Catherine Langlois




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555 Hariri Building


Professor Langlois, an economist and game theorist, is interested in conflict and cooperation, the structuring of international agreements, alliances, strategic counter-terror, cultural issues and bargaining. Her current research investigates rational bargaining behavior in conflict situations, the relationship between power and ally behavior, and the design of effective counter-terror strategies. She has published in leading journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly and the British Journal of Political Science.

Professor Langlois currently serves as the ombudsman for faculty on main campus, has served as Deputy Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies and is on the Editorial Board of Conflict Management and Peace Science. She was awarded a Dean’s fellow for research from 2003-2005, and received a Dean’s course development award in 2006. She visited Chile in 2004 as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

Professor Langlois is an active faculty member in the Global course for the day- time MBA program and teaches an elective course in game theory for managers. Professor Langlois received “Best Professor at Georgetown” mention in Business Week Online and has been nominated for the distinguished teaching award by the MBA class on several occasions.


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  • Ph.D. (1983) University of California, Berkeley, Economics
  • Doctorat de 3eme Cycle (1977) University of Paris I and VI, Research and Development Economics
  • M.B.A. (1976) Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Comme, 1976


  • French (speak, read, write)