Membre - Cercle des économistes

Present position :

Inspector General of Finance, IGF  (Sept.2018)

Member of the Conseil d’analyse économique

Previous positions :

Partner, Mapp (2012-2018)
Professor, University Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne
Président of the Commission in charge of the assessment of the Loi pour la croissance, l’activité et l’égalité des chances Associate professor at Sciences Po Paris, fellow of the Economics Department
Professor, ENSAE (2002- 2004)
Head of Laboratoire d’Economie Industrielle (CREST-LEI) (1997-2004)
Member of the Conseil de la concurrence (1999-2004)
Vice-chair of the French competition authority (2004-2012)


PhD in Mathematics (1982)
PhD in Economics (1986)
High Level Competitive examination for recruiting university professors 1988


Prize of the best PhD in Economics (Association Française de Sciences Economiques) 1986
Prize of the best PhD in Economics (Chancellerie des Universités), 1987.

Journals :

Member of the editorial board of Concurrences, Communications et Stratégies

Main Publications

  • Contribution to the report of the Working Group of the Club of Jurists (January 2018): The Ordinance of 1 December 1986 Today: Issues and Perspective of Competition Law.
  • « Large-scale distribution: too much regulation kills competition » to be published in Droit de la concurrence en Polynésie française et dans les petites économies insulaires, bilan et perspectives, Proceedings of the symposium of 21 -22 November 2017 in Papeete
  • Economic regulation: which sectors to regulate and how? Note du CAE n°44, novembre 2017 with M. Bacache-Beauvallet
  • Digital administration, Note du CAE n° 34, septembre 2016, with Y. Algan et M. Bacache-Beauvallet
    Economie Numérique, Note CAE n° 26, octobre 2015, avec A. Landier, N. Colin et P. Mohnen
  • Driving licence reform (April 2015)
  • Conclusions of the commission on the effects of the Macron law (January 2015): Opening of the bus transport offer, Sunday labour reform, Measures affecting commercial urban planning, Regulated professions of law, Labour tribunal justice
  • « On the margins of intellectual property: the fight against parasitism », in Droit et économie de la propriété intellectuelle, under the scientific responsibility of Michel Vivant, LGDJ, collection Droit et économie, 2014, p.
  • « Microeconomic Foudations of Patents Markets : The Role of Intermediaries, auctions, and centralized markets », with Anne Yvrande, in Patent Markets in the Global Knowledge Economy, Th. Madies, D. Guellec and J-Cl. Prager eds, Cambridge University press, Cambridge, 2013
  • « The restrictions on Internet distribution », avec J. Vogel et J. Lubek, Concurrences n°1-2011
  • «Do National Champions Have Anything to do with Economics? » in Competition Law And Economics: Advances in Competition Policy Enforcement in the EU and North America, Mateus and Moreira eds., Lisbon 2010
  • « Patents for sale? Ways of coordinating trade in intellectual property rights », With A. Yvrande – Billon, in Les marchés de brevets dans l ‘économie de la connaissance, Rapport du Conseil d’analyse économique, La documentation française, Paris, décembre 2010
  • « The implementation of negotiated procedures: Economic and practical aspects of the Competition Authority », Revue Internationale de Droit Economique, dossier n°4, Actes des Rencontres du Droit Economique, Nice-Sophia Antipolis- 4 juin 2010
  • « The competitive functioning of the French pharmaceutical sector », in Actes du colloque de l’Institut Droit et Santé, 23 juin 2010.
  • « Vertical relationships and exclusivity agreements » Concurrences n°4-2010.
  • « Oligopolies with homogeneous products », with D. Sevy et I. Simic, Concurrences, N° 2-2010.
  • « Efficiency gains », avec L. Flochel et A. Wachsmann, Concurrences N°4- 2010.
  • « Competition policy in the crisis », in Nouvelles questions d’économie contemporaine, Economiques 2 de D. Cohen et P. Askenazy, Albin Michel, Paris 2010.
  • « On the margins of intellectual property: the fight against parasitism », in Droit et économie de la propriété intellectuelle, under the direction of M. Vivant, Actes des Conférences de la Cour de Cassation, Paris, 2010.

Main fields of expertise :

Competition Policy, Industrial Organisation, Economics of Regulation, Networks Economics


Session 6 – Can We Trust Technological Progress?

On the one side, technical progress is responsible for the largest part of savings growth, and in that sense, it is a main source of the improvement of living conditions, in both developed and developing countries. On the other side, each wave of technical progress triggers movements of defiance...

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