Pierre Yves Geoffard


  • Ph.D in Applied Mathematics, 1991. “Recursive utility, sunspot equilibria : two intertemporal economic models.” University Paris-IX-Dauphine, advisor : Ivar Ekeland.
  • DEA (Master’s Degree) in Economics, 1988. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
  • DEA (Master’s Degree) in Applied Mathematics, 1987. University Paris-IX-Dauphine
  • Ecole normale supérieure, 1985-89.

Research career

PSE (Paris School of Economics / Ecole d’Economie de Paris)

  • Deputy Director (since 2010), Professor (since 2006)
  • Director (since 2010) of PSE (Paris-jourdan Sciences Economiques), joint research unit CNRS-ENS-EHESS-ENPC-INRA.
  • CNRS Senior Research Fellow (Directeur de recherche, since 2002)
  • Research interests : public economics, economics of information and uncertainty, microeconomic foundations of public health policies.
  • Professor (Directeur d’études), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, since 2008.

CEPR Research Fellow (since 1998).

CNIS (National Committee for Statistical Information), “Public Service and Service to the Public” Committee : president.

Scientific committee, IRDES : member.

Conseil National du Sida (National AIDS Committee): member.

Conseil des Formations, EHESP (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique) : membre.

National Committee on Health Accounts, French Ministry of Health : member.

Member of editorial boards, Risques, Revue Française des Affaires Sociales. Recherches Economiques de Louvain.


“Workplace smoking ban effects on unhappy smokers” with Clément de Chaisemartin and Anne-Laurence Le Faou, Health Economics, 2011; 20(9): 1043-1055.

“Changing Time and Emotions,” with St. Luchini, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2010 ; 365 : 271-280.

“The influence of supplementary health insurance on switching behaviour : evidence from Swiss Data,” with B. Dormont and K. Lamiraud, Health Economics, 2009; 18: 1339-56.

“Therapeutic non adherence : a rational behavior revealing patient preferences ?” avec K. Lamiraud, Health Economics 2007; 16 (11) : 1185-1204. « Best paper published in Health Economics in 2006-2007 » (awarded January 2009)

“Reforming incentive schemes under political constraints: The physician agency.” avec G. Demange, Annales d’Economie et Statistiques, 2006; 83-84: 221-250.

“Decomposition of bivariate inequality indices by attributes,” with R. Abul-Naga, Economics Letters 2006; 90(3): 362-7.

“A quoi peut servir la concurrence en assurance maladie ?.” with G. Demange, Revue d’Economie Politique, 2004; 114(5): 595-611.

“Prévention des risques sexuels et incitations.” avec S. Méchoulan, Revue Economique, 2004; 55(5): 883-899.

“Organisation des soins de suite et mode de rémunération des hôpitaux.”, Economie Publique, Etudes et Recherches, 2003 (2): 49-60.

“Do prices transmit rationally expected information?” with Gabriel Desgranges and Roger Guesnerie, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003; 1(1): 124-153.

“Pricing and R&D when consumption affects longevity,” with T. Philipson, RAND Journal of Economics, 2002; 33(1): 85-95.

“Dépenses de santé: l’hypothèse d’aléa moral,” Economie et Prévision, 2000; 142 (1): 123-136.

“Assurance maladie: la gestion du risque long,” Revue d’Economie Politique, 2000; 110 (4) : 457-482.

“Moral hazard and the demand for physician services: first lessons from a French natural experiment,” with P.-A. Chiappori and F. Durand, European Economic Review, 1998; 42 (3-5) : 499-511.

“Disease eradication: Private vs. public vaccination,” with T. Philipson, American Economic Review, 1997 ; 87(1) : 222-230.

“Discounting and optimizing: capital accumulation problems as variational minmax problems,” Journal of Economic Theory 1996 ; 69 (1) : 53-70.

“Rational epidemics and their public control,” with T. Philipson, International Economic Review, 1996; 37 (3) : 603-624.

“The empirical content of canonical models of infectious diseases: the proportional hazard specification,” with T. Philipson, Biometrika, 1995; 82 : 101-111.

“Efficient and equilibria allocations with stochastic differential utility,” with D. Duffie and C. Skiadas, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 1994 ; 23 (1) : 133-146.

“Sunspot fluctuations around a steady state: the case of multidimensional, one-step forward looking economic models,” with P.-A. Chiappori and R. Guesnerie, Econometrica, 1992 ; 60 (5) : 1097-1126.

“Utilité récursive : Existence d’un chemin optimal de consommation,” Comptes-Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, 1991 ; 312 : 657-660.