Research Fellows

A reassessment of the Great Divergence debate

The article contributes to the literature on the Great Divergence by providing a review of all deep-rooted and proximate causes of economic growth.

Is Ethnic Diversity a Tragedy for Public good Provision in Africa?

Pioneer investigations of the economic consequences of ethnic diversity – a ubiquitous feature of African societies – found a strong and negative correlation. The...  

PhD thesis – Sustainable metal extraction, steady-state good production and cooperative wealth allocation among nations and generations : a transdisciplinary approach

This dissertation offers a transdisciplinary modeling approach to feed the debates raised by the long-run availability of mineral materials. It investigates the plausibility of a depletion threat posed to key metal resources within the current century.

Prey–Predator Long-Term Modeling of Copper Reserves, Production, Recycling, Price, and Cost of Production

The dynamics of copper production is modeled with a prey–predator approach linking the evolution of reserves to that of industrial wealth.

How to explain the past trends in transport CO2 emissions in France (1960-2017)?

This paper analyses the drivers of French transport CO2 emissions over the period 1960-2017. A decomposition analysis is used to evaluate the relative contribution of five key drivers of passenger and freight transports emissions: transport demand, modal shift, vehicle load factor, energy efficiency and carbon intensity of the energy.

Empirical determinants of renewable energy deployment: A systematic literature review

This paper aims to review the growing, though limited, body of literature that has emerged in the late 2000s to study the quantitative determinants of RE development at a country level.

Climate finance and disclosure for institutional investors: why transparency is not enough

Article published in Climatic Change (2019) The finance sector’s response to pressures around climate change has emphasized disclosure, notably through the recommendations of the...  

Essays on social capital and welfare measurements

the primary motivation for this dissertation is to explore the concepts of social capital, relational capabilities, subjective well-being and development, and especially the linkages between them.

Master thesis – Cities coordination for a decarbonized mobility Application for the deployment of fuel cell electric buses

The development of new technologies to address the challenges of decarbonized mobility in cities, such as hybrid, battery or fuel cell technologies, suffer from...  

Master thesis – The design of innovation policy for the energetic transition

Implementation of big innovative projects is often subject to big financing problems. On the one hand, the possibly profitable project can require an outstanding...