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Xavier Wauthy is Professor of Economics at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels (Belgium). He is also permanent research fellow at CORE (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve). His research interests range from Industrial Organization (with a special emphasis on oligopoly competition) to Spatial Economics (with a special emphasis on fiscal competition issues and regional development). He is also involved in various projects pertaining to the governance of higher education systems and the economics of intellectual property rights.

Contact Information
Phone: +32 2 211 7949
Fax: +32 2 211 7997
43 Blvd du Jardin Botanique
1000 Brussels, Belgium

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Current Appointments
Professor at FUSL


PhD, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Research Interests
Industrial Organization (with a special emphasis on oligopoly competition) and Spatial Economics (with a special emphasis on fiscal competition issues and regional development).


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Working Papers (Downloadable)
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Representative Publications
Ensuring quality provision through capacity regulation under price competition, with Nicolas Boccard, (2010), Berkeley Electronic Journal of Theoretical Economics, vol. 10,1 (Topics), article 47
On the Nature of Price competiton under Universal Service Obligation, with Axel Gautier, (2010), International Journal of Economic Theory, 6,3, pp. 311-326-
Market coverage and the nature of Differentiation: a note, (2010), Economics Bulletin, 30, 1129-1136
Equilibrium Vertical Differentiation in a Bertrand Model with Capacity Precommmitment, (2010), with Nicolas Boccard, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28, pp. 288-297
Investment in Public Infrastructure and Tax Competition between Contiguous Regions (2009) with Carole Dembour, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 39, pp. 679-687
"Teaching vs Research: a Multi-Tasking Approach to Multi-Department Universities", (2007) with Axel Gautier, European Economic Review, 51, pp. 273-295
"Mencion de Calidad: Reducing Inefficiencies in Higher Education Markets when there are Network Externalities", (2006) with Elena Del Rey, Investigaciones Economicas, 30, pp. 89-115
 "Sales Restriction, Quality Choice and the Mode of Competition", (2006) with Nicolas Boccard, Manchester School of Economics, 74, pp 64-84
• "Should Governments Control Profit Shifting?", (2006), with Susana Peralta et Tanguy van Ypersele,  Journal of International Economics, 68, pp. 24-37
"Equilibrium Payoffs in a Bertrand-Edgeworth Model with Product Differentiation", (2006) with Nicolas Boccard, Economics Bulletin, 12 (11), pp. 1-8
•“ Universités et Concurrence: Quelques Apports Théoriques Récents ”, (2006), Economic bulletin, Reflets et Perspectives de la Vie Economiques, XLV/2,pp. 31-38
•“ Enforcing Domestic Quality Dominance through Quotas ”, (2005), with Nicolas Boccard, Review of International Economics, 13, pp. 250-261
• “The option of joint purchase in vertically differentiated markets”, ( 2003) with Jean Gabszewicz (CORE), CORE DP 2001/13, Economic Theory, 22, pp. 817-829
• "Export Restraints and Horizontal Product Differentiation ", (2003), with Nicolas Boccard Japanese Economic Review, 54, pp. 395-408
• "Efectos de red en la creación de programas de postgrado", with elena Del Rey Economia de la Educación. Actas de las XII Jornadas de la AEDE. 18 y 19 de septiembre 2003, pp. 62-69.
• “Quality Underprovision by a Monopolist when Quality is not Costly", (2002) with Jean Gabszewicz, revision of CORE DP 2000/62, Economics Letters, 77, 65-72
• "A Note on Research and Development and VER", Economics Bulletin, 6, pp. 1-6 (2002)
• "How Does Imperfect Competition in the Labour Market Affect Long-term Unemployment Policies" with Yves Zenou, (2002), Journal of Public Economic Theory,4, 213-233
• "European Antidumping Policy and Firms' Strategic Choice of Quality" (2000), with Hylke Vandenbussche , CEPR DP 2624, European Journal of Political Economy,  17, 101-116
• "A Note on Price Competition with Complementary Goods" (2000), with Jean Gabszewicz  and Nathalie Sonnac, Economics Letters, 70, 431-437
• "Competition with Second-Hand Products when Consumers Differ in Risk Aversion with  Isabel Grilo, (2000), Recherches Economiques de Louvain, 66, 415-438
• "Bertrand Competition and Cournot Outcomes: Further Results" (2000), with Nicolas Boccard , Economics Letters 68, 279-285
• "How the adoption of a new  technology is affected by the interaction between labor and product markets" (2000),  with Yves Zénou  forthcoming in  "Market Strategy and Competition Policy", edited by J .Thisse, G. Norman, Cambridge University Press
• "Déréglementer: Pourquoi, comment, jusqu'où?" (1999), Ethique Publique , 1,2, 115-122
• "Le rôle de l'hétérogénéité des agents sur un marché du travail en concurrence imparfaite.", (1999) with Yves Zénou,  Revue Economique, 50, 965-984, 1999.
• "Capacity constraints May Restore the Existence of a Price Equilibrium in the Hotelling Model" (1996) Journal of Economics., 64, 3: 315-324
• "Quality Choice in Models of Vertical Differentiation" (1996) Journal of Industrial Economics,  XLIV, 3:345-353.