Gaël Giraud is researcher at CNRS in economics. Ancient scholar from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), he graduated from ENSAE and earned his Doctorate in Mathematics at the Laboratoire d’Econométrie de l’Ecole Polytechnique. Ancient fellow of the CORE (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), his first theoretical works dealt with the modelization of general economic equilibrium in the presence of imperfect competition --- a question that conjugates both non-cooperative game theory and classical general equlibrium theory. More recently, he is working on a computable model of out-of-equilibrium dynamics.
He has been a scientific consultant in market finance for private banks. His works then dealt with the pricing of weather derivatives and of credit risk derivatives, as well as with portfolio optimization.
Gaël Giraud gave lectures at CORE, as well as at the ENS, at ENSAE, the Universities Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg), Paris-I and II, Ha-Noï (Viêt-Nam) and at the CCL of Sarh (Tchad). He has published more than ten papers in international journals and taken part to around twenty international congresses.
During his civil service in Chad, together with Pierre Landèche, Gaël Giraud founded a center for street children (http:// membres.lycos.fr/aaermc/asso.html). As a jesuit, he works today in political theology and et collaborates to the journal Projet (http://www.ceras-projet.com).