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Applied Economics: Agriculture, Sea, Environment ( E2AME )

In the professional sphere, holders of this diploma can be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of public policies related to agriculture, environment, marine resources or rural and coastal development.

They can actively participate in the support of local governments and companies in the context of a growing concern for the environment in the conduct of economic activities, particularly within the framework of the European directives relating to natural resources and the environment (Water Framework Directive, Natura 2000, Habitats and Birds Directives...) or with the introduction of real strategies for integrated coastal zone management (e.g. through the Schémas d’Aménagement et de Gestion des Eaux”: SAGE [water management and planning schemes]).

They may also conduct research in public (universities, institutes for fisheries and agriculture) or private (consular chambers, NGOs, consultancies) organizations.

To be able to work in these different sectors, the graduate will need to call upon skills and abilities in the following areas:

  • Economic analysis of public policies: a graduate will be able to assess the impact of policies and reforms on people working in a particular sector. He/she will be able to measure the economic consequences of a change in the state of the environment (pollution, invasive species...) for the welfare of public and private actors, and also be able to assess non-market assets or public policies affecting the management of a terrestrial or maritime area.
  • Economic analysis of development projects: the graduate will know how to analyze the European and international markets (particularly in the areas of agricultural produce, seafood and the environment), projects or development of prospective work. He/she can prepare and defend these projects on behalf of the authorities that manage these policies (French or foreign, maritime or otherwise: agricultural unions, lobbies, NGOs in the developing world...). The graduate is able use the different tools for quantitative treatment and appropriate analysis: Statistics and Econometrics (introduction to software such as SPSS, SAS, etc.), data analysis, bio-economic modeling.
  • Research and higher education: a graduate will be able to analyze, assist or take part in the development of fisheries management plans (various forms of access regulation, including those of marine protected areas), in programs for the integrated management of coastal areas or for the regional development of rural areas. They will contribute to the development of new knowledge on the functioning of agricultural and fisheries sectors (fishing, aquaculture) and related policies.

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