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Short Bio

Olivier Gossner is a specialist of Game Theory working at the intersection of Economics and Mathematics. His main research interests lie in repeated games, the strategic use of information, and bounded rationality.

In recent work, he develops new models of strategic reasoning, and proposed a reform of Solvency II that would allow to allocate more insurance capital to the productive economy.

He is a fellow and the vice president for communications of the Game Theory society.

He was awarded an ERC advanced grant by the European Commission for his SInfoNiA project.


Full CV






  • 2004: Habilitation à diriger les recherches, Université Paris Dauphine
  • 1996: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • 1989-1993: Student of École Normale Supérieure, Paris, Mathematics

Academic appointments

  • 2014-present: Professor, École polytechnique, department of Economics
  • 2006-present: Directeur de recherche, CREST
  • 2004-present: Professor, London School of Economics, department of Mathematics





Past positions

  • 2004-2014: Directeur de Recherche, Paris School of Economics
  • 1998-2004: Chargé de Recherche, THEMA
  • 1997-2002: Core Fellow, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • 1996-1997: Human Capital Mobility fellow, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Visiting positions

  • 2005-2008: Visiting professor, Kellogg School of Management
  • 2004-2005: Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem