IOEA could not be possible without the precious work of a strong, close-knit and competent organization team. This organization team is composed of the director, the academy's coordinators and the seminars chairs.
Eric Brousseau is professor of Economics and Management at the
He is the scientific director of the Chair Governance
and Regulation and a past-president of SIOE.
He initiated IOEA — at that time the European School for New Institutional Economics (ESNIE) —
in 2002 and has been running this event and the related network since then.
As coordination and communication challenges are crucial for the organization of such an international network and regular set of events, IOEA is also critically depending upon the professionalism and personal involvement of those responsible for the organizational, administrative, and logistic coordination of the academy. The organization of the academy also strongly relies on a set of digital tools and on an original info-structure specifically developed to support its organization.
The organizers, faculties and participants to IOEA are then clearly indebted to those who successively have been responsible of these functions.
Seminars chairs play a key role in the organization and the proper functioning of IOEA. During the spring session, they chair the daily seminars organized around the participants' presentation, discuss their paper or their research project and ensure the dynamism and the quality of the exchanges among the participants, and between them and the faculties lecturers and workshops organizers. Before the conference, they collegially manage the selection process of participants and the constitution of seminars' group, thereby guaranteeing the quality of the academy. They are also active member of the IOEA network that organizes on a regular basis conferences and workshops, and manages cooperative research projects.
All members of this organization team hold a PhD. They either have academic positions or work as economist for regulatory authorities. Most of the time, they are themselves IOEA alumni. Since the first edition, 29 different seminars chairs have been involved in the organization of the academy. They are alphabetically listed here below.