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Modern institutional economics, AFSE-IREPE

Presentation: In recent years and due to the repetition of economic and social crises, institutions have become central in the analysis of modern economic dynamics. Contemporary institutionalist approaches have therefore provided new foundations for the analysis of democracy, social and public choices, private organizations and economic regulation. These approaches have benefited over the past decades from the contribution of behavioral (and experimental) economics, economic history and dynamic game theory, in particular to extend the scope of their work and better integrate the evolution of the institutional environment and the social principles of human rationality. Thus, modern institutional economics is emerging in many ways as a new mainstream in economics.

Contacts: Virgile Chassagnon (

The economics of human risks and safety

Presentation: The proposed session will focus on the economics of health security and human risks. It aims to bring together researchers who will be able to present studies of different kinds, on different types of risks (road accidents, environmental pollution, poor nutrition). Thus, the work may involve theoretical modelling of the determinants and/or effects of risky behavior, empirical approaches that assess the health impacts of various nuisances, or socio-economic analyses that question the effectiveness of public policies aimed at reducing the individual and collective cost. Particular attention will be paid to work mobilizing the contributions of behavioral or experimental economics as well as stated preference methods. The issues of updating and coupling with epidemiological models will also be at the heart of the discussions, as will the production of indicators (partial or global) that would make it possible to inform decisions (private or public). 

Contacts: Laurent Carnis ( and Martin Koning (

Economy of vineyards and territories - Economie des vignobles et des territoires

Presentation: Since the beginning of the 1990s, the field of wine economics has been developed and recognized in many aspects. Multiple dimensions have appeared such as consumption, production strategies, national and international trade, finance, tourism... Economists have been interested in land and wine prices. Some of these points will be developed by researchers specialized of these fields.

Contacts: Marie Claude Pichery (

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