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Associate Researcher Iddri
Workarea Évaluation économique de la biodiversité
Since the early 1990’s, he started with research on economic modelling of climate change negotiations, and then turned to cost-benefit analysis for environmental policies: benefits of combating eutrophication, costs of sea-level rise, quantification of ecological services from wetlands in France, valuation in the context of the Water Framework Directive, … At first in AScA (consultancy), then chief economist in Seine-Normandie Water Agency, he created Ecowhat (consultancy) in 2008.
His most recent works deal with the use of economic valuation for biodiversity decision-making, local benefits from protected areas, payments for ecological services, and wetlands economics. In addition to France and Central Europe, his recent assignments are located in Algeria, Burkina Faso and Tanzania.
He teaches theory and practice of economic valuation in three masters (AgroParisTech, Engref, Paris-I, Paris X).
With Iddri, he is currently developing researches on utilisation of economic arguments in decision-making.