Department of Economics
October 19, 2017

2014 Nobel prize-winning economist Jean Tirole gives 2017 Garonzik Lecture


In awarding him the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2014, the Nobel committee called economist Jean Tirole of Toulouse University “one of the most influential economists of our time” and cited especially his work on the regulation of industries dominated by one or a few large firms.

Poster for the lectureTirole delivered this year’s Garonzik Lecture at Brown on Oct. 27. The event took the form of a conversation with Tirole regarding his new book, Economics for the Common Good, with Brown’s Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Economics, Glenn Loury. Topics included climate change, unemployment, financial regulation, the moral limits of markets, digitization, and why most people don’t like economics.