Dr. Heritiana Ranaivoson is Senior Researcher and Project Leader at imec-SMIT-Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) in the Media Economic & Policy Unit. He studied Economics and Management at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan) and got a PhD in Economics (Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne). His thesis dealt with « Market structure and diversity of production. The case of the recording industry ».From 2008 to 2010 he was associate researcher at Cerna, the Centre for Industrial Economics at Mines ParisTech. He is part of the U40-Capacity Building Programme „Cultural Diversity 2030“. He has been a visiting lecturer in several universities in France and Belgium.