Louis-André Gerard-Varet Prize


This prize is in memory of ASSET’s first elected president Louis-André Gerard-Varet, who passed away in January 2001. Louis-André Gérard-Varet was Directeur d'Etudes at EHESS, and Director of GREQAM in Marseille. He was ASSET’s chairman from 1990 to 1997 and its president from 1997 to 1999.


ASSET awards the Louis-André Gerard-Varet prize each year to a young author (either a current graduate student or a recent PhD within two years of graduation) of an outstanding paper singled out by the program committee among those submitted to the ASSET annual meeting. In the case of co-authored papers, all authors must be individually eligible.


Each year before the conference a list with the authors of the short-listed papers will be made public on the conference web site. The authors of the short-listed papers must attend the annual meeting. The recipient of the Louis-André Gerard-Varet prize will be announced in an awarding ceremony during the conference. She or he will receive 1000 Euros.




Recipients of Louis-André Gerard-Varet Prize



Francesco Clavorà Braulin (University of Bologna)

"The effects of personal information on competition: Consumer privacy and partial prize discrimination"


Shahir Safi (AMSE Aix-Marseille School of Economics)

"The weakness of weak ties in referrals"


Raghul Venkatesh (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)

"Communication and Commitment with Resource Constraints"


Benoit Decerf (University of Namur)

"Conciliating absolute and relative poverty: Income poverty measurement beyond Sen’s model"


Andrzej Baranski (Department of Economics AE1, Maastricht University)

"Pre-distribution Bargaining over Incentives with Endogenous Production"


Ettore Panetti (Banco de Portugal, CRENoS-University of Sassari, and UECE)

"A Dynamic Quantitative Macroeconomic Model of Bank Runs"


Jacopo Bizzotto (Boston University)

"Certifier Competition and Product Quality"


Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

"Ranking Intergenerational Allocations in Risky Environments"


Tuğçe Çuhadaroğlu (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

"My Group Beats Your Group: Evaluating Non-Income Inequalities"


Pau Balart Castro (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

"The Increase in College Premium and the Decline in College Wages: A Signalling Story"


Lorenzo Burlon (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

"Public Expenditure Distribution, Voting, and Growth"


Selçuk Özyurt (Sabanci University):

"A Reputation-Based Theory of Spatially-Separated Duopoly Competition”


Razvan Vlahu (University of Amsterdam)

"Collective Strategic Defaults: Bailouts and Repayment Incentives"


Morgane Tanvé (Université Paris 1, Pantheon Sorbonne)

"Electoral Competition and Strategic Imprecision"


Juana Santamaria Garcia (European University Institute)

"Equilibrium Selection in the Nash Demand Game: An Evolutionary Approach"


Ludovic Renou (University of Adelaide, Australia)


Matthias Messner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

"Choosing Rules and Institutions"