Several researchers contribute to the development of the Innovation & Regulation Chair. They work on regulation and innovation with different approaches: economic model, market structure, marketing development, technical architecture. In this page, you can find their profile and research activities.
Titular Professor and board of directors
José Luis Moraga
Appointed on January 1st, 2022 as Titular Professor, José Luis Moraga is Professor of Microeconomics at the Department of Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also a fellow of Tinbergen Institute, CEPR, CESifo, and the Private-Public Sector Research Center (PPSRC) of the IESE Business School. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. He has worked at the University of Copenhagen, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, University of Groningen and IESE Business School.
His research interests are in the field of microeconomics and industrial organization, with particular emphasis on competition policy and regulation. His work has been published in top international journals, among them the Journal of Political Economy, The Review of Economic Studies, The Economic Journal, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, and the RAND Journal of Economics. His recent research has focused on search markets, including applications to platforms, and on research and development, including the impact of mergers and start-up acquisitions.
In the context of the research program of the Chair, José Luis plans to develop research on oligopolistic pricing with multi-purchasing consumers, including applications to platforms, as well as models of sponsored search, influencers and hybrid platforms.
Marie Laure Allain
Marie Laure Allain is professor in the Department of Economics at the Ecole polytechique, and researcher at the CNRS since 2001. She is also researcher at CREST-LEI.
She holds a PhD in Economics from EHESS (2000), on « Market Structures and Regulations: The Basics of Power Relationships between Producers and Distributors« .
She also holds a Habilitation to lead research at Toulouse 1 Capitole University « Essays in Competition Policy ». (2015).
Her research focuses on industrial organization: vertical relations, mergers, distribution, and competition policy.
Marc Bourreau is Professor of Economics at Telecom Paris, director of the Innovation & Regulation Chair at Telecom Paris, and a joint academic director of the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE).
He is affiliated with the interdisciplinary institute for innovation (i3) for his research. He also teaches at Ecole Polytechnique and at Sciences Po.
Marc Bourreau graduated in engineering from Telecom Paris in 1992. He received his doctorate in economics from University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas in 1999, and a “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” from University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2003. From 1997 to 2000, he worked as a regulatory economist at France Telecom/Orange. He became assistant professor at Telecom Paris in 2000, and full professor in 2007.
Marc Bourreau has widely published in leading economics journals. He is Co Editor-in-Chief of Information Economics & Policy, and a member of the editorial boards of the Review of Network Economics, Telecommunications Policy and the DigiWorld Economic Journal (formerly, Communications & Strategies). He is also a member of the scientific committee of the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), a CESifo Fellow and an associate researcher at Cepremap.
His main research interests are in industrial organization, regulation, telecommunications, and digital economics.
Thierry Rayna is a Professor of Innovation Management at École Polytechnique and fellow of CNRS i3-CRG (Management Research Centre, Innovation Interdisciplinary Institute). He holds a PhD in Economics and a Dr. Habil. / D. Sc. (HDR, « Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches ») in Management.
Previously, he was a Reader (Prof.) in Economics and Deputy Director of the Centre for International Business and Sustainability (CIBS) in London and held academic positions at Imperial College London, London School of Economics, University College London and University of Cambridge.
Thierry is a Digital Economy specialist. His research investigates the business and economic issues caused by digitisation. He has published extensively in the areas of cultural innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. My research activities have led me to serve as an advisor for policy makers (e.g. U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication) and leading companies of the media, telecommunication, manufacturing and cultural industries.
Laurie Ciaramella is Assistant Professor at Telecom Paris – Institut Polytechnique de Paris, and Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. In her research, Laurie conducts empirical studies in economics of innovation, with a particular interest in Intellectual Property, R&D policy, financing of innovation, SMEs, and markets for technologies. Laurie’s PhD dissertation has received the Best Dissertation award finalist of the TIM division of the Academy of Management 2018 in Chicago.
Roxana Fernández is Asistant Professor in Economics at ENSAE IP Paris. She is affiliated to CREST and she is an extramural fellow of TILEC (at Tilburg University). She studies empirical industrial organization, with a specific focus on firms’ entry decisions and strategic interactions. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics in 2017 at Tilburg University.
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Lukasz Grzybowski is Associate Professor at Telecom Paris. He received his PhD in economics from University of Munich in 2005, and a “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” from University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2015. He is Editor of Review of Network Economics.
