Philippe Mongin (1950-2020)


Economist and philosopher Philippe Mongin died last month.

Dr. Mongin worked on a range of subject in economics and philosophy, including rationality, social choice theory, welfare economics, game theoretic approaches to history, interpersonal comparisons of utility, and methods and progress in economics.

Dr. Mongin was a professor at HEC Paris since 2006. Prior to that, he was at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Over the course of his career, he held visiting appointments at various institutions around the world.

You can read more about the work and life of this “towering figure at the intersection of economics and philosophy” in this obituary by Marc Fleurbaey in Social Choice and Welfare and this obituary by Annie L. Cot written for the Society for the History of Economics.

(via Jake Nebel)

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