Microeconomix is a team of passionate and enthusiastic economists and engineers.
All the senior consultants at Microeconomix hold PhDs in economics and are versatile top-level engineers and economists, with exceptional analytic and research skills. Microeconomix is able to extend the scope of its economic arguments by offering clients the research expertise and credentials of renowned academic experts.
François Lévêque is professor of law and economics at Mines ParisTech. His research, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property rights and network regulation.
Graduated in engineering from Agro, he started his academic activity with a PhD thesis in economics (1982) on forest property rights and their consequences on the industrial organization of pulp and paper sector. His research on forest economics terminated in 1989 with the publication of a reference textbook in French. Then he begun to work on the protection of intellectual property rights, in particular with respect to patent extension for biotechnology inventions and to the reduction of bio-diversity - a topic he addressed in a book in 1993. Since this date his research has progressively enlarged to the study of environmental policies, regulatory reforms, and competition law enforcement. He published in 1996 at Edward Elgar a seminal book on the setting process of European environmental laws, and a series of books at Kluwer Academic Publisher on environmental agreements (1999). He wrote a French textbook for undergraduate students in economics of regulation at La Découverte (1998). He edited a book on merger remedies in EU and US competition law (Edward Elgar, 2002) and another one on Transport Pricing of Electricity Networks (Kluwer Academic Publisher, 2003). He is the co-author of the first textbook in Economic Analysis of Intellectual Property Law (La Découverte, 2003). He recently edited a book on Competitive Electricity Markets and Sustainability (Edward Elgar, 2006). He wrote several papers in academic journals, including Energy Policy, World Competition, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, La Revue Lamy de la Concurrence, Concurrences, Electricity Journal, Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues. He launched in 2007 an academic blog, Energypolicyblog.com. During the past fifteen years his research has focused on the assessing of policy instruments (e.g., tariffs in electricity transmission, co-venants, merger control,) and of policy reforms (e.g., gas and electricity French and EU laws, European Commission proposals for Community patent and software protection, modernization of EU competition policy).
He taught economics of natural resources at the Ecole des mines de Paris (1984-1990), environmental economics at EHESS (1997-2001) and at Pavia University (1999-2002), EU Competition Law at the Boalt Law School, University of California at Berkeley (2002-2007). He created in 1999 a new major in law and economics at the Ecole des mines. He has taught industrial economics at the Ecole des mines since 1996.
His consulting activity is aligned with his academic interests. He has been regularly commissioned by the French government, OECD and the European Commission to undertake consultancy and participate to advisory committees. François Lévêque has also founded Microeconomix in 2002.
Gildas de Muizon is the managing partner and CEO of Microeconomix.
He has an extensive experience advising clients on a variety of competition law issues. He manages a team of senior economists and econometricians and provides sound economic expertise applied to antitrust and competition Law proceedings (abuse of dominance, cartels, mergers & acquisitions, compliance audits). He has advised clients in major merger or antitrust cases at the European and French levels. He has provided several written and oral testimonies in competition policy cases.
Gildas graduated in executive science and management from Mines ParisTech (2001) and received his PhD in economics from University of Paris X and CERNA (2006).
She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Mines ParisTech, where she wrote a dissertation on switching costs and competition in the French retail banking industry. Specialist of this sector, she was one of the experts consulted on the issues of switching costs for a report carried out for the French Ministry of Industry. She worked for Eurogroup as a consultant for banking industry prior to joining Microeconomix.
Besides her expertise in the banking sector, Nathalie has specialized in pricing strategies and vertical relations. She has worked in a series of antitrust cases and competition audits across several industries including luxury, plywood, electrical material, grocery and oil.
In parallel to her activites as a senior consultant, Nathalie continue to teach economics at the ENSTA.
Marta is a senior economist specializing in competition policy. Before joining Microeconomix, she was a senior consultant at Bates White, Washington DC, United States.
She has worked on a range of competition cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities. She has experience in all aspects of competition policy including mergers, agreements and abuse of dominance.
She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Tilburg University.
Emmanuel Frot received his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. He also holds a MSc in Engineering Science from the Ecole Centrale Paris. He joined Microeconomix in 2010, as a senior econometrician. He strengthens the quantitative and econometric expertise of the firm. He intervenes in legal procedures on competition issues (concentration, cartel damages evaluation, etc.), but also in energy market analysis.
Emmanuel took part to various projects as an econometrician. He worked as a consultant for the OECD Development Centre, and for the Swedish International Water Institute. His collaboration with the OECD resulted in a series of working papers published at the Centre, and in peer-reviewed journals. He also participated to a report for the Spanish presidency of the European Union about the relationship between aid flows and economic crises. Some of his works are summarized on the VoxEU website.
His expertise in quantitative techniques completes his knowledge in applied economics, and in particular in public economics. He participated to the redaction of an introductory book on this subject.
Sidy Diop joined Microeconomix in 2013. He holds a PhD in industrial economics from Mines ParisTech. He reinforces the economic and financial expertise of Microeconomix in cases with an international dimension, including international arbitration, regulation of network industries in emerging markets, and advisory in project financing in developing countries.
Before joining Microeconomix, Sidy spent three years as an international civil servant (Economist Country Manager) with the Islamic Development Bank. He was responsible for the Bank's investments in several countries in West Africa (selection of projects, financial arrangements, policy dialogue, monitoring of performance, etc.). He also participated in drafting many reports on projects financing and development.
Besides his international experience, Sidy Diop is an expert of the telecommunication sector and the digital economy. Following his thesis on the “Economic Analysis of the Digitization of Information Exchanges Between Companies”, he worked for four years with the French regulatory authority for telecommunications (ARCEP) within the Department of Economic Affairs and Planning. He worked there on a wide range of issues including pricing, retail and wholesale offers, market analysis, optical fiber roll-out incentives, Net Neutrality, control of remedies, costs modeling, etc.
Ignacio Inoa joined Microeconomix in 2015 as an econometrician and data scientist. He received his Ph.D in Economics from the Université de Cergy-Pontoise. He also holds a Master of Applied Econometrics from the same university and an MSc in Economics of Markets and Organizations from the Toulouse School of Economics.
Ignacio strengthens the econometrics and data practice of Microeconomix and he works on all the quantitative analysis cases.
Before joining Microeconomix, Ignacio was as an assistant econometrician working on the analysis of investment decisions under risk for a consultancy company.
Ignacio took part to various research projects modelling household decisions on residential location and workplace using discrete choice econometrics. He collaborated with the following projects: Household Mobility - Individual and Collective Decisions (PREDIT-ADEME), Micro-simulation for the Prospective of Sustainable Cities in Europe (European Commission) and, Impact on Residents and Employment of the Great Paris Transport Network (Société du Grand Paris).
After graduating from Network Industries and the Digital Economy program with a master degree, Nicolas Hary joined Microeconomix in October 2013.
Nicolas is an economist in the Energy practice of Microeconomix. He is also a Ph.D. student at the Centre of Industrial Economics at MINES ParisTech (formerly the Ecole des mines de Paris). His research focuses on modelling of electrical systems.
Ahmed joined Microeconomix in 2014. He holds an engineer degree from Supélec and a master degree from IREN.
Ahmed is an Economist in the Energy practice of Microeconomix. He is also a Ph.D. student at the Centre of Industrial Economics at MINES ParisTech. His research focuses on modelling of electrical systems.