Elyès Jouini is a graduate of the Ecole normale supérieure (rue d'Ulm, Paris), ranked first at the agrégation in mathematics and holds a PhD and an HDR (habilitation to supervise research) from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He was previously a professor at this university as well as at professor of finance at ENSAE (National School of Statistics and Economic Administration) and at the Stern School of Business (New-York University).

He is currently Director of the Institut universitaire de France and professor of economics at the University of Paris Dauphine-PSL where he is responsible for the UNESCO Chair “Women and Science”, after having been professor of mathematics there. He was also, for 10 years, holder of the Chair “Individuals facing risk”.

His research is at the interface between mathematics, economics and finance and focuses on questions related to individual and collective decision-making and to interactions between decision-makers, particularly via market mechanisms.

He has published in the best international academic journals, particularly in economics, mathematics and finance, including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Mathematical Economics, etc. He has also edited and co-edited several books.

Elyès Jouini is a member of the Institut universitaire de France and of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts Beït al-Hikma, and Fellow of the Econometric Society, of the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA) and of the Louis Bachelier Institute. He was vice-president of Paris Dauphine-PSL University and president of its foundation.

He founded Mathematics and Financial Economics and was its first editor-in-chief. He is also co-founder and life member of the Bachelier Finance Society.

Particularly involved in the development of interactions between the academic world and the professional world, he contributed to the cretation of the Europlace Institute of Finance (Research Foundation) of which he is Scientific Director, the Risk Foundation and the Louis Bachelier Institute of which he is academic vice-president. He was also a member of the scientific committee of the Banque de France Foundation and member of boards of various private companies.

In the aftermath of the Tunisian revolution of 2011, he served as Minister in charge of economic and social reforms in the transitional government.

Elyès Jouini was also a member of the high-level expert group (attached to the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science), member of the Economic Analysis Council (France), member of the Council of Economic Analyzes (Tunisia) and of the High Council of Science and Technology (France).

He is the founder and first president of the Association of Tunisians of Grandes Ecoles (ATUGE).

He received the prize for the best young French economist, is Knight of the Légion d’honneur (France) and Commander of the Order of Merit (Tunisia).