Alan Kirman was educated at Oxford and got his PhD from Princeton. He has held chairs at the Universities of Brussels, Warwick, and the European University Institute in Florence and is a visiting professor at University College London. He is currently Professor in Marseille where he does his research at the GREQAM. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and has been awarded the Humboldt Prize. He has published in the areas of mathematical economics, general equilibrium, social choice, game theory and international trade. His current research examines the functioning of different markets.