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Emmanuelle AURIOL

  • Member
  • Le Cercle des économistes


Current positions

  • Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole
  • Vice-President of the French Association of Economics (AFSE)

Previous positions

  • 2016-2018 : President of the Women in Economics (WinE) committee of the European Economic Association
  • 2008-2012: Head of the AESE Competitiveness Cluster to the President
  • 2000-2001: Associate Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
  • 1996-1998: Professor of Economics at the University of Aix-Marseille II
  • 1993-1996: Lecturer at the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole
  • 1992-1993: Post-doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley (Lavoisier fellowship)
  • 1990 1992: Research Associate at the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole


  • 1996: Agrégation of the Universities of Economics
  • 1989-1992: PhD in Economics from the University of Toulouse I
  • 1989 : DEA in Econometrics and Magistère Diploma in Statistical Economics
  • 1985-1988: Bachelor's degree in Economics

Prizes and awards

  • 2018-2020: Member of the Conseil d'Analyse Économique
  • Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (junior 2003-2008, senior 2016-2021)
  • Prize for the best economics book 2017 from the French Economics Association "Pour en Finir avec les Mafias" (To End the Mafias)
  • Best economics book 2016 BFM business "Pour en Finir avec les Mafias
  • Outstanding Vitae Award from TSE (OVA 2009-2011; 2011-2014; 2014-2018)
  • Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (junior 2003-2008, senior 2016-2021)
  • Member of the Council of the European Economic Association EEA (2010-2014)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the European Development Network (EUDN 2007-2015)
  • Fellow of CESIFO, CEPR, EUDN, EEA
  • Bronze Medal 2003 of the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research)
  • Economics Prize of the French Banking Association 1996.

Main publications

  • “Universal Intellectual Property Rights: Too much of a good thing? AURIOL Emmanuelle, Sara BIANCINI, and Rodrigo Paillacar, forthcoming at International Journal of Industrial Organization
  • “Nonprofits in the field –An economic analysis of peer monitoring and sabotage”, 2018, AURIOL Emmanuelle and Stefanie BRILLON, celebrative issue for the 110 years of Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 89:1 pp. 157–174
  • “The Explosive Combination of Religious Decentralisation and Autocracy: the Case of Islam”, AURIOL Emmanuelle and Jean-Philippe PLATTEAU, 2017, Economics of Transition, vol. 25(2), 313-350.
  • “Religious Seduction in Autocracy: A Theory Inspired by History”, AURIOL Emmanuelle and Jean-Philippe PLATTEAU, 2017, Journal of Development Economics, Volume 127, July 2017, Pages 395-412.
  • “An Economic Analysis of Debarment”, AURIOL Emmanuelle and Tina SOREIDE, 2017, International Review of Law and Economics, Volume 50, June 2017, Pages 36–49
  • “Deterring Corruption and Cartels: In Search of a Coherent Approach”, 2017, AURIOL, Emmanuelle, Erling HJELMENG, and Tina SOREIDE, February 2017, Concurrences Review N° 1-2017, Art. N° 82670.
  • “The Firm as the Locus of Social Comparisons: Implications for the Optimal Design of Promotion Systems », 2016, AURIOL Emmanuelle, Guido FRIEBEL, Frauke VON BIEBERSTEIN, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, v 121, January 2016, Pages 41–59
  • « Sale of Visas: a Smuggler’s Final Song? », 2016, AURIOL Emmanuelle and Alice MESNARD, Economica, 83, 646–678
  • “Public Procurement and Rent-Seeking in Paraguay’’, 2016, AURIOL Emmanuelle, STRAUB Stéphane, and FLOCHEL Thomas, World Development 77, pp. 395–407, 2016
  •  “Quality Signaling through Certification in developing Countries”, 2015, AURIOL Emmanuelle and Steven SCHILIZZI, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 116 Sept. 2015, Pages 105–121
  • “Powering Up Developing Countries through Economic Integration”, 2015, AURIOL Emmanuelle and Sara Biancini, 2015, World Bank Economic Review, vol. 29, n°1, p. 1-40.
  • “Anti-Social Behavior in Profit and Non-Profit Organizations”, AURIOL Emmanuelle and Stefanie BRILLON, Journal of Public Economics, Volume 117, September 2014, Pages 149–161
  • “A Theory of BOT Concession Contracts’’, 2013, AURIOL Emmanuelle and Pierre PICARD, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol 89, p.187-209.

Main areas of expertise

Industrial organisation, regulation, development economics