Patrick Schembri

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 Patrick Schembri is currently an Associate Professor in Economics at Versailles University. He is a member of the Observatoire de Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, (OVSQ), which actively participates in the fields of climate change and sustainable development at national, European and international levels and contributes to global environmental governance through the climate research undertaken by the laboratories in the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute and their participation in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). Dr Schembri is a research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cultures Environments Arctic Representations Climate (CEARC), which is one of the research laboratories of the Observatoire de Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.

His academic qualifications are a MA in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in environmental economics from the Panthéon - Sorbonne University (Paris, France), in which he was awarded a PhD in 1997 on “Schumpeterian” economic growth models, technological innovation and environmental sustainability. For his doctoral dissertation, he benefited from a research grant of Brown University (Providence, MA, USA) in 1994. In 1998, Dr Schembri has been a Postdoctoral fellow within the CRITINC European Research Project, Making sustainability operational : CRITIcal Natural Capital and the implications of a strong sustainability criterion, funded by the DG XII of the European Commission and coordinated by the School of Politics, International Relations and the Environment, Keele University, U.K.

His research mainly focuses on the links between economic growth - technological change – natural environment, the transition process to the so-called green growth regime and the development paths in the so-called emerging countries. It covers diverse academic fields: macrodynamics and international economics, natural resources and environmental economics, the economics of climate change and ecological economics, theoretical and applied modeling. He published several articles on environmental policy, natural capital assessment, indicators for sustainable development. He also contributed in building the M3ED model, a multi-sectoral dynamic model mainly used for integrated energy-economy-environment assessment and the calculation of ecologically adjusted economic aggregates. These different fields of research led him to take part in several national and European research programmes concerning the French agriculture and water quality, greenhouse gas abatement through fiscal policy in the European Union, the economic and social aspects of environmental issues such as consumers lifestyles and pollutant emissions, and the application of non monetary procedures of economic valuation for managing a sustainable development.


Teaching activities

University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines:

Pre-graduate and graduate levels

  • Microeconomics, 1994 - 2000.
  • Public finance and economic policy, 1996 – 2000.
  • Introduction to economic analysis, 1999 - 2003.
  • History of economic thought, 2003 – 2009.
  • Macrodynamics, 1994 - present.


Post-graduate level

  • Eco-innovations economics, 2014 - present
  • International monetary theory and policy, 1996 - 2000.
  • Natural resources and environmental economics, 2003 - present.
  • Economics of Sustainable development, 2003 - present.
  • Applied economics and Simulation methods, 2001 - present.
  • Macrodynamics and ecological economics, 2010 – present

Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris:

Development macroeconomics, (Post-graduate level), 2002 – 2007.

Institut Français du Pétrole (ENSPN):

Cost – benefit analysis and development programmes, (post-graduate level), 2003 –2005.

Ecole des Mines de Paris:

The systems dynamics: a modeling approach in the service of the natural environment, Institut supérieur de l’ingénierie et de gestion de l’environnement, Fontainebleau, 1995.

Université autonome de Barcelone:

Economic analysis and modeling of sustainable development: the systems dynamics approach, Post-Graduate course, Departamento de Economia i Historia Economica, april 1993.

The Center for Financial and Banking Studies (CEFEB-AFD):

A training seminar for the executives of the CEFEB on the following topics: Pauvreté, croissance et inégalités: une lecture critique au regard de la littérature sur les strategies de croissance pro-pauvres, 30 september 2004. [Poverty, growth and inegalities: a critical reading with regards to the recent literature on pro-poor growth strategies].

Training for adminsitration executive officers of  de Sub saharan Africa:

Participation as an expert-instructor to the 4th scientific days within the framework of the MOGED programme, (maîtrise des outils de gestion de l’environnement pour le développement durable), organised by the Institut de la francophonie pour le développement durable in Antananarivo (Madagascar), 11-16 december 2007. During these days, training courses for executives and professionals working in IFDD’s fields of expertise had been proposed: the methods of valuation of the natural assets: the method of the travel costs, the contingent valuation method, the econometric modeling and an initiation into the numerical simulation with the systems dynamics approach.



