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Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications

Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière

Serge Garcia

Deputy director of BETA - Senior researcher at the National Institute for Research in Agriculture (INRA)


Applied econometrics for environment and natural resources, Forest economics

Research fields
  • Applied Economics and Econometrics

- Environment and natural resources: forest and ecosystem services

- Industrial organisation: costs, multiproduction, networks, contracts and incentives, water public utilities

  • Econometrics

- Econometrics of panel data

- Spatial econometrics

- Econometrics of qualitative variables


My (almost) complete list of publications in : ProdINRA

Published papers

  1. Garcia S., Ablidtrup J., Stenger A. (2018). How does economic research contribute to the management of forest ecosystem services ? Annals of Forest Science, 75(2) : 53.
  2. Lambini C.K., Thanh Nguyen T., Abildtrup J., Dien Pham V.,Tenhunen J., Garcia S. (2017). Are ecosystem services complementary or competitive ? An econometric analysis of cost functions from private forests in Vietnam, Ecological Economics, 147, 343–352.
  3. Tu G., Abildtrup J., Garcia S. (2016). "Preferences for urban green spaces and peri-urban forests: An analysis of stated residential choices", Landscape and Urban Planning, 148, 120-131.
  4. Wolfersberger J., Delacote P., Garcia S. (2015). "An empirical analysis of forest transition and land-use change in developing countries", Ecological Economics, 119, 241-251.
  5. Hily E., Garcia S., Stenger A., Tu G. (2015). "Assessing the cost-effectiveness of a biodiversity conservation policy: A bio-econometric analysis of Natura 2000 contracts in forest", Ecological Economics, 119, 197-208.
  6. Caurla S., Garcia S., Niedzwiedz A. (2015). "Store or export? An economic evaluation of financial compensation to forest sector after windstorm. The case of Hurricane Klaus", Forest Policy and Economics, 61, 30–38.
  7. Abildtrup J., Garcia S., Kéré E. (2015). "Land use and drinking water supply: A sample selection model with spatial dependence", Revue d’Économie Régionale et Urbaine, 1/2015 (mai), 321-342.
  8. Destandau F., Garcia S. (2014). “Service quality, scale economies and ownership: An econometric analysis of municipal water supply costs”, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 46(2), 152-182.
  9. Garcia S., Kéré E., Stenger A. (2014). “Econometric analysis of social interactions in the production decisions of private forest owners”, European Review of Agricultural Economics, 41(2): 177-198.
  10. Fiquepron J., Garcia S., Stenger A. (2013). “Land use impact on water quality: Valuing forest services in terms of the water supply sector”, Journal of Environmental Management, 126, 113-121.,
  11. Abildtrup, J., Garcia S., Stenger A. (2013). “The effect of forest land use on the cost of drinking water supply: A spatial econometric analysis”, Ecological Economics, 92, 126-136.
  12. Abildtrup, J., Garcia S., Olsen S. B., Stenger A. (2013). “Spatial preference heterogeneity in forest recreation”, Ecological Economics,92, 67-77.
  13. Abildtrup, J., Garcia S., Olsen S. B., Stenger A. (2012). "Les déterminants de la valeur récréative des forêts : l’exemple de la lorraine", Revue Forestière Française, 64(3), 331-338.
  14. Couture S., Garcia S., Reynaud A. (2012). “Household energy choices and fuelwood consumption: An econometric approach from French data”, Cahier du LEF 2011-3,, Energy Economics, 34(6), 1972-1981
  15. Garcia S., Harou P., Montagné C., Stenger A. (2011). “Valuing forest biodiversity from a national survey in France: A dichotomous choice contingent valuation”, Document de travail du LEF, n° 2007-08International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 7(2), 84-97.
  16. Sauquet A., Lecocq F., Delacote P. Caurla S., Barkaoui A., Garcia S. (2011) “Estimating Armington elasticities for sawnwood and application to the French forest sector model”, Document de travail du LEF, n° 2011-02, Resource and Energy Economics, 33(4), 771-781.
  17. Costa S., Garcia S., Ibanez L. (2011). “Do taste and quality perception influence consumer preferences for wood? An econometric model with latent variables”, Document de travail du LEF, n° 2007-01, Forest Science, 57(2), 89-101.
  18. Garcia S., Jacob J. (2010) “La valeur récréative de la forêt en France : une approche par les coûts de déplacement”, Revue d’Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement/Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, 91(1), 43-71.
  19. Anthon S., Garcia S., Stenger A. (2010). “Incentive contracts for Natura 2000 implementation in forest areas”, Environmental and Resource Economics, 46(3), 281-302.
  20. Colson V., Garcia S., Rondeux J., Lejeune P. (2010). “Map and determinants of forest visiting in Wallonia”, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 9(2), 83-91.
  21. Garcia S., Harou P., Montagné C., Stenger A. (2009). “Models for sample selection bias in contingent valuation: Application to forest biodiversity”, Journal of Forest Economics, 15(1-2), 59-78.
  22. Boyer M., Garcia S. (2008). “Régulation et mode de gestion : une étude économétrique sur les prix et la performance dans le secteur de l’eau potable”, Cahiers scientifiques du CIRANO, n° 2008s-25, Annales d'Économie et de Statistique, 90, 35-74.
  23. Bouscasse H., Destandau F., Garcia S. (2008). “Analyse économétrique des coûts des services d'eau potable et qualité des prestations offertes aux usagers”, Revue d'Économie Industrielle, 122, 7-26.
  24. Garcia S., Moreaux M., Reynaud A. (2007). “Measuring economies of vertical integration in network industries: An application to the water sector”, International Journal of industrial Organization, 25(4), 791-820.
  25. Garcia S., Guérin-Schneider L., Fauquert G. (2005). “Analysis of water price determinants in France: cost recovery, competition for the market and operators strategy”, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 5(6), 173-181.
  26. Garcia S., Reynaud A. (2004). “Estimating the benefits of efficient water pricing in France”, Resource & Energy Economics, 26(1), 1-25.
  27. Garcia S., Thomas A. (2003). “Regulation of public utilities under asymmetric information: the case of municipal water supply in France”, Environmental and Resource Economics, 26(1), 145-162.
  28. Garcia S. (2002). “Rendements et efficacité dans les industries en réseau : le cas des services d'eau potable délégués”, Économie et Prévision, 154, 123-138.
  29. Garcia S., Thomas A. (2001). “The structure of municipal water supply costs: Application to a panel of French local communities”, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 16(1), 5-29.

