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Economics and Decision Sciences

The Department of Economics & Decision Sciences conducts research in economics, decision theory and statistics, with faculty members exploring a wide range of topics in macroeconomics, international trade, game theory, information theory, decision theory, learning, entrepreneurship and statistics.

The department counts around 20 professors. More than 30 articles have been published in top academic journals in Economics, Statistics and Decision Sciences within the last 2 years, and many of our professors received prizes and awards.

The department is in charge of teaching economics, statistics and entrepreneurship at undergraduate level, within specialized master programs and within the MBA program. Two Master Programs, “Managerial and Financial Economics” and “Master in Economics”, are managed by the department. Department professors also offer many courses in the HEC Paris Ph.D. program.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Veronica Cappelli, Economics and Decision Sciences

Congratulations to Dr Veronica Cappelli, Economics and Decision Sciences, who successfully defended her Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on July 13, 2020. Veronica will join the Stanford University as postdoc researcher.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Fan Wang, Economics and Decision Sciences

Congratulations to Dr Fan Wang, Economics and Decision Sciences, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on July 13, 2020. Fan will join the ESSEC Business School - Singapore as assistant professor.

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PhD Thesis Defence, Thomas Rivera, Economics and Decision Sciences

Congratulations to Dr Thomas J. Rivera, Economics and Decision Sciences, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on March 4, 2020. Thomas joined the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University as Assistant Professor.

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12 New Research Academics Arrive at HEC Paris

The October 3 Faculty Day featured welcome speeches for a dozen academic figures who join the ranks of HEC research professors, now numbering a total of 120. Faculty & Research Dean Jacques Olivier and Dean Peter Todd greeted the new staff members.

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Ambiguity Takes Center Stage at D-TEA 2019

HEC’s 11th D-Tea conference saw leading academics in decision-making theory discuss ambiguity. The two-and-a-half day event in central Paris honored one of the ambiguity pioneers, David Schmeidler and included Nobel laureate Lars Hansen. HEC Professor Itzhak Gilboa invited...

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Q&A with Nobel Laureate Lars Hansen

Lars Hansen was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2013. The Professor in economics at the University of Chicago was one of the major figures at the 11th D-Tea Conference organized in early June 2019 by HEC academic Itzhak Gilboa.

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D-TEA Highlights Behavioral Economics in Decision-making

The 2018 edition of HEC Paris’ annual D-TEA workshop brought together world-class researchers around the theme “Modes of Decision-making”. Almost 100 people attended the May 23-25 event organized by the HEC Decision Science team. The three days of intense exchange related...

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Welcome to the new PhD 2019 cohort

We are happy and proud to welcome our new 12 high potential PhD students to our campus (9 nationalities and all from top schools) who started their PhD journey last week. They were welcomed both by PhD fellow students, staff, professors and the HEC Foundation who is the...

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2019 HEC PhD Graduates

Warm congratulations to all our 2019 PhD graduates. Ali Shantia (Information Systems and Operations Management) - Charles Boissel (Finance) - Elena Fumagalli (Marketing) - Elena Plaksenkova (Strategy and Business Policy) - Jiachen Yang (Management and Human Resources) -...

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Itzhak Gilboa Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

HEC Paris Professor and AXA Chair for Decision Sciences Itzhak Gilboa has been elected an “International Honorary Member” of the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The specialist in decision theory thus marks his ten years in the business school as one of...

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D-TEA conference: Can Majority Judgment Solve the Iniquities of the Majority Rule Voting System ? Two Researchers Are Convinced it Can

HEC Professor Itzhak Gilboa and his team decided to devote themselves to the theme of voting at the 2017 D-TEA workshop (Decision: Theory, Experiments & Applications). Set in the historic Institut Henri Poincaré, central Paris, the economist and specialist in Decision...

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D-TEA Conference 2015 : the Best of Research in Decisions Making and Finance

On May 27th-29th 2015, HEC Paris in partnership with the AXA Research Fund organized the 7th edition of its D-TEA (Decision: Theory, Experiments, and Applications) conference. The event took place in Paris 8 at AXA GIE. It brought together distinguished scholars from a...

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Itzhak Gilboa receives 2014 Best Researcher prize for his work in decision science

The 2014 edition of the HEC Foundation awards was held on 15 December 2014 in the presence of Guillaume Poitrinal, president of the HEC Foundation, and Bernard Ramantsoa, director of HEC Paris. In their 38th year, the awards highlighted excellence in management science and...

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D-TEA Conference: Understanding the Rationality in Decision-Making

The question of who makes decisions, and how these decisions are made, has shaped the world’s systems of government, justice, business and social order. Research in decision science has always broken new ground, and HEC Paris organized the 6th edition of its D-TEA...

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Brian Hill is awarded the CNRS 2014 Bronze Medal for Research on Decision Science

Brian Hill, affiliate professor at the Economics and Decision Science department, has been awarded the Bronze medal by France’s national research institute CNRS. A talented specialist in his field, this award recognizes Brian Hill’s first research work.

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CONTACTS

Tristan TOMALA
Tristan TOMALA
Department Chair

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Mary-Joyce AH-SUE
Assistant and Program Manager - Master in Economics

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Victoria Perez de Laborda
Department Assistant

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