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Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications

Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière

Marielle Brunette

Researcher in Economics INRA


Researcher interests

  • Economics of risk and uncertainty
  • Insurance Economics
  • Economics of natural resources
  • Experimental Economics 
  • Forest Economics

Articles published in peer-review journals

  1. Brunette M., Hanewinkel M., Yousefpour R. (2020). Risk aversion hinders forestry professionals to adapt to climate change. Climatic Change, DOI:10.1007/s10584-020-02751-0
  2. Loisel P., Brunette M., Couture S. (2020). Insurance and forest rotation decisions under storm risk. Environmental and Resource Economics, DOI:10.1007/s10640-020-00429-w
  3. Brunette M., Corcos A., Couture S., Pannequin F. (2020). Substituabilité entre assurance et auto-assurance : une propriété robuste à l’asymétrie d’information et à l’ambiguïté. Forthcoming in Revue d’Économie Politique.
  4. Brunette M., Delacote P., Garcia S., Rousselle J-M. (2020). Commons as a risk-management tool : theoretical predictions and an experimental test. Forthcoming in Revue d’Économie Politique.
  5. Brunette M., Couture S., Foncel J., Garcia S. (2019). The decision to insure against forest fire risk : An econometric analysis combining hypothetical and real data. Forthcoming in The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, 45(1): 111-133.
  6. Brunette M., Jacob J. (2019). Risk aversion, prudence and temperance : an experiment in gain and loss. Research in Economics, 73(2):174-189.
  7. Brèteau-Amores S., Brunette M., Davi H. (2019). An economic comparison of adaptation strategies towards a drought-induced risk of forest decline. Ecological Economics, 164:106294 .
  8. Brunette M., Corcos A., Couture S., Pannequin F. (2019). The self-insurance clauses puzzle. Economics Bulletin, 39(2):830-837.
  9. Bréda N., Brunette M. (2019). Are 40 years better than 55 ? An analysis of the reduction of forest rotation to face drought event in a Douglas fir stand. Annals of Forest Science, 76:29.
  10. Brunette M. and Couture S. (2018). Risk management activities of a non-industrial private forest owner with a bivariate utility function. Review of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Studies, 99(3):281-302. 
  11. Montagné-Huck C., Brunette M. (2018). A Bilbiographical Database on Economic Analysis of Natural Forest Disturbances. Data In Brief, 20:662-666.
  12. Montagné-Huck C., Brunette M. (2018). Economic Analysis of Natural Forest Disturbances : A Century of Research. Journal of Forest Economics, 32:42-71.
  13. Brunette M., Bourke R., Hanewinkel M., Yousefpour R. (2018). Adaptation to Climate Change in Forestry : a Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA). Forests, 9(1):20-34.
  14. Bougherara D., Brunette M., Heinzel C., Ibanez L., Muller L., Teyssier S. (2017). Expériences Économiques en Économie Agricole : État des Lieux et Dynamiques de Recherche. Économie Rurale, 362:31-50.
  15. Brunette M., Foncel J., Kéré E. (2017). Attitude towards Risk and Production decision : An Empirical analysis on French private forest owners. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 22(6):563-576.
  16. Brunette M., Couture S., Pannequin F. (2017). Is forest insurance a relevant vector to induce adaptation efforts to climate change? Annals of Forest Science, 74:41
  17. Brunette M., Dragicevic A., Lenglet J., Niedzwiedz A. (2017). Vers une composition optimale de la forêt française : une application de la théorie de la sélection de portefeuille aux critères biotechniques. Économie Rurale, 359:27-49.
  18. Brunette M., Dragicevic A., Lenglet J., Niedzwiedz A., Badeau V., Dupouey J-L (2017). Biotechnical Portfolio Management of Mixed-Species Forests. Journal of Bioeconomics, 19(2):223-245.
  19. Brunette M., Foncel J., Kéré E.N. (2016). Attitude face au risque et décision de récolte des propriétaires forestiers privés français. Revue Forestière Française LXVIII, 3-2016:259-268. 
  20. Brunette M., Caurla S. (2016). An Economic Comparison of Risk Handling Measures against Hylobius abietis and Heterobasidion annosum in the Landes de Gascogne Forest. Annals of Forest Science, 70(3):777-787.
  21. Brunette M., Holecy J., Sedliak M., Tucek J., Hanewinkel M. (2015). An actuarial model of forest insurance against several natural hazards. Forest Policy and Economics, 55:46-57.
  22. Brunette M., Couture S., Laye J. (2015). Optimizing forest management under storm risk with Markov decision process model. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 4(2):141-163.
  23. Brunette M., Cabantous L., Couture S. (2015). Are individuals more risk and ambiguity averse in a group environment or alone? Results from an experimental study. Theory and Decision, 78(3):357-376.
  24. Brunette M., Costa S. and Lecocq F. (2014). Economics of Species Change subject to Risk of Climate Change and Increasing Information: A (Quasi-)Option Value Analysis. Annals of Forest Science, 71(2):279-290.
  25. Brunette M. and Couture S. (2013). Risk management behaviour of a forest owner against growth risk. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 42(2):349-364.
  26. Brunette M., Cabantous L., Couture S. and Stenger A. (2013). The impact of governmental assistance on insurance demand under ambiguity: A theoretical model and an experimental test. Theory and Decision, 75:153-174.
  27. Brunette M., Cabantous L., Couture S. and Stenger A. (2009). Assurance, intervention publique et ambiguïté : une étude expérimentale auprès de propriétaires forestiers privés. Économie et Prévision, 190-191(4-5):123-134.
  28. Brunette M. and Couture S. (2008). Assurance et activités de réduction des risques en foresterie : une approche théorique. Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, 86(1):57-78.
  29. Brunette M. and Couture S. (2008). Public Compensation for Windstorm Damage Reduces Incentives for Risk Management Investments. Forest Policy and Economics, 10(7-8):491-499.

