Emmanuelle Auriol

Emmanuelle Auriol

Professor of Economics, Toulouse 1 Capitole University

Research interests

Theory of Organization
Industrial Organization
Development Economics


After a PhD at the University of Toulouse I, and postdoctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Emmanuelle Auriol joined in 1933 the Toulouse School of Economics as an assistant professor. She passed in 1996 the French national competitive examination “agrégation des universités” and became a professor at the University of Aix-Marseille II. She was recruited back as a full professor at the Toulouse School of Economics in 1998. Her work, which combines theoretical and empirical approaches, focuses on public economics, industrial economics 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, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and International Journal of Industrial Organization, among others. She is a bronze medalist of the CNRS (2003), a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (junior2003, senior 2016) and of the Conseil d'Analyse Economique, 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 Cercle des Economistes and the author of the multiple award-winning book "Pour en finir avec les mafias -- sexe, drogue et clandestins : et si on légalisait ?" published by Armand Colin as well as of "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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