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Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications

Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière


A list of research publications is available on the repository HAL - INRAE.

Since 2018, LEF has joined BETA: you can find all the research publications of the new unit on HAL - BETA Collection.

Go and see the 2019 publications.

Selected publications :

Economics of Forest Multifunctionality

Bartczak, A., Krawczyk, M., Stenger, A., Hanley, N. 2015. Buying spatially-coordinated ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation on forest land: an experiment on the role of auction format and communication. Ecological Economics vol.124, April 2016,  p.36-48

Abildtrup J., Dubgaard A., Jensen F. 2012. Does the Coase Theorem Hold in Real Markets? An Application to the Negotiations between Waterworks and Farmers in Denmark. Journal of Environmental Management, 93: 69-76.

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.

Abildtrup, J., Garcia S., Olsen S. B., Stenger A. 2012. Spatial preference heterogeneity in forest recreation. Ecological Economics, 92: 66-77.

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.

Andrés-Domenech, P., Martín-Herrán, G., Zaccour, G. 2015. Cooperation for sustainable forest management: An empirical differential game approach. Ecological Economics, 117: 118-128.

Andrés-Domenech, P., Fanokoa, P.S., Saint-Pierre, P., Zaccour, G. 2014. Sustainability of the dry forest in Androy: A viability analysis. Ecological Economics, 104: 33-49

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.

Brunette M., Cabantous L., Couture S. et 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.

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.

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.

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.

Costa, S.,Garcia, S., Ibanez, L. 2011. Do taste and quality perception influence consumer preferences for wood? An econometric model with latent variables. Forest Science 57(2): 89-101.

Couture S., Garcia S., Reynaud A. 2012. Household energy choices and fuelwood consumption: An econometric approach from French data. Energy Economics, 34(6): 1972-1981

Damette, O., Delacote, P. 2012. On the economic factors of deforestation: what can we learn from quantile analysis? Economic Modeling, 29: 2427-2434

Damette, O., Delacote, P. 2011. Unsustainable timber harvesting, deforestation and the role of certification. Ecological Economics, 70(6), 1211-1219.

Delacote, P., Angelsen, A. 2015. Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation : Leakage or Synergy?. Land Economics, 91(3).

Delacote, P., Montagné. C. 2012. Political Consumerism and Public Policy: Substitutes or Complements against Market Failures? Ecological Economics, 73(1): 188-193.

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.

Dragicevic, A., Boulanger, V., Bruciamacchie, M., Chauchard, S., Dupouey, JL., Stenger A. 2017. Network connectivity value, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 419, 310-322.

Edwards D., M. Jay, F. S. Jensen, B. Lucas, M. Marzano, C. Montagné, A. Peace, G. Weiß. 2012. Public preferences for structural attributes of forests: towards a Pan European perspective. Forest Policy and Economics. 19: 12-19.

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.

Hily, E., Garcia, S., Stenger, A., Tu, G. 2015. Assessing the efficiency of a biodiversity conservation policy: A bio-econometric analysis of Natura 2000 contracts in forest. Ecological Economics, 119: 197-208.

Kosmowski F., Leblois A., Sultan B. 2015. Perceptions of recent rainfall changes in Niger: a comparison between climate-sensitive and non-climate sensitive households. Climatic Change, available online.

Lobianco, A., Delacote P., Caurla S., Barkaoui, A. 2016. Accounting for active management and risk attitude in forest sector models. An impact study on French forests. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 21(3): 391-405.

Marty, G. 2015. « Juste » prix et réputation professionnelle : un double enjeu pour les enchères de bois public ». Ethnologie française, 154(4): 735.744.

Marty, G. 2014. L’art d’organiser les enchères de bois. Enjeux et poids des dispositifs techniques dans les ventes aux enchères de bois public en France. Techniques et Culture, 61(2):238-255.

