Béatrice Dumont

Senior economist in innovation, industrial & competition policies


Béatrice Dumont is Professor of Economics at the University of La Sorbonne in Paris and Director of the Economics Department at the College of Europe in Bruges. Béatrice Dumont is a Visiting Research Fellow at DG GROW in the Chief Economist’s team and a researcher at the Chair of Climate Economics. She is also a member of the scientific committee of the Global Competition Law Center (GCLC) and vice-president of the Research Network on Innovation (RNI).

Her research focuses on the economics of innovation and intellectual property rights, competition policy, green technologies and the economics of European integration. Her most recent work focuses on the development of stress test tools to analyze the resilience of value chains, as well as the positioning of Chinese industries on low-carbon technologies.

Béatrice was a member of the High Level Group on EU Policy Innovation set up by the European Commission under the aegis of Mr Nout Wellink, former president of the Central Bank of the Netherlands. She is also an invited expert to IDEA, the advisory service of the President of the European Commission. Between 2006 and 2009, she was a member of the French Prime Minister’s prospective unit on intellectual property rights (IPR).

Béatrice studied in Germany (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen), in Scotland (University of Edinburgh) and at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne where she obtained a doctorate in economics. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Chicago and MERIT (Maastricht University).