Master Internship in environmental programs valuation

The Green Pact has ambitious objectives for European agriculture, particularly in terms of agro-ecological transition. To achieve them, ambitious, effective policies that are legitimate in the eyes of European taxpayers are needed. This requires innovation, particularly in the incentive mechanisms of these programmes, and the design of schemes that farmers can take ownership of.

This is the ambition of the BEHAVE project, which uses behavioural approaches and economic experiments to evaluate programmes that encourage environmentally-friendly behaviour, particularly with regard to the use of pesticides in agriculture and the use of water. The project is led by Marianne Lefebvre, a lecturer and researcher in economics at the University of Angers.

The work to be carried out in 2024 will focus in particular on (i) the impact of social standards on water consumption, and (ii) the acceptability of insurance schemes to reduce pesticide use on wine farms.


– Review of the literature on the impact of social norms on water consumption
– Participation in the design of a theoretical model (game and graph theory) on the impact of social norms on water consumption
– Analysis of survey data (already collected) using textual analysis and R software
– Participation in meetings with project partners
– Occasional participation in other projects that will give you an insight into the realities of being a researcher


Duration: 4 to 6 months depending on the trainee’s availability, starting between March and April 2024. Please specify your availability dates in your letter.

Compensation: €567 per month for 5 working days of 7 hours per week, in accordance with current regulations.
Working conditions: Shared office at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Management (St Serge site in Angers). Possibility of teleworking, to be planned according to project requirements.

Supervision: Pauline Pedehour (Lecturer and researcher at Granem)

Working environment Angers is a city of 150,000 inhabitants on the banks of the Loire, in the heart of the Anjou vineyards. It is 1 hour 25 minutes from Paris and 40 minutes from Nantes. The Vegepolys competitiveness cluster is based in Angers and brings together companies, research centres and training establishments in the plant sector. The University of Angers has 1,134 teaching and research staff and 882 administrative staff, and welcomes 25,000 students in 7 departments, on 3 campuses in Angers and 2 off-site campuses (Cholet and Saumur).
The trainee will benefit from the scientific environment of the University of Angers’ economics and management research team: GRANEM (60 teacher-researchers, 40 doctoral and post-doctoral students, 4 administrative staff), the SFR Confluences and the European REECAP network (Research Network on Economic Experiments for agricultural policy evaluation).

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