The team includes theoretical and applied micro-economists and cognitive psychologists. The study of individual and collective behaviouris at the heart of research with applications in different fields such as health, inequalities, demography, households, organisations, financial risks, etc.
One of the team’s specificities is the significant use of experimental economics. The team run the Experimental Economics Laboratory (LEEP).
The dialogue between psychology and economics for the study of behaviouris a second specificity of the scientific program.
The overall objective is to better understand behaviours. One of the interests of this research strategyis, for example, to enable the implementation of more effective public policies. This applied dimension ispresent in the team’s research work in various fields. In the field of demography, the choices of education, activity status and fertility are studied in particular, with an emphasis on the question of gender stereotypes. In political economy, several projects use both field and laboratory data to study agents’ preferences in terms of redistribution policy, taxevasionbehaviour, social mobility, discrimination on the labour market, impact of managerial decisions, etc. The role of social identities is examined in organizational theory. Finally, a final research theme is the study of financial behaviour in situations of risk and uncertainty.