Jean-Michel Oudot


Jean-Michel Oudot holds a PhD in Economics (2007), with a specialization in defense procurement. Winner of the defense economics award from the French defense Minister (2008), he has been working for four years in the French defense procurement agency (DGA, as an economic analyst) and six years in the financial directorate of the French department of defense as chief economist. J-M. Oudot had the opportunity to expertize many operations and domains in an effective and operational manner.


Along with his professional activities, Mr. Oudot has been teaching for 8 years at Paris I and II Universities, and 6 years at Sciences Po, where he is responsible for the lecture dedicated to defense economics. In 2013, he has been appointed to the scientific council of the High Council for Strategic Education and Research (CSFRS). J-M. Oudot is also a member of the Chair specialized in the economics of public private partnerships (IAE Paris I).

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2014                Defense economics (in French, with R. Bellais and M. Foucault), Repères, La Découverte, Paris.

2010                Contractual Choices and Performances: The Case of Defense Procurement Contracts (in French), Editions Universitaires Européennes.




2014a              “International trade in armaments and defense industrial base” (in French, with S. Moura), EcoDef, n°67, Paris.

2014b              “The key role of the defense industrial base in total French exports” (in French, with S. Moura), EcoDef, n°68, Paris.


2013a              Renegotiations of defense contracts: the Role of Informal Clauses” (in French), Cahiers d’économie de l’innovation, n°42(3), p.59-83.

2013b              “Risks sharing and defense procurement performances” (in French), Revue Défense Nationale, special issue on Defense economics, p.147-151.


2011                “Incentives and risk allocation in defense procurement contracts” (in French), M@n@gement, revise and resubmit process.


2010a              “Opportunism or equity? The case of defense procurement contracts” (in French, with C. Ménard), Revue Française d’Economie, 24(3), 195-226.

2010b              “Performance and Risks in the Defense Procurement Sector”, Journal of Public Policy, 30(2), 201-218.


2009a              “Relative advantages and drawbacks of the Private Finance Initiative” (in French), Débats stratégiques, n°102, p.8.

2009b              “Defense markets: contractual choices and performances” (in French), EcoDef, n°51, May.

2009c              “Preliminary assessment of private finance initiative projects” (in French, with C. Ménard), Revue française d’administration publique, n°130, 349-364.

2009d              “Resorting to the Private Finance Initiative in the defense sector in France” (in French, with R. Bellais), Revue française d’administration publique, n°130, 263-274.

2009e              “Reforming defense procurement: Lessons from France” (with E. Kapstein), Business & Politics, 11(2), article 1.

2009f               “Defense markets performance: the combined role of institutions and contractual choices” (in French, with T. Kirat), Economie et institutions, 12-13, 93-111.


2008a              “Contractual choices and innovation: The case of defense procurement” (in French, with R. Bellais), Cahiers d’économie de l’innovation, 28(2), 85-103.

2008b              “Risks and Performance of Defense Procurement Contracts”, Défense Nationale et Sécurité Collective, février, n°2008-2, 91-98.

2008c              “Procurement Policy and Defense Contracts”, Défense Nationale et Sécurité Collective, juin, n°2008-6, 135-142.

2008d              “Contract type choice and performance: the case of defense procurement” (in French), Economie Publique, 21(2), 157-182.

2008e              “Awarding defense contracts” (in French), Défense Nationale et Sécurité Collective, hors série, octobre, 75-83.


2007a              “Defense contracts and risks sharing” (in French, with R. Bellais), Défense et Sécurité Internationale, n°23, 90-93.

2007b              “Contracting Issues in Network Industries”, Network Industries Quarterly, 9(4), 3-4.

2007c              “Informal Governance of Defense Procurement Contracts”, Network Industries Quarterly, 9(4), 15-16.

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