Université Libre de Bruxelles


2016 – 2018; 2019 - 2021


Estelle Cantillon is a professor of economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, an associate member at the Toulouse School of Economics and a research fellow at CEPR. Her research lies at the boundary between market design and industrial organization. She has published on auctions, procurement, competition between exchanges, and assignment problems. Her current research focuses on emissions markets and electricity market design.

She currently sits on the Board of Regents of the National Bank of Belgium and on the Economics Council of OXERA and was until recently Joint Managing Editor of the Economic Journal. She has been an active member of the European Economic Association since 2010, currently chairing the Standing Committee on Research and contributing to the “Women in Economics” committee. At ULB, she leads the Sustainable Development teaching initiative.

Estelle holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard and has held faculty appointments at Yale University, Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Three selected publications:

  • Information Aggregation in Emissions Markets with Abatement (co-author Aurélie Slechten), Annals of Statistics and Economics, 132 (53-79).
  • The Multi-unit Assignment Problem: Theory and Evidence from Course Allocation at Harvard (co-author Eric Budish), American Economic Review, 102(5), 2237-71.
  • Properties of Scoring Auctions (co-author John Asker), Rand Journal of Economics, 39(1), 69-85