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Edmond Malinvaud's Contributions to Microeconomics


  • Guy Laroque
  • Bernard Salanié


We describe here Malinvaud's main contributions to microeconomics. He studied how a "planner" can exchange information with economic agents so as to achieve an optimal resource allocation. Some of the results he obtained anticipate later developments in the mechanism design literature. We also describe Malinvaud's contributions to the economics of uncertainty. These belong to two fields: decision under risk, and the role of insurance markets in general equilibrium. We conclude by recalling how his Lectures in microeconomic theory trained generations of students and researchers.

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  • Guy Laroque & Bernard Salanié, 2017. "Edmond Malinvaud's Contributions to Microeconomics," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 125-126, pages 41-56.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2017:i:125-126:p:41-56

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    Malinvaud; Planning; Incentives; Individual risks;
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    • B21 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Microeconomics
    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General


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