Joint research unit 7235

Eric Langlais

Phone. professional : 5914

Office in Paris Nanterre: G308B

Research focus : Droit, Institutions, Règlementation et Interactions Stratégiques

Themes: Criminalité, délinquance
economie des litiges et de la justice
droit et économie
accidents industriels
responsabilité environnementale


University Paris Nanterre 

Building Maurice Allais, Room 308 B

200, Avenue de la République

92001 Nanterre cedex – FRANCE


telephone : + 33 (0) 140 975 914

Email :


Curriculum Vitae




  • Economics of Risk and Uncertainty
  • Public Economics
  • Economics of Insurance & Financial Markets


  • Tort Law and Liability
  • Criminality
  • Economics of Litigations and Justice





  • Coordinator of the thematics “Law, Institutions, Regulations, and Strategic Interactions” of EconomiX
  • Associate Editor of the journal The Review of Finance and Banking
  • Associate Editor of the journal International Review of Law and Economics
  • Member of the Board of the Association Française d’Economie du Droit
  • Member of the Executive Board of the European Association of Law & Economics, 2016-2019
  • Member of the European Association of Law & Economics
  • General Secretary of the European Association of Law & Economics, 2015-2018
  • Member of the American Law & Economics Association
  • Member of the Association Française de Science Economique
  • Expert Economy-Management for the AERES (Agency for the Assessment of Research and Higher Education)
  • Expert the ANR (National Agency for the Research)




« Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre »


The seminare LIEN-“Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre” is open to all the researchers who are interested in the relationships between law, economics and institutions. It sets two Mondays a month in the offices of EconomiX, Building G-Maurice Allais, room 614, Campus of Paris Nanterre. The programme 2022-2023 can be seen on the webpage of the seminare at: « Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre ».




Works in progress, Mimeos 

NB: For previous works, see my webpage on ECONPAPERS


  • « Firms differentiation in a n-oligopoly subject to product liability: not more than three varieties », with Andreea Cosnita (EconomiX, U Paris Nanterre).
  • « Product liability vs exemption in Covid-19 times », with Andreea Cosnita (EconomiX, U Paris Nanterre).
  • « Endogenous market structures, product liability, and the scope of product differentiation », with Andreea Cosnita (EconomiX, U Paris Nanterre). article
  • « Incentives to differentiate under environmental liability laws : Product customization and precautionary effort », with Andreea Cosnita (EconomiX, U Paris Nanterre). article
  • « Product liability and firms incentives to merge », with Andreea Cosnita (EconomiX, U Paris Nanterre) and Tim Friehe (MACIE, University of Marburg).
  • « Consumers’ environmental concerns vs liability assignment under price competition ».
  • « Criminal mental accounting ».
  • « Uncertainty in liability assignment : market and welfare consequences of unstable rules ». article
  • « Apportioning indivisible environmental harms, and the Joint and Several Liability doctrine », with Maxime Charreire (EconomiX, U Paris Nanterre). article
  • « “Notched” penalty schemes ». article
  • « More prisons, more incarcerations. Costly punishments and the political market ». article
  • « Enforcing weak patents: the role of litigation costs, and damage rules in patent disputes », with Bertrand Chopard and Thomas Cortade. article
  • « Analyse économique et droit pénal : contributions, débats, limites » (nov 2011). article