Jean-Paul Vanderlinden

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Professor in Ecological Economics and Environmental Studies
Director CEARC



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September 22, 2021: I presented the results of the COCliServ project to te funding agencies of the ERA4CS initiative.

September 21, 2021: I was invited to give a keynote address at the "International forum on transitions" that has been organized in the margin of Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA) 50th birthday.

September 20, 2021: I presented intermediary results of work that I am conducting on sustainability in the Arctic at the internal seminar of the Senter for vitenskapsteori  at the University of Bergen.

September 20, 2021I participated, live, for an hour, in "Culture Monde," France Cuture's generalist radio show. We discussed flood risk in general, and flood risk in the face of climate change in particular. Al the week is dedicated to adaptation to climate change.

September 16 2021: I had the privilege to serve on the Habilitation Jury of Dr. Elsa Lafaye de Michaud. Dr. Lafaye de Michaud presented 25 years of results associated to her research in Malaysia and South-East Asia. She also presented a fascinating research program for the years to come. The habilitation thesis was entitled: DU DÉVELOPPEMENT MALAISIEN À LA PROJECTION CHINOISE EN ASIE DU SUD-EST UNE ÉCONOMIE INSTITUTIONNALISTE DE TERRAIN. (FROM MALAYSIAN DEVELOPMENT TO CHINESE PROJECTION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AN INSTITUTIONALIST FIELD-BASED ECONOMIC RESERACH PROGRAM). Elsa Lafaye-De Michaud is now holder of the title of HDR. Congratulation!

September 16, 2021media coverage, I have been cited by 20 : "Jean-Paul Vanderlinden, professor of economics at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, looked into this phenomenon. "We have a lot of objective inequalities [access to goods, services, etc.] that have been created by the health crisis. When we see the results, we wonder whether it will not also create subjective inequalities," particularly in the way people perceive the future. Optimism differs considerably between age groups. However, "the ability to project oneself into the future is what makes our city's potential, as much as the ability to generate wealth.""  The same event has been covered by the "Journal du Grand Paris" with the following citation : "Jean-Paul Vanderlinden, professor of economics at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, notes: "Between Paris and its inner suburbs, there is an inversion between optimism in the common good - which is the order of the day in the inner suburbs - and the personal standard of living - the inhabitants of Paris intramuros are clearly more enthusiastic in this respect."

September 15, 2021: I had the privilege to be invited to to give insight, in the course a broadly advertised public event, on the results of a large scale post Covid-19 comparative survey conducted in London and Paris. I focused of the concept of optimism. I discussed how the Covid-19 year may have impacted differentially the optimism expressed by various age groups and by varying socio-economic categories. I stressed the dual nature of optimism: (a) a source of current well being and (b) a direct source of future potential. I also insisted on the need to repeat this comparative survey regularly in order to gain insight on the dynamic nature of what has been observed.

September 15, 2021: we had the second meeting of the RREFlood project. On the agenda site presentations and task presentations. Ha, Nhat and myself we presented the Ho Chi Minh Field Site. While Charlotte Da Cunha, Charlotte Heinzlef and myself we presented task 4, its theoretical underpinning, analytical stance and foreseen datasets.

September 7, 2021: I presented the work that I conducted with Anne Blanchard et Kari De Pryck to the seminar on Interdisciplnary research organized by the research center "Laboratoire EcoSystèmes et Sociétés En Montagne." This was a unique opportunity to reflect on the progresses made in streamlining interdisciplinary practices within ecosystem centered research. Other speaker were Cédric Gaucherel (Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement), Cécilia Claeys (Aix Marseille Université.), and Nicolas Salliou (ETH Zurich ).


Last revision: September 2021