Ivar Ekeland is Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris-Dauphine, and member of the CEREMADE. He has been a professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine from 1970 to 2003, and held the Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Economics, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) from 2003 to 2011, when he retired. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of Academia Europea, a foreign member of the Norwegian, Palestinian and Austrian Academies of Sciences, a doctor honoris causa at the universities of British Columbia (UBC), Saint- Petersbourg (FINEC) and Vienna (UW).
His research areas are convex and non-convex optimisation, Hamiltonian dynamics, symplectic geometry, micro-economics (demand functions, contracts theory) and finance (commodities markets).
We address the long-standing challenge of adding optimal exploration to the classic Hotelling model of a non-renewable resource. We prove that a frontier of critical levels of proven reserves exists, above which exploration ceases, and below which it proceeds at infinite speed.
This article demonstrates that the green bond cannot constitute an incentive to carry out a green project.
Recent recovery plans, associated with the COVID‐19 pandemic and the energy transition, increased the funding available to finance innovative low‐carbon projects and called for an economic evaluation of their allocation. This paper analyzes the potential benefit of using repayable advance: a lump‐sum payment to finance the project that is paid back in case of...
The Chairs Armand Peugeot, Energy and Prosperity, and Climate Economics are organizing, on December 6th an 7th, 2023, the 10th edition of the annual international Conference on Mobility Challenges.