Toulouse School of Economics

Thomas-Olivier Léautier

Toulouse School of Economics, EDF (Paris)
Chief Economist & Associate Research Director

Thomas-Olivier is Chief Economist at EDF since 2020. He also works as Associate Research Director at the Toulouse School of Economics, where he designs and leads multiple executive education programs : Electricity & Gas Industry, Pass Cadre, Pass MPL and Pass MDL. Prior to joining the University of Toulouse, Thomas-Olivier was Director, Risk Measurement and Control for Alcan Inc., a global aluminium and packaging firm based in Montréal, where he set up the risk management infrastructure. Previously he worked as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm, where he was a leader in the North American Electric Power and Natural Gas and Risk Management practices. Thomas-Olivier has been published in numerous academic journals such as « the Energy Journal », « the Journal of Regulatory Economics » and « the Journal of Economics and Management Science ». 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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Claude Crampes, Thomas-Olivier Léautier White certificates and competition


Tradable certificates are a good tool to promote economic activities when they increase the social surplus. White certificates are counterproductive, because although they encourage activities aimed at reducing energy consumption, these activities are “credence goods,” i.e., goods whose real (...)


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