Julien Jacob's Homepage - Ph.D. in Economics

Position: assistant professor (maître de conférences) in economics at University of Lorraine, BETA lab (CNRS, U Lorraine, U Strasbourg), France
Contact: julien.jacob@univ-lorraine.fr
Web:
 - BETA lab homepage: http://www.beta-umr7522.fr/
 - Personal page on BETA website: http://www.beta-umr7522.fr/-JACOB-Julien,199-


Fields of research


- Economic analysis of liability, tort law,
- Economics of risk and uncertainty,
- Environmental economics, health hazards
- Technological change, Innovation


Education


- Ph.D. in Economics, Nancy II University (Nancy, France), 2011.
      - Title: Optimal liability rules regarding firms' technological choices and risks
              (in french: Règles de responsabilité optimales face aux risques et choix technologiques des firmes)
      - Advisor: Prof. Sandrine Spaeter-Loehrer (University of Strasbourg)
      - Thesis committee:

   - Bruno Deffains (Pr, Paris 2 – Panthéon-Assas University, examiner)

     - Meglena Jeleva (Pr, Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University, examiner)

     - Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné (Pr, HEC Montréal, Canada, president)

     - Sandrine Spaeter-Loehrer (Pr, University of Strasbourg, thesis advisor)

      - Thesis awarded by the University of Lorraine (Thesis award 2012)
 
- Master of Economics and Finance (Finance and Economics of Risk), Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg, France), 2008.
- Bachelor of Economics (Economic Analysis), Nancy II University (Nancy, France), 2006.


Research


Articles published:

- Garcia S., Jacob J. (2010) “La valeur récréative de la forêt en France : une approche par les coûts de déplacement”, Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, Vol 91(1), p 43-71. (Econlit, CNRS rank 4)    

- Jacob J. (2013), "Prévention des risques technologiques à l’aide de la responsabilité civile en présence d’une innovation à double impact", Economie et Prévision, n°202-203. (Econlit, CNRS rank 3)                    

- Jacob J., Spaeter, S. (2014), "Large-scale risks and technological change: What about limited liability?", Journal of Public Economic Theory (forthcoming), DOI: 10.1111/jpet.12123 (Econlit, CNRS rank 2)

- Jacob J. (2015), "Innovation in risky industries under liability law: the case of “double-impact” innovations", Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, (forthcoming), DOI: 10.1628/093245615 (Econlit, CNRS rank 2)
                                                                                                                                                                    

Working papers:

- "Large-scale risks and technological change: What about limited liability?" ; Julien JACOB and Sandrine SPAETER ; BETA Working Paper n°2010-12
- "Ambiguity and Optimal Technological Choice: Does the Liability Regime Matter?" ; Julien JACOB; BETA Working Paper n°2011-06
- "Innovation and diffusion in risky industries under liability law: the case of “double-impact” innovations" ; Julien JACOB; BETA Working Paper n°2011-24

Work in progress:

- "Prévention ou innovation? Vers une nouvelle définition de la gestion publique des risques technologiques" ; Julien JACOB
- "A Reduction in Probability or Magnitude: a Risky Tradeoff" ; Marielle BRUNETTE, Julien JACOB
- "How to share the pie? Sharing liability under insolvency: an experimental study" ; Julien JACOB, Eve-Angeline LAMBERT
- "Regulation of (new and) Imprecise Technologies : (In)solvency as a new Criterion ?" ; Julien JACOB
- "Multiple tortfeasors in high risk industries: how to share liability?" ; Julien JACOB, Bruno LOVAT
- "Optimal technological choice under (new and) imprecise risk: What about vicarious liability?" ; Julien JACOB
- "Fostering safer innovations through regulatory policies: The case of substitutes for endocrine disruptors" ; Marc-Hubert DEPRET, Julien JACOB, Cornel OROS
- "(New and) imprecise risks of accident in industries: civil liability and incentives to search for information" ; Julien JACOB

Contract research (as leader):

- Nouveaux matériaux, innovation et gestion des risques industriels : à la recherche d'une régulation optimale,
Région Lorraine, 2014-2016 (with U. Poitiers, U. Strasbourg)
- Innovation et Régulation des Innovations « COntroversées » : une application au cas du bisphénol A, CNRS, PEPS contract, 2014 (with U. Poitiers, U. Strasbourg)


Teaching (in french)


In University of Lorraine, IUT Nancy-Charlemagne (2012 - present):
- Economics, principles of (Bachelor 1)
- Applied economic problems (Bachelor 2)

In University of Lorraine, Mines-Nancy (2013 - present):
- "Gérer les (grands) risques : l'apport de la science économique et du droit"

In University of Lorraine, SJPEG Doctoral School (2014 - present):
- Law and economics of civil liability (doctoral degree)

In University of Strasbourg (2013 - present):
- Law and economics of civil liability (Master degree)
 
In Nancy II University (2008 - 2012):
- Tutorial of Public Economics (Bachelor 3),
- Tutorial of Economics of risk and environmental economics (Bachelor 3),
- Tutorial of Economics of uncertainty (Master 1),
- Tutorial of Microeconomics (Bachelor 1, Bachelor 2),
- Tutorial of Macroeconomics (Bachelor 1),
- Tutorial of Introduction to finance (Bachelor 3)


Responsabilities


Research:
- Leader and coordinator of the CNRS-PEPS research project "IRICO : Innovation et Régulation des Innovations « COntroversées » : une application au cas du bisphénol A", 2014
- Leader and coordinator of "Nouveaux matériaux, innovation et gestion des risques industriels : à la recherche d'une régulation optimale", research contract from Région Lorraine, 2014-2016 (with U. Poitiers, U. Strasbourg)

Institutional:
- Director of studies, first-year DUT TC, IUT Nancy-Charlemagne, 2013 - .
- Representative of assitant professors at the BETA-lab Council, 2013 - .
- Representative of PhD students in Economics at the SJPEG Doctoral School Council  (Nancy II University, Metz University), 2008-2011.
- Representative of PhD students at the BETA-lab Council, 2011 - 2012.
- Co-organizer of the "Doctoral Day - Rencontres des Doctorants de l'ED SJPEG" of the SJPEG Doctoral School, 2010 and 2011


Some links


Economics:
- Ecopublix: http://www.ecopublix.eu/

Risk prevention in France:
- INERIS-AIDA, website about reglementation of risky activities: http://www.ineris.fr/aida/
- PPRT, website about risk assessment and prevention of risky factories: http://installationsclassees.ecologie.gouv.fr/PPRT-Plan-de-prevention-des.html
- Journal des Accidents et des Catastrophes: http://www.iutcolmar.uha.fr/jac

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