|Director, CGEMP/Université Paris-Dauphine|
Patrice Geoffron holds a PhD in industrial organisation and has been professor of economics at Paris-Dauphine University since 2002. Patrice used to be the international Vice-President of Paris-Dauphine and he now heads the research centre in Energy and Climate Change Economics. Patrice was a visiting professor at various foreign institutions including Bocconi University (Milan), Fudan University (Shanghai), University of Tokyo (Todai) and Saint Joseph University (Beirut). He is a member of Le Cercle des économistes, one of France’s most influential think tanks and wrote a column for French newspaper Le Monde for ten years.
His research deals with the convergence between electricity and telecommunications in the transition to low-carbon energy, with a special focus on the development of smart cities, smart electricity grids, and the emergence of new organisations and new business models. He is a co-editor of the journal Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, a scientific committee member of the Revue de l’énergie and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Management and Network Economics.
Among other consulting activities, he used to be an associate director at a consulting firm specialising in information and communications technology and worked as an expert for the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.