), forthcoming in Online and Matching-Based Market Design, Federico Echenique, Nicole Immorlica, and Vijay V. Vazirani eds, Cambridge University Press.

On Human Capital and Team Stability (with Pierre-André Chiappori and Alfred Galichon), Journal of Human Capital (2019), 13, 236-259.

From Aggregate Betting Data to Individual Risk Preferences (with Pierre-André Chiappori, François Salanié, and Amit Gandhi), Econometrica (2019), 86, 1-37. Online Appendix.

Identifying Effects of Multivalued Treatments (with Sokbae Lee), Econometrica (2018), 86, 1939-1963. Online Appendix.

Divorce and the Duality of Marital Payoff (with Pierre-André Chiappori and Natalia Radchenko), Review of Economics of the Household (2018), 10, 833-858. Read-only link to published version.

Edmond Malinvaud’s Contributions to Microeconomics (with Guy Laroque), Annals of Economics and Statistics (2017), 125/126, 41-56.

Partner Choice, Investment in Children, and the Marital College Premium (with Pierre-André Chiappori and Yoram Weiss), American Economic Review (2017), 107, 2109-2167.

The Econometrics and Some Properties of Separable Matching Models (with Alfred Galichon), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (2017), 107, 251-255.

Equilibrium in Insurance Markets: An Empiricist’s View, Geneva Risk and Insurance Review (2017), 42, 1-14.

Higher Order Improvements for Approximate Estimators (with Dennis Kristensen), Journal of Econometrics (2017), 198, 189-208.

Inference on Two-component Mixtures under Tail Restrictions (with Koen Jochmans and Marc Henry), Econometric Theory (2017), 33, 610-635.

The Econometrics of Matching Models (with Pierre-André Chiappori), Journal of Economic Literature, 54, 832-861 (2016).

Homage to Richard Arnott, Economics of Transportation, 4, 5–6 (2015).

Partial Identification of Finite Mixtures in Econometric Models (with Marc Henry and Yuichi Kitamura), Quantitative Economics, 5, 123-144 (2014).

Identifying the Response of Fertility to Financial Incentives (with Guy Laroque), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 29, 319-332 (2014).

Comment on “Risk Heterogeneity and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Mortgage Market” by Besley, Meads, and Surico, NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012, Volume 27, Daron Acemoglu, Jonathan Parker, and Michael Woodford, eds 2014.

Asymmetric Information in Insurance Markets: Predictions and Tests (with Pierre-André Chiappori), Handbook of Insurance, 2nd edition (G. Dionne, ed. 2014)

Identifying Preferences under Risk from Discrete Choices (with Pierre-André Chiappori, Amit Gandhi, and François Salanié), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (2009).

Modeling Competition and Market Equilibrium in Insurance: Empirical Issues (with Pierre-André Chiappori), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (2008), 98, 146-150.

Empirical Evidence on the Preferences of Racetrack Bettors (with Bruno Jullien), in the Handbook of Investments, vol. 6: Efficiency of Sports and Lottery Betting Markets, Don Hausch and Bill Ziemba eds. (2008)

On Competitive Equilibria with Asymmetric Information (with Jérôme Pouyet and François Salanié), The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (2008), Vol. 8: Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 13.

Screening Risk-averse Agents under Moral Hazard: Single-crossing and the CARA Case (with Bruno Jullien and François Salanié), Economic Theory (2007), 30, 151-169.

Asymmetric Information in Insurance: General Testable Implications (with Pierre-André Chiappori, Bruno Jullien and François Salanié), Rand Journal of Economics (2006), 37, 783-798.

A Nonparametric Simulated Maximum Likelihood Estimation Method (with Jean-David Fermanian), Econometric Theory (2004), 20, 701-734.

Fertility and Financial Incentives in France (with Guy Laroque), CESIfo Economic Studies (2004), 50, 423-450.

Salaire minimum et emploi en présence de négociations salariales (with Guy Laroque), Annales d’Economie et de Statistique, 73, 1-22.

Fécondité et offre de travail des femmes (with Guy Laroque), Economie publique (2003), 13, 61-94.

Testing Contract Theory, CESifo Economic Studies (2003), 49, 461-477.

Testing Contract Theory: A Survey of Some Recent Work (with Pierre-André Chiappori), in Advances in Economics and Econometrics, vol 1, M. Dewatripont, L. Hansen and S. Turnovsky eds, Cambridge University Press.

Temps partiel féminin et incitations financières à l’emploi” (with Guy Laroque), Revue Economique (2002), 53, 1127-1147.

