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Updated on: 08/03/2023
The ECOr department is unique in the French academic landscape, at the crossroads of behavioural, organisational and economic sciences. It aims to comprehend the behaviour of individuals and organisations in a complex and changing environment. Understanding and modelling individual and collective behaviours makes it possible to assess the proper functioning of public and private policies with regard to societal objectives (health, employment, poverty, innovation, growth, well-being, etc.).
Researchers at ECOr study human behaviour in a broad sense, integrating different levels of analysis:
From a normative perspective, researchers also question the proper functioning of public policies (tax and benefit policies, legal policies, incentive policies, etc.), by studying how individuals and organisations react to them. This then allows researchers to assess whether societal objectives are being met (healthcare, return to employment, escape from poverty, access to training, well-being, cultural enrichment, electoral behaviour, social and environmental behaviour of companies, innovation and risk-taking behaviour, etc.).
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The department's activities are broken down into two areas of focus:
Researchers study human behaviour in a broad sense, integrating different levels of analysis:
This area deals with the assessment of the institutional and legal context in which individuals and organisations operate, based on the understanding of behaviours as studied in the first area of focus: concrete institutions (public policies: laws, regulations, etc.), organisations (private initiatives: companies, NGOs, etc.) and abstract institutions (currency, customs, norms, etc.). The area also focuses on the impact of these institutions and policies on aggregate behaviour/measures (employment, inequality, well-being, etc.).
There are various levels of analysis:
A Major Research Programme is headed by this department:
The department is also associated with two other GPRs:
It is also associated with two Impulsion Research Networks (RRI):
of which 135 are doctoral students
Ce département est composé de 5 unités dont 4 en rattachement principal et 1 unité en rattachement secondaire.
Il est composé de 21 membres, dont 12 enseignants-chercheurs et chercheurs, 4 personnels BIATSS/ITA, 4 doctorants et post-doctorants et 1 personnalité extérieure.
Il est composé de 4 personnalités scientifiques (1 par unité, sur proposition par le directeur de chaque unité et vote en conseil de laboratoire).
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Behavioural sciences, organisational sciences, cognitive sciences, psychology, economics, management, educational sciences, science and technology of physical activities and sports, languages and cultures, information and communication sciences, anthropology, ethology, history, sociology