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Roger Guesnerie: An Hors Catégorie Career


  • Laurent Linnemer


This profile of Roger Guesnerie is based on several interviews with him between September 2018 and June 2019. The interviews took place at Roger s office, at the Collège de France in the fifth arrondissement of Paris, just near the Panthéon. The objective of the profile is twofold. First, we trace the career of this highly influential theoretical economist who made seminal contributions to the fields of general equilibrium, taxation, contract theory, sunspot, and rational expectations. Second, we show how Guesnerie and his colleagues contributed to changing the French landscape of economic research.

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  • Laurent Linnemer, 2019. "Roger Guesnerie: An Hors Catégorie Career," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 135, pages 1-55.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2019:i:135:p:1-55
    DOI: 10.15609/annaeconstat2009.135.0001

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    General Equilibrium; Non-Convexities; Second-Best; Taxation; ContractTheory; Sunspots; Rational Expectations; Climate Change.;
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    JEL classification:

    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics


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