Program Director for Social Decision-Making – 2011-current
Christian Gollier is the CEAR Program Director for the social decision-making area. Christian is a Professor of Economics at the University of Toulouse I. He has written extensively on the formal characterization of risk and connections to time preferences, and is perhaps best known as the author of the graduate-level textbook, The Economics of Risk and Time. Most recently he has been working on the effects of uncertainty aversion on portfolio decisions and social discount rates. Much of his foundational work is on the rigorous characterization of conditions under which intuitive results actually apply. He has been applying these ideas to the role of risk and uncertainty on social decision-making with respect to global warming.