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Bossert, Walter

Full Professor


  • Telephone 514-343-2401 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C6016


Research expertise

Walter Bossert earned his PhD in Economics from Karlsruhe University in 1988. Before coming to the Université de Montréal, he taught at the University of British Columbia, the University of Waterloo and the University of Nottingham, in Great Britain.

He has been a Full Professor in the Department since 2000, and is a CIREQ researcher.

Most of his research concerns the analysis of links between the social choice theory and ethics, using mathematical techniques. In particular, he is working on welfare indicators, individual and collective decision theory, and the rationality of economic choices.

Read his interview in L'Éconolien No. 2.

Areas of expertise


  • « Consistency, choice, and rationality », Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2010 (avec K. Suzumura).
  • « Infinite-horizon choice functions », Economic Theory 43, 2010, 1-21 (avec G.B. Asheim, Y. Sprumont et K. Suzumura).
  • « Single-peaked choice », Economic Theory 41, 2009, 213-230 (avec H. Peters).
  • « A characterization of consistent collective choice rules », Journal of Economic Theory 138, 2008, 311-320 (avec Kotaro Suzumura).
  • « Deprivation and Social Exclusion », Economica 47, 2007, 777-803 (avec Conchita D'Ambrosio et Vito Peragine).