University of Economics in Poznan and the City of Poznań invite you to an open lecture by Prof. Vincent Merlin on the topic: "What is the best way to vote in the European Union? Lessons from Social Choice Theory and Game Theory" (24 April 2014, 12.00, University of Economics Lecture Hall).
Vincent Merlin, professor of economics at Université de Caen Basse-Normandie is a Director of Research at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) France Ouest.
He is deputy director of Centre de Recherche en Economie et Management (CREM), formed by the researchers from Université de Caen Basse-Normandie and Université de Rennes 1 in Rennes. He is a member of a scientific association «Travail, Emploi et Politiques Publiques», as well as secretary and treasurer of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare.
The subject of scientific interests of prof. Vincent Merlin is the game theory and the theory of social choices.
In 1996 he defended his doctoral dissertation titled « L'agrégation des préférences individuelles : les règles positionnelles itératives et la méthode de Copeland », which was declared the best doctoral dissertation in France in a prestigious competition of l'Association Française de Sciences Economiques.
In the years 2006-2013 he was an associate editor of special issues of the journal Social Choice and Welfare and a book by Fleurbaey M., Lepelley D., Merlin V., "Introduction to the Special Issue on New Developments in Social Choice and Welfare Theories", 2011.
Prof. Vincent Merlin will be a guest of the Faculty of Informatics and Electronic Economy at the University of Economics in Poznan from 23 to 27 April 2014.
During his visit to Poznan, within the framework of the programme "Academic and scientific Poznań", prof. Vincent Merlin will deliver a public lecture on the topic: "What is the best way to vote in the European Union? Lessons from Social Choice Theory and Game Theory" (24 April 2014, 12.00, University of Economics Lecture Hall).
On 25 April 2014 will present his paper at the Conference under the name of Prof. Zbigniew Czerwiński, creator of the Poznan School of Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.
What is more, on 26 April 2014 will deliver a lecture titled "The probability of the referendum paradox in mixed electoral systems" for doctoral students of the Faculty of Informatics and Electronic Economy and the University of Economics in Poznań (10.00, room 0031A).
Additionally, prof. Vincent Merlin will carry out scientific consultations with the staff and doctoral students at the Department of Economics, University of Economics in Poznan.
More information: http://www.unicaen.fr/crem/merlin.php.