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Mohammed ABDELLAOUI

CNRS Research Professor

Economics & Decision Sciences

Research Director at CNRS
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Biography

After a Ph.D. in 'Mathematical Economics and Econometrics' from University of Aix-Marseille III, Mohammed Abdellaoui joined the CNRS in 1992 as a researcher. He was then promoted to Directeur de Recherche at CNRS in 2001. Three years ago, he joined HEC Paris as a researcher at GREGHEC, and Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences.

Mohammed Abdellaoui is a specialist in risk & time perception and modeling for individual decisions and in the organizations. He has published numerous theoretical and empirical papers in top international journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Management Science, Journal of Econometrics, The Economic Journal, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and Review of Economic Psychology.

He is currently collaborating with researchers from different countries (Erasmus, the Netherlands, Nottingham, United Kingdom; Northwestern, USA). He co-edited books on recent advances in risk and uncertainty modeling and is the Editor-in-Chief of Theory and Decision, a multidisciplinary international journal.

Scientific articles

Temporal Discounting of Gains and Losses of Time: An Experimental Investigation

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, aout 2018, vol. 57, n° 1, pp 1-28

Eliciting Prospect Theory When Consequences Are Measured in Time Units: "Time Is Not Money"

Management Science, July 2014, vol. 60, n° 7, pp 1844-1859

Measuring Loss Aversion under Ambiguity: A Method to Make Prospect Theory Completely Observable

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, February 2016, vol. 52, n° 1, pp 1-20

Experiments on compound risk in relation to simple risk and to ambiguity

Management Science, June 2015, vol. 61, n° 6, pp 1306-1322

Beware of black swans: Taking stock of the description-experience gap in decision under uncertainty

Marketing Letters, September 2014, vol. 25, n° 3, pp 269-280

Do financial professionals behave according to prospect theory? An experimental study

Theory and Decision, March 2013, vol. 74, n° 3, pp 411-429

Individual vs. couple behavior: an experimental investigation of risk preferences

Theory and Decision, August 2013, vol. 75, n° 2, pp 175-191

Is There One Unifying Concept of Utility? An Experimental Comparison of Utility Under Risk and Utility Over Time

Management Science, September 2013, vol. 59, n° 9, pp 2153-2169

Sign-Dependence in Intertemporal Choice

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, December 2013, vol. 47, n° 3, pp 225-253

Experienced vs. Described Uncertainty: Do We Need Two Prospect Theory Specifications?

Management Science, October 2011, vol. 57, n° 10, pp 1879-1895

Chapters edited in books

Rank-dependent Utility

Handbook Of Rational And Social Choice, P. Anand, P. Pattanaik, C. Puppe (Eds), Oxford University Press

Décision dans l'incertain avec objectifs multiples

Concepts Et Méthodes Pour L'Aide À La Décision, P. Perny, D. Bouyssou, D. Dubois (Eds), Hermès, 25-62

Rational Choice under Uncertainty

Cognitive Economics, P. Bourgine, J. P. Nadal (Eds), Springer

How consistent are probability tradeoffs in individual preferences under risk?

Beliefs, Interactions And Preferences In Decision Making, M. Machina, B. Munier (Eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers

The Closing-in Method : An Individual Tool to Investigate Individual Choice Patterns Under Risk

Models And Experiments In Risk And Rationality, Kluwer Academic Publishers

Expected Utility Violation : An Appropriate and Intercultural Experiment

Progress In Decision, Utility And Risk Theory, A. Chikan (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers

Working papers

Individual vs. Collective Behavior: An Experimental Investigation of Risk and Time Preferences in Couples

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2011

Scientific articles

Temporal Discounting of Gains and Losses of Time: An Experimental Investigation

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, aout 2018, vol. 57, n° 1, pp 1-28

Eliciting Prospect Theory When Consequences Are Measured in Time Units: "Time Is Not Money"

Management Science, July 2014, vol. 60, n° 7, pp 1844-1859

Measuring Loss Aversion under Ambiguity: A Method to Make Prospect Theory Completely Observable

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, February 2016, vol. 52, n° 1, pp 1-20

Experiments on compound risk in relation to simple risk and to ambiguity

Management Science, June 2015, vol. 61, n° 6, pp 1306-1322

Chapters edited in books

Rank-dependent Utility

Handbook Of Rational And Social Choice, P. Anand, P. Pattanaik, C. Puppe (Eds), Oxford University Press

Décision dans l'incertain avec objectifs multiples

Concepts Et Méthodes Pour L'Aide À La Décision, P. Perny, D. Bouyssou, D. Dubois (Eds), Hermès, 25-62

Rational Choice under Uncertainty

Cognitive Economics, P. Bourgine, J. P. Nadal (Eds), Springer

How consistent are probability tradeoffs in individual preferences under risk?

Beliefs, Interactions And Preferences In Decision Making, M. Machina, B. Munier (Eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers

Working papers

Individual vs. Collective Behavior: An Experimental Investigation of Risk and Time Preferences in Couples

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2011

Education

  • Habilitation a diriger des recherches en economie (Qualified Research Supervisor), Université d'Aix en Provence - France
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Université d'Aix-Marseille - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2007 Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris
  • 2007 CNRS Research Professor, Economics - Decision Science HEC Paris
  • Research Director at CNRS HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2004-2007 Lecturer in Decision Theory, Doctoral program (Finance) Université de Paris I
  • 2003-2007 Lecturer in Decision Analysis, Doctoral program Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM)
  • 1992-2003 Lecturer in Decision Theory and Optimization Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
  • 1994-1999 Lecturer in Decision Analysis ESSEC

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • INFORMS
  • Econometric Society
  • ASFEE (Association Francaise dEconomie Experimentale)
  • Elu president de l'Association Francaise d'Economie Experimentale
  • AEA

Awards & honors

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • 2009 Decision Analysis Society Publication Award, for the article "Loss Aversion under Prospect Theory: A Parameter-Free Measurement", Management Science, October 2007