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Location, Industrial Strategies and International Trade

Location, Industrial Strategies and International Trade

Group leaders: Carl Gaigné and Karine Latouche

Secretary: Catherine Vassy

The research programme “Location, Industrial Strategies and International Trade” develops theoretical and empirical analyses in international economics and economic geography applied to agricultural and agro-food sectors as well as wholesalers and retailers. While some of our research is specific to the contexts faced by agro-food firms, some of our developments aim at improving the academic debate in agricultural economics, international economics and economic geography. The production of high-quality expertise based on our research is also a very important activity for all members participating in this research programme.
 Work in this domain covers a broad range of issues. First, our work concerns world trade by developing gravity models or macroeconomic models with international trade. We also take into account the mobility of capital in the study of the effects of public policies. Second, we analyze the international strategies of firms in a context of increasing international competition and changing consumer behaviour. Third, we analyse public policies (food security policy notably) in developing countries in a context of international trade deregulation. Fourth, our work in economic geography focuses on the role of environmental regulations and on the linkages between cities and agriculture. We note among the scientific challenges of our analyses, the better consideration of (i) the heterogeneity of firms and consumers, (ii) strategies of intermediaries in international trade, (iii) food security (iv) environmental regulation.

Key publication

  • Chevassus-Lozza E., Gaigné C., LeMener L. (2013).
    "Does input trade liberalization boost downstream firms' exports? Theory and firm-level evidence."
    Journal of International Economics 90(2), 391-402.
  • Cheptea, A., Fontagné, L. et Zignago, S. (2013).
    "Firms’ responses to nutritional policies."
    European Export Performance. Review of World Economics, 150, pp. 25-58.
  • Chevassus-Lozza E., Latouche K. (2012).
    "Heterogeneity of firms, heterogeneity of markets and trade costs: access of French exporters to European agri-food markets."
    European Review of Agricultural Economics 39(2), 257-288.
  • Duvaleix-Treguer S., Hammoudi A., Rouached L., Soler L.G.(2012).
    "Firms’ responses to nutritional policies."
    European Review of Agricultural Economics, 39(5), 843-77.
  • Huchet-Bourdon M., Pentecôte J.S. (2012).
    "Revisiting the core-periphery view of EMU."
    Economic Modelling, 29 (6), p. 2382–2391.
  • Laroche Dupraz C., (2012)
     "Agenda de Doha et enjeux pour les pays pauvres : hérité de l’Uruguay Round, le cadre des négociations est à revoir."
     A paraitre dans Economie Rurale