Ngouhouo Poufoun, J., Abildtrup, J., Sonwa, D., Delacote, P. 2016. The Value of Endangered Forest Elephants to Local Communities in a Transboundary Conservation Landscape. Ecological Economics, 126:70–86.

Tardieu L. 2017. The need for integrated spatial assessments for ecosystem services mapping. Review of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Studies. 98(3), 173-200.

Tardieu L. 2016. Economic evaluation of the impacts of transportation infrastructures on ecosystem services. Chapter 6, In Handbook on biodiversity and ecosystem services in impact assessment. D. Geneletti (ed). F. Vanclay (Series Editor). Edward Elgar.

Winkel, G., Blondet, M., Borras, L., Geitzenauer, M., Gruppe, A., Jump, A., De Koning, J., Sotirov, M.; M., Turnhout, E., Weiss, G., Winter, S. (2015). “The implementation of Natura 2000 in forests: a trans- and interdisciplinary assessment of challenges and choices”. Environmental Science and Policy, 52: 23-32

Wolfersberger, J., Delacote, P., Garcia, S. 2015. An empirical analysis of forest transition and land-use change in developing countries. Ecological Economics, Elsevier, 119(C): 241-251.


French Forest Sector Modeling

Barkaoui, A., Dragicevic A. 2016. Nash bargaining and renegotiation with social preferences: case of the roundwood log supply contracts in the French timber market. Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 69, August 2016, Pages 90–100

Buongiorno, J., Rougieux, P., Barkaoui, A., Zhu, S., and Harou, P. 2014. Potential impact of a transatlantic trade and investment partnership on the global forest sector. Journal of Forest Economics, 20(3): 252-266

Caurla, S., Delacote, P., Lecocq, F., Barkaoui, A. 2013. Combining an intersectorial carbon tax with sectorial mitigation policies: which impacts on the French Forest Sector? Forthcoming in Journal of Forest Economics.

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.

Caurla, S., Lecocq, F., Delacote, P., Barkaoui, A. 2013. Stimulating fuelwood consumption through public policies: An assessment of economic and resource impacts based on the French Forest Sector Model. Energy Policy, 63:338-347

Delacote. P. Lecocq F. 2011.Fuelwood, timber and climate change: Insights from forest sector modeling - An introduction. Journal of Forest Economics, 17(2), 107–109.

Nabuurs, G-J., Delacote, P., Ellison, D., Hanewinkel, M., Hetemäki, L., Lindner, M., Ollikainen, M. 2017. By 2050 the Mitigation Effects of EU Forests Could Nearly Double through Climate Smart Forestry, Forests, vol.8(12), p. 484

Lecocq F.,Delacote P., Caurla S., Barkaoui A., Sauquet A. 2011. Paying for forest carbon or stimulating fuelwood demand? Insights from the French Forest Sector Model. Journal of Forest Economics, 17(2), 157-168.

Lenglet, J., Courtonne, J-Y., Caurla, S. 2017. Material flow analysis of the forest-wood supply chain: A consequential approach for log export policies in France. Journal of Cleaner Production, 165: 1296-1305

Lobianco A., Caurla S., Delacote P., Barkaoui A. 2016. Carbon mitigation potential of the French forest sector under threat of combined physical and market impacts due to climate change. Journal of Forest Economics, Volume 23, April 2016, p.4-26

Lobianco, A., Delacote, P., Caurla, S., Barkaoui, A. 2015. The importance of introducing spatial heterogeneity in bio-economic forest models: Insights gleaned from FFSM++. Ecological Modelling, 309–310: 82-92

Lobianco, A., Dragicevic, A., Leblois A. 2015. Forest planning and productivity-risk trade-off through the Markowitz mean-variance model. Cahiers du LEF 2015-07

Delacote, P., Sauquet, A. 2015. Renewable resource harvesting, market, and the no-deficit rule: The case of the French public timber supply, Cahiers du LEF 2015-09

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. Resource and Energy Economics 33(4), 771-781.

