Professor, ULiege | LCII Scientific Director

Full Professor at the Department of Economics of HEC Liege, University of Liège since 2007, he teaches microeconomics at the bachelor level and industrial economics, game theory and economics of competition and regulation at the master level. Axel obtained his PhD in economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain in April 2001. Before joining the University of Liège, he worked as a research associate at the University of Bonn and at the University St-Louis in Brussels.

Axel Gautier is doing research in the field of industrial economics. His current researches focus mainly on regulation of network industries and competition policy and he actively contributes to the literature in these fields. In recent years, he worked on topics such as energy regulation, universal service obligations, settlement in competition policy and pricing of standard essential patents. He has published in international peer-reviewed journal such as European Economic Review, Economica, Economic Theory, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics and the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Axel Gautier manages several important research project: “Beyond incentives regulation”, financed by the FNRS,  “Competition and Innovation”, financed by the University of Liège and ’Energy transition: consumers and network’ financed by the Walloon region.

Axel Gautier is co-founder and co-director of the LCII (Liège Competition and Innovation Institute).

Curriculum Vitae:


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Renewable Energy Communities 0 Days October 18, 2022
Econ Seminar: Acquisitions in the Digital Economy 0 Days April 29, 2022
Algorithmic collusion and the EU’s AI Regulation proposal: living apart together 0 Days June 7, 2021
LCII Brown Bag Seminar series 0 Days March 1, 2019

Liege Competition and Innovation Institute
University of Liege (ULg)
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs, 1, Bât. B 33
BE-4000 Liege

Phone: +32 4 366.31.30
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