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BETA (Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications)

UMR (Joint Research Unit) AgroParisTech, CNRS, INRAE (1), Université de Lorraine, Université de Strasbourg

General scientific orientation

Since January 2018, the Lef (Forest Economics Laboratory, UMR AgroParisTech, Inra) has joined the BETA (created in 1972 by the University of Strasbourg, associated with the CNRS since 1985 and the University of Lorraine since 2005) in order to become the largest research unit in economics and management of the Grand-Est region.
The unit is mainly located on four sites : University of Strasbourg, University of Lorraine (Nancy and Metz), AgroParisTech Nancy, University of Haute-Alsace (Colmar, Mulhouse).
The BETA aims to :
♦ Develop pure and applied research work in economics ;
♦ Produce knowledge through the publication of scientific works in the best peer-reviewed journals ;
♦ Teach : initial training through master and doctoral degrees, and training trough research ;
♦ Organization of scientific events : symposiums and workshops to disseminate results and intensify collaboration ;
♦ Participation in societal debates via expert works, scientific mediation, etc.

Fields of research

The 2018-2023 scientific project of the BETA is structured around five axes of research :
Cliometrics and History of Economic Thought
♦ Cliometrics of growth
♦ An analytical approach of HPE : social justice, liberalisms, anticipations…
Creativity, Science, Innovation
♦ Microeconomics of creativity
♦ Networks and communities, open innovations, innovation policies
Law and Economics
♦ Responsibility, legal disputes…
♦ Rules and regulation, Law professionals…
Behaviors, incentives and sustainability
♦ Experimental economics, behaviors, incentives, risk
♦ Development economics and sustainability
Macroeconomics and public policies
♦ European macroeconomics
♦ Energy macroeconomics

Supporting platforms

The BETA has also two supporting platforms :
The Laboratory of Experimental Economics (LEES)
♦ Support to the implementation of experiments : tests of theories, hypotheses of behavior…
♦ Educational tool to teach economics to students
The Observatory for the Forest Economics (OLEF)
♦ Centralization of the information, data and statistics useful to forest economics
♦ Valuing the data through expert work

The research administration is organized around a research support team composed of administrative, technical and financial staff, led by the new management of the laboratory :
- Research Unit Director : Julien Pénin
- Deputy director - Inra-AgroParisTech : Serge Garcia
- Deputy director - University of Lorraine : Agnès Gramain
- Deputy director - University of Strasbourg : Herrade Igersheim

For more information
Check out the open access publications of BETA on HAL-AgroParisTech :

Contact details
annick.demangejaouen chez agroparistech.fr
+33 (0)3 83 39 68 65

(1) On the 1st of January 2020, the two institutes INRA and IRSTEA have merged into INRAE

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