His main research interests are in industrial economics, regulation, telecommunications and competition policy.
Michelangelo Rossi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Telecom Paris. His main research interests are in platform design and reputation dynamics. His recent work studies the impact of competition on reputation incentives and how online reviews can be biased against higher-quality products.
Thibaud Vergé is Professor of Economics at ENSAE Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris. He is currently a member of the Economic Advisory Group for Competition Policy at the European Commission (EAGCP). He has been teaching industrial economics and competition policy in various programs including ENSAE Paris, Ecole Polytechnique, HEC Lausanne and the Brussels School of Competition. His academic research focuses on industrial organization and competition policy (with a particular focus on vertical restraints). Prior to joining ENSAE Paris, Thibaud was Chief Economist at the Autorité de la Concurrence (Feb. 2010 – May 2013). Between 2013 and 2020, he was also a Senior Academic Consultant with the European Competition Practice of Charles River Associates (CRA International). He has a PhD in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics.
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Post-Docs and PhD Students
Raphaela Andres is a Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Telecom Paris as well as in the Department of Digital Economy at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research. Her main research interests are in applied econometrics and the behaviour of users on digital platforms. Her recent work focuses on the regulation of inappropriate online content such as hate speech and fake news.
Pierre-Francois Darlas is a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Telecom Paris.
Chiara BellettiChiara Belletti is a Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Telecom Paris. Her main research interests are in applied econometrics, reputation systems on digital platforms and the online labor market. Her recent work focuses on the impact of end-of-game considerations on the power of reputation as incentive for sellers to provide effort.More information on https://
Louis Pape is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Telecom Paris. His main research interests are in competition policy and applied econometrics. His recent work focuses on the effects of price discrimination and other distortionary behaviours in both the digital economy and in labor markets.
Guillaume Thébaudin is a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Telecom Paris.
Past Chair Professors
From May 1st, 2016 until March 31, 2022, Christine Zulehner was Titular Professor of the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair
She is Professor at University of Vienna, Department of Economics, since 09/2017 and also staff member at Austrian Institute of Economic Research. She was previously Professor of Industrial Organization and Financial Markets at Goethe University Frankfurt and the LOEWE center SAFE.
She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin and is interested in industrial organization, competition policy and applied microeconomics. Her research has been published in international journals such as the American Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Regulatory Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.
Her research in the telecommunications industry has focused on substitutability between fixed and mobile telephony, retail and wholesale market definition in the broadband industry including implications for competition policy and market structure and market performance in e-commerce.
In the context of the research program of the Chair, Christine plans to develop research on:
– estimating demand for mobile tariffs/handsets,
– market definition in the telecommunications industry, with implications for competition policy.
Titular Professor of the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair, from November 1st, 2012 until April 2016, Frank Verboven is Professor of Economics at the University of Leuven, Belgium.
He is specialized in industrial organization, competition policy and regulation. His research in the telecommunications industry has focused on investment and adoption of new technologies, and the effects of service-based and infrastructure-based competition.
In the context of the research program of the Chair, Frank plans developped research on:
- Investment and adoption of mobile and broadband technologies in developed and developing countries.
- Retail and wholesale market definition in the broadband industry, with implications for competition policy.
- Substitutability between traditional and internet distribution channels for music sales.
Appointed, October 1st, 2010, as Titular Professor of the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair, until october 2012, Tommaso Valletti is Professor of Economics at Imperial College, London.
He is an expert in Industrial Organization and has written extensively on the economics and regulation of telecommunications markets. He is currently interested in the dynamics of platform competition.
In the context of the research program of the Chair, Tommaso developped:
- Empirical projects on the “ladder of investments” in broadband, on international roaming and on consumers’contractual choices.
- Theory-based projects on Net Neutrality, a concept on which the debate is still very confused, even among economists.
These projects were developed with the works of post-docs and research resources of the Chair’s partners.
Paul A. David
Appointed as the first Visiting Professor, Titular of the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair in October 2007 and held this position until October 2010, Paul A. David is Professor (Emeritus), Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Ph.D., A.B. Harvard University, M.A. University of Oxford, Dottore Honoris Causa University of Turin.
All his theoretical and empirical research gave to the Chair a high level international basis.
Research Interests: The economics of technological, demographic, and institutional change, and other areas of theoretical and empirical research on the nature of path-dependence in economic processes; economic history, with special reference to long-term productivity growth and development in the U.S. and the North Atlantic economies since 1790.
