Thank you for visiting my webpage! Here is a short bio, I am:

  • PhD candidate at PSL - Paris-Dauphine University - Dauphine Research in Management (DRM - UMR CNRS 7088) - Management & Organizations lab. My supervisor is Pr. Eric Brousseau;
  • Member of research team of the Governance and Regulation Chair;
  • Research Engineer (CIFRE ) for Orange Labs - SENSE lab (Sociology and Economics of Networks and Services). My supervisor is Dr. Kevin Mellet.

As a PhD candidate, I study the online advertising market and, more precisely, the way this market tends to be self-regulated by specific organizations like trade associations, metrics producers and standard-setters. I address these issues through case studies (e.g. ad-blocking, data quality) and pay attention to the practices of the market actors. My theoretical approach is connecting economic sociology and competition dynamics.

Keywords: online advertising, digital advertising, self-regulation, trade associations, standards.

Before starting my PhD in October 2016, I worked for one year in the field of public affairs for a main French renewable energy producer (ENGIE). I graduated from Sciences Po Strasbourg (Master in Economic and Regulatory Law) and I hold a Master of Business, Competition and Regulatory Law (LLM program) from the Freie Universität Berlin and a Master in Digital Economics and Network Industries (IREN) from Paris-Dauphine.

You can find my detailed CV here (English version / French version).


  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 2018 (SASE) - Kyoto (Japan);
  • Instiutional and Organizational Economics Academy 2018 (IOEA) - Cargese (Corsica, France);
  • Colloque "Marques, Publicité et Création Audiovisuelle" organized by Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle University, IRCAV & IRMECCEN - 8th & 9th february 2018 - Paris (France);
  • Instiutional and Organizational Economics Academy 2017 (IOEA) - Cargese (Corsica, France).

Works in progress

Teaching - January 2019

Introductory courses in economics for law students - Master in Economic and Regulatory Law (Science-Po Strasbourg):

  • Network economics and regulation;
  • Digital economics and regulation.

For any further information, you can contact me by mail: theophile.megali[at] or via LinkedIn.