Patrick Legros holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology 1989. He is Professor of Economics at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He has taught at Cornell University and the Université de Liège and was visting professor at the Tinbergen Institute, Université de Strasbourg and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is managing editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics and was associate editor of Economics Bulletin.
His research focuses on the general equilibrium aspects of organizations, in particular on how selection of agents in firms affects the overall performance of an economy when markets and contracts are imperfect. He has applied this research agenda to the self-selection of students and professors in universities, investment in education and the vertical integration of firms.