Professor of Economics

Université de Cergy-Pontoise, THEMA

Co-editor : International Journal of Industrial Organization

Associate editor: Annales d’Economie et de Statistiques

THEMA, Université de Cergy-Pontoise

33 boulevard du port
95011 Cergy CEDEX, France

Tel: 33/0 1 34 25 61 73

Fax: 33/0 1 34 25 62 33


E-mail: regrenault[at]wanadoo.fr





Industrial organization
Contract theory




Full Vitae,  


  • Ph.D. in Economics: University of Virginia, 1993.
  • Maîtrise in Economics, Université de Bordeaux 1, 1988.
  • Diplôme de l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, 1985 .

Professional experience

  • Professor, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, since 2001.
  • Professor, Université de Caen, 1998-2001.
  • Assistant Professor, Université de Toulouse 1, 1993-1998.
  • Teaching assistant, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, 1992-1993.
  • Instructor, University of Virginia, 1991-1992.
  • Teaching asistant, University of Virginia, 1989-1991.


Journal Articles


"Experience Benefits and Firm Organization" with Ingela Alger and Ching-to Albert Ma, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Contributions. Forthcoming, (2012)

« When does a firm disclose product information ? » with Frédéric Koessler, Rand Journal of Economics, forthcoming.  (2012)


“The advertising mix for a search good” with Simon P. Anderson, CEPR Discussion Paper No 8756, Management Science, forthcoming (2012).


"Assessing the extent of strategic manipulation for the average voting rule." with Alain Trannoy, Spanish Economic Review Investigaciones Economicas, forthcoming,.(2011)

“Comparative advertising: disclosing horizontal match information.” 
(Long version) with Simon P. Anderson, Rand Journal of Economics, 40, p. 558-581, (2009)


"Status and incentives" with Emmanuelle Auriol, Rand Journal of Economics, vol. 39, No. 1, p. 305-326 (Spring 2008).


"Screening ethics when honest agents keep their word"  with Ingela Alger, Economic Theory, 30, p 291-311 (2007).

"Information externalities with lump sum sampling" with Carole Haritchabalet, The Canadian Journal of Economics,  (39)3 p. 1005-1022 (August 2006).

“Advertising content” with Simon P. Anderson; The American Economic Review, vol. 96, No 1, p. 93-113 (March, 2006)

“Screening ethics when honest agents care about fairness" with Ingela Alger; The International Economic Review, vol. 47 No. 1, p 59-85 (February, 2006).

“The bayesian average voting game with a large population” with Alain Trannoy, Économie Pulique, vol. 17(2) (2005), p 57-69.

“Protecting minorities through the average voting rule” with Alain Trannoy, The Journal of Public Economic Theory, 7(2) p 169-199.
“Efficiency and surplus bounds in Cournot competition.” with Simon P. Anderson. The Journal of Economic Theory, 113, p 253-264.

“Incentive hierarchies” with Emmanuelle Auriol, Annales d'Economie et de Statistiques, No. 63-64, p 261-282.

“Privately observed time horizons in repeated games.” Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 33,
p 117-125.

“Consumer information and firm pricing: negative externalities from improved information.” with
Simon P. Anderson, International Economic Review, vol. 41 No, 3, p 721-742.

“Pricing, product diversity and search costs; a Bertrand-Chamberlin-Diamond model.” with Simon
P. Anderson, The Rand Journal of Economics: vol. 20, No. 4, p 719-735.

“Produits Différenciés et Information Imparfaite des Consommateurs” with Simon P. Anderson, Revue Economique, vol. 47, p 425-435.


Book Chapters

« Price discrimination » with Simon P. Anderson, in “A handbood of transport economics.”, André de Palma, Robin Lindsey, Emile Quinet and Roger Vickerman eds. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK – Northhampton, MA, USA. 2011.  


“Tarification discriminante” with Simon P. Anderson, in “La tarification des transports: enjeux et défis”, André de Palma and Émile Quinet eds. Economica, 2005.

Working Papers

“Push-me Pull-You: comparative advertising in the OTC analgesics industry.” (2012) Appendix, with Simon Anderson, Federico Ciliberto and Jura Liaukonyte

“Entrepreneurial motives and performance” (2011)with Arnab Bhattacharjee, Jean Bonnet and Nicolas Le Pape

Courses: 2012-2013

Principes de la microéconomie. (in French)