Cécile Philippe holds a doctorate in economics from Paris-IX Dauphine University and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in business management in developing countries. At a think tank in the United States, she completed her thesis on information theories and the emergence of a market for information on the Internet. Back in Europe, she created the Institut économique Molinari in 2003 and has headed the Institute since then.
She is the author of numerous newspaper articles published in French as well as in English. In 2007, her first book, titled "C’est trop tard pour la terre" ("It’s too late for the Earth"), was published by Éditions JC Lattès. The book deals with environmental matters and seeks to put an end to various myths, including the notion that regulation and taxation go hand in hand with environmental improvement. Her second book, titled Trop tard pour la France? Osons remettre l’État à sa place (Too late for France? Let us dare to put the state back in its place) and published by Éditions Manitoba/Les Belles Lettres, deals with the financial crisis and the role the state plays in our lives.
Cécile Philippe has been interviewed many times on public policy matters on the radio (including BFM and RFI) and on television (including France 3 and LCI).