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Economics and Decision Sciences

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Nicolas Vieille is Professor of Economics at HEC. After graduating from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, he got his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1992. He then hold university positions in mathematics, first Maître de Conférences and then Professor, before j oining HEC in september 2001.

His research deals with economic theory, and specifically with game theory, and with probability theory as weIl. His research work is published in toop-tier journals, such as Econometrica, Annals of Statistics, or Operations Research.

He is Area Editor of Mathematics of Operations Research, and serves on the editorial board of Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Game Theory, Annales d'Economie et de Statistiques.

He was awarded the 2003 Lanchester Prize in Operations Research and Management Science for his work on stochastic games.

Scientific articles

Equilibrium uniqueness with perfect complements

Economic Theory, August 2006, vol. 28, n° 3, pp 721-726, (in coll. with E. Solan)

Continuous-Time Games of Timing

Journal of Economic Theory, February 2005, vol. 120, n° 2, pp 206-238, (in coll. with R. Laraki, E. Solan)

Random walks and voting theory

Mathematics of Operations Research, February 2004, vol. 29, n° 1, pp 106-114,

Approximating a Sequence of Observations by a Simple Process

Annals of Statistics, 2004, vol. 32, n° 6, pp 2742-2775, (in coll. with D. ROSENBERG, E. Solan)

Stochastic games with a single controller and incomplete information

SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 2004, vol. 43, n° 1, pp 86-110, (in coll. with D. ROSENBERG, E. Solan)

Majority Vote Following a debate

Social Choice and Welfare, August 2004, vol. 23, n° 1, pp 115-126, (in coll. with I. GILBOA)

Strategic Learning in Games with Symmetric Information

Games and Economic Behavior, January 2003, vol. 42, n° 1, pp 25-47, (in coll. with O. Gossner)

Perturbed Markov Chains

Journal of Applied Probability, March 2003, vol. 40, n° 1, pp 107-123, (in coll. with E. Solan)

Deterministic Multi-Player Dynkin Games

Journal of Mathematical Economics, November 2003, vol. 39, n° 8, pp 911-930, (in coll. with E. Solan)

The MaxMin value of stochastic games with imperfect monitoring

International Journal of Game Theory, December 2003, vol. 32, n° 1, pp 133-150, (in coll. with D. ROSENBERG, E. Solan)

Chapters edited in books


Working papers

An Application of Ramsey Theorem to Stopping Games

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2001

Stochastic Games: recent results

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2001

Stopping Games: recent results

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2001

Two-player Games: a Reduction

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2001

Lowest unique bid auctions

Mimeo , 2019

Recursive games with no observation

Mimeo , 2019

Time inconsistency and indeterminacy

Mimeo , 2019

Scientific articles

Strategic information exchange

Games and Economic Behavior, November 2013, vol. 82, pp 444-467, (in coll. with D. ROSENBERG, E. SOLAN)

Aggregation of multiple prior opinions

Journal of Economic Theory, November 2011, vol. 146, n° 6, pp 2563-2582, (in coll. with H. Crès, I. GILBOA)

Recursive Methods in Discounted Stochastic Games: An Algorithm for ´ 1 and a Folk Theorem

Econometrica, July 2011, vol. 79, n° 4, pp 1277-1318, (in coll. with J. Hörner, T. Sugaya, S. Takahashi)

Computing uniformly optimal strategies in two-player stochastic games

Economic Theory, January 2010, vol. 42, n° 1, pp 237-253, (in coll. with E. Solan)

Chapters edited in books


Working papers

When is coherent aggregation possible ?

Mimeo , 2007

Informational Externalities and Convergence of Behavior

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2006

On a Markov Game with One-Sided information

Mimeo , 2006

Continuous-Time Games of Timing

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2003


  • Habilitation a diriger des recherches (Qualified Research Supervisor), Economics, Université Paris Dauphine - France
  • Doctorat de Mathematiques (Ph.D. in Mathematics), Université Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie - France
  • Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris, Ecole Normale Supérieure - France
  • Agregation de Mathematiques, __ - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2003-2006 Directeur scientifique du Mastère de Finance Internationale HEC Paris
  • 2005- Professor HEC Paris
  • 2004- Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Coresponsable du GDR JEMMA (en coll. avec J. Renault, TSE et P. Cardaliaguet, Universite Paris IX-Dauphine)
  • Member, ANR Jeudy
  • Member, ANR Learning
  • Expert scientifique aupres de la Israel Science Foundation et du Ministere Francais de la Recherche.

Editorial activities

  • January 2010 Area Editor for Mathematics and Operations Research (Game Theory)
  • January 2010 Associate Editor, Annales d'Economie et de Statistiques
  • 2004- Co-Editor, Mathematics of Operations Research
  • 2001-2003 Associate Editor, International Journal of Game Theory
  • March 2001 - Associate Editor, Games and Economic Behavior
  • Reviewer, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Operations Research Letters, IEEE Transactions on Automatics and Control, Review of Economic Studies, Mathematical Social Sciences, SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, Operations Research Letters, International Game Theory Review, American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of the European Mathematical Society, Journal of Applied Probability, Journal of the ACM, Management Science, Theoretical Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Theory and Decision, Annals of Probability
  • Advisory Board, Springer Series in Game Theory, Springer Verlag
  • Expert scientifique aupres de la Israel Science Foundation et du Ministere Francais de la Recherche
  • September 2000 - Reviewer, Mathematical Reviews

  • Conference organisation

  • 2013- Advisory Board: Trimester Program "Stochastic Dynamics in Economics and Finance", Hausdorff Institute for Mathematics, Bonn
  • 2012- Advisory Board: Hausdorff Institute for Mathematics, Bonn
  • 2010-2010 Scientific Organizer: Workshop on "Stochastic Methods in Game Theory", Ettore Majorana Center, Erice, 8-16 septembre 2010
  • 2010-2010 Scientific Organizer: 20th International Conference on Game Theory, State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • 2006- Membre du Comité Scientifique du 12th International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications, Sophia Antipolis
  • 2003-2003 Membre du Comité Scientifique des XIèmes jounées du groupe MODE, Perpignan
  • Co-organisateur d'un séminaire hebdomadaire de théorie des jeux, en coll. avec les Universités Dauphine, Nanterre et Paris-Nord et l'Ecole Polytechnique
  • Membre du Comité Scientifique de la conférence Game Theory and its Applications, Mumbai, janvier 2003
  • Porteur Scientifique du Projet de GDR "JEMMA" auprès du CNRS (dossier déposé en juillet 2011)
  • Awards & honors

    • 2011 Prix du Chercheur de l'annee 2011, Fondation HEC
    • 2003 Lanchester Prize in Operations Research and Management Science