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Research Themes

Research themes

The unit's research is structured around three thematic axes (Sustainable Production Systems, Agricultural Markets and Agro-Food Commodity Chains and Sustainable Diets) and two cross-cutting axes (Public Policy Evaluation and Quantitative Data and Methods.

The research axes

The Sustainable Diets axis brings together analyses of the conditions for dietary changes, in the context of increasing differentiation among food products. The aim is to understand the determinants of consumers' eating behaviors and their consequences for demand, social inequalities, health, and the environment.

The Sustainable Production Systems axis proposes and develops models of the relationships between supply of agricultural products and the environment, based on theoretical and applied work at different spatial scales (landscape, France, EU) integrating the heterogeneity of production conditions. Climate change, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, and links to the land sector occupy important places within this axis.

The Agricultural Markets and Agri-food Chains axis develops economic analysis tools to understand how changes in supply and/or demand affect the entire agri-food chain, from agricultural commodity markets to distribution. This work intersects with work on international trade, industrial organization, and development economics.

The transversal axes

Two transversal axes complete this structure.

The Public Policy Evaluation axis aims to strengthen evaluation methods common to the three thematic axes (ex ante or ex post evaluation, economic modeling, experimental methods, econometric analyses, etc.). It tries to better integrate the interactions among different policies (agricultural, environmental, trade, competition, nutrition, health).

The Data and Quantitative Methods axis has two objectives:

  1. to facilitate acquisition, access, sharing, and capitalization of the various data sources used by the three thematic axes,
  2. and to provide a stronger common methodological base to deal with them.