Emmanuelle Auriol

Emmanuelle Auriol

TSE Research Faculty

Professor of Economics, TSE

Research interests

Theory of Organization
Industrial Organization
Development Economics


After a doctorate in 1992 at the University of Toulouse I, and postdoctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Emmanuelle Auriol joined the Toulouse School of Economics as a lecturer in 1993. In 1996 she passed the national competitive examination for the agrégation des universités. She then became a professor at the University of Aix-Marseille II. She remained there until 1998, when she was recruited as a professor at the Toulouse School of Economics. Her work, which combines theoretical and empirical approaches, focuses on industrial organization and development economics. She studies market failures, whether they are caused by the rent-seeking behavior of agents with market power, or by cognitive biases such as negative intrinsic motivations, retrograde religious beliefs, discriminatory social norms, especially against women. Her work thus combines the contributions of neo-classical economics with those of behavioral economics. Over the course of her career, Emmanuelle Auriol has received numerous distinctions and awards for her work, which has been published in top international journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), American Economic Review, Quartely Journal of Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, and many others. She is a bronze medalist of the CNRS (2003), a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (junior2003, senior 2016) and a fellow of the European Economic Association (EEA), of the CEPR, of the European Union Development Network (EUDN), and of the CESifo. She is an editor for several scientific journals and she regularly collaborates on research and training contracts with the French Development Agency and the World Bank. Finally, she does not neglect the outreach work by participating in public conferences, television and radio programs, and by writing regularly in newspapers. She is a member of the Conseil d'Analyse Economique, the Cercle des Economistes and the author of two awards-winning books "Pour en finir avec les mafias -- sexe, drogue et clandestins : et si on légalisait ?" published by Armand Colin and "Regulating Public Services: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice" with Antonio Estache and Claude Crampes published by Cambridge University Press.


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