Short Bio


Paul Belleflamme graduated in economics at the University of Namur (1991), where he received his doctoral degree in economics (1997). He also holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Columbia University (1992). In 1998, he became lecturer in economics at Queen Mary, University of London, where he obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) in November 2001. Since September 2002, Paul is professor of economics at UCLouvain, where he is attached to the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) and to the Louvain School of Management (LSM). From January 2017 to August 2018, Paul took a leave of absence from UCLouvain so as to acquire new experiences; during that period, he was professor at AMSE (Aix-Marseille School of Economics) and visiting professor at Kedge Business School.

Paul’s main research area is theoretical industrial organisation, with a special focus on innovation in the digital economy (which is also the main topic of his blog, Paul has published widely in leading economics journals and he co-authored two books with Martin Peitz: Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies (Cambridge University Press, 2010 and 2015) and The Economics of Platforms: Concepts and Strategy (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Paul is a fellow of the CESifo Research Network. He is associate editor of Journal of Economics and managing editor of Regards Economiques and DialogEco. He also served as associate editor of Information Economics and Policy, and of Review of Network Economics.

(Google Scholar profile / IDEAS RePEc page / SSRN page / Semantic Scholar page)


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