Bernard Caillaud, Thierry Mayer and Miren Lafourcade named members of the Economic Committee for Sustainable Development
Three members of the Paris School of Economics have been named members of the Economic Committee for Sustainable Development, the creation of which was announced on the 3rd of February 2009 by Jean-Louis Borloo, the Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning. Bernard Caillaud, who holds a Chair at the Paris School of Economics, and Thierry Mayer and Miren Lafourcade, who are Professors at the same institution, will contribute to the work of the Committee, whose main mission is to clarify, from an economic point of view, the elaboration of Ministerial policies by placing them in the context of the best scientific research, evaluation methods and policy instruments. The first tasks of the Committee concern the major issues of 2009, such as preparing for the international conference on climate change in Copenhagen and the quest for « green growth ».
The Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning (MEEDAT) and the Paris School of Economics have cooperated on scientific research projects since 2007, via a partnership agreement which in particular allows Ministry staff to profit from the most recent scientific knowledge in five key areas: Economic Geography and International Economics; Environmental Economics; the Evaluation of Public Policy; the Economics of Risk and Insurance; and the Market Organisation and Regulation.