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The Digital Chair contributes to the public debate and aims to disseminate its scientific activity to the general public and to its partners. One of the challenges of the Chair is the ability to communicate significant findings and to translate the scientific content of conferences into lay language in order to make it accessible to non-scientific readers.

A biannual newsletter 

The Digital Economy newsletter has been lauched in the fall of 2015. It aims at dessiminating the scientific activity of the Chair to the general public and to our partners.

The first issue focuses on the launching of the Chair and the Colloquium at the Quai Branly museum in Paris in June 2015. The event brought together academics, policy-makers and private partners to discuss the challenges and opportunities provided by new digital technology in cultural, economic and social areas.  

The second issue summurizes a selection of the research findings presented, featuring a wide range of topics - including platforms, patents, search, social media, mobile apps, the sharing economy, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and online marketplaces - and both theoretical and empirical analysis. 

The third issue analyses markets and organisations: what are the leadersip practices in the digital age ? Centralised or decentralised decision making ? What advantages do the plateform business model bring ?

Policy papers



Diane Coyle, Making the most of platforms: a policy research agenda 

Diane Coyle andTimothy Yu-Cheong Yeung, Understanding AirBnB in Fourteen European cities 




Interview Susan Athey - Jean-Jacques Laffont prize 2016

The Internet and the News Media by Susan Athey

Bruegel event 6: Digital platforms: A policy research agenda by Diane Coyle

TSE Debate on digital



Comments and analysis from TSE researchers

Press articles



Marcel Boyer, re-appointed as a C.D Howe Institute Research Fellow, February 2017

Benny Mantin, invited at the Digital Chair  in May 2016, was just appointed Director at LCL (Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management )

Whose Life a Car Should Save? Jean-François Bonnefon,  Iyad Rahwan, Azim Shariff, November 2016

The muddled economics behind curbs and Airbnb, Diane Coyle, October 2016 

What is the best way to reward innovation? Jean Tirole et Glen Weyl, February 2015

Prices and scholarships



Blockchain project
Our researchers had received fellowships from the the Institute of Europlace de Finance to work on blockchain technology.The research's subject will study blockchain stability systems and their capacity to preserve a consensus regarding the information they obtain.


Several public and private partners support the Digital Chair. They join this initiative to promote research on areas sush as industrial organisation, competition policy, education, finance, culture and health.

Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

 In November 2015, an agreement signed with the French Ministry for Culture and Communication launched this fundamental research program on themes linked to digital transitions in the cultural sector. One of its main objectives is to help inform public policy on new tools to regulate the actors of the digital world.


For the tourism sector, digitalisation plays a structural role. This is specifically true for Accor who recently started a major digital transformation aiming to integrate and rethink the digital place throughout the customer's experience and service. 


Caisse des dépôts Group (CDG)

The Caisse des Dépôts group concentrates its action on 4 strategic transformations for the long term development of France and one of this transformation is the digital one.


 Orange acknowledges the digitalisation of the economy and welcomes the initiative of TSE and the Ministry as it is essential to understand how this digitalisation works in order to measure and regulate its effects.


Samsung believes The Internet of Things will have an even greater impact on societies than electronic products had until know. It will concern every aspect of our lives and will revolutionise every economic sectors. 


Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques (SACD)

The SACD promotes and defends authors’ rights. From its creation, in 1777, to the digital era, the SACD evolved in order to suit the needs of authors and of their environment. For the SACD, supported the Chair answers the need for an independent economic reflection on digital themes related to cultural sectors and authors’ rights.

Société des auteurs et compositeurs de musique enregistrée (SACEM)

SACEM collects and distributes authors’ rights for the broadcast in public (Internet services, movie theatres, festivals…) and for the reproduction on media (disc, video, legal digital file…).

Société Générale

The Digital Chair’s research work such as data protection, data privacy and security and intellectual property in the digital economy are at the heart of the Société Générale’s challenges.


Other members

Marcel Boyer, TSE Associate faculty, Professor Emeritus, Dpt Economics, CIRANO, Montréal

Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, former economics editor of The Independent.

David Salant, TSE Associate faculty

Fiona Scott Morton, Professor of Economics at Yale university School of Management

Joel Waldfogel, Professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management

Lei Xu, Postdoctoral researcher at Toulouse School of Economics

Timothy Yu-Cheong Yeung, postdoctoral researcher at University Paris-Dauphine