Bio and Research Interests


Thomas-Olivier Léautier is professor of management at the University of Toulouse, where he is responsible for the Master in Risk Management, and Research Director at Toulouse School of Economics. His research interests include restructuring of the electric power industry, and risk management strategy and operations. He has written academic articles on long-term incentives for investments in electric power generation and transmission, regulation of transmission companies, capacity mechanisms, the value of smart meters, demand response, and renewables subsidies. Prior to joining the University of Toulouse, Thomas-Olivier was Director, Risk Measurement and Control for Alcan Inc., a leading aluminum and packaging firm, and worked as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm. Thomas-Olivier holds a PhD in Economics and a Master in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA, a Master in Science from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, France, and a Bachelor in Science from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France.

Current position

2006Professor of Management, Toulouse 1 Capitole University

Former positions

2004 - 2006Alcan, Inc. Montreal QC: Director, Risk measurement and control
1997 - 2004McKinsey and Company, Washington DC and Montréal QC: energy and risk management practices


1994 - 1997Ph.D., Department of Economics, MIT
1993 - 1995MS in Transportation, MIT
1991 - 1995Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris
1988 - 1991Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau

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