Ariane Charpin: a tailor-made career in consulting

Ariane Charpin (PPD 2011, PhD 2019) – Director at Deloitte Economic Advisory. Access her LinkedIn profile.

Ariane Charpin began her graduate studies by integrating ESSEC Business School. There, she discovered microeconomics and industrial economics through a course taught by Frédéric Jenny. Her interest in economics grew and she decided to pursue the Economics program at ESSEC. Attracted by professions with a quantitative dimension, she also completed several internships in finance and management control, from 2007 to 2010.

She first worked on payment methods during her first consulting internship at CSC. Then, in 2009, she completed an internship of several months at Messiers Services in management control, in a landing gear manufacturing plant in the region of Querétaro, Mexico. It is during this internship that she took an interest in development-related topics on the one hand and realized that she wanted to deepen her knowledge of economics on the other hand. She then decided to integrate the Master PPD – Public Policies and Development at PSE.

In 2010, she completed an internship at the Permanent Representation of France to the UN, within the team in charge of economic and social issues: an enriching opportunity during which she had the chance to follow several presentations and debates on the financial and economic crisis and on the G-20, and to assist several diplomats in the drafting of notes and reports of general assemblies for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ariane graduated from ESSEC and Master PPD in 2011. The following year she joined the consulting firm Microeconomix as an economist. During her professional experience, Ariane had the chance to put in practice the knowledge acquired during her training and in 2014 she decided to consolidate it by registering in a doctorate at PSE. She continued her career in parallel and joined Deloitte France in 2016 after the integration of Microeconomix into Deloitte. She worked mainly on missions related to competition with a strong quantitative dimension. In 2019, she defended her thesis “Essays on decision theory and economic efficiency” under the supervision of Philippe Gagnepain.

Today at the head of a team of economists, she is involved in numerous cases in the field of competition (merger control, anti-competitive practices, state aid and competitive audit) and litigation (econometric quantification of damages, valuation of intellectual property rights, etc.) The choice of the doctorate proved to be relevant, in particular because her knowledge in data analysis is a daily strength: data processing and econometric analysis are regularly mobilized on antitrust subjects and more broadly, they bring strong added value to a wide variety of subjects dealt with by Deloitte teams such as, for example, questions of strategy consulting.

Edited by Paris School of Economics – Lettre PSE number 43