BETA The Grand Est region’s research center in Economics and Management

Scientific project

A mixed research unit affiliated with CNRS, the Universities of Strasbourg and Lorraine, INRAE and AgroParisTech, BETA spans five sites in Strasbourg, Nancy, Metz, Colmar and Mulhouse.

Since its inception, BETA has conducted research characterized by an effort to link theory and applications in economics and management. The center has grown around research areas rooted in micro and macro-economic theories and draws on a long legacy of research in the history of economic thought. Key themes have included the economics of innovation, the management of technologies and organizations, the evaluation of environmental assets, the study of the training/employment relationship and historical economics. As the team developed and in keeping with social trends, further themes have been explored, such as the economics of law, the economics of energy and forestry (materializing in the form of an observatory on forest economics) and more broadly the economic analysis of energy, environmental and demographic transitions. We have developed collective skills in a variety of methodological tools and approaches: modelling, cliometrics, econometrics, evaluation and foresight, etc. Our lab experiment skills have most recently drawn on a dedicated facility: the Experimental Economics Lab of Strasbourg.

Thèmes de recherche

  • CHPE : Cliometrics, History of Economic Thought
    Supervised by Claude Diebolt, CNRS Director of Research
  • CIDD : Behaviors, Incentives and Sustainable Development
    Supervised by Stéphane Krebs, INRAE research engineer, Mathieu Lefebvre, Professor of economic science, University of Strasbourg
  • CSI : Creativity, Science and Innovation
    Supervised by Thierry Burger-Helmchen, Professor of management science, University of Strasbourg
  • ED: Economics of Law
    Supervised by Yannick Gabuthy, Professor of economic science, University of Lorraine
  • MPP: Macroeconomics and Public Policies
    Supervised by Olivier Damette, Professor of economic science, University of Lorraine,Moïse Sidiropoulos, Professor of economic science, University of Strasbourg


General economics and management - History of economic ideas - Microeconomics - Econometrics and quantitative methods - Labor economics - Economics of technological change - Development economics - Monetary and financial economics - Public economics - Economics of education - Economics of health - Environmental economics - Industrial economics - Economic policy - Management sciences - Organization and structure - Production management - Strategy

Université de Strasbourg
Université de Haute-Alsace
Réseau national des Maisons des Sciences de l'Homme