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SMART-LERECO research is devoted to the analysis and evaluation of public policies in the fields of agriculture, food industry and environment. Economic modelling, statistical and econometrical analysis of firm and market databases aim at the construction of decision tools for both the public and private sectors.

SMART-LERECO  is structured in two research topics

Location, Industrial Strategies and International Trade

Group leaders: Carl Gaigné and Karine Latouche
 Faced with the changes in public policies affecting agricultural and food markets, this research programme addresses the following topics:

  • Industrial strategies and consumer behaviour
  • Role of intermediaries in international trade
  • International trade and developing countries
  • Location of activities and environment

Production, Environment and Risk

Group leader: Alexandre Gohin
 It aims at analyzing the determinants and impacts of farmers’ choices on markets and on the environment to determine their consequences on the design of optimal policies regulating agricultural activities and markets. The main topics are:

  • Agricultural production and environmental impacts
  • Dynamics of the agricultural sector
  • Farmers’ behaviour towards risk and sustainable production