Yvon Rocaboy is Professor of Economics at the University of Rennes, France, since 1998 and former Director of the Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM-CNRS). Yvon was a member of the European Public Choice Society (2009-2012) and co-founder of PEARL network. He has published widely in French and international journals and books. The main focus of his work is Local Public Economics (tax competition, location choice, optimal jurisdiction size), and Public Choice (Yardstick political competition, Political fragmentation), paying particular attention to the French local governments. More recently his research has focused on Sports economics issues.
Véronique Thelen earned her Ph. D in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Paul Azam in 2010. She is associate professor at the University of Rennes. Her research interests are in the domain of applied econometrics, microeconometrics, economics of conflicts (in particular, terrorism, civil war and violence against minorities), institutions and environmental economics.
Fabio Padovano is Professor of Economics and Director of the Condorcet Center for Political Economy at the University of Rennes. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George mason University, where he was research assistant to prof. James Buchanan, Nobel laureate, and in Quantitative Methods from the Sapienza university of Rome. He has been president of the European Public Choice Society. His research interests are in public choice, political economics, law and economics (especially legislative production and judicial institutions), public finance and economics of arts and culture.
Jean-Michel Josselin is professor in economics at the University of Rennes. His research interests include the evaluation of public policies, public finance and public health. He has been an expert with the French National Health Authority (2012-2018). He is currently involved in research programs with the French Ministry of health and is an adviser to the Prime Minister’s secretary for public investment.
Thierry Pénard is professor of Economics and director of the phD program. His research covers industrial organization, in particular digital economics, competition policy and market regulation. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris.
Benoît Le Maux is associate professor of economics at the University of Rennes (France). His research and teaching relate to public policy evaluation and democracy, with a special emphasis on public expenditures (microeconomic analysis of collective decision-making, econometrics, quasi-experimental techniques). He is researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CREM-CNRS and Condorcet Center for Political Economy) and currently in charge of coordinating a master program in public finance and management at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rennes.