ELYES JOUINI

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His first experience in France: :<br>The Lycée Saint – Geneviève - Versailles Vice President of Université Paris-Dauphine<br>President of the Fondation Dauphine Elyès Jouini Minister of Economic and Social Reform<br>in Tunisia's Transitional Government

Biography

Elyès Jouini was born in Tunis in 1965 and studied at the Lycée Pierre Mendès France where he was  recipient of a scholarship for academic excellence throughout his studies.
He graduated top of his class from the French High Schools of Tunisia with highest honors on his baccalaureate and received a Tunisian government grant to continue his studies in France.
His first two years in France were spent studying at the École Sainte-Geneviève in Versailles.



I felt as if I could have been anywhere, not necessarily in France. We were in a world of our own, where all that counted was preparing our Grandes Écoles entrance exams.

Following his preparatory studies, Elyès Jouini passed the competitive entrance exams for the Écoles normales supérieures de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud and the École normale supérieure de Paris (ENS-Ulm), ranking respectively 1st and 19th. He then chose ENS-Ulm, where he began studying in 1984. In 1985 he graduated from Université de Paris VII with a Bachelor's and a Master's in Pure Mathematics and then in 1986 from Université Paris-Dauphine with a Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Mathematical Economics. In 1987, he ranked 1st in Mathematics in the prestigious Agrégation, national competitive exam. 


In 1989, Elyès Jouini receives his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and immediately begins teaching there as a lecturer in Applied Mathematics. Promoted to tenured professor in 1992, he becomes a certified thesis supervisor (HDR) and joins the faculty at the École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique (ENSAE).


During the same period, he is director of insurance research at INSEE, the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies and associate professor at the University of Tunis II. In Tunis, from 1992 to 1996, he participates in creating the Institut Préparatoire aux études scientifiques et techniques, IPEST, an Agrégation, advanced teaching degree program in mathematics at the École Polytechnique de Tunisie (EPT) and is a member of Tunisia's National Commission for University Reform, created by Mohamed Charfi.


From 1998 to 2000, he is visiting associate professor of finance at New York University's Stern School of Business before joining the University Paris-Dauphine faculty in 2000. At Paris-Dauphine, Elyès Jouini has a wide range responsibilities: he is Director of the Institut Dauphine Finance from 2003, Director of the Master's 222 Asset Management Department and Vice President of Université Paris-Dauphine in charge of research from 2004.




Today I find myself teaching less. I don't have the time….but I love finding myself on the podium in front of students - it's a bit like a stage - and I want to captivate them.

Elyès Jouini is currently Scientific Director of the Institut Europlace de Finance, a position he has occupied since 2002. He is a member of the Finance Innovation international competitive cluster's Executive Committee and a member of the Fondation du Risque's Supervisory Board. 

He has been a member of the Institut universitaire de France since 2003.  

In 2006, he was appointed by French President Jacques Chirac to the Haut Conseil de la science et de la technologie (the High Council for science and technology) and later by Prime Minister François Fillon to the Conseil d'analyse économique (National Council for economic analysis).

He is holder of the Fondation du Risque's research chair at Dauphine since 2007. 

Elyès Jouini is also President of Fondation Dauphine, a position he has held since 2011 after his tenure as President of the foundation's Scientific Committee.

In addition to his expertise in mathematical economics, economics and finance,  Elyès Jouini is an actuary certified by the French Institute of Actuaries and by the Insurance Commission of the Tunisian Ministry of Finance. He carried out a benchmark study on insurance reform in Tunisia and has also contributed to other Tunisian reforms such as public health insurance, automobile insurance and retirement pensions.


Along with IPEST and EPT co-founders, Naceur Ammar, Tahar Belakhdar et Mohamed Jaoua, Elyès Jouini has remained actively involved in Tunisian higher education where he co-founded a privately funded Tunisian university, Esprit à Tunis. 


Elyès Jouini is also a member of the board of the COMAR insurance group and of SMG, the Tunisian distribution group. He is once again a member of the Board of the Bank of Tunisia, a position which he had previously resigned in 2008. 


In 1989, convinced that it is imperative to engage the brightest and best Tunisians in service of their country, Elyès Jouini creates the Association of Tunisian Grandes Écoles Alumni (ATUGE), an apolitical NGO conceived as a bridge between the two shores of the Mediterranean with an organization on each side: one Tunisian and the other French. 

In January 2011, Elyès Jouini is appointed Minister of Economic and Social Reform in Tunisia's second post-revolution  transitional government. He stepped down on March 1st 2011, following on the Prime Minister Mr. Mohamed Ghannouchi's resignation, and resumed his teaching and research activities.
In 1989, convinced that it is imperative to engage the brightest and best Tunisians in service of their country, Elyès Jouini creates the Association of Tunisian Grandes Écoles Alumni (ATUGE), an apolitical NGO conceived as a bridge between the two shores of the Mediterranean with an organization on each side: one Tunisian and the other French. 

In January 2011, Elyès Jouini is appointed Minister of Economic and Social Reform in Tunisia's second post-revolution  transitional government. He stepped down on March 1st 2011, following on the Prime Minister Mr. Mohamed Ghannouchi's resignation, and resumed his teaching and research activities.

Distinctions

Elyès Jouini's career has been marked by numerous awards and distinctions. In 1990 he received the Nathalie Demassieux prize for the Académie de Paris's best thesis in the Sciences. Elyès Jouini was a Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research, London from 1996 to 2005. He was co-recipient of the 2009 Best Young Economist Award, with Esther Deflo, professor at MIT


Although I remain a mathematician at heart, this award is an official recognition from the world of economists. They now consider me as a member of their family.

He is a Fellow of IZA – Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn).

Elyès Jouini has received numerous grants and prizes for his research work including two grants from the French National Research Agency, one in 2007 and the other in 2010, Institut Europlace's 2008 Best Finance paper Award as well as the 2009 Finance and Sustainability European Research award.


In 1995, Elyès Jouini was made Commander of the Tunisian Order of Academic Merit on proposal from Mr Dali Jazi, Tunisian Minister of Higher Education and Research and

on September 21st 2010, he was made Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honor.

Research

Elyès Jouini works at the interface between mathematics, economics and finance. His preferred fields of research include financial economics, particularly transaction costs, heterogeneous beliefs, aggregation models, long term risk and the term structure of interest rates.

His began by working on the general equilibrium theory before focusing his efforts on  financial market modeling where he developed models that take into account not only economic and financial factors but also psycho-sociological components.


I have taken an approach to my field that allows me to navigate beyond the strict boarders of traditional economics, to explore pertinent areas of most of the humanities….Because if we are to study and understand the behavior of financial market players it is necessary consider a wider range of contributing factors including psychological and sociological variables, that give us a more complex, less hard-and-dry vision than mathematics and economics alone. I love feeling that I have multiple fields, a variety of professions, all rolled into one.

Elyès Jouini is co-founder and life member of the Bachelier Finance Society. He is also founder and the first Editor and Chief of the review 'Mathematics and Financial Economics' (Springer Verlag).

Elyès Jouini has co-authored several books such as Handbooks in Mathematical Finance (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001), and The Paris-Princeton lectures on Mathematical Finance (Springer Verlag, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010).

He publishes regularly in international academic journals in mathematics and finance such as the Review of Economic Studies,  the Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, Finance and Stochastics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Mathematical Economics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Mathematical Finance and the Annales de l’IHP.

Contact

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Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
F-75775 Paris Cedex 16
Tél : +33 (0)1 44 05 42 26
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E-mail: jouini@ceremade.dauphine.fr