SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY RESEARCH GROUP
The Sustainable Economy research group is the youngest team in the laboratory: It was formed in 2011/2012. The research topic of the Sustainable Economy group is the economic and managerial analysis and assessment of innovations, including their economic impacts on organizations and the society, with a special focus on eco-innovations and ecological transition, for the two key sectors of mobility and energy.
‘Sustainable Economy’ is articulated around 3 major directions:
1) “Economics and Management of Innovation” . This topic deals with the evolution of technical progress and with the effectiveness of organizations. We are looking for here for a better understanding of the decisions of economic agents regarding investment and innovation, their microeconomic impacts on the growth of organizations, the organization of production and operational efficiency, as well as the effects on the distribution of income at the macroeconomic level. This research is conducted using optimization methods, econometric studies, as well as case and field studies (interviews).
KEY FIGURES in 2018
- 18 Members
- 3 Research Chairs
- 3 PhDs completed
- 16 Journals
- 6 Book sections
- 42 Conference papers
2)“Economics and Management of Mobility”. This topic deals with decarbonated – electrical and autonomous – mobility, as well as with the links with the electricity market (hybrid energy market: electricity + transport) through the challenges of electrical storage (electricity storage/unloading solutions through electrical vehicles). This research is conducted using technico-economic studies, econometric methods and strategic analyses, notably on innovative business models on sustainable mobility.
3)“Economics and Management of Energy”. This topic deals with renewable, fossil and mineral energy resources (from the extraction industry to the final use within production of consumption systems), with the aim of reaching the decarbonization of the energy mix of the economy. In this perspective, energy efficiency (co-generation, industrial eco- parks) and the regulation of the markets tied to the energy transition are studied. This axis develops research methods in technico-economics and in forecasting, as well as analyses of global value chains.