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Main Field: Industrial Organization, Contracts and Auctions
Second Field: Environmental Economics

Estelle Cantillon is a professor of economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, an associate member at the Toulouse School of Economics and a research fellow at CEPR (London). Her research lies at the boundary between market design and industrial organization and typically combines theory and data. She has published on auctions, procurement, competition between exchanges, and assignment problems. Her current research focuses on the design of emissions markets, price discovery in the electricity wholesale market and school choice. 

Estelle cofounded Matching in Practice (, a network of researchers working on matching applications in education. She is currently joint Managing Editor of the Economic Journal and an Associate Editor of the RAND journal of Economics and sits on the Economics Council of OXERA, the steering committee of Re-Bel (Rethinking Belgium) and the advisory board of WZB Berlin.

Estelle holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University (David A. Wells Prize for Best Ph.D. Dissertation) and has held faculty appointments at Yale University, Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Selected Works:

Budish, E. and E. Cantillon (2012),  The Multi-unit Assignment Problem: Theory and Evidence from Course Allocation at Harvard, American Economic Review, August 2012, 102(5), 2237-71.

Asker, J. and E. Cantillon (2010), Procurement when Price and Quality Matter, Rand Journal of Economics, 41(1), Spring 2010, 1-34.

Asker, J. and E. Cantillon (2008), Properties of Scoring Auctions, Rand Journal of Economics, 39(1), Spring 2008, 69-85.

Arozamena L. and E. Cantillon (2004), Investment Incentives in Procurement Auctions, Review of Economic Studies, 71(1), January 2004, 1-18.

ECON S 452 Environmental Economics

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