Guest Lecture: Marcus Pivato

What is normative economics?

12.10.2021 - 12.10.2021

Marcus Pivato is Professor of Economics at the UFR Économie-Gestion of CY Cergy Paris Université, and member of the THEMA laboratory

I will provide a brief introduction to the three branches of normative economics, namely, social choice theorydecision theory, and social welfare theory.  Social choice theory studies voting rules and other methods for making democratic collective decisions.  Social welfare theory develops barometers for evaluating the outcomes of such decisions in terms of criteria like fairness or total well-being.  Finally, decision theory studies how to make rational decisions when confronted with complexities such as uncertainty.  These branches interact closely with one another, and combine concepts and methods from mathematics, economics, philosophy, political theory, and theoretical computer science.

Date: 12 octobre 2021 from 12:30 to 14:00

The hybrid guest lecture is organised in person at the Auditorium of MIR in Neuville-sur-Oise and remotely on Zoom.

To attend the remote guest lecture, please connect to Zoom:
Meeting ID: 935 1253 0996

The video will be online on the CY AS YouTube channel

Before the guest lecture, the presentation of the 2021-2022 fellows' research projects will take place at 11:00.


Please register your participation by filling out this form in order to order sandwiches for the lunch break.