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 holds the position of Chief Economist at TotalEnergies, after serving as Chief Economist and Director of Corporate University for Management at EDF.

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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