Engineer in agronomy (AgroParisTech) and holder of a master’s degree in energy economics (IFP School), Victor defended a Ph.D. thesis in economics (Université Paris Nanterre) in 2016 on the relationship between the Energy-Return-on-Investment (EROI) of energy systems and long-term economic growth. Today, Victor is a researcher with the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex at Brighton, developing his research on the interaction between technological change, energy transition, and long-term economic development.
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Several researchers argue that the root cause of today’s ecological disaster is not the anthropos, but the way we have been organizing the global economy through capitalism. It follows that we would be living in the Capitalocene rather than the Anthropocene. In this article, we demonstrate that the Capitalocene concept suffers from four intrinsic flaws
This paper explores in which proportion the economy-wide rebound could erode expected energy savings from improved energy efficiency.
The aim of this article is to identify the conditions under which teleworking leads to a net reduction in economy-wide energy consumption, and the circumstances where benefits may be outweighed by unintended impacts.
This article studies the contribution of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a low carbon economy.
The article contributes to the literature on the Great Divergence by providing a review of all deep-rooted and proximate causes of economic growth.
This article provides a knowledge-based and energy-centred unified growth model of the transition from limited to sustained economic growth.
This article shows that several minimum exergy return ratios (ExRRs) can be computed in relation to different aggregate exergy conversion efficiencies.
In this article, we design a phenomenological model of the global human population dynamics by using the gross world product (GWP) as an exogenous input variable to determine the birth rate and death rates of each age group
The purpose of this article is to reformulate a clear and in-depth state of knowledge provided by a thermo-evolutionary perspective of the economic system. It is shown that during the entire human history, energy has been central to direct the successive phases of technological change and economic development.
Understanding the mechanisms of deforestation is necessary in order to slow or arrest its progress. To accomplish this requires rigorously estimating the demand for deforestation. We contribute to this endeavor by estimating the effect of crop prices on the demand for conversion of land from forest to agriculture in the tropics during the 21st...
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