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I am a tenured research fellow (chargé de recherche) at INRAe (French National Institue For Agriculture, Food and Environment, Institut National de Recherche sur l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement) in Paris-Saclay Agricultural Economics (PSAE) department (Ex-UMR Economie Publique), Université Paris-Saclay.

I hold a Ph.D. in economics from University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris School of Economics. You can read my thesis here. My advisor was Antoine d’Autume.  I also held an ATER (Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche) position in 2017-2018.

You can see my CV here for more information. If you want to know how my name is pronounced, just think about the famous French gypsy jazz guitar player Django Reinhardt. Just remove the last « go » and here is how my name is pronounced; « Djan ».

I am interested in environmental economics and my academic life turns mostly around catastrophic climate events and tipping points in the environment. I recently started to work on the effect of psychological biases on economic decisions, especially for the exploitation of common natural resources.

Apart from environmental economics, I am interested in private politics in the form of NGO activism and corporate self-regulation. For these issues, I merely concentrate on the effects of overreactions of NGOs on their credibility in the long-run, when firms have the possibility of maintaining an anti-boycott against NGOs (see discussions about Greenpeace).

After the COVID-19 outbreak, I also started to work on the interaction between sustainability and uncertain diseases in a growth model. I have the impression that the link between uncertainty and intergenerational equity is overlooked in the literature. I work on a preliminary draft which will be available soon! During my Ph.D., I gave tutorial classes in macroeconomics and microeconomics for last year of BSc and the first year of MSc in International Economics. I also gave tutorial classes for Advanced Environmental Economics course at Sciences Po, Paris. 

I also play rhythm and solo guitars in a rock band « Karlin« .  We are recording an EP which will be available on Spotify and Deezer once we finish the mix and the mastering  of our songs!

In addition, I have a genuine interest in linguistic and political philosophy but I should read much more to deepen my knowledge about these topics! These days, I read some Michel Foucault books. Discipline and Punishment is one of the best! Especially, if you are interested in the evolution of the penitentiary system.

The cover photo stems from one of the most acclaimed progressive rock albums « Fragile » of Yes relased in 1971, designed by Roger Dean to recall that the eco-systems and our planet are « fragile ».

You can listen to my stuff at

www.soundcloud.com/canaskan

www.myspace.com/canaskan

You can contact me at my email adress written on my CV.