Yassine Lefouili


Office address:

Toulouse School of Economics

Manufacture des Tabacs

21 Allée de Brienne

31000 Toulouse - France

Academic Positions:

2010 -  ...    : Maître de conférences, Toulouse School of Economics, Univ. of Toulouse, France

2009 - 2010 : Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), Belgium


2005 - 2009 : Ph.D., Economics, Paris School of Economics - Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

2004 - 2005 : M.S., Statistics and Economics, ENSAE

                    M.A., Economics, Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

2001 - 2004 : B.S., Applied Mathematics and Economics ("Ingénieur" Degree), Ecole Polytechnique

Main Research Fields

Industrial Organization, Economics of Intellectual Property, Competition Policy, Law and Economics.

Refereed Journal Articles

Tying in Two-Sided Markets with Multi-Homing: Corrigendum and Comment (with Jay Pil Choi and Bruno Jullien), The Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming.

Invalid but Infringed? An Analysis of the Bifurcated Patent Litigation System (with Katrin Cremers, Fabian Gaessler, Dietmar Harhoff and Christian Helmers), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 131 (2016), 218-242.

Does Competition Spur Innovation? The Case of Yardstick Competition, Economics Letters, vol. 137 (2015), 135-139.

Optimal Licensing of Uncertain Patents in the Shadow of Litigation (with Rabah Amir and David Encaoua), Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 88 (2014), 320-338.

Leniency Programs for Multimarket Firms: The Effect of Amnesty Plus on Cartel Formation (with Catherine Roux), International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 30 (2012), 624-640.

Licensing "Weak" Patents (with David Encaoua), The Journal of Industrial Economics, vol. 57 (2009), 492-525.

Choosing Intellectual Protection: Imitation, Patent Strength and Licensing (with David Encaoua), Annals of Economics and Statistics, vol. 79-80 (2005) , 241-271.
Reprinted in Contributions in Memory of Zvi Griliches, 2010, NBER Book edited by J. Mairesse and M. Tratjenberg.

Working Papers / Work in Progress

Cross-Licensing and Competition (with Doh-Shin Jeon), R&R, RAND Journal of Economics.

Privacy Protection (with Bruno Jullien and Michael Riordan)

Privacy and Quality (with Ying Lei Toh)

Patent-Licensing Networks (with Doh-Shin Jeon)

What to Buy When Forum Shopping? Analyzing Court Selection in Patent Litigation (with Fabian Gaessler)

The Effect of Fee Shifting on Litigation: Evidence from a Court Reform in the UK (with Christian Helmers, Brian Love and Luke McDonagh)

Entry and Merger Policy (with Laure Jaunaux and Wilfried Sand-Zantman)

Collusion in Two-Sided Markets (with Joana Pinho)

Demand Shocks, Learning-by-Doing and Exclusion (with Catherine Bobtcheff and Claude Crampes)

Book Reviews

Emmanuel Combe, Le low cost (in French), Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement, 92 (3), 331-335.


Toulouse School of Economics and Toulouse Law School (2010 - ...)
Topics and Cases in Competition Policy 1 (graduate)
Topics and Cases in Competition Policy 2 (graduate)
Workshop on the Law and Economics of Competition Policy (graduate)
Competition Law in Practice (graduate)
Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property (graduate)
Market Regulation in the Digital World (graduate)
Industry Regulation (graduate)
Industrial Organization (graduate)
Microeconomics (undergraduate)
Market Organization (graduate)

Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2005 - 2009)
Risk and Insurance (graduate)
Teaching assistant in Microeconomics (undergraduate), Industrial Organization (graduate), Macroeconomics (undergraduate), Applied Statistics (undergraduate), Introductory Economics (undergraduate)

Administrative and Scientific Duties:

Co-organizer of the Competition Policy Seminar, 2014 - 2017

Director of the Master's Program "Economics and Competition Law" , 2013 - 2015

Member of the Educational Board of TSE, 2013 - 2015

Co-manager of the Toulouse Network for Information Technology, 2011 - 2014

Secretary of the Industrial Organization Research Group of TSE, 2010 - 2013

Co-organizer of the Workshop on Information Technology and Intellectual Property, 2011 - 2013

Co-organizer of the Industrial Organization Workshop, 2010 - 2012 

Conference Organization:

Co-organizer of the 2014 Meeting of the Toulouse Network for Information Technology, October 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Co-organizer of the 2013 Meeting of the Toulouse Network for Information Technology, October 2013, Redmond, Washington.

Co-organizer of the 2012 Meeting of the Toulouse Network for Information Technology, September 2012, Washington, D.C.


Games and Economic Behavior, Information Economics and Policy, International Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Management Science, Oxford Economic Papers, Papers in Regional Science, RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Industrial Organization,
Review of Law and Economics, Revue d'Economie Politique, Revue Economique, Revue Française d'Economie. 

Honors and Fellowships:

NET Institute Grant (with Doh-Shin Jeon), 2014

NET Institute Grant (with Doh-Shin Jeon), 2013

'Teacher of the Year' award by the TSE student magazine (TSEconomist), 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship, CORE - UCL, 2009-2010

A Research Fund Postdoctoral Grant, 2009

PhD Dissertation Award, Chancellerie des Universités de Paris, 2009

Invited speaker at the Econometric Society European Winter Meetings, Cambridge, 2008

Doctoral Fellowship from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, 2005-2008

Full Scholarship, Ecole Polytechnique, 2001-2004