Paul Seabright


Professor of Economics
Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST)
Toulouse School of Economics

Paul Seabright is a Professor of Economics in the Toulouse School of Economics at the University of Toulouse, France. He is a member of theInstitut d’Economie Industrielle, the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy at DG-Competition of the European Commission, and Research Fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (since 1989). He also is a member and served as the Chairman of Bruegel’s Scientific Council, and served as Managing Editor of Economic Policy (2001-2007).

He was previously a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and of Churchill College, Cambridge. He was Assistant Director of Research and a Reader in Economics at the University of Cambridge until 2001.

Professor Seabright’s current research lies in three areas of microeconomics: industrial organization and competition policy; the economics of networks and the digital society; and behavioral economics (especially the integration of evolutionary biology and anthropology with an understanding of the development of economic institutions in the very long run). He has written widely on these topics in several journals and books.

He has also been a consultant to several governments, private firms and international organizations including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank, the European Commission and the United Nations.

Awards, Honors and Press:

  • 4th FUE-Diversity Prize, 2013
  • Shortlist, British Academy Book Prize 2005
  • American Express Bank Review Essay Award, 1991
  • Prize Fellowship (Philosophy and Economics), All Souls 1980
  • Webb Medley Senior Economics Prize, 1980
  • Gibbs Politics Prize, 1979


D.Phil. Economics, University of Oxford
M.Phil. Economics, University of Oxford

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