Fabien Candau

Sustainable Development, Urban Economics and International Trade


I am a professor of economics at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA) and the co-director of the Center for the Analysis of Trade and Economic Transition (CATT).

I study the impact of globalization on the location choice of individuals and firms, on public policies and on welfare.

Mes enseignements (Microéconomie, Macroéconomie, Economie Internationale, Economie Urbaine et Régionale) sont disponibles ici.

Curriculum Vitae

Environmental Economics

We test and confirm the "pollution haven hypothesis" for European firms: environmental norms foster relocation of European affiliates in countries with intermediate level of bad governance and good market access to the EU.

  • Work in Progress: Local Pollution Elasticity of Environmental Regulation with E Dienesch.

Urban and Regional Economics

Trade integration (including internal integration using the Commodity Flow Survey) positively impacted the proportion of skilled workers at the regional scale in the US between 1997 and 2007. [bref topo en français ici)

This paper has received the Martin Beckmann Prize 2009 for the best paper in Papers in Regional Science for 2008.

International Economics

The European Union

Des éléments de cet article sont abordés par Jacques Le Cacheux dans des interviews pour Democracy, dans Challenges et ont été présentés au séminaire du CATT et dans plusieurs conférences en 2018, ainsi qu'au Parlement Européen et aux printemps de l'éco en 2017.

  • Study on the potential and limitations of reforming the financing of the EU budget with Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Jacques Le Cacheux, Giacomo Benedetto, Mathieu Saunier, Claude Emonnot, Florence Lachet-Touya, Jorgen Mortensen, Aymeric Potteau, Igor Taranic, 2015. Expertise commissioned by the European Commission on behalf of the High Level Group on Own Resources. Available on the website of the European Commission.
  • What are EU Trade Preferences Worth for Sub-Saharan Africa and other Developing Countries? with Sébastien Jean. Expertise commissioned by the World Bank. Published in Trade Preference Erosion: Measurement and Policy Response edited by B Hoekman, W Martin and C Primo Braga, World Bank and Palgrave-Macmillian series. (Working paper available at the World Bank website). Citations: 149 [including quotations of working papers]
  • Evaluation des effets économiques des fonds structurels européens with S. Dall’erba, J. Le Cacheux, J. Le Gallo, 2003. Contrat avec la Région Aquitaine.