Current Research: Economics of science and technology, and technology policy, with special reference to impact of intellectual property rights protections on the direction and conduct of “open collaborative research in science and engineering; implications of advances in computer-mediated telecommunications for collaborative development of information-goods (e.g., free/libre and open source software development) and general purpose organizational mechanisms supporting “distributed problem-solving for innovation.”
Representative Recent Publications: (1) Simulating Code Growth in Libre (Open-Source) Mode, (with Jean-Michel Dalle) in Internet and Digital Economics, E. Brousseau and N. Curien (eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. [Revision of SIEPR Discussion Paper available at 04-002], (2) “Innovation and Universities’ Role In Commercializing Research Results: Second Thoughts about Enthe Bayh-Dole Experiment,” in Innovation in Europe , ed. F. Brusoni and F. Malerba, Cambridge U.P. 2007. [Available as SIEPR Discussion Paper No. 04-027 (May 2005)], (3) “Economic policy analysis and the Internet: Coming to terms with a telecommunications anomaly,” Ch. 6 in Oxford Handbook on Information and Communication Technologies, edited by C. Ciborra, R. E. Mansell, D. Quah and R. Silverstone, Oxford University Press, 2007, (4) Path Dependence A Foundational Concept for Historical Social Science, Cliometrica, 1(2) Spring 2007.[Available as SIEPR Discussion Paper No. 06-008 (October 2006)], (5) “Dynamics of Innovation in an Open Source Collaboration Environment: Lurking, Laboring and Launching FLOSS Projects on SourceForge,” (with F. Rullani) SIEPR Discussion Paper No. 07-022Industrial and Corporate Change, (6) “The Historical Origins of Open Science” SIEPR Discussion Paper No. 06-038 (revised December): 81 pp. single spaced. Forthcoming in Capitalism and Society, (7) “Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Growth: Towards Linking Policy Research and Practice in STIG Systems,” (with P. Aghion and Dominique Foray), SIEPR Discussion Paper No. 06-039 (Revised July 2007), Forthcoming in Research Policy. (December 2007), Forthcoming in
Teaching Interests: Undergraduate and graduate courses in (1) American economic history, (2) economics of science and technology, (3) path dependence in economic processes. Graduate research seminars: Social Science History Workshop, Social Science and Technology Seminar.
Professional Affiliations: Senior Fellow, and KNIIP Program Leader at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Senior Fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford; Professorial Fellow of MERIT, University of Maastricht. International Econometric Society (Fellow), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Member), American Philosophical Society (Fellow), British Academy (Ordinary Fellow). Founding Editor, Journal of Innovation and New Technology. American Economic Association. Economic History Association (past President), Royal Economic Society (former Member of Council), Economic History Society, International Cliometric Society.
Ulrich Laitenberger is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Telecom Paris. He is also a research associate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). His main research interests are empirical industrial organization, competition policy and the economics of digitization. In particular, he focusses on the design and impact of digital markets and platforms.
Julien Monardo was postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics & Social Sciences of Telecom Paris (Institut Polytechnique de Paris) from 2019-2022. His primary research fields are Empirical Industrial Organization and Structural Demand Estimation. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Paris-Saclay in October 2019. Julien joined the School of Economics at the University of Bristol as a Lecturer (AP) in August 2022. More information on https://sites.google.com/site/julienmonardoeconomics
Enrick Arnaud-Joufray is a Doctoral Researcher in the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) at ENSAE Paris as well as in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Telecom Paris. His main research interests are in the field of microeconomics and industrial organization. His recent work explores the merit of stricter disclosure rules, or minimum message length policy, in environments that involve an informed adviser and an uninformed decision maker.
Vincente Lagos was postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences in Telecom Paris from 2016-2019.
His main research interests are Competition Policy and Regulation. Currently his work is mainly focused on the hotel online booking sector, specifically on the assessment of the impact of price parity clauses on hotel performance and consumer welfare in Europe. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
More information on https://sites.google.com/view/vicentelagos/.
Yutec Sun was postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics & Social Sciences of Telecom Paris (Institut Polytechnique de Paris) from 2013-2016. His primary research fields are Empirical Industrial Organization and Structural Demand Estimation.
He received a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Toronto in 2013.
Yutec joined CREST-ENSAI as an Assistant Professor in Economics in in September 2019.
