Bio and Research Interests

Research interests

Theory of Organizations
Political Economy
Networks, Software and Internet


Jacques Crémer received his undergraduate degree from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1971, a SM in Management and a PhD in economics, both from MIT, in 1973 and 1977. He has held appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. From 1991 to 2014, he was “Directeur de Recherche au CNRS” (Research Professor). From January 2003 to July 2007, he was Director of the Institut d’Economie Industrielle (IDEI), and from 2011 to 2014 Scientific Director of the Toulouse School of Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a member of its Council. He has done fundamental work on planning theory, the theory of auctions and organization theory. His current research interests are the economics of organization, the economics of the Internet and of the software industries, as well as contract theory.

Current position

October 13 2014Member of the Board of Advisory Editors of Games and Economic Behaviour
1991Senior researcher CNRS

Former positions

2011 - 2014TSE Scientific Director
2002 - 2007Director of IDEI
1997 - 2003Professor, École Polytechnique
1996 - 2002Director of the École Doctorale de Sciences Économiques, University of Toulouse I
1995Visiting Professor, University of Southampton
1983 - 1992Professor of Economics, V.P.I & S.U.
1978 - 1984Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania


1978Ph.D. Economics, Massachussets Institute of Technology
1973M.S. Management, Massachussets Institute of Technology
1970Ingénieur diplômé de l'École Polytechnique

Grants and awards

January 2011Member of the Orientation Committee for the new Undergraduate Diplom
April 2010Member of the Scientific Council, Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales
2009 - 2011Fellow of the Council of the Econometric Society
2009Fellow of the ARCEP Foresight Committee
2008Member of the Conseil Scientifique du departement SHS, CNRS
2005 - 2009Fellow of the European Economic Association Council
2000Member of the Council of the Econometric Society
1993Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research
1992Fellow of the Econometric Society
1991"Scholar Award in Economics", Viriginia Social Sciences Association
1988 - 1989Excellence in Teaching Award, Virginia Tech Economics Club


September 2007 - December 2007University of Maryland