Optimal Demogrants with Imperfect tagging, Economics Letters (2002), 75, 319-324.

Labor Market Institutions and Employment in France (with Guy Laroque), Journal of Applied Econometrics (2002), 17, 25-48. This paper was awarded the Richard Stone Prize in 2004.

Une maquette analytique du marché du travail à long terme, Economie et prévision (2000), 146, 1-13.

Une décomposition du non-emploi en France (with Guy Laroque), Economie et statistique (2000), 331.

Prélèvements et transferts sociaux : une analyse descriptive des effets incitatifs (with Guy Laroque), Economie et statistique (2000), 328.

Estimating Preferences under Risk: The Case of Racetrack Bettors (with Bruno Jullien), Journal of Political Economy (2000), 108, 503-530.

Testing for Asymmetric Information in Insurance Markets (with Pierre-André Chiappori), Journal of Political Economy (2000), 108, 56-78.

Should More Risk-Averse Agents Exert More Effort? (with Bruno Jullien and François Salanié), Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory (1999), 24, 19-28; reprinted in the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review 40th anniversary issue (2015).

Guide pratique des séries non-stationnaires, Economie et Prévision (1999), 137, 119-141.

Early Starters vs Late Beginners (with Pierre-André Chiappori and Julie Valentin), Journal of Political Economy (1999), 107, 731-760.

Développements récents en économétrie des contrats, Revue Economique (1999), 50, 611-620.

Le partage des profits agrégés, Annales d’Economie et de Statistique (1998), 51, 169-185.

Normal Estimators for Cointegrating Relationships, Economics Letters (1997), 55, 184-189 (with Guy Laroque.)

La réglementation des monopoles naturels, in A. Perrot ed., Réglementation et concurrence, Economica (with Pierre-Philippe Combes and Bruno Jullien) (1997.)

Empirical Contract Theory: The Case of Insurance Data, European Economic Review (1997), 41, 943-950 (with Pierre-André Chiappori.)

On the Value of Commitment in Contracting with Asymmetric Information”, Econometrica (1996), 64, 1395-1414 (with Patrick Rey.)

Un modèle de déséquilibre de la courbe de Phillips en France et en Allemagne, Annales d’économie et de statistique (1996), 44, 1-28 (with Guy Laroque.)

Macroeconometric Disequilibrium Models, in the Handbook of Applied Econometrics: Macroeconomics, H. Pesaran and M. Wickens eds, Basil Blackwell (1995) (with Guy Laroque.)

Measuring the Incidence of Insider Trading: A Comment on Shin, Economic Journal (1994), 104, 1418-1419 (with Bruno Jullien.)

Estimating the Canonical Disequilibrium Model: Asymptotic Theory and Finite Sample Properties, Journal of Econometrics (1994), 62, 165-210 (with Guy Laroque.)

Repeated Moral Hazard: the Role of Memory and Commitment, European Economic Review (1994), 38, 1527-1553 (with Pierre-André Chiappori, Ines Macho and Patrick Rey.)

Simulation-based Estimation of Models with Lagged Latent Variables, Journal of Applied Econometrics (1993), 8, S119-S133 (with Guy Laroque), reprinted in Econometric Inference Using Simulation Techniques, H. Van Dijk, A. Monfort et B. Brown eds, John Wiley (1995.)

Spéculation, prix et bien-être, Annales d’Economie et de Statistique (1991), 24, 209-246 (with Stéphane Gregoir.)

Wage and Price Adjustment in a Multimarket Disequilibrium Model, Journal of Applied Econometrics (1991), 6, 1-15.

Sélection adverse et aversion pour le risque, Annales d’économie et de statistique (1990), 18, 131-149.

Long Term, Short Term, and Renegotiation: On the Value of Commitment in Contracting, Econometrica (1990), 58, 597-619 (with Patrick Rey.)

Estimation of Multimarket Fix-Price Models: an Application of Pseudo-Maximum Likelihood Methods, Econometrica (1989), 57, 831-860 (with Guy Laroque.)


Individual Decisions under Risk, Risk Sharing and Asset Prices with Regret (with Christian Gollier).

Identification in Separable Matching with Observed Transfers.

Testing for Moral Hazard When Adverse Selection is Present (with Juan Carlos Escanciano and Nese Yildiz).

Fast, “Robust”, and Approximately Correct: Estimating Mixed Demand Systems (with Frank Wolak).

Matching with Random Components: Simulations (with Pierre-André Chiappori and Linh Nguyen).

Labeling Dependence in Separable Matching Markets (with Alfred Galichon).

Mating Markets (with Pierre André Chiappori).