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Research interests

My current research focuses on the economic and environmental impact of certified food production and consumption. I’m particularly interested in:

  • the behaviour of consumers towards certified food;
  • the sustainability assessment of value chains, in particular for certified products (PDO, PGI, organic food);
  • the environmental and nutritional quality of collective catering (eg. school canteens);
  • the uncertainty, costs and inefficiencies associated with monitoring rules in carbon pricing mechanisms;
  • how the economic and environmental impact the same agricultural practice (eg. organic food production) may differ in space.



My initial training was in functional ecology. In particular, my PhD involved developing a forest management module within a global vegetation model. In parallel and after that, I became a specialist in climate economics through positions at the Environmental Defense Fund, the Papua New Guinean delegation to the UNFCCC and CDC Climat – a subsidiary of Caisse des depots dedicated to carbon markets and other climate mitigation policies. I continue to act as an accredited UNFCCC reviewer for national greenhouse gas inventories and an expert on national forestry action programmes for the EU.


Contact information

26 bd Docteur Petitjean
BP 87999
21079 Dijon Cedex