Doctor Honoris Causa 2013


Richard Portes, Professor of Economics at the London business School, is founder and President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Directeur d'Etudes at the (French) Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Senior Editor and Co-Chairman of the Board of Economic Policy. He is a member of the Group of Economic Policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission.

Richard Portes was a Rhodes scholar and a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and has taught at Princeton University, Harvard University (as a Guggenheim Fellow) and the University of London's Birkbeck College. From 1999 to 2000, he was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Haas business School, University of California, Berkley and from 2003 to 2004, taught at Columbia Business School as the Joel Stern Visiting Professor of International Finance.

He is an elected fellow of the British Academy and the Econometric Society. Secretary-General of the Royal Economic Society from 1992 to 2008, the is the longest-serving Secretary-General since John Maynard Keynes.

Richard Portes' current areas of focus include international macroeconomics, international finance, European bond markets and European integration. He has written extensively on international equity markets, financial stability, globalization, sovereign borrowing and debt, European monetary policy, European financial markets, international capital flows, centrally planned economies and transition and macroeconomic disequilibrium.

June 27th, 2013 Ceremony

The next Doctorate Honoris Causa Award Ceremony will take place on June 27th, 2013.

The Paris-Dauphine University wil honor:

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor of Economics at Columbia University (New York) and Winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize

Joseph E. Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana in 1943. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Stiglitz served on President Clinton's economic team as a member and then chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors in the mid-1990s and then joined the World Bank as chief economist and senior vice president. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is now University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Co-Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. He is also the co-founder and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia. In 2011, Time named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people. In 2012, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor, with the rank of Officier.

Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information," exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but of policy analysts. He has made major contributions to macroeconomics and monetary theory, to development economics and trade theory, to public and corporate finance, to the theories of industrial organization and rural organization, and to the theories of welfare economics and of income and wealth distribution. In the 1980s, he helped revive interest in the economics of R&D.

His work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not work well, and how selective government intervention can improve their performance.

He is the author most recently of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future.

Fred S. Robert, Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University (New Jersey)

Fred S. Roberts is a Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University and a member of the graduate faculties in Computer Science, Operations Research, Computational Molecular Biology, BioMaPS (Interdisciplinary Ph.D Program at the Interface between the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences), Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Education. He serves as Direcyor of the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), founded in 2009 as University Center of Excellence (COE) through the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Based at Rutgers, CCICADA has 17 partner organizations nationwide and works on such topics as floods and natural disasters, government resource allocation, fisheries regulations law enforcement, container inspection, and large sports venue security. Roberts also served as Director for the Center for Dynamic Data Analysis, the predecessor DHS COE to CCICADA, from 2006 to 2009. For 16 years untill 2011, he was Director of DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer SCience, one of the original US National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Centers, with 15 partner organizations and over 325 affiliated scientists. he is now DIMACS Emeritus Director and Senior Advisor. Roberts is a member of the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Applications, a former member of NSF advisory committees on International Research and Education, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Environmental Research and Education, is on the Steering Committee for the World-Wide Program Mathematics of Planet Earth, on the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), co-chairs the NJ Universities Homeland Security Research Consortium, has served on the Secretary's epidemiology modeling group at the Department of Health and Human Services, and serves on the NJ Governor's Health Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council and the NJ Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force Planning Group.

Roberts is the author of four books, editor of 21 additional books, and author of some 175 scientific articles. His work has been translated into Russian and Chinese and deals with a wide variety of topics, including mathematical models addressing problems of energy modeling, decision making, communication networks, mathematical psychology, measurement, epidemiology, computational biology, sustainability, homeland security, and precollege education. Among his honors and awards, Professor Roberts has been the recipient of a University Research Initiative Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Commemorative Medal of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists, and the Distinguished Service Award of the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory, and he is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He also received the NSF Science and Technology Centers Pioneer Award in a ceremony at NSF.