More information on https://sites.google.com/site/yutecsun/
Mattia Nardotto was postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics & Social Sciences of Telecom Paris (Institut Polytechnique de Paris) from 2011-2012. His primary research interests are Industrial organization, competition policy, political economy, microeconometrics, behavioral economics. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bologna in 2011.
Mattia joined KU Leuven as an Associate Professor in Managerial Economics in 2017.
More information on https://sites.google.com/site/mattianardotto/.
Francisco Magalhães Barros is a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Telecom Paris and a regulator at the Brazilian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. His main research interests are in econometrics applied to the analysis of ICT expansion policies, the assessment of internet adoption and its socioeconomic effects on local economies. His recent work has focused on analyzing the performance of Brazilian high school students from different social backgrounds, with and without internet access, before and during the COVID19 pandemic.
Nessrine Omrani was Post-doctoral researcher for the Chair Innovation and Regulation of Digital Services and Ecole Polytechnique of Paris (2012). She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris-Sud (september 2012), her thesis is titled “Information Technologies, E-skills and Job Performance: Evidence from Europe”.
She is now Associate Professor at Paris School of Business.
Postdoctoral researcher for the Chair on « Innovation and Regulation of digital services »
(January 2011 – June 2012), Department of Economics & Social Sciences, Telecom
She is now economist at the Market & Competition Monitoring Unit of the Regulatory Authority for Energy in Athens.
Affiliate researcher for the Chair Innovation and Regulation of Digital Services in- 2012-2015, Elisa Salvador holds an International PhD in “Institutions, Economics & Law (IEL)” from the University of Turin (Italy).
She has worked for the Italian National Research Council (CNR) since 2001 on several projects focused on innovation policies. In 2005 she won the Italian National Research Council (CNR) award “Promotion of Research 2005”, Project for young researchers, with the research project “The financing of research spin-off firms: an analysis of the Italian case”. She recently collaborated with the Polytechnique of Turin (Italy) on the European project “Open Innovation in Alpine SMEs (OPEN-ALPS)”, with the Chaire Entrepreneuriat of the Business School ESCP Europe as well as with the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche Amérique Latine Europe of the Business School ESCP Europe. Her research focused on R&D and innovation in cultural and creative industries. She published several scientific papers on research spin-offs, science parks, incubators and SMEs.
In 2017, she is teaching at ESSCA
Laura Recuero-Virto was researcher in the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair in 2007-2009.
She received a double training of engineer and economist. Master of Science in radiocommunications on mobile, radar and satellite communications from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and Master in International Trade from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
She also received a PhD in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics. She also received a HDR in 2016 from Pais Dauphine University.
She works on Industrial organization, economics of regulation, development economics, economic growth, applied economics, in Africa and Latin America.
She has a specific interest in Reforms of public utilities and regulatory institutions in Africa and Latin America, budgetary institutions, fiscal performance.
She joined the French Railway and Road Regulatory Authority in 2017.
Philippe Baumard is Professor of the Universities, CNAM, Paris, Professor at the Ecole de guerre économique and associate researcher at the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair.
Until his appointment, January 9, 2013, as a Member of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (ARCEP), Pierre-Jean Benghozi was Director of the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair at École polytechnique, chair founded jointly with Télécom Paris. Pierre-Jean Benghozi is Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Professor at École Polytechnique.
Pierre-Jean Benghozi has an initial scientific education in engineering from the the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and is graduated, additionally, in Management studies (PhD) and Economic (Priv.- Doz).
Research Director at the National Centre for Scientific Resarch (CNRS) and professor at the École Polytechnique. He headed up, until 2013, the Centre for Management and Economic Research (PREG).
Pierre-Jean Benghozi developed, since the early eighties, pioneering research unit and programs on Information Technology, Telecommunications, Media and Culture. His recent projects draw attention to the adoption and uses of ITC in large organizations, the structuring of ITC-supported markets and supply chains, the characterization of competitive business models, expressly in creative industries. Pierre-Jean Benghozi publishes on these topics more than 150 academic international publications. Board member of scientific committee in highest French institutions and numerous international scientific conferences and academic journals, Pierre-Jean Benghozi taught regularly in major Universities and is frequently requested as an expert by public bodies and private organizations.
Philippe Chantepie is “Inspecteur général des affaires culturelles” in the Ministry for Culture and Communication. He is Associate Researcher in the “Innovation & Regulation in Digital Service” Chair.
He was in charge of Strategy and Forecasting studies at the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Culture and Communication (2010-2012), Head of the Department of Forecasting and Statistics Studies (DEPS) of the Ministry of Culture and Communication (2005-2010), technical adviser on internet regulation at the Ministry of Culture, ICT Project Manager at the Commissariat Général du Plan and member of the Mission e-commerce (1999-2000), after consulting in the sectors of culture, communication, banking and finance and philosophy teacher.
He published in 2017, with Pierre-Jean Benghozi, “Jeux vidéo : l’industire Culturelle du XXIe siècle ?”
He published also with Alain Le Diberder, Révolution numérique et industries culturelles, Coll. Repères, La Découverte (rééd. 2010) and La Nouvelle politique économique : l’État face à la mondialisation, Coll Major, Presses Universitaires de France (1998).
Nicolas Curien, Emeritus Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) was an associate researcher at the Innovation & Regulation Chair of Digital Services in 2012 until his appointment as a member of the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audivisuel (CSA), the French media ans communications regulator.
From 2005 to 2011, he was a member of the French regulator for telecommunications and postal services (ARCEP).
He began his career as a researcher at Télécom Paris, then in charge of economic studies at the Direction générale des télécommunications. In 1986, he joined the Department of National Defense as advisor to the Minister and then Deputy Director of Economic Studies at the Delegation for General Studies. In 1989, he became deputy director of the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (ENSAE) at the Ministry of Economy and, in 1992, he was appointed holder of the chair « Economics and telecommunications policy » CNAM.
Nicolas Curien also taught economics at the École Polytechnique from 1985 to 2005, where he chaired the Department of Economics. Since 2000, he has been a founding member of the Academy of Technology and the author of several books and articles in the fields of industrial economics, network economics and the digital economy.
He is graduate from École Polytechnique and Télécom Paris,
Matthijs den Besten
Dr. Matthijs den Besten, is assistant professor at Montpellier Business School. Since 2010 he has been involved as teacher and tutor in a master’s degree program on Innovation, Regulation and the Digital Economy (Master IREN).
As part of his research for the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair, Matthijs den Besten, this research was focused on the regulation of information access in creative industries, ICT-mediated, activities involving many participants. It includes the analysis of practices that emerge among communities on the Internet as well as the analysis of the impact of access restrictions that are imposed on groups of collaborators or competitors in more experimental settings.
Hervé Dumez is Director of Research at CNRS, Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation – i3 (UMR 9217) and Director of the Management Research Center CRG – École polytechnique.
He is graduate from ENS-Ulm and holds an HDR of the University Paris IX-Dauphine
His research focuses on the relationships between business strategies (market strategies, market definition and redefinition strategies, non-market strategies), market structures (the structuring elements that create the stability of operations, such as distribution structures) and regulatory phenomena (the rules, public or private, formal or informal, which guide strategic behavior).
Laurent Gille is teaching economics and is a researcher at Télécom Paris. A graduate of the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSAE, 1974), he holds a PhD in management sciences. He founded, jointly with Ecole polytechnique, the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Srvices Chair.
He began his career at the French Ministry of Transport and later worked for Air France. During 20 years, he has been a consultant in networks economics and regulation as well as in the study of exchange mechanisms and economic mediation, in various consultancies (Idate, Sirius, Bipe). He is presently studying the regulation of telecommunications, especially in developing countries, and emerging business models in a digital economy.
Alain JeunemaitreDirecteur de recherche CNRS-PREG/CRG –École polytechniqueProfesseur chargé de cours à l’École polytechniqueAssociate Fellow – Said Business School / Centre for Socio Legal Studies – University of OxfordAssociate Fellow – Department of Management – London School of EconomicsMembre Comité Scientifique SESAR JU Commission EuropéenneReviewer ANR
Alain Vallée began his carrer as teacher and researcher at Ecole Nationale des Télécommunications (Paris) and spent most of his career in the telecommunications sector. He worked in Telecom operators strategic and regulatory departments in Europe. He also spent five years as head of the economic and forecasting department of the Direction de la Réglementation Générale of the French Ministry of Telecommunications. He did participate to the European Commission works.
He joined Télécom Paris in 2007 as Associate Researcher. He contributed to the launch of the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair, chairing its Steering Committee.
He received a PhD degree (Management Sciences) from Paris Dauphine University (1980).
Titular Professor and board of directors
Post-Docs and PhD Students