Book chapters

  1. Max Bruciamacchie, Serge Garcia and Anne Stenger (2012). How Timber Harvesting and Biodiversity Are Managed in Uneven-Aged Forests: A Cluster-Sample Econometric Approach, Sustainable Forest Management - Current Research, Dr. Julio J. Diez (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0621-0, InTech.
  2. Garcia S., Guérin-Schneider L., Breuil L. (2006). “Analysis of the European Union Explicit and Implicit Policies and Approaches in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sectors”, in Water and Liberalization: European Water Scenarios, M. Finger, J. Allouche, P. Luis-Manso (eds), IWA Publishing.
  3. Garcia S., Thomas A. (2002). “Regulation of public utilities under asymmetric information: the case of municipal water supply in France”, in Current Issues in the Economics of Water Resource Management: Theory, Applications and Policies, P. Pashardes, T. Swanson, A. Xepapadeas (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp 195-217.

Other publications

  1. Wolfersberger J., Delacote P., Garcia S. (2016). "Une analyse empirique de la transition forestière et des changements d’usage des sols dans les pays en développement", INRA Sciences sociales, N° 3/2015 – Avril 2016.
  2. Heshmatol Vaezin S. M., Marage D., Garcia S., Kraus D., Rougieux P., Schuck A., Harou P. (2014). "Provision cost function of forest biodiversity protection within French Natura 2000 network", EFI Technical Report 90, 2014.
  3. Fiquepron J., Garcia S., Stenger A. (2010). “La forêt, un bien pour la qualité et le prix de l'eau”, Forêt-entreprise, 193, 29-32.
  4. Garcia S. (2008). “L'économie des services publics locaux d'alimentation en eau potable”, INRA Sciences sociales, N° 4-5 – Septembre 2008.
  5. Stenger A., Garcia S. (2008). “La biodiversité en forêt : une demande potentielle, une offre complexe, des enjeux”, INRA Sciences sociales, N° 4-5 – Septembre 2008.

Working papers and works in progress

  • Garcia S., Jacob J., Lambert E.-A. (2016). How to share the pie? Sharing liability under insolvency: an experimental study".
  • Brunette M., Couture S., Foncel J., Garcia S. (2016). “Insurance : Evidence from experimental data”.
  • Kéré E., Garcia S., Dragicevic A. (2015) "Decisions to Harvest and Spatial Interactions", submitted.
  • Brunette M. , Delacote P., Garcia S., Rousselle J.-M. (2014). "Commons as insurance: theoretical predictions and an experimental test", submitted.
  • Delacote P., Dragicevic A., Garcia S. (2014). "Principal-Agent Relationship in Resource Management, Multiple Principals and Spatial Dynamics", submitted.
  • Canneva G., Garcia S. (2013). “Private information, competition and the renewal of delegation contracts: An econometric analysis of water services in France”.
  • Delacote P., Garcia S., Stenger A., Tu G. (2013). "Private forest owners’ participation to conservation programs: The case of Natura 2000 contracts in France".

PhD thesis

Economic analysis of costs of drinking water supply (in French) - University of Toulouse I

Other web pages


  - Environmental and natural resource economics, econometrics

  - Econometrics of qualitative variables

  - Econometrics of panel data

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