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Frederic KOESSLER

CNRS Research Professor

Economics and Decision Sciences

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Biography

Frederic Koessler is research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is CNRS researcher at GREGHEC and professor at the department of Economics and Decision Sciences at HEC Paris since 2022. He obtained his PhD in economics at the university of Strasbourg in 2001. Before joining HEC, he was researcher at the university of Cergy-Pontoise, research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and professor at Paris School of Economics.

He is working on game theory and economics of information, especially on strategic information disclosure, persuasion, information and mechanism design, and behavioral game theory. He has published his research in top journals in economics such as Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Theoretical Economics, Mathematics of Operation Research, Games and Economic Behavior. His research in economic theory has been rewarded by a CNRS bronze medal in 2010.

Frederic Koessler is actually associate editor at Games and Economic Behavior and Annals of Economics and Statistics. He is coordinator of the ANR grant StratCom (2019-2024) and of the CNRS research network on game theory (2015–2025).

Scientific articles

Splitting games over finite sets

Mathematical Programming, January 2024, vol. 203, pp 477–498, (in coll. with M. LACLAU VIGERAL, J. RENAULT, T. TOMALA)

Informed Information Design

Journal of Political Economy, November 2023, vol. 131, n° 11, pp 3186-3232, (in coll. with V. SKRETA)

Interactive Information Design

Mathematics of Operations Research, February 2022, vol. 47, n° 1, pp 153-175, (in coll. with M. LACLAU VIGERAL, T. TOMALA)

Long Information Design

Theoretical Economics, May 2022, vol. 17, n° 2, pp 883-927, (in coll. with M. LACLAU VIGERAL, J. RENAULT, T. TOMALA)

Cheap talk with coarse understanding

Games and Economic Behavior, November 2020, vol. 124, pp 105-121, (in coll. with J. HAGENBACH)

Evidence reading mechanisms

Social Choice and Welfare, April 2019, vol. 53, n° 3, pp 375-397, (in coll. with E. PEREZ-RICHET)

Selling with evidence

Theoretical Economics, May 2019, vol. 14, n° 2, pp 345-371, (in coll. with V. SKRETA)

The Streisand effect: Signaling and partial sophistication

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, November 2017, vol. 143, pp 1-8, (in coll. with J. Hagenbach)

Hard evidence and ambiguity aversion

Theory and Decision, Mars 2017, vol. 82, n° 3, pp 327-339, (in coll. with M. AYOUNI)

Truthtelling in Matching Markets

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, October 2017, vol. 119, n° 4, pp 882-909, (in coll. with J. HAGENBACH, T. TRÉGOUËT)

Working papers

A belief-based approach to signaling

Cahier de Recherche , 2024

Splitting games over finite sets

Cahier de Recherche , 2021

Interactive Information Design

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2018

Scientific articles

Splitting games over finite sets

Mathematical Programming, January 2024, vol. 203, pp 477–498, (in coll. with M. LACLAU VIGERAL, J. RENAULT, T. TOMALA)

Informed Information Design

Journal of Political Economy, November 2023, vol. 131, n° 11, pp 3186-3232, (in coll. with V. SKRETA)

Interactive Information Design

Mathematics of Operations Research, February 2022, vol. 47, n° 1, pp 153-175, (in coll. with M. LACLAU VIGERAL, T. TOMALA)

Long Information Design

Theoretical Economics, May 2022, vol. 17, n° 2, pp 883-927, (in coll. with M. LACLAU VIGERAL, J. RENAULT, T. TOMALA)

Working papers

A belief-based approach to signaling

Cahier de Recherche , 2024

Splitting games over finite sets

Cahier de Recherche , 2021

Interactive Information Design

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2018

Education

  • Habilitation to conduct research, Université de Cergy-Pontoise - France
  • Doctorate, Economics, Université de Strasbourg - France

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2022- CNRS Research Professor, Economics and Decision Science HEC Paris
  • 2022- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris, GREGHEC HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2011-2022 Professor, Economics École d'économie de Paris (Paris School of Economics)

Scientific Activities

Editorial activities

  • Games and Economic Behaviour (2020-), Theoretical Economics (2016-2021 ), Annales d'Economie et de Statistique (2009-), Theory and Decision (2014-2018), International Journal of Game Theory (2008-2014)