On the afternoon of May 22nd, Jean Tirole, the Nobel Prize recipient in Economics (2014) and Honorary Chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics in France, graced Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with a lecture and academic exchange.
Professor Jean Tirole, renowned for his seminal works like The Theory of Industrial Organization, The Theory of Corporate Finance, and Game Theory (co-authored with Jean-Charles Rochet), has made significant contributions to economics and finance. With over 200 research articles and 12 published books, he has secured the position of economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His scholarly achievements have offered him numerous accolades, including honorary doctorates from 15 reputed universities worldwide. He has also been honored with several scientific awards, including the Yrjö Jahnsson Award from the European Economic Association in 1993, the Gold Medal from the French National Center for Scientific Research in 2007. Furthermore, he has achieved the inaugural Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics from the Spanish Foundation for Banking Studies in 2008, the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics in 2014, and the Nobel Prize in Economics in the same year.
During the keynote presentation, Professor Jean Tirole approached the topic from an economic perspective, analyzing the influence of competition levels on the ethical behavior of market stakeholders. He further delved into the concept of corporate social responsibility and its associated assessment standards, aiming to provide clarity on ethical conduct within competitive markets.
In the teacher workshop session, Jean Tirole joined the in-depth discussions with attending young faculty members on various topics, including ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) factors, sustainable development, research interests, and research methodologies.
（From College of Business）