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Economic assessment studies of policy instruments and reforms

  • Centre of research : MINES ParisTech, centre d'conomie industrielle - CERNA
  • Prestation : Advice, assessment, training - Research and Development

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Economic assessment studies of policy instruments and reforms in the field of :
- the environment,
- the network industries,
- intellectual property.
Areas of research : Liberalisation of the network industries, Policy of competition, Environmental economics and policy, Intellectual property rights


Although academic, the purpose of this research programme is to produce results useful for public decision-makers and companies
- Sectors of the environment, energy, mobile telecommunications
- Regulatory aspects, standards
- Market economy, optimisation, strategies, rules of competition, rating
- International regulations
- European space
The reasoning of industrial economics and the economy of regulations now occupy a central place in the development of corporate strategies, their financial communication, the choice of the instruments of public policies and, in judicial arbitrations (commercial and regulatory disputes).


Industrial economics at Cerna is characterised a year inductive, problem-driven approach. Research is initiated by case studies based on surveys in companies and administrations. Such studies provide the basis for theoretical discussions and vice-versa.