Plenary speakers > M. Balinski

Michel Balinski (Directeur de recherche, Ecole polytechnique - CNRS's laboratory Pôle de recherche en économie et gestion)

February 26th 2014 from 17:30 to 18:30


Michel Balinski, a Williams College graduate, completed an M.S. in economics at MIT and a Ph.D. in mathematics at Princeton. He has taught at Princeton, Penn, CUNY Graduate Center, Yale and SUNY, Stony Brook. Since 1982 he has been Directeur de recherche de classe exceptionnelle, CNRS and Ecole polytechnique, Paris, and Director of the Laboratoire d’économétrie (1989-1999). He was awarded the Lanchester prize in 1965, and an honorary degree in mathematics from the University of Augsburg, Germany in 2004. He is the founding editor of Mathematical programming and a past President of the Mathematical optimization society. He is the author of Fair representation: Meeting the ideal of one man, one vote (1982, reissued 2001, with H.P. Young), Le suffrage universel inachevé (2004), and Majority judgment : Measuring, ranking and electing (2010, with R. Laraki), and the author or co-author of over a hundred articles (in OR, mathematics and other scientific journals). His principal current interest is the theory and applications of ranking and the design of electoral systems. One of his electoral systems is used in Zürich, Switzerland. In October 2013, Michel was awarded the John von Neumann theory prize for his sustained contribution to theory in operations research and the management sciences.


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