Toward effective and equitable environmental governance

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The impact of human activities on the environment results in increasing competition for access to natural resources, and in major environmental and social changes. Addressing the consequences of such effects require changes in the way societies interact. How can we deal with such impacts without supranational institutions, or when the power of such institutions is limited? Is it then possible to promote appropriate coordination between agents in order to manage environmental issues? How do individual preferences induce pro-environmental behaviors? Is the effect of inequalities on cooperation positive or negative? What is the role of equity in the way environmental policies are designed?

This research group tackles these challenges by relying on political economics, social choice theory and environmental economics. More specifically, we rely mainly on game theory, contract theory, axiomatic approaches and applied econometrics.

Research works are focused on two main priorities. The first one is related to the specifics of governance systems: we analyze the interplay between interacting agents’ behaviors and  governance systems, accounting for different scales (local, national, international). The second priority focuses on individuals’ preferences and the effect of inequalities, in particular inequalities in the access to natural resources and in the vulnerability to climate changes.

Faculty members

CHEIKBOSSIAN Guillaume

Professor

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COURTOIS Pierre

Research Professor

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GROLLEAU Gilles

Professor

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IBANEZ Lisette

Research Professor

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MAGDALOU Brice

Professor

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QUEROU Nicolas

Tenured Researcher

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SAUQUET Alexandre

Tenured Researcher

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SERRA Daniel

Professor Emeritus

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SOUBEYRAN Raphaël

Tenured Researcher

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TIDBALL Mabel

Research Professor

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WILLINGER Marc

Professor

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Ph.D Students & Post-docs

CHISTYAKOVA Maria

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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EL RAFHI Bilal

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GILLET Charles

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LATOURTE Jean-Charles

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SAADAOUI Hayet

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VO Hung

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How crucial are preferences for non-tradable goods and cross-country sectoral TFP gap for integration?

Davin Marion, Gente Karine, Nourry Carine
2018
Journal of Macroeconomics
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Social norm interventions as an underappreciated lever for behavior change in energy conservation

Farrow Kate, Grolleau GillesIbanez Lisette, Mzoughi Naoufel
2018
Journal of Energy and Development
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On the difficulty of collusion in the presence of a more efficient outsider

Cheikbossian GuillaumeMahenc Philippe
2018
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
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Group size, collective action and complementarities in efforts

Cheikbossian GuillaumeFayat Romain
2018
Economics Letters
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Income inequality measurement: a fresh look at two old issues

Magdalou Brice
2018
Social Choice and Welfare
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Overburdened judges

Roussey Ludivine, Soubeyran Raphaël
2018
International Review of Law and Economics
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Moral self-licencing and social dilemmas: an experimental analysis from a taking game in Madagascar

Clot Sophie, Grolleau GillesIbanez Lisette
2018
Applied Economics
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Does legal system matter for directed technical change? Evidence from the auto industry

Fredriksson Per G., Sauquet Alexandre
2017
Applied Economics Letters
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Impact of justice and solidarity variables on the acceptability of managed realignment

Rulleau Bénédicte, Rey-Valette Hélène, Clément Valérie
2017
Climate Policy
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Existence and computation of Berge equilibrium and of two refinements

Courtois Pierre, Nessah Rabia, Tazdaït Tarik
2017
Journal of Mathematical Economics
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How status seeking may prevent Coasean bargaining

Grolleau Gilles, Marciano Alain, Mzoughi Naoufel
2017
Review of Law and Economics
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Behavioral insights for the analysis of green tips

Grolleau Gilles, Midler Estelle, Mzoughi Naoufel
2017
Ecological Economics
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An Oaxaca decomposition for nonlinear models

Bazen Stephen, Joutard Xavier, Magdalou Brice
2017
Journal of Economic and Social Measurement
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Honest versus misleading certification

Mahenc Philippe
2017
Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
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The MBR intertemporal choice criterion and Rawls' just savings principle

Figuières Charles, Van Long Ngo, Tidball Mabel
2017
Mathematical Social Sciences
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Do you prefer having more or more than others in the workplace? A quasi-experimental survey in Algeria

Barbara Latifa, Grolleau Gilles, Mzoughi Naoufel
2017
Managerial and Decision Economics
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How do incidental emotions impact pro-environmental behavior? Evidence from the dictator game

Ibanez Lisette, Moureau Nathalie, Roussel Sébastien
2017
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
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GREENGO – New Tools for the Governance of the Energy Transition : the role of NGOs

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are now central actors of policy-making processes as well as initiators of public debates about the needs of environmental policies.
They play a critical role in public politics by providing people with information about the environmental state of the world, bringing social and environmental issues to public awareness, and mobilizing support for political action on these issues.

The aim of the project is to provide analysis and new insight into the economic behavior and strategies of NGOs with respect to the environment.

 

 

ORDINEQ – The Measurement of Ordinal and Multidimensional Inequalities

Building on the fiction of the paternalistic ethical observer, we propose to construct measures of socio-economic performance and well-being that (i) acknowledge the multidimensional nature of well-being, (ii) pay due attention to the distribution and interaction between the attributes, and (iii) take full account of the measurability nature of the attributes.
These measures will make one able to provide answers to questions of interest for the policy-maker and the general public like the following:

  • Q1. Can we correctly claim that our health system guarantees equal access to medical care whatever the circumstances of the individuals? Is a move in direction to the British health care system likely to reduce the inequalities of health statuses among the population?
  • Q2. Does the poor performance on average of French students at the PISA tests go along with high inequalities in the distributions of the scores suggesting that the French educational system might be doubly inefficient?
    To which extent inequalities – provided that there is evidence of such inequalities – in reading, mathematics and problem solving are related to the socio-economic characteristics of the parents and more generally to their origins?
  • Q3. Is ex-post redistribution by means of progressive tax-benefit systems more effective in reducing the long run income inequalities than an ex-ante redistributive policy that would tax more heavily the intergenerational transmission of wealth?
RediPref – The Preferences for Redistribution: Foundations, Representation and Implications for Social Decisions

How do individuals perceive inequalities? Do we have to consider all inequalities as unfair?

In parallel to the worsening of the income and wealth inequalities, the last decades have also been characterised by increased social risks. These essentially originate in the profound changes in the labour market structure that go along with a deterioration of the unemployment rates. Hence, even if individuals are concerned with fairness considerations, it is not clear to what extent preferences for redistribution can be associated with such motives. Redistribution can be perceived as social insurance, and thus risk aversion of the individuals may came into play.

The project aims at shedding new light on the preferences for redistribution, by providing a better description of people’s perceptions of inequality and social risks.

The benefits for society of the project would be to provide the social planner with implementable social decision rules which reflect the individual preferences for redistribution, that can be used in public policy making.

 

Group Leader

SOUBEYRAN Raphaël

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