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About us, the Joint Research Unit Public Economics

The unit

The Public Economy Unit is a joint INRAE -AgroParisTech research unit, attached to the INRAE Economic and Social Sciences Research Department, EcoSocio, and the Department of AgroParisTech USGS (in French). The unit's research focuses, in particular, on the links between the environment, agriculture, international trade, and food.

An important part of this research is aimed at providing economic insights into the consequences of public policies in these areas. The work carried out in the unit uses both theoretical and empirical applied economics models.
In general, the unit aims to provide good quality final research, validated academically validated and recognized internationally, that is relevant and informative for public decision-making and useful for teaching. Members of the unit are called upon regularly to provide expert opinion to inform public decision-making by entities such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Economic Analysis, ADEME, etc.
The unit's research is structured around three thematic axes (Sustainable Production Systems, Agricultural Markets and Food Commodity Chains and Sustainable Diets) and two cross-cutting axes (Evaluation of Public Policies and Quantitative Data and Methods).


The unit is involved in Paris-Saclay University’s thematic and multidisciplinary networks (CLAND Convergence Institute, BASC).
It collaborates intensively on a disciplinary basis with fellow economists in Plateau de Saclay.

At the international level, the unit is involved in numerous scientific collaborations with research teams in Europe including the University of Bologna (Italy), University of Kiel (Germany), Oxford (United Kingdom), IIASA (Austria), University of Antwerp (Belgium), University of Wagenigen (Netherlands), ETH Zürich (Switzerland). It also collaborates UC Davis and Columbia University in the United States.


The unit contributes to AgroParisTech’s engineering curriculum (in French), and the Master's Degree in Environmental, Energy and Transport Economics (in French) and the Masters in Economics at the University of Paris-Saclay.