Paul Seabright has been professor of economics at the Toulouse School of Economics in France since 2000, and director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse since 2012. He has also held part-time teaching positions at the College of Europe in Bruges and at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
Seabright’s theoretical and empirical research examines how our prehistorically evolved psychology interacts with modern social institutions. He has done field research around the world and has co-authored scientific articles with lawyers, anthropologists, and biologists. He is currently writing a book in French with a photographer and a scholar of French literature. Seabright is a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, and a member of the Scientific Council of the think-tank BRUEGEL. He was formerly a council member of the European Economic Association, and a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy at DG-Competition of the European Commission.
Seabright did undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, where he was a fellow of All Souls College. He then taught at the University of Cambridge, where he was a fellow of Churchill College.