Jean-Michel Glachant took his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics at La Sorbonne in France. His Ph.D. was published by the Presses de La Sorbonne. After having been employed by the industry and private sector he became assistant professor at La Sorbonne (1981), associate professor and finally full professor (1999).
He left La Sorbonne for University Paris Sud in Autumn 2000 where he took the direction of the department of economics and founded the research team ‘Groupe Réseaux Jean Monnet’ and later the European Erasmus Mundus Master EMIN (Economics and management of network industries).
He has been advisor of DG TREN, DG COMP & DG RESEARCH at the European Commission and of the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE). He is or has been coordinator or scientific advisor of several European research projects (SESSA, CESSA, Reliance, EU-DEEP, RefGov). He is a research partner in the CEEPR at MIT (USA), the EPRG at Cambridge University, the EEI at the University of Leuven and the GIS Larsen at University Paris Sud.
His main research interests are the building of a common European energy policy (security of supply, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy technology policy, and climate change policy), the achievement of the European energy internal market (design, regulation and competition policy), the industrial organization and market strategy of energy companies.
He has been Director of the Loyola de Palacio Energy Policy Programme and Florence School of Regulation from Autumn 2008.