Research Partnerships

Partnership research at TSE is undertaken within the TSE-Partnership Foundation (TSE-P), which operates under the aegis of the TSE - Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation.

TSE-P is a platform designed to connect researchers and professors, from the University Toulouse Capitole and, other research institutions in economics, and partners (public and private economic agents) to explore new areas of research, to improve the relevance of research for the world of economics and to provide new means for carrying out such research.

Our ambition is to produce leading international research, in collaboration with partners, and thus contribute to the academic excellence of the TSE - Foundation Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation and the University Toulouse Capitole.


  • Address key economic and social issues: our researchers' work leads to a better understanding of the economic forces and institutions that govern the world we live in. We strive to develop an innovative culture grounded in real-world issues.
  • Contribute to public debate: we aim at bringing academic insights to practitioners to help businesses, NGOs, governmental bodies and regulatory institutions address societal challenges.

TSE-P is governed by an Executive Committee and managed by a Director, supported by his team.

  • Yassine LEFOUILI, TSE-P Director and Professor, University Toulouse Capitole
  • Jean TIROLE, TSE-P Scientific Director

Members of the Executive Committee:

  • Bernard BELLOC, TSE-P Executive Committee President 
  • Sophie BÉJEAN, Rector of the Occitanie academic region
  • Pierre CARLI, Former Chairman of the Board of Caisse d'Epargne Midi-Pyrénées
  • Hugues KENFACK, Head of the University Toulouse Capitole
  • Georges MOLINS-YSAL, Professor Emeritus, University Toulouse Capitole
  • Pierre MONSAN, Professor Emeritus, INSA Toulouse
  • Christian PONCET, Chairman of the Board of Régie Municipale d'Electricité de Toulouse
  • Patrick REY, Professor, University Toulouse Capitole

The main objective of the thematic centers is to foster research activities and to showcase academic outputs at TSE in a thematic area.
These centers are created around wide, overreaching topics with the scope to cover a range of industrial and policy issues affecting society at all levels.

As of today, six thematic centers are up and operational:


Synergies between academics and partners have played a significant role in the creation of TSE and in its development ever since. Partnership research serves both academics and partners today too. It enables partners to build a privileged relationship with a team of researchers and to encourage independently conducted and validated research on issues of their own. Partnership research also adds a new dimension to academic research, by directly confronting academics with the real-world issues that private or public decision-makers need to address.
Collaborations within the framework of partnership research can take different forms, such as support to a thematic research center, the creation of a research chair and other types of specific research initiatives.
TSE-P as well as TSE can sign various types of agreements with its partners (most of the time gift agreements, but not exclusively).

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#2022 Activity Report - Research Partnerships and Centers

This report celebrates a busy year of productive interactions with decision-makers. 

Report Research Partnerships and Centers

It is divided into four main sections:


See also the activity reports of the TSE - Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation