Regional Science & Territorial Development

The need for interdisciplinarity: between economics and geography


  • French Academic Qualification :  Geography & Economics
  • Academic positions :

Associate Professor at the Normandy Business School (Ecole de Management de Normandie, France) Regional Developement Institute (Institut du Développement Territorial, France)

Affiliate Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS – UMR IDEES)

  • Education :

PhD  Economic Geography, Department of Geography, University of Rouen (France), 2012

MSc Modeling of Complex Spatial Systems, Department of Geography, University of Rouen (France), 2008

Research Interests

Regional disparities and convergence in the European Union
Using different methods: geographically weighted regression (GWR) – Markov chains – beta and sigma convergence – local convergence – Moran index & local indicators of spatial association (LISA) – Gini index – Agent Based Models

Evaluation of European (Cohesion policy of the European Union) and National public policies
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Structural Funds – Prospective analysis – Modeling and simulation of European regional policy

Study of the political and economic changes in Central and Eastern Europe following the fall of the Berlin Wall

Analysis of the economic and spatial changes induced by the integration of the CEECs in the European Union

Cartography and graphical semiology
Reflection on graphical semiology and cartographic language – Analysis of « silences and discourse of maps »

Circular economy and territorial development
Proximity theory, analysis of the economic and environmental impacts of new business models related to the recycling of green waste and the energy transition