Emmanuelle Auriol studied Economics at the University of Toulouse where she received her PhD in 1992. She is a professor at Toulouse School of Economics and fellow of the IUF, EEA, CEPR, EUDN, CESifo, and a member of the EEA Council and of the executive committee of EUDN. Her research interests include industrial organization, regulation, labor economy, collective decision making and development economics. Auriol studies government conduct and performance with a special focus on developing economies. She relies both on theory and empirical studies to derive policy recommendations on industrial organization issues such as privatization, regulation or markets design. Throughout the years she has received several grants and awards for her research, which has been published in top international journals.