Thomas-Olivier Léautier

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Thomas-Olivier Léautier is a professor of management at the University of Toulouse and a research director at the

Toulouse School of Economics. Currently, he is seconded to EDF, where he serves as Chief Economist and Director of Corporate University for Management.

Thomas-Olivier has worked in the electric power industry for more than twenty years, both as an academic and a practitioner, in North America and in Europe. He was a first-hand witness to the MidWest price spike in the summer of 1998, which foreshadows the energy crisis in Texas in the winter 2020, and the California power crisis in 2000/2001. He has been consulted on reforms of the power market in France. He has published numerous scientific articles on the design of electricity markets, and a textbook: “Imperfect markets and imperfect regulation: an introduction to the the microeconomics and political economy of power markets”(MIT Press, 2019).

Thomas-Olivier holds a PhD in Economics and a Master in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA, a Master in Science from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, France, and a Bachelor in Science from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France.

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