Curriculum vitae

Laraki Rida

CNRS Senior Researcher
Phone : 01 44 05 47 62
Office : P 625
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I am director of research CNRS in computer science at LAMSADE (University of Paris Dauphine) since 2013 (and researcher at the CNRS since 2001). From 2006 to 2017, I was professor at the École Polytechnique and since september 2017, I am honorary professor at the University of Liverpool (computer science department, part-time).

I graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique (promotion X93) and did a PhD in Mathematics at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (in 2000, Habilitation in 2011). My research is in game theory, social choice, economic theory, optimization, learning, and operations research. 

I am known for my voting system majority judgment invented with Michel Balinski. We published a book on the subject at the MIT Press in 2011. I also organised a weekly seminar on game theory at the Institut Henri Poincaré from 2001 to 2018, and organised several international conferences and workshops. I am associate editor in several international journals, I am responsible of the doctoral program in computer science at the University of Paris Dauphine since January 2015, and I was responsible from June 2016 to June 2019 of the french scientific society on the mathematics of optimisation and decision: SMAI-MODE. Since July 2019, I am elected member of the council of the Game Theory Society and in January 2018 I co-founded with Chloé Ridel to non-profit association "mieux voter".

Latest publications


Balinski M., Laraki R. (2019), Majority Judgment vs Majority Rule, Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 54, n°2-3, p. 429–461

Laraki R., Renault J. (2019), Acyclic Gambling Game, Mathematics of Operations Research

Balinski M., Laraki R. (2019), Majority Judgment vs Approval Voting, Operations Research

Flesh J., Laraki R., Perchet V. (2018), Approachability of convex sets in generalized quitting games, Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 108, p. 411-431

Laraki R. (2017), A Continuity Question of Dubins and Savage, Journal of applied probability and statistics, vol. 54, n°2, p. 462-473

Bich P., Laraki R. (2017), Externalities in Economies with Endogenous Sharing Rules, Economic Theory Bulletin, vol. 5, n°2, p. 127-137

Bich P., Laraki R. (2017), On the Existence of Approximate Equilibria and Sharing Rule Solutions in Discontinuous Games, Theoretical Economics, vol. 12, n°1, p. 79-108

Laraki R., Mertikopoukos P. (2015), Inertial Game Dynamics and Applications to Constrained Optimization, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol. 53, n°5, p. 3141-3170

Laraki R., Balinski M. (2014), Judge: Don't Vote!, Operations Research, vol. 62, n°3, p. 483-511

Laraki R., Maitra A., Sudderth W. (2013), Two-person zero-sum stochastic games with semicontinuous payoff, Dynamic Games and Applications, vol. 3, n°2, p. 162-171

Laraki R., Solan E. (2013), Equilibrium in Two-Player Non-Zero-Sum Dynkin Games in Continuous Time, Stochastics, vol. 85, p. 997-1014

Laraki R., Mertikopoulos P. (2013), Higher Order Games Dynamics, Journal of Economic Theory, vol. 148, n°6, p. 2666-2695

Laraki R., Lasserre J. (2012), Semidefinite Programming for min-max problems and Games, Mathematical Programming, vol. 131, n°1-2, p. 305-332

Laraki R., Cardaliaguet P., Sorin S. (2012), A Continuous Time Approach for the Asymptotic Value in Two-Person Zero-Sum Repeated Games, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol. 50, n°3, p. 1573-1596

Cardaliaguet P., Laraki R., Sorin S. (2012), A Continuous Time Approach for the Asymptotic Value in Two-Person Zero-Sum Repeated Games, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol. 50, n°3, p. 1573-1596

Laraki R. (2010), Explicit Formulas for Repeated Games with Absorbing States, International Journal of Game Theory, vol. 39, n°1-2, p. 53-69

Gossner O., Tomala T., Laraki R. (2009), Informationally optimal correlation, Mathematical Programming, vol. 116, n°1-2, p. 147-172

Balinski M., Jennings A., Laraki R. (2009), Monotone Incompatibility Betwenn Electing and Ranking, Economics Letters, vol. 105, n°2, p. 145-147


Laraki R., Renault J., Sorin S. (2019), Mathematical Foundations of Game Theory, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 229 p.

Balinski M., Laraki R. (2011), Majority Judgment: Measuring Ranking and Electing, Cambridge (Mass): MIT Press, 414 p.

Chapitres d'ouvrage

Laraki R., Sorin S. (2015), Advances in zero-sum dynamic games, in Petyon Young et Shmuel Zamir, Handbook of Game Theory with Economic Applications, Amsterdam: Elsevier, p. 27-93

Balinski M., Laraki R. (2014), What should 'majority decision' mean?, in Stéphanie Novak and Jon Elster, Majority Decisions. Principles and Practices, London: Cambridge University Press, p. 103-131

Laraki R., Balinski M. (2013), How Best to Rank Wines: Majority Judgment, in Eric Giraud-Héraud, Marie-Claude Pichery, Wine Economics: Quantitative Studies and empirical Observations, Basingstoke: Palgrave, p. 149-172

Balinski M., Laraki R. (2010), Election by Majority Judgement: Experimental Evidence, in Bernard Dolez, Bernard Grofman, Annie Laurent, In Situ and Laboratory Experiments on Electoral Law Reform: French Presidential Elections Springer, p. 13-54

Prépublications / Cahiers de recherche

Benhamou É., Atif J., Laraki R. (2019), A short note on the operator norm upper bound for sub-Gaussian tailed random matrices, Paris, Preprint Lamsade, 12 p.

Benhamou É., Atif J., Laraki R., Laraki R. (2018), A new approach to learning in Dynamic Bayesian Networks (DBNs), Paris, Preprint Lamsade, 17 p.

Benhamou É., Atif J., Laraki R. (2018), A discrete version of CMA-ES, Paris, Preprint Lamsade, 13 p.

Gossner O., Laraki R., Tomala T. (2004), Maxmin computation and optimal correlation in repeated games with signals, Massy-Palaiseau, Cahiers du laboratoire d'économétrie de l'Ecole Polytechnique, 31 p.

Editoriaux, directions de revue

Hofbauer J., Laraki R., Renault J. (2014), Special issue in honor of the 60th birthday of Sylvain Sorin, Journal of Dynamics and Games, vol. 1, n° 3, p. i-iv

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