Research institutes

Modified : janvier 29, 2011 at 09:33


GATE (Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon-St-Etienne, UMR 5824 CNRS, U. Lyon 1, U. Lyon 2, U. St-Etienne, ENS de Lyon) is a leading research institute in economics in France. It develops both theoretical research and applied research relying on advanced experimental and econometric methods. Research activity is organized around four main programs: Game theory, social choice and markets / Behavioral Economics / Public Policies and Spatial Economics / Macroeconomics, Finance, and Economic History. GATE-LAB offers a variety of up-to-date facilities in experimental economics, including a behavioral laboratory, a physiological laboratory, an eye-tracking laboratory, and a mobile laboratory.


LET is an academic research unit specialised in transport economics and land use analysis. It is attached to the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) and the University of Lyon (University Lyon 2 and ENTPE – National School of Public Works).
LET’s research activities are at the crossroads of transport, regions and society. Its research staff come from various disciplines, principally economics and engineering, but also from others such as geography, sociology or political science. LET uses the concepts and tools of these disciplines in order to: analyse and model the spatial mobility of persons and goods, as well as residential and activity location; evaluate transport and land use policy; and provide decision-support to stakeholders seeking solutions to current critical issues facing society.
LET members publish regularly in international peer-reviewed journals, and they also provide expertise to the development of public policy in the form of technical reports, decision-support models, and the diffusion of research information through professional and popular media. With the active participation of our professional partners in the transport sector, the faculty and research staff of LET support several undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs. Our alumni typically hold professional positions in transport enterprises or in local or national administrations, or pursue academic research and teaching.


The economists of the multidisciplinary research team TRIANGLE (UMR CNRS 5206, ENS de Lyon, Université Lyon 2, IEP de Lyon, Université Jean Monnet-St-Etienne) make use of the history of economic thought's methods (history of economic analysis's tools, analysis of the debates, of sociopolitical and epistemological contexts, critical editions). They also develop their researches in the fields of economic philosophy, social economy and the economic analysis of institutions.


The Magellan Research Center (n° 3713, Lyon 3) focuses on the theme : « Organization Management: from local to global ». This theme is developed in six disciplinary research groups (Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Marketing, Socio-Economic Management, Strategy) and three cross-disciplinary research teams (Complexity, Innovation, Networks; International Management; Management and Societal Responsibility of Organizations).


The COACTIS Research Team of Lyon Saint-Etienne (EA4161) has specialized into the modeling of rhythms, forms and dynamic patterns of organizational growth.

At the operational level, researches are distributed along specific topics such as the growth of SMEs, mid-size companies, social sustainability and other alternative organizational forms.


Research activities of the Laboratory Sciences Actuarielles et Financières (LSAF , EA 2429, Lyon 1)  are multidisciplinary and are organized around studies on risks in the following areas: i) economic, accounting and regulatory impact analysis of risks, ii) risk management, iii) risk measures, iv) management / strategy / marketing. The main areas of application of laboratory members are: insurance, finance, environment and sustainable development, health and entrepreneurship.


The Multidisciplinary Applied Research Group on Hospitals, Health Organizations, Social Organizations and their networks (GRAPHOS, EA 4588, Lyon 3) is attached to the Institute for Education and Research in Healthcare and Social Service Organizations (IFROSS).
Management science researchers, lawyers, sociologists and historians closely collaborate to explore, to understand and to analyze the transformations of the Health care sector and of the medicosocial sector