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Prof. Dr. Pierre Picard

Pierre Picard

Full professor in Microeconomics

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Department Department of Economics and Management
Postal Address Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Campus Office G 118
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6289

Professor Pierre M. Picard graduated as a civil engineer at the University of Louvain. After working some years in the telecom industry, he obtained a M.B.A. at the Katholiek Universiteit van Leuven (1994) and completed a Ph.D. in Management Science and Economics at the University of Louvain (1998). Since then he teached Micro-economics Industrial Organization, Spatial Economics and Managerial Economics at the Economics Department of the University of Manchester. He has also been invited lecturer at the University of Louvain, University of Namur and University of Liège. He is now professor at the University of Luxembourg and teaching Industrial Organization, Regional Economics and Public Economics.

Pierre M. Picard is interested in topics linking the fields of public economics, industrial organization, spatial and regional economics and economic geography. His research includes theoretical works about the following issues: privatization, information technologies, spatial interactions and city formation, firms agglomeration, international trade, fiscal federalism, etc. He has articles published or forthcoming in recognized international journals like Journal of Public Economics, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Journal of the European Association, Journal of Development Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, World Bank Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Canadian Journal of Economics, the International Economic Review, Journal of International Economics.

Electronic version of his research papers: http://ideas.repec.org/

CV to download

Personal website:


Last updated on: Tuesday, 08 March 2022

Education - universities attended

  • 1994-98, Ph. D., Faculty of Economic, Social Science and Management, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • 1992-94, Master of Business Administration, Faculty of Applied Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Distinction).
  • 1983-88, Civil Engineer, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, (High Distinction).

Previous employment and appointments held

  • 1998-99, Lecturer in Industrial Organizations (part time), University of Liège, Belgium
  • 1998-99, Post-doctorate on Fiscal Federalism Department of Public Economics, Faculté Universitaire Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium
  • 1994-98, Research Assistant for Ph.D., Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Academic appointments

  • 2008-, Professor in Micro-Economics, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg
  • 2004-2008, Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Economic Studies, University of Manchester
  • 1999-2004, Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Economic Studies, University of Manchester

Visiting appointments/secondments

  • 2007-8, Research Visit, Funded by Research In Brussels, ECARES, Free University of Brussels
  • 2004-6, Research Fellow and Lecturer, CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain, Funded by SSTC, Belgium.
  • 2004-6, Lecturer in Industrial Organizations (part time), University of Namur, FUNDP
  • 1998-9, Lecturer in Industrial Organization, University of Liege

Memberships of academic and professional bodies

CEPR junior fellow (2001-3); CORE Associate Fellow (2002-); Member of the American Economic
Association (2001-); Member of the European Economic Association (2001-); Research Fellow; IZA (Institute
for the Study of Labor, Bonn; 2007-).

CV_Picard P

Last updated on: 11 Mar 2019

Pierre M. Picard currently teaches at the University of Luxembourg

  • Industrial Economics (3 UG)
  • Regional and Urban Economics (3 UG)
  • Public Economics (Master 2)
  • Research Topics in Regional and Urban economics (Master 2)
  • Research Seminars in Economic Theory (PhD)

Pierre M. Picard is responsible for the Doctoral Studies in Economics and Finance (www.dsef.uni.lu)

Last updated on: 08 Mar 2012

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