I am Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure) in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po Paris, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), where I also lead the Research and Policy Network on “Media Plurality”. I am also co-director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)’s “Evaluation of Democracy” research group. From 2015 to 2022, I was a Board member of the Agence France Presse (third largest international news agency in the world).

I completed my PhD at Harvard University in 2014. My research interests focus on political economy, industrial organization, and economic history. My work has been published in leading journals in Economics, including the Review of Economics Studies, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the European Economic Review, and Explorations in Economic History, as well as in several handbook chapters.

My research focuses on media economics, political participation and political attitudes.

I have already authored three books on the media: Saving the Media. Capitalism, Crowdfunding and Democracy, Paris, Le Seuil, 2015, translated in eleven different languages (English translation: Harvard University Press, 2016), L’Information à tout prix (with Nicolas Hervé and Marie-Luce Viaud, INA Editions, 2017), and L’information est un bien public. Refonder la propriété des médias (with Benoît Huet, Le Seuil, 2020). Saving the Media was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Best Book on Media of the 2016 edition of the “Prix des Assises du Journalisme”.

In Le prix de la démocratie (Paris, Fayard, 2018) (The Price of Democracy, Harvard University Press, 2020), I scrutinize contemporary democracy and propose radical new solutions for political funding. This book was awarded a “Prix Ethique” by Anticor, an association that combats corruption and helps restore ethics in politics, and the “Prix Pétrarque de l’Essai France Culture-Le Monde”.

For a portrait in French, see this article in Libération. For a video portrait, you can watch this video.

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Academic Position

Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure), Sciences Po Paris

Assistant Professor of Economics, Sciences Po Paris

Co-director of the “Evaluation fo Democracy” Research Group, Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)

Other Affiliations

Leader, Research and Policy Network on Media Plurality, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Economic History, Industrial Organization, and Public Economics Programs

Research Affiliate, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Research Affiliate, Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)


2018: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Sciences Po Paris
2010-2014: Harvard University, PhD in Economics
2008-2009: Special Student (Economics Department), Harvard University
2006-2008: M.A. in Economics, “Analyses et politiques économiques”, Paris School of Economics, with Highest Honours
2005-2006: B.A. in Econometrics, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, with Highest Honours
2005-2009: Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), Major in Economics


2019-: Sciences Po Paris, “Le prix de la démocratie : Médias, Participation et Elections” (graduate)
2017-: Sciences Po Paris, “The Economics of the Media: A Global Perspective” (graduate)
2015-2018: Sciences Po Paris, “The Future of the Media: New Models and Economic Perspectives” (graduate)
2014-: Sciences Po Paris, “Development Economics: Macroeconomic and Political Economic Issues” (graduate)
2014-2015: Paris School of Economics, “Aid, Debt and International Finance” (graduate)
2013-2016: CELSA, “Economics of the Media” (graduate)
Fall 2012: Telecom ParisTech, “Development Economics” (graduate)
2008-2011: Paris School of Economics & Harvard University, Teaching Fellow, Development, Macroeconomics and Political Economy (undergraduate and graduate)

Other Positions

2020-present: Board member, Société Éditrice du Monde (main French-language daily newspaper).
2020-present: President, Société des lecteurs du Monde.
2020-present: President and Founder, Un Bout des Médias (non-profit association promoting independent journalism and crowdfunding in the media sector).
2015-2022: Board member, Agence France Presse (third largest international news agency in the world).
2014-2017: Member of the Commission Economique de la Nation (non partisan Council of Economic Advisors to the French Finance Minister).