2016 Quels enjeux de soutenabilité pour l’agriculture indienne?, Economie Rurale, 352, Mars-avril, pp. 23-41, (with Katia Radja and Damien Bazin). [Which sustainability for the Indian agriculture ?]

2015 Green growth and sustainability: new challenges for an economics of quality, International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 18, N°1/2, pp. 1-8, (with Katia Radja).

2015 Green growth and sustainability: new challenges for an economics of quality, International Journal of Sustainable Development, Guest Editors, Vol. 18, N°1/2, (with Katia Radja).

2014 Etude économique des impacts énergétiques de la solution SIORE, Report for the National Research program Energie Positive IT 2. [The economic assessment of a smart grid applied to the management of energy consumption and the carbon footprint in green cities]. Partners: CEA, SUPELEC, UVSQ (LIST, PRISM), ALSTOM, BOUYGUES, EXPRIMM, RENAULT.

2011 Vulnerability and training-employment relationship: the French Case, The European Journal of Qualification, 3, June, pp. 13-18, (with A. Nicolas & K. Radja).

2010 Politiques publiques et développement durable dans le monde rural calédonien, Economie rurale, 320, pp. 9-23, (with J.M. Sourisseau, G Pestana & V. Géronimi). [Public policies and sustainable development in the Caledonian rural world].

2010 Capital naturel et développement en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Parties 1 & 2, Document de Travail n°82 et 91, in collaboration with C. Couharde, V. Géronimi, E. Maître d’Hôtel, K. Radja, Agence Française de Développement, Paris, France. [Natural capital and development in New Caledonia,]

2009 Régimes de gouvernance pétrolière et conflit des mobiles sécuritaires, in C. Serfati (ed.), in Une économie politique de la sécurité, Edition Karthala Paris, (with O. Petit), pp 161-180.

2009 Clean Technology Transfers and North-South Technological Gap: An Important Issue for Environmental Policies, International Economics, 120, pp.109-130, (with O. Petit).

2007 Sustainable agriculture and water quality control: a structural approach, International Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 9, 2, pp. 246-276 (with J.-M. Douguet).

2003 Endogenous growth and sustainable development: a critical assessment, in L. Caldwell (ed.), Principles of sustainable development, Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems, UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers limited, Oxford, U.K.

2003 Gestion des instabilités et croissance à long terme : éléments d’analyse à partir de l’exemple de l’Afrique sub-saharienne, Economies et Sociétés, Série   relations économiques internationales, P, 37, 9/2003, pp. 1553-1577, (with V. Géronimi & A. Taranco). [Management of the instabilities and the long run growth: elements of analysis from the sub-Saharan Africa].

2003 Transferts de technologie, croissance et environnement: de quelques débats et controverses dans le contexte de la mondialisation économique, in C. Serfati (ed.), Regards critiques sur la mondialisation, Octares, Paris, France, (in collaboration with O. Petit). [Technological transfers, economic growth and the environment: debates and controversies in the context of globalization].

2001 Evaluation environnementale et faisabilité du développement durable, Cahiers lillois d’économie et de sociologie, 37, pp. 103-132, (with J-M. Douguet). [Environmental assessment and feasibility of sustainable development]

1999 Adaptation costs for sustainable development and ecological transitions: A presentation of the structural model M3ED with reference to French energy - economy - carbon dioxide emissions prospects, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 11, n°4, pp. 542-564.



2015 Quelles conditions pour un régime de croissance verte ? Quelques perspectives pour une relecture régulationniste, International Conference Research & Regulation : the theory of regulation in times of crisis, June, (with Yoann Verger). [What conditions for a green growth regime? Some prospects for a regulationist reading]

2012 Green growth and the critical issue of the genuine savings path for an capital-short economy: the case of emerging countries, International Conference on Ecological Economics and Rio+20: contributions and challenges for a green economy, The International Society for Ecological Economics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16-19 june, with G. Bailly & K. Radja.

2012 Résilience, développement soutenable et formation tout au long de la vie, 8ème REAL – Rencontre Europe-Amérique Latine sur la Coopération et la Formation technologique et professionnelle