TSE digital center


The rapid development of digital technology is generating new challenges and a fundamental transformation in the daily lives of citizens and organizations, with a significant impact on individuals, governments and businesses around the world. Toulouse School of Economics undertakes research that helps public and private sector organizations understand the opportunities and risks of the digital economy.

Based in particular on the research activities conducted since 2015 in the framework of the Jean-Jacques Laffont Digital Chair, TSE created in 2018 a research center of excellence dedicated to the digital economy, bringing together the expertise, financial support and knowledge of private and public partners. The ambition is to establish one of the best digital economy research centers in Europe and to exercise intellectual leadership in this field.


Digital Center Inauguration

Christian GOLLIER (TSE), Marc FONTAINE (Airbus), Jean TIROLE (TSE), Yassine LEFOUILI (TSE)


The centre is organized around four research focuses:

  • Financial Technologies and Digital markets
  • Digital Platforms
  • Analytics and Economics of Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence and Society   

The following partners have joined the initiative of the Digital Chair and of the Center to promote research on areas such as industrial organization, competition policy, education, finance, culture and health:

ACCORAirbus, Ant Financial, Caisse des dépôts Group (CDC), Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Orange, Samsung, Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques (SACD), Société des auteurs et compositeurs de musique enregistrée (SACEM) and Société Générale.

To strengthen the relation between partners and TSE, the Digital Center organizes each year many events: the TSE Digital Forum, the Digital Economics conference, weekly Digital workshops…

The objective of these events is to discuss the latest research evidence on new digital technologies and their impact on society.  


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