Scientific partners

cnrs-lameta Laboratoire Montpellierain d'economie Theorique et Appliquee
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Université Montpellier 1

LAMETA (Montpellier Laboratory for Theoretical and Applied Economics) is a joint research unit in economics of the, CNRS, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro and University of Montpellier. It brings together 36 faculties and researchers, 15 ingeneers and administrative, and about 50 PhD students and postdocs on two sites: the Department of Economics of the Universityy of Montpellier and the INRA-SupAgro campus.

The research is organized following five main themes: Behavioral economics and finance, Public choice and social ethics, Economics of competition and regulation, Policies for sustainable development and natural resource management, and Economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

In the field of biodiversity and ecosystems, the current research projects are related to :

  • Analysis of targets for biodiversity conservation
  • Multidimensional indicators of biodiversity
  • Assessments and valuation of ecosystem services
  • Evaluation and management of invasive species with ambivalent impacts
  • Managing and sharing the risks to biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Management of genetic resources of agricultural interest by farmers
  • Evaluation of Marine Protected Areas and spatial management of fisheries resource
  • Mechanism design for international conservation policies
  • Economics for landscape policies and governance

The LAMETA is involved in three French high level research laboratories (LabEx), and particularly a founding member of the Centre Méditerranéen pour l'Environnement et la Biodiversité (CeMEB).

Contact: dr. Jean-Michel Salles

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