Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize

Every year, Toulouse School of Economics organises the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize which is awarded to a renowned international economist whose research, in the spirit of the work undertaken by Professor Jean-Jacques Laffont, combines both the theoretical and the empirical. The prize winner presents his or her work at a public lecture, in partnership with the city hall "Mairie de Toulouse".

Daron Acemoglu , laureate 2018

 

Former laureates

 

Year Laureate Country University Nobel
2018 Daron Acemoglu USA MIT  
2017 Ariel Pakes USA Harvard University  
2016 Susan Athey USA stanford University  
2015 Elhanan Helpman USA Harvard University  
2014 Joseph E. Stiglitz USA Columbia University 2001
2013 Eric Maskin USA Harvard University 2007
2012 Robert Townsend USA MIT  
2010 Robert Wilson USA Stanford University  
2009 Roger Myerson USA University of Chicago 2007
2008 Richard Blundell UK University College London (UCL)  
2007 Stephen Ross USA MIT  
2006 Daniel McFadden USA University of California, Berkely 2000
2005 Peter A. Diamond USA MIT 2010

 

                                 

Before Professor Laffont's passing, the institute organized each year a distinguished lecture honoring an internationally recognized economist:

 
Year Laureate Country University Nobel
2004 James Heckman USA University of Chicago 2000
2003 Olivier Jean Blanchard FRANCE MIT  
2002 Tony Atkinson UK Oxford University  
2001 Dale Jorgenson USA Harvard University  
2000 James Mirrlees UK Cambridge University 1996
1999 William Nordhaus USA Yale University  
1997 Hayne Leland USA Haas School of Business (Univ. California Berkeley)  
1996 Paul Samuelson USA MIT 1970
1995 Kenneth Arrow USA Stanford University 1972
1994 Jacques Dreze BELGIUM University of Liège  
1993 Robert Solow USA MIT 1987
  • Robert SOLOW, 1st Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 1993: La Nouvelle Politique Economique américaine, Toulouse, France, 20 october 1993.
  • Jacques DREZE, 2nd Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 1994: L'emploi en Europe, Toulouse, France, 2 november 994.
  • Kenneth ARROW, 3rd Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 1995: Discounting Climate Change : Planning for an Uncertain Future, Toulouse, France, 24 April 1995.
  • Paul SAMUELSON, 4th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 1996: American and European Economic Divergences at Centuries End, Toulouse, France, 9 May 1996.
  • Hayne LELAND, 5th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 1997: Produits dérivés et gestion du risque dans les grandes entreprises américaines, Toulouse, France, 19 March 1997.
  • William NORDHAUS, 6th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 1999: Global Public Goods and the Problem of Global Warming, Toulouse, France, 14 June 1999.
  • James MIRRLEES, 7th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2000: What Taxes Should There Be?, Toulouse, France, 24 March 2000.
  • Dale JORGENSON, 8th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2001: Information Technology and Economic Growth, Toulouse, France, 22 May 2001.
  • Tony ATKINSON, 9th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2002: La distribution des revenus dans les pays de l'OCDE au XXème siècle, Toulouse, France, 14 March 2002.
  • Olivier BLANCHARD, 10th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2003: Peut-on éliminer le chômage en Europe?, Toulouse, France, 7 Ocotober 2003.
  • James HECKMAN, 11th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2004: The Technology of Human Skill Formation and its Implications for Public Policy, Toulouse, France, 19 November 2004.
  • Peter A. DIAMOND,12th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2005: Pensions for an Aging Population, Peter A. DIAMOND, Toulouse, France, 2 November 2005.
  • Daniel MCFADDEN, 13th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2006: How Consumers Respond to Incentives, Salle des Illustres, Hôtel de Ville, Place du Capitole, Toulouse, France, 3 October 2006.
  • Stephen ROSS, 14th Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2007: The Cost of Social Security, Salle des Illustres, Hôtel de Ville, Place du Capitole, Toulouse, France, 19 October 2007.
  • Richard BLUNDELL,  15th IDEI Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2008: Designing a Tax System for the 21st Century: The Role of Theory and Evidence, Auditorium du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Toulouse, France, 8 December 2008.
  • Roger MYERSON,16th IDEI Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2009: State-Building, Leadership, and Local Democracy, Toulouse, France, 9 December 2009.
  • Robert WILSON,  17th IDEI Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2010: Stringent Criteria for Rational Strategic Behavior, Toulouse, France, 8 November 2010.
  • Robert TOWNSEND, 18th IDEI Annual Lecture and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2011, Salle des Illustres : Hôtel de Ville, Toulouse, France, 12 January 2012, 17:00-19:00.
  • Eric MASKIN, 19th IDEI Annual Lecture and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2013: Topic in Elections and Mechanism Design, Hôtel de Ville, Toulouse, France, 6 June 2013, 16:30-19:00, Salle des Illustres.
  • Joseph. E. Stiglitz,  20th IDEI Annual Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2014, Toulouse, France, 3 June 2014.
  • Elhanan HELPMAN, 21st Annual IDEI Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2015, Salle des Illustres : Hôtel de Ville, Toulouse, France, 15 October 2015.
  • Susan ATHEY, 22nd Annual IDEI Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2016, Manufacture des tabacs, Salle des Illustres : Hôtel de Ville, Toulouse, France, 22 November 2016.
  • Ariel PAKES,  23nd Annual IDEI Conference and Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize 2017, Salle des Illustres : Hôtel de Ville, Toulouse, France, 5 October 2017.
  • Daron ACEMOGLU, 2018 Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize and Annual Conference, Salle des Illustres : Hôtel de Ville, Toulouse, France, 12 October 2018.