Jean Tirole

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A customer uses a Bitcoin ATM in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

It’s been called the “queen of cryptocurrencies” and the biggest bubble in the world. Bitcoin, launched in January 2009, has gained astonishing moment(...)

Trumpism: Given US hostility to any kind of welfare state it is unsurprising that nativism, populism and all the other isms are so evident. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

What’s to be done about populism? Explaining the rise of Donald Trump, Brexit, various European demagogues and neofascists, and Jeremy Corbyn has beco(...)

Economist Thomas Piketty: President François Hollande’s government “would do better to focus on reviving growth in France and Europe”. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

France’s star economist Thomas Piketty, who shot to fame and topped best- seller lists last year with his controversial book on wealth and inequality,(...)

 A file photograph of French economist Thomas Piketty who has said  he will not accept the Legion d’honneur - his country’s highest award. Photograph: Pontus Lundahl/EPA.

France’s star economist Thomas Piketty has declined the country’s highest award, the Legion d’Honneur, local media said on Thursday.Mr Piketty (43) (...)

Jean Tirole:  won the 2014 Nobel prize in economic science. Photograph: Toulouse School of Economics via The New York Times

The announcement last week that the Nobel prize for economics was going to Toulouse professor Jean Tirole led to a flurry of essays and articles discu(...)

Jean Tirole (61) works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France.

French economist Jean Tirole has won the Nobel prize for economics for his research on market power and regulation. The Royal Swedish Academy of Scien(...)