Articles published in non peer-review journals

  1. Brunette M., Leblois A., Couture S. (2019). Le changement climatique va t’il nous priver d’assurance ? The Conversation, 20 octobre 2019.
  2. Tevenart C., Delacote P., Koenig R., Brunette M. (2019). Chocs climatiques : pourquoi les agriculteurs français sont-ils si mal assurés ? The Conversation, 24 juillet 2019.
  3. Koenig R., Brunette M., Delacote P., Tevenart C. (2019). Couverture du risque météorologique en agriculture : les leçons du cas français. Information et Débats, Chaire Économie du Climat.
  4. Tevenart C., Brunette M., Orset C. (2017). Freins à l’adoption de mesures d’atténuation des GES dans l’agriculture : l’aversion pour le risque et pour l’ambiguïté de l’agriculteur jouent-elles un rôle ? Information et Débats, Chaire Économie du Climat, 51, 22p.
  5. Brunette M., Caurla S. (2015). Approche économique des risques biotiques en forêt - Exemple d’analyse de stratégies de prévention dans les Landes de Gascogne. C.R. Acad. Agri. Fr., 2015. Séance du 25 novembre 2015.
  6. Bréda N., Brunette M. (2014). Réduire l'âge d'exploitabilité : une stratégie d'adaptation économiquement acceptable face aux risques induits par la sécheresse ? Forêt-entreprise, 217 : 46-49.
  7. Brunette M. (2011). Une application du Processus de Décision de Markov au secteur forestier : Risque de production, de prix et perte de qualité. C.R. Acad. Agric. Fr., 2011, 97, n°2. Séance du 8 juin 2011.

Articles submitted to journals

  1. Brunette M., Ngouhouo-Poufoun J. (2019). Are risk preferences stable ? A field experiment in Congo Basin countries. WP BETA 2019-18.
  2. Dequiedt B., Servonnat E., Brunette M., Delacote P. (2019). Risk as a limit or an opportunity to mitigate GHG emissions ? The case of fertilisation in agriculture.
  3. Koenig R., Brunette M., Delacote P., Tevenart C. (2019). Couverture du risque agricole : les leçons du cas français.
  4. Tevenart C., Brunette M. (2019). Role of farmers’ risk and ambiguity preferences on fertilization decisions: an experiment. WP CEC 2019-03.
  5. Jacob J., Brunette M., Eeckhoudt L. (2017). Prevent or Cure : Trading in the face of left-skewed binary lotteries. Cahiers du LEF 2017-05.

Works in progress

  1. Montagné-Huck C., Brunette M., Couture S. (2020). Farmers’ risk aversion coefficients : a literature review.
  2. Montagné-Huck C., Brunette M., Caurla S. (2020). Multi-risks in forest economics.
  3. Bocquého G., Brunette M., Jacob J. (2020). Prospect theory : behavior in loss domain and payoff range.
  4. Brèteau-Amores S., Brunette M., Leblois A., François C., Martin N. (2020). Index insurance to cope with drought-induced risk of production losses in French forests.
  5. Brunette M., Leblois A., Jacob J. (2019). How to manage price risk after a storm in forestry ?
  6. Montagné-Huck C., Brunette M. (2019). What economics can tell us about insect pests disturbances in forest ?
  7. Ngouhouo-Poufoun J., Abildtrup J., Brunette M., Delacote P. (2018). Rural households risk attitudes and ecosystem services preferences in mutli-functionnal landscapes.

PhD Thesis

Risques naturels, prévention et assurance: une application au secteur forestier. (March 2009)


Prise en compte du risque et de l’incertitude dans la gestion des ressources naturelles renouvelables. Applications aux ressources forestières. (April 2015)


  • Tutorials: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Market and entreprises.
  • Lessons: Risk, Uncertainty and Irreversibility; Insurance Economics; Environmental Economics; Economics of Sustainable Development.

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