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Baccelli, Jean

Dr. Jean Baccelli

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 131
D-80539 München



Further Information

I received my PhD in philosophy from Ecole Normale Supérieure – Ulm (ENS) in 2016. My dissertation was entitled ''Essays in the Analysis of Axiomatic Decision Theory''. Before my PhD, I studied mainly philosophy, and mainly at ENS (class of 2005). I spent one year studying at Harvard University (2009-2010). I have taught philosophy at ENS (2011-2014) and economics at Université Cergy-Pontoise (2014-2016).

Research Interests

My current research focuses on individual decision theory and the philosophy of economics.

Further Activities

I have served as a reviewer for: Analysis, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Erkenntnis, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Philosophy of Science, Revue économique, Theoria, Theory and Decision, and Topoi. From 2013 to 2016, I ran the seminar of the ''Décision, Rationalité, Interaction'' research group (Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST), Paris).


I received a grant from the Ernst und Margarete Wagemann Foundation to conduct postdoctoral research at the MCMP in 2016-2017. I hold an ''Agrégation de Philosophie'' (2008).


  • "Risk Attitudes in Axiomatic Decision Theory – A Conceptual Perspective", forthcoming in Theory and Decision
  • ''Do Bets Reveal Beliefs?'', forthcoming in Synthese
  • ''Choice-Based Cardinal Utility'', with Philippe Mongin, Journal of Economic Methodology, 2016, 23 (3), p. 268-288
  • ''L’analyse axiomatique et l’attitude par rapport au risque'' (''Axiomatic Analysis and Risk Attitude''), Revue économique, 2016, 67 (2), p. 355-366
  • ''Le comportement et le concept de choix'' (''Behavior and the Concept of Choice''), Dialogue, 2013, 52 (1), p. 43-60