Zhang, D., Stenger, A. 2015. Value and valuation of forest ecosystem services. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 4(2): 177-201.


LEF Data Group

Montagné, C., Niedzwiedz, A. 2012. De la définition et l’usage des indicateurs de gestion durable des forêts: un point de vue économique et social. Revue Forestière Française. LXIV-5. 613-634.

Niedzwiedz A., Bruciamacchie, M. 2016. Éclairage sur les sources d’informations en matière de prix des bois, Revue Forestière Française, Ecole nationale du génie rural, 2016, pp.345-355.

Niedzwiedz A., Montagné-Huck C. 2015. Past, present, and future of forest accounting: an overview of the French experience. Annals of Forest Science, 72(1):1-7

Montagné-Huck C., Niedzwiedz, A. 2011. Les indicateurs économiques et sociaux de gestion durable. Cahier du LEF Hors Série Technique n°3. Décembre 2011. 55p.

Niedzwiedz, A., Montagné-Huck,C. 2011. Les tableaux de bord: Panorama du secteur forestier français. Revue Forestière Française. LXIII-6, 691-704.

PhD defended

Solène Masson. 08/06/2020. Trois essais en économie de l'environnement et du développement (supervised by Olivier CHANEL, AMSE-CNRS, and Philippe Delacote, BETA-INRAE)

Camille Tévenart. 16/10/2019. L’incertitude en tant que frein à l’adoption de mesures d’atténuation en agriculture (supervised by Marielle Brunette, BETA-INRAE, and Caroline Orset, AgroParisTech-EcoPub)

Florian Claeys. 13/09/2018. Impact du changement climatique sur la durabilité des concessions forestières en Afrique centrale, de la modélisation bioéconomique à la conception d’instruments incitatifs (supervised by Alain Karsenty, CIRAD, and Philippe Delacote, BETA-INRA)

Claudio Petucco. 04/07/2017. Forest health economics: Management of forest pests and pathogens in conditions of global change (supervised by Anne Stenger and Pablo Andrés-Domenech)

Emeline Hily. 03/07/2017. Paiements incitatifs pour la conservation de la biodiversité: Analyse dynamique et spatiale (supervised by Serge Garcia and Anne Stenger)

Paul Rougieux. 09/03/2017. Modelling European Forest Products Consumption and Trade in a Context of Structural Change (supervised by Philippe Delacote and Olivier Damette, BETA-CNRS)

Jonas Ngouhouo Poufoun. 12/12/2016. A Microeconometric Analysis of Households Livelihoods, Deforestation and Biodiversity Conservation in the Tridom trifrontier sentinel landscape (supervised by Philippe Delacote; Co-supervisor: Jens Abildtrup)

Gengyang Tu. 09/12/2016. La valeur de la forêt pour la population locale - Une analyse spatiale (supervised by Serge Garcia; Co-supervisor: Jens Abildtrup)

JulienWolfersberger. 19/06/2015. Economic development and forest transition (supervised by Philippe Delacote)

Eric Nazindigouba Kéré. 21/03/2013. Analyse économique des décisions de production des propriétaires forestiers privés non industriels en France. (supervised by Jérôme Foncel and Anne Stenger; Co-supervisor: S. Garcia). Université de Lorraine.

Gérard Marty 5/02/2013. Institutions marchandes du bois public en Lorraine (supervised by Pierre Demeulenaere). Université Paris-Sorbonne.

Nicolas Robert 22/01/2013. Vers une production durable de multiples services écosystémiques : Analyse par la simulation de la production jointe de bois et de non-bois en forêt (supervised by Anne Stenger). AgroParisTech.

Sylvain Caurla 27/01/2012. Modélisation de la filière forêt-bois française Évaluation des impacts des politiques climatiques (supervised by Franck Lecocq). AgroParisTech.

See also

The workingpapers of the laboratory (archives): Cahiers du LEF