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Philippe MONGIN

Emeritus Professor

Economie - Sciences de la Décision

Directeur de Recherche de classe exceptionnelle au CNRS
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Biography

Philippe Mongin is Senior Research Fellow with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and has been an Affiliate Professor of economics and philosophy at HEC Paris since 2006. He holds an agrégation in philosophy and a Ph.D. in economic science, and has dedicated a large part of his research work to economic theory and its conceptual and mathematical foundations.

His work has been published among others in the Journal of Economic Theory and Economics and Philosophy, which he managed from 1995 to 2000. His main research interests include issues raised by instrumental rationality hypotheses and by the collective aggregation of judgments and preferences. He also used formal logic to study individual and strategic decision-making models. This work was published in Synthese, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Philosophical Logic.

Philippe Mongin has taught as a Visiting Professor at the following foreign institutions: Université Catholique de Louvain (from 1988 to 1990 and 1992 to 1996), University of British Columbia (1996, 1998), London School of Economics (1998-2000), California Institute of Technology (2003) and Yale University (2008). He entered the French Prime Minister's Economic analysis council in 2006, where he participated in the creation of the earned income supplement (revenu de solidarité active - RSA) in 2007-2008. At HEC, he is in charge of the « Sciences de la Décision » major, which he created in 2009.

Scientific articles

The Allais paradox: What it became, what it really was, what it now suggests to us

Economics and Philosophy, Forthcoming,

A game-theoretic analysis of the Waterloo campaign and some comments on the analytic narrative project

Cliometrica: journal of historical economics and econometric history, September 2018, vol. 12, n° 3, pp 451-480,

The origins of the distinction between positive and normative in economics

La Revue Philosophique de Louvain, May 2018, vol. 116, n° 2, pp 151-186,

Bref addendum sur la « conception expérimentale de la rationalité »

Revue Economique, April 2017, vol. 68, pp 701-703,

A theorem on aggregating classifications

Mathematical Social Sciences, January 2016, vol. 79, pp 6-10, (in coll. with F. MANIQUET)

Choice-based cardinal utility: a tribute to Patrick Suppes

Journal of Economic Methodology, 2016, vol. 23, n° 3, pp 268-288, (in coll. with J. BACCELLI)

Spurious Unanimity and the Pareto Principle

Economics and Philosophy, November 2016, vol. 32, n° 3, pp 511-532,

The Utilitarian Relevance of the Aggregation Theorem

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, August 2016, vol. 8, n° 3, pp 289-306, (in coll. with M. FLEURBAEY)

Approval Voting and Arrow's Impossibility Theorem

Social Choice and Welfare, March 2015, vol. 44, n° 3, pp 519-532, (in coll. with F. MANIQUET)

Ranking multidimensional alternatives and uncertain prospects

Journal of Economic Theory, May 2015, vol. 157, pp 146-171, (in coll. with M. PIVATO)

Chapters edited in books

Judgment Aggregation

Handbook Of Formal Philosophy, À Paraître, 2012, V. F. Hendrickx, S. O. Hansson (Eds), Springer

Analytic Narrative

Encyclopedia Of Political Science, G.T. Kurian, J.E. Alt, S. Chambers, G. Garrett, M. Levi, P. McClain (Eds), Sage Publications

Waterloo et les regards croisés de l'interprétation

La Pluralité Interprétative, A. Berthoz (Ed.), Editions Odile Jacob

Duhemian Themes in Expected Utility Theory

French Studies In Philosophy Of Science, A. Brenner, J. Gayon (Eds), Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Springer, 301-358

A Welfarist Version of Harsanyi's Theorem

Justice, Political Liberalism, And Utilitarianism, M. Salles, J. Weymark (Eds), Cambridge University Press

Epistémologie économique

Dictionnaire D'Histoire Et De Philosophie Des Sciences, D. Lecourt, Presses Universitaires de France, 375-380

Normes et jugements de valeur en économie normative (version révisée de "Normes et jugements de valeur en économie normative", Information sur les sciences sociales/Social Science Information, 38, 1999, p. 521-553)

Leçons De Philosophie Économique, A. Leroux, P. Livet (Eds), Economica, 3

Is There Progress in Normative Economics?

Is There Progress In Economics?, S. Böhm, C. Gehrke, H. Kurz, R. Sturn (Eds), Routledge, London

Positif ou normatif

Dictionnaire Des Sciences Économiques, C. Jessua, C. Labrousse, D. Vitry (Eds), Presses Universitaires de France, 701-708

The Paradox of the Bayesian Experts and State-Dependent Utility Theory

Foundations Of Bayesianism, D. Corfield, J. Williamson (Eds), Kluwer

Proceedings

Bayesian Decision Theory and Stochastic Independence

Proceedings Sixteenth Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2017), Liverpool, UK, 24-26 July 2017 , 2017 , Liverpool , 251

What are analytic narratives?

