In this section you will find some articles I have written in the past few years and which have been published. Feel free to write if you see any mistake, or if you would like to discuss the ideas developed in these articles. Just click on the screenshots to see the online versions. I am currently working on translating all of them in English.

Economic analysis of video-gaming : an individual and collective perpective

Published in “La création numérique ludique : une oeuvre comme les autres ?” (dir. Patricia Signorile)
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Abstract : Video games have evolved from a youth-oriented marginal activity to a global phenomenon which economic value outweighs many other cultural industries. However, criticisms are still quite common toward a leisure which many consider violent, useless and overall negative. In this article we start by describing the rise of the video-game industry, before we evaluate its current economic weight. Then we continue by taking into account the externalities and other economic effects not reflected by the price. Considering these elements, the overall economic effect of video-games appears to be much more positive than its media treatment could lead us to think, both on an individual and social level.

Do businesses have a cultural responsibility ? Real mission or false concept : the case of big tech companies.

Published in “Quelle responsabilité culturelle pour l’entreprise ?” (dir. Gil Charbonnier)
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Abstract : It has become fashionable to ask companies for all kinds of missions that are not related to their main purpose. This is especially true for big american tech companies that are referred to as GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon), from which many people seem to expect a cultural responsibility commensurate with their influence. The author begins by questioning the relevance of the acronym “GAFA”, then asks what the meaning of a cultural responsibility could be, and above all whether large tech companies have any reason to assume it, or whether, as the economist Milton Friedman said, “The Social Responsibility of Business Is To Increase Its Profits”.

An economic analysis of the music industry and the consequences of digitization on value creation and transfer

Published in “Droit, Musique et Numérique : considérations croisées” (dir. Patricia Signorile)
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Abstract : This article describes the upset of the music industry after 1999, in part under the influence of increasingly efficient digital technologies allowing for the copy and sharing of music files. Then the author analyses the value proposition of streaming services such as Spotify, as well as their influence on consumer welfare and that of artists. He then concludes on the overall positive effect of this new model.

Bitcoin : the libertarian’s unexpected revenge

Published in “Un universitaire entre droit et économie : mélanges offerts à Serge Schweitzer” – Read the article here –
Abstract : Serge Schweitzer, an economist and disciple of the Austrian School of Economics, has always displayed his libertarian sympathies. Following in the footsteps of economists such as Ludwig Von Mises or Murray Rothbard, he has always denounced the monopoly of governments in the production of money through central banks. This situation is now being called into question by a technological innovation: crypto-currencies (or cyber-currencies), foremost among which is Bitcoin. To honor Serge Schweitzer’s career and his fight for a free currency, the author praises Bitcoin and outlines the main economic and political prospects offered by this innovation. Despite its revolutionary character from a technological and political point of view, Bitcoin faces regulatory barriers that will be difficult to overcome, and which the author analyzes in the conclusion of this article.

Digital surveillance and “Raison d’Etat” : should we know everything ?

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Abstract : This article analyzes in details the legal and political aspects of the whistleblower phenomenon, drawing not only on the famous examples of Julian Assange (Wikileaks) and Edward Snowden, but also on the precursors and how their actions may have inspired our two protagonists of the 2010’s. The author offers a reflection on the merits of revealing the secrets kept by our governments, and the legitimacy of the methods used by Assange or Snowden.