Nicolas Curien

French Audiovisual Regulator (ARCOM)
Member of the French Audiovisual Regulator

Born in 1950, Mr. Nicolas Curien graduated from École Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech. Nicolas Curien is currently member of the Conseil supérieur de l’Audiovisuel, the French Audiovisual Regulation. He is also Professor emeritus at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM, Paris) and associate researcher at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), within the Chair "Innovation & Regulation for Digital Services" (IRSN). From 2005 to 2011, he was a member of the Board of ARCEP, the French regulatory body for electronic communications and postal services. He began his career as an assistant professor at Telecom ParisTech, then as a manager at the Directorate for Telecommunications (the former France Telecom), in charge of economic studies. In 1986, he joined the Department of Defence as chief economist. In 1989, he was appointed deputy-director of the National School for Statistics and Economic Analysis (ENSAE), within the Department of Economy and Finance. In 1992, he was granted the chair “Telecommunications Economics and Policy” at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM). He also taught economics at École Polytechnique where he chaired the department of economics. He is a member of “Académie des Technologies” (the French National Academy of Engineering) as well as a founding member of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS). He wrote several books and a number of scientific articles in the fields of industrial organization, networks economics and digital economics.

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French Audiovisual Regulator (ARCOM)
French Audiovisual Regulator (ARCOM)
French Audiovisual Regulator (ARCOM)


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Bruno Lasserre, Edouard Geffray, Marc Bourreau, Marc Lebourges, Nicolas Curien, Philippe Chantepie, Sebastien Soriano Regulating a dominant model: Economy of digital platforms (Paris, 7 April 2015)


Platform regulation means adapting general laws to the digitalisation of the economy, whether general law concerns consumer protection, contracts between commercial partners, competition or data protection, rather than extending telecom rules which should on the contrary only apply to networks (...)

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