7th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative , 2016 , Cracovie , 53

Working papers

Scientific articles

The Allais paradox: What it became, what it really was, what it now suggests to us

Economics and Philosophy, Forthcoming,

A game-theoretic analysis of the Waterloo campaign and some comments on the analytic narrative project

Cliometrica: journal of historical economics and econometric history, September 2018, vol. 12, n° 3, pp 451-480,

The origins of the distinction between positive and normative in economics

La Revue Philosophique de Louvain, May 2018, vol. 116, n° 2, pp 151-186,

Bref addendum sur la « conception expérimentale de la rationalité »

Revue Economique, April 2017, vol. 68, pp 701-703,

Chapters edited in books

Judgment Aggregation

Handbook Of Formal Philosophy, À Paraître, 2012, V. F. Hendrickx, S. O. Hansson (Eds), Springer

Analytic Narrative

Encyclopedia Of Political Science, G.T. Kurian, J.E. Alt, S. Chambers, G. Garrett, M. Levi, P. McClain (Eds), Sage Publications

Waterloo et les regards croisés de l'interprétation

La Pluralité Interprétative, A. Berthoz (Ed.), Editions Odile Jacob

Duhemian Themes in Expected Utility Theory

French Studies In Philosophy Of Science, A. Brenner, J. Gayon (Eds), Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Springer, 301-358

Proceedings

Bayesian Decision Theory and Stochastic Independence

Proceedings Sixteenth Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2017), Liverpool, UK, 24-26 July 2017 , 2017 , Liverpool , 251

What are analytic narratives?

7th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative , 2016 , Cracovie , 53

Working papers

Education

  • Docteur d'Etat en sciences economiques (Ph.D. in Economics), Université d'Aix-Marseille - France
  • French Bachelor in Mathematics, Université d'Aix-Marseille - France
  • Docteur du Troisieme Cycle en sciences sociales (Ph.D. in Social Sciences), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales - France
  • Research student, Faculty of Economics and Politics - United Kingdom
  • Agrege de philosophie, _ - France
  • Licence et Maitrise de philosophie, _ - France
  • Diplome, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2015- Emeritus Professor, Economics - Decision Science HEC Paris
  • 2006-2015 Affiliate Professor HEC Paris
  • 2009- Directeur de Recherche de classe exceptionnelle au CNRS HEC Paris
  • 2006- Member, GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 1994-2009 Directeur de recherche de 1ère classe au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.), section des sciences de l'économie et de la gestion CNRS
  • 2003-2003 Visiting Professor, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences California Institute of Technology
  • 1999-2002 Lachmann Visiting Professor The London School of Economics (L.S.E.)
  • 2002-2002 Ely Visiting Professor, Department of Economics Johns Hopkins University
  • 1996-1999 Professeur visitant, puis intervenant ESSEC
  • 1998-1998 Visiting professor 4University of British Columbia (U.B.C.)
  • 1998-1998 Gastprofessor, Institut für Öffentliche Wirtschaft Universität Graz
  • 1996-1996 Visiting professor Stanford Institute in Theoretical Economics
  • 1996-1996 Young Visiting Professor Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia (U.B.C.)
  • 1995-1995 Visite au Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences London School of Economics & Political Science
  • 1988-1994 Directeur de recherche de 2ème classe au C.N.R.S., section des sciences de l'économie et de la gestion. CNRS
  • 1992-1992 Professeur invité Université de Montréal
  • 1988-1990 Visite au département des sciences économiques de l'U.C.L. U.C.L.
  • 1986-1988 Visite à l'Université de Montréal et Université du Québec à Montréal Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • 1981-1988 Maître de conférences. Examinateur du concours d'entrée, 1983 et 1984 Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • 1984-1985 Chargé de conférences Ecole Centrale
  • 1982-1985 Enseignant au service de la Formation continue Institut d'études politiques de Paris
  • 1978-1982 Attaché de recherche au C.N.R.S, section des sciences économiques CNRS
  • 1974-1975 Agrégé-stagiaire, professeur Lycée de Massy
  • 1969-1974 Elève-fonctionnaire stagiaire Ecole Normale Supérieure

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Membre de Commissions de specialistes de sciences economiques: Universite de Cergy-Pontoise (1996-2000), Universite de Caen (depuis 2003)
  • Membre du College scientifique du Conseil pour le Developpement des Humanites et des Sciences Sociales
  • Membre fondateur de l'Association de l'Ecole des sciences de la decision
  • Membre coopte du Comite d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences de l'Academie des sciences
  • Membre fondateur et vice-president de la Societe de Philosophie des Sciences
  • Board of Officers, European Society for the History of Economic Thought
  • Membre du Conseil Scientifique de l'Universite de Cergy-Pontoise

Editorial activities

  • Social Science Information/Information sur les Sciences Sociales: Comite scientifique (depuis 1994)
  • Referee, Journal of Economic Theory
  • Theory and Decision: Board of Consulting Editors (depuis 1994), Editorial Committee (1988-1994)
  • Journal of Economic Methodology : Editorial Board (depuis 2007)
  • Economics and Philosophy: General editor (1994-2000). Editorial Board (depuis 2000)
  • Revue economique: Comite scientifique (depuis 1990). President de l'Association Revue economique (depuis 2004)
  • Revue de Philosophie economique : Comite scientifique (depuis 2000)
  • 1991-1994 Recherches economiques de Louvain : Comite de redaction

  • Conference organisation

  • 2013-2013 Les risques majeurs et l'action publique (Octover 24 - October 25)