"Montpellier Recherche en Economie" - "Montpellier Research in Economics" (MRE) is a research unit (UR_UM209) of the University of Montpellier. created on January1, 2018. It hosts teacher-researchers from the University of Montpellier's Faculty of Economics and IUT, as well as PhD students from the University of Montpellier's Doctoral School of Economics and Management.


The host team's research themes correspond to the societal challenges of theMUSE I-Site(" Feed - Soigner - Protéger"). The unit's research activities are structured around 3 thematic axes organized around two research issues:

  • Setting regulatory and social standards for a protected future
    • Emergence of norms, behaviors and equity
    • Standards, administrative authorities and negotiated procedures
  • Stimulating innovation for a transition to sustainable development
    • Innovation behavior, risk management and sustainable finance
    • Regulatory institutions, transitions and sustainable innovation
  • Implementing and evaluating responsible public policies
    • Competition policy, innovation and sustainable development
    • Health policies, social justice and inequalities

Scientific approach

The research carried out by MRE covers many areas of economics: public economics, economic analysis of law, health economics, industrial economics, contract theory, game theory, finance, risk analysis, financial econometrics, panel data econometrics, applied econometrics, public policy evaluation, etc.
It is based on a variety of approaches and methodologies, both theoretical and empirical.


The host team is characterized by the strong involvement of its members in both academic and non-academic circles.

Team members are also involved in a number of projects at the Montpellier site, such as the LabEx "Entreprendre". Team members are co-directors of a research program on "The challenges of standardization and contractualization", in collaboration with lecturers at the University of Montpellier's Faculty of Law and Political Science: the Social Law Laboratory (EA 2996) and the Private Law Laboratory (EA 707). The I-Site MUSE obtained in 2017 by the University of Montpellier is an asset that will enable the team to increase its international visibility and its ability to finance research actions that are in line with the project's societal challenges: food safety, environmental protection and human health.

Laboratory Council

Since January 17, 2022, the MRE members sitting on the Laboratory Council are