Born in 1950, graduated from Ecole
Polytechnique and Telecom Paris, Nicolas Curien is currently a member of the
Board of ARCEP, the French regulatory body for electronic communications and
He began his career as an assistant professor at Telecom Paris, then as a
manager at France Telecom, in charge of economic studies. In 1986, he joined the
Department of Defence as a chief economist.
In 1989, he was appointed deputy-director of the National School for Statistics
and Economic Analysis (ENSAE), within the Department of Economy and Finance. In
1992, he was granted the chair "Telecommunications Economics and Policy" at the
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM).
He also teaches economics at the Ecole Polytechnique, is a member of the "Académie
des Technologie" (the french National Academy of Engineering) as well as a
founding member of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
He has written a number of scientific articles and several books in the fields
of industrial organization and networks economics.