Bio and Research Interests

Research interests

Economics of networks
Industrial Organization
Economics of intellectual property


Claude Crampes received the Ph.D. degree from Toulouse University in 1975. He is currently professor emeritus at Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and senior researcher at Institut D’Economie Industrielle (IDEI). He has been a member of the economic council of the French regulation body for energy and of the Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique. He currently acts as an advisor for EDF, the main electricity producer and supplier in France. His areas of research interest are the economics of networks, industrial organization and the economics of intellectual property.

Current position

Professor of Economics at Toulouse School of Economics (UT1)

Former positions

2004 - 2008Member of the National Committee of Scientific Research (CNRS)
1997 - 2002Member of Observatoire du CCRRDT Midi-Pyrénées
1996 - 2000Member of the National Committee of Scientific Research (CNRS)
1992 - 1996Administrator of the Doctoral Studies
1983 - 1989Directeur de la Faculté d'Economie


1975Ph D in Economics, University Toulouse I
1970Diplôme d'Études Supérieures
1969Licence ès Sciences Économiques

Grants and awards

2011JIE prize for best article published in 2009 for the paper ‘Advertising, Competition and Entry in Media Industries’ (joint award with Carole Haritchabalet and Bruno Jullien).