Who we are

Between industrial reality, environmental constraints and expectations of consumers and governments, the European electricity industry is accelerating the transformation that started 15 years ago of which we can identify the contours but not yet the final outcome. The Chaire EEM is based on the conviction that this mutation needs to continue but at a sustainable pace that reflects the requirements and the inevitable inertia of an industry that is both capital-intensive and the heart of the economic and social life of European countries. The Chaire EEM will seek to contribute to the understanding of the changes underway and to develop a rigorous academic research programme focused on electricity issues.

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Our objectivesObjectives

European electricity markets are on the move. Liberalisation, market integration and re-regulation, prices, investment and competition, technological change, smart grids and demand management – European electricity markets are undergoing profound changes that raise numerous theoretical and industrial challenges and offer important opportunities to those able to anticipate them. France, Germany and the United Kingdom, to name just three major European countries, are currently implementing far-reaching national reforms of their electricity sectors, all in a context of an ever closer integration of European electricity markets.

The Chaire European Electricity Markets (CEEM) of the University Paris-Dauphine has the threefold purpose (1) to realise an ambitious research program on European electricity markets, (2) to provide a forum where experts from academia, industry and stakeholders can exchange their views and (3) to help train future executives of the electricity industry.

Research areasResearch

The academic research of the Chaire EEM will be characterised by a plurality of approaches while remaining vigilant that the methodological standards of the best international journals (Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Energy Economics, Electricity Journal, European Review of Energy Markets ...) are respected. The problems and methods of econometrics, industrial economics, game theory and institutional economics will receive special attention in order to analyze and understand the current status and possible future trajectories of the European electricity industry.

Research area #1
Price formation in European electricity markets in conjunction with contingent markets, especially for gas and CO2; special attention will be paid in this context to the changing costs of different technologies (nuclear, renewable energy etc.).

Research area #2
The organization, structural change and regulation of electricity markets in Europe with special attention given to the design and implementation of capacity market and the use of long-term contracts.

Research area #3
Transmission, distribution, smart grids, storage and the management of electricity demand with special attention to financing investments in this area.

Our teamTeam

Who are they ?

Steering committeeCommittee

The governance of the Chaire EEM will follow the framework established for all Chaires at Dauphine which is organised around the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee's responsibilities include: (1) defining of the Chaire’s research program and its further utilisation; (2) Determining the composition of the Chaire’s research team; (3) Defining and reviewing the annual budget as well as verifying the commitments of the Chaire EEM; (4) Validating the annual report on the progress of the Chaire’s work established under the responsibility of the scientific director.

Cédric Léonard
Responsable, Pôle Études Économiques, Département Marchés, RTE

Jan Horst Keppler
Scientific director of the Chaire EEM

Jean-Arnold Vinois
Honorary Director of the European Commission and Special Advisor to Commissioner

Jean-François Conil-Lacoste
Chairman of the Management Board of EPEX SPOT

Marc Bussieras
Group Strategy Director, EDF

Patrice Bruel
Directeur Régulation, EDF

Patrice Geoffron
Director of Axis 3

Prof. Alfred Voss
President of the scientific Council of the CEEM, Institute for Energy Economics (University of Stuttgart)

Sandra Bouscal
Director of the Foundation Paris-Dauphine

Thomas Veyrenc
Director of Markets and Regulatory Affairs, RTE

Vincent Pichon
Directeur, Département de la Stratégie, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts (CDC)

Scientific councilBoard

In addition to the Steering Committee whose existence is specifically foreseen in the Chaire’s Partnership Agreement, the Chaire EEM will have a Scientific Council. The Scientific Council will be Chaireed by an eminent scientific authority and will unite a small number of top researchers who will develop the outlines of the research programme to be submitted to the Steering Committee. It will also ensure a high level of the methodological standards of the Chaire’s research.

Anna Creti
Director of Axis 1

Dominique Finon
Director of Axis 2

Jan Horst Keppler
Scientific director of the Chaire EEM

Patrice Geoffron
Director of Axis 3

Prof. Alfred Voss
President of the scientific Council of the CEEM, Institute for Energy Economics (University of Stuttgart)

Prof. David Newbery
Electricity Policy Research Group (Cambridge University),

Prof. Jacques Percebois
CREDEN (Université de Montpellier).

Prof. John Parsons
Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (MIT),

Prof. William D’Haeseleer
University of Leuven Energy Institute

Follow-up committeeBoard

Anna Creti
Director of Axis 1

Audrey Mahuet
Head of Market Design and Customer Relations, EPEXSPOT

Cédric Léonard
Responsable, Pôle Études Économiques, Département Marchés, RTE

Dominique Finon
Director of Axis 2

Jan Horst Keppler
Scientific director of the Chaire EEM

Marc Bussieras
Group Strategy Director, EDF

Michel Cruciani
Researcher

Patrice Geoffron
Director of Axis 3

Sandra Bouscal
Director of the Foundation Paris-Dauphine

Thomas Veyrenc
Director of Markets and Regulatory Affairs, RTE

Review boardReview

Small group responsible for assuring that the articles are in compliance with the spirit and objectives of the Chaire European Electricity Markets.

Audrey Mahuet
Head of Market Design and Customer Relations, EPEXSPOT

Cédric Léonard
Responsable, Pôle Études Économiques, Département Marchés, RTE

Jan Horst Keppler
Scientific director of the Chaire EEM

Marc Bussieras
Group Strategy Director, EDF

Patrice Geoffron
Director of Axis 3

Thomas Veyrenc
Director of Markets and Regulatory Affairs, RTE

Vincent Pichon
Directeur, Département de la Stratégie, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts (CDC)

Yannick Le Pen
Researcher

ResearchersResearchers

Contributing to the research.

Alexandre Coquentin
Research Support

Alvaro Alcazar Andaluz
Researcher

Anna Creti
Director of Axis 1

Antoine Verrier
Doctoral Student

Cédric Clastres
Researcher

Charlotte Boureau
Research Support

Charlotte Scouflaire
Doctoral Student

Dominique Finon
Director of Axis 2

Fabien Roques
Researcher

Guillaume Dezobry
Associate Professor, Université d’Amiens and Lawyer at Paris bar

Hyun Jin Julie Yu
Researcher

Jan Horst Keppler
Scientific director of the Chaire EEM

Julien Fouquau
Associate Professor, Rouen Business School

Manuel Villavicencio
Doctoral Student

María Eugenia Sanin
Assistant Professor, Université d´Evry Val d´Essonne

Marie Bessec
Researcher

Marie Petitet
Researcher

Mauricio Cepeda
Researcher

Michel Cruciani
Researcher

Morwenna Guichoux
Researcher

Patrice Geoffron
Director of Axis 3

Patricia Van Horn Florin
Independent Researcher and Energy Consultant

Régis Bourbonnais
Assistant Professor, University Paris-Dauphine

Sébastien Phan
Researcher

Stéphane Goutte
Researcher

Thao Pham
Researcher

William Meunier
Research Support

Yannick Le Pen
Researcher

Yuanjing Li
Researcher