Université de Strasbourg

Rabah Amir

Rabah AmirRabah Amir is Professor of Economics at the University of Iowa. He has a PhD from the University of Illinois and was a Research Fellow at the Cowles Foundation, Yale University (1985). From 1985-1990 he was Assistant Professor in Economics and Applied Mathematics & Statistics, at the S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook. After that he was researcher at the University of Dortmund in Germany and at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. From 1995-1997 he was Senior Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), and from 1997-2000 Professor of Economics at Odense University, Denmark and at the Center for Industrial Economics, University of Copenhagen. He was Professor at the School of Economic Studies at the University of Manchester, UK (2000-2001) at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2001-2004). From 2004-2012 he was Eller Professor, at the Eller School of Management Department of Economics, University of Arizona, USA, and since 2013 he is the J. Edward Lundy Professor of Economics at the University of Iowa.

Professor Amir received the Handelsbanken Research Prize of Denmark in 1998 and was selected as an Economic Theory Fellow in 2011 by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, and he is ranked among the top 5% economists by the database IDEAS. One of his main research topics is the study of strategic substitutability and complementarity in economics and their consequences to answer issues in industrial organization, game theory or microeconomics. Other research interests are financial economics and environmental economics.

During his stay in Strasbourg, professor Amir will collaborate with researchers at the Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA) of the University of Strasbourg, in the area of industrial organization and game theory, studying the consequences for a monopoly firm to choose in addition to the price of its product its environmental quality. In addition he will start a new collaboration on the theme of cooperation, competition and creativity in research, in relation to the USIAS project C-4. He will give a number of lectures on « Topics in Industrial Organization » for the PhD students of the doctoral school and will give a research seminar at BETA.

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