I am full professor of Economics at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne. This is my academic webpage where you can find information on my research and teachings. I have also a weblog called "Bargaining Game" where I regularly publish posts on various topics related to social sciences (especially economics) and philosophy of science.
Research topics, current projects and interests
My academic work broadly belongs to the so-called field of "philosophy of economics". I have a general interest in understanding how knowledge is produced in economics by investigating the nature and implications of the methods, theories and assumptions used by economists. This general interest is in particular applied to institutional economics, game theory, choice theory and normative economics. Crucially, I see economics both as a subject to study and as a set of tools, concepts and theories to be used in the philosophical inquiry.
I am currently working on three separate but interrelated general topics:
I also plan to work in a near future on the history, philosophy and methodology of what I call "microeconomic engineering" which basically corresponds to the work done by economists in the fields of market design and mechanism design.
More information can be found on my publications list and in the work in progress section. My complete CV can be downloaded here.
- My article "Sen's Criticism of Revealed Preference Theory and Its "Neo-Samuelsonian" Critique: A Methodological and Theoretical Assessment" has just been accepted in the Journal of Economic Methodology. It will be published in December 2016.
- Three new working papers are available: "Théorie des jeux et analyse économique des institutions" (in French), "Game Theory, Game Situations and Rational Expectations: A Dennettian View" and "Bayesianism and the Common Prior Assumption in Game Theory: Toward a Philosophy of Social Interactions?"
- My article "Institutions, Rule-Following and Game Theory" (a previous version was titled "Against the Eliminativist View of Institutions in Economics: Rule-Following and Game Theory") has just been accepted in Economics and Philosophy.
- My article "From Utilitarianism to Paternalism: When Behavioral Economics Meets Moral Philosophy" has just been accepted in the Revue de philosophie économique. It will be published in December 2015.
- Two new working papers are available: "Rule-Following and Constitutive Rules: A Reconciliation" and "Binmore's Naturalization of the Original Position: A Dilemma for Moral Naturalism and Conventionalism".
-My book is now available! Its title is L'institutionnalisme historique et le rapport entre théorie et histoire en économie (Classiques Garnier). It is a slightly modified version of the first two parts of my PhD thesis.
The book can be bought on the editor's website.
REGARDS research center, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
57bis, rue Pierre Taittinger 51096 Reims, France