Jean-Charles Rochet

Diplomas and University Degrees

Former Student of “Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm”, Paris, 1976-1980.

Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics, University Paris 9. June 1986



Member of “Institut Universitaire de France” 1993-1998, and 2005- .

Council member of the European Economic Association 1994-1998.

Fellow of the Econometric Society since 1995.

Invited to give the “Gaston-Eyskens Lectures”, Leuven University, Belgium, November 2000.

B.P. Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, 2001-2002.

Fellow of the European Economic Association since 2004.

Other Activities

Scientific Council of the Commission des Opérations de Bourse, Paris, 1993-1998.

Scientific Council of European Chair “Finance and Consumption”, European University Institute,

Fiesole, Italy, 1999-2002.

Scientific Council of FAME Doctoral Program, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2001-2006.

List of Publications


  1. Microéconomie de l’Assurance (with D. HENRIET) Economica (1990), 215 pages (in French).
  2. Méthodes Mathématiques de la Finance (with G. DEMANGE) Economica (1992), 305 pages (in French).
  3. Microeconomics of Banking (with X. FREIXAS) MIT Press, (1997), 312 pages. Second edition (2008) 363 pages.
  4. When Insurers Go Bust (with G. PLANTIN), Princeton University Press, (2007), 101 pages.
  5. Why Are There So Many Banking Crises?, Gaston Eyskens Lectures 2000, Princeton University Press,(2008). 308 pages.
  6. Balancing the Banks (with M.DEWATRIPONT and J.TIROLE) Princeton University Press, (2010),            forthcoming.
  7. Optimization for Economists: A Geometrical Approach, in preparation, Oxford University Press.

Articles in Refereed Journals

“Macroeconomic Shocks and Banking Supervision”, Journal of Financial Stability (2004), 1(1), 93-110.

“The Lender of Last Resort: A 21st Century Approach” (with X. FREIXAS and B. PARIGI) Journal of the European Economic Association (2004), 6(2): 1085-1115.

“Coordination Failures and the Lender of Last Resort: Was Bagehot Right after all?” (with X. VIVES), Journal of the European Economic Association (2004), 6(2): 1116-1147.

“Corporate Portfolio Management” (with S. VILLENEUVE), Annals of Finance (2005), 1(3), 225-243.

“Externalities and Regulation in Card Payment Systems” (with J. TIROLE), Review of Network Economics (2006), 5(1), 1-14.

“Risk Aversion and Planning Horizon” (with A. BOMMIER), Journal of the European Economic Association (2006), 4(4), 708-734.

“Efficient Pricing of Large Value Interbank Payment Systems” (with C. HOLTHAUSEN), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking  (2006), 38(7), 1797-1818.

“Two Sided Markets: A Progress Report” (with J. TIROLE), Rand Journal of Economics (2006), 37(3), 645-667.

“Is Public Health Insurance an Appropriate Instrument for Redistribution?” (with D. HENRIET), Annales d’Economie et de Statistique (2006), 83-84, 61-82

“Dynamic Security Design: Convergence to Continuous Time and Asset Pricing Implications”, (with B. BIAIS, T. MARIOTTI and G. PLANTIN), the Review of Economics Studies (2007) 74(2), 345-390.

“Tying in Two-Sided Markets and the Honor All Cards Rule”, (with J. TIROLE), International Journal of Industrial Organization (2008), 26(6), 1333-1347.

“Monopoly Regulation without the Spence-Mirrlees Assumption”, Journal of       Mathematical Economics (2009), 45, 693-700.

“Rating the Raters: are Reputation Concerns Powerful Enough to Discipline Rating Agencies?” (with J. MATHIS and J. McANDREWS) Journal of  Monetary Economics (2009), 56(5), 657-674.

“Must-Take Cards and the Tourist Test”, (with J. TIROLE), to appear in the Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010.

“Competition Among Health Plans: A Two-Sided Market Approach” (with D. BARDEY) to appear in the  Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2010.

“The Pricing of Academic Journals: a  Two-Sided Market Approach” (with D.S.            JEON), to appear in the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics,  2010.

“Large Risks, Limited Liability and Dynamic Moral Hazard” (with B.BIAIS, T. MARIOTTI and S.VILLENEUVE) to appear in Econometrica, 2010.