Technical skill sheet

Study of the dynamics of companies and markets, public action in the field of the economy of cities, territories and the impact of globalisation

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

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Areas of research:
- Sustained development of "poor" cities
- Natural capital and development in Africa
- Globalisation, inequalities, global governance


Urban development, development of territories
- Providers of services to the general public: water, transport...
- Energy, environment, global industrial solutions
- Sustainability of natural capital, development of the soil
- Humanitarian aid, assistance to populations, access to the essential services
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.