Nobel Prize – France is honored in 2014 [fr]

Happening after Mr. Patrick Modiano was awarded the Nobel prize in literature, the award granted to Mr. Jean Tirole in economic science is a new testimony to the worldwide influence of France.

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Nobel Prize in economic sciences awarded to Jean Tirole

Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (Paris, 13/10/2014)

The President extends his warmest congratulations to Jean Tirole. He is a source of pride for France.

The Nobel Prize in Economics which has just been awarded to him is in recognition of his internationally celebrated work on the financial crisis and regulation in network industries and the banking system.

Jean Tirole, a member of the Conseil d’analyse économique [Economic Analysis Council], is President of the Toulouse School of Economics, whose influence is borne out by this distinction.

Jean Tirole is the third Frenchman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics, after Gérard Debreu in 1983 and Maurice Allais in 1988, and it is the second time this year that a Frenchman has received a Nobel prize, with Patrick Modiano being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last Friday.

This Nobel prize highlights the quality of research in our country.

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Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Patrick Modiano

Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (Paris, 09/10/2014)

The French President extends his warmest congratulations to Patrick Modiano. The Nobel Prize in Literature which he has just been awarded is a tribute to a huge body of work that explores the subtleties of memory and the complexity of identity.

Ever since La Place de l’Etoile, published in 1968, he has accumulated prizes and awards, notably the Goncourt Prize for Rue des Boutiques Obscures [Missing Person] in 1978. He draws his readers into the deep turmoil of the dark period of the Occupation. And he seeks to understand how events lead individuals to both lose and reveal themselves.

The President pays tribute to his publisher, Gallimard, which has supported him since his first book.

Patrick Modiano has also contributed to many films inspired by his novels, notably Lacombe Lucien by Louis Malle.

The Republic is proud of the global recognition which this Nobel prize lends to one of our greatest writers. Patrick Modiano is the 15th French person to receive this eminent distinction, and this confirms the major global reach of our literature.

Published on 17/10/2014

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