Bio and Research Interests

Research interests

Industrial Organization
Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property
Competition Policy
Law and Economics


Yassine Lefouili is Assistant Professor at the Toulouse School of Economics. Prior to joining TSE, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in Belgium. His main research fields are industrial organization, competition policy, and law and economics.

Current position

2010Maître de conférences, Toulouse 1 Capitole University

Former positions

2009 - 2010Postdoctoral Researcher CORE (Belgium)


2005 - 2009Ph.D., Economics, Paris School of Economics - Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
2004 - 2005M.S., Statistics and Economics, ENSAE
2001 - 2004B.S., Applied Mathematics and Economics ("Ingénieur" Degree), Ecole Polytechnique


  • Industry Regulation (graduate),
  • Competition Policy (graduate), 
  • Industrial Organization (graduate), 
  • Microeconomics (undergraduate).



Work in progress

  • Patent Licensing Networks (with Doh-Shin Jeon)
  • Cross-Licensing and Competition (with Doh-Shin Jeon)
  • Subsidies and Learning-by-Doing (with Catherine Bobtcheff and Claude Crampes)
  • Incentives to Litigate: Evidence from a Court Reform in the UK (with Christian Helmers and Luke McDonagh)
  • A Model of Privacy (with Bruno Jullien and Michael Riordan)
  • Regulatory Stringency and Efficiency: Individual vs Relative Regulation (with Nikos Ebel)
  • Firm Location and Monopolistic Competition (with Takanori Ago and Hamid Hamoudi)
  • Why Effort May Increase With Ability: Complementarity of Antitrust Enforcement and Policy Instruments (with Catherine Roux).