Corinne Langinier

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept
(780) 492-2989
9-28 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4



I am a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta. I have a Ph.D. in economics from Toulouse School of Economics, France. I previously held positions at Concordia University in Montreal and Iowa State University in Ames (USA). I have been a visiting fellow at Toulouse School of Economics, INRA in Grenoble, the Department of Economics in Rennes, and the Department of Economics in Pau, France.

I am the director of the University of Alberta Economists (UAE) Group, which is an umbrella organization for economists on campus. Events organized by economists on Campus can be found here.


Editor: Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 7/2019 - present

Associate Editor: International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2/2023 - present

Fields of Research: Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Agricultural Economics

My primary field of research is Industrial Organization, with research interests in Intellectual Property Rights, innovation, and problems related to agricultural markets. My research is concerned with the limits of patent protection and focuses on the strategic behaviour of innovators. I also have investigated the impact of regulation on research investments, the economic implications of litigation, and the welfare implications of changes in the patent system.

Published Papers

Working Papers

  • “The Effect of Patent Continuation on the Patenting Process”
  • “Green Patents in an Oligopolistic Market with Green Consumers,” with Amrita Ray Chaudhuri
  • “Merger Review under Asymmetric Information,” with Amrita Ray Chaudhuri
  • “Environmental regulations and green innovation: The role of trade and technology transfer ” with Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso and Amrita Ray Chaudhuri
  • “Direct and Indirect Reciprocity in Public Goods Games,” with Emilie Zentner, Maik Kecinski, and Vic Adamowicz
  • “Bundle of Patents and Licensing of Biotechnology Traits” with Stéphane Lemarié
  • “The Economics of Geographical Indications: Welfare Implications,” with Ramona Teuber and Sven Anders

Work in Progress

  • “Partnership in Competitive Markets” with Philippe Marcoul
  • “Foreign Direct Investment, Innovation and Emission Tax,” with Asrafuzzaman, and Amrita Ray Chaudhuri  
  • “Spatial Management of Pesticide Resistance” with Sylvie Charlot and Philippe Marcoul


ECON 484 - Game Theory and Economic Applications

Analysis of structure and equilibrium of games. Applications to economic problems such as bargaining, auctions and collusion. Prerequisites: ECON 109, ECON 384 and 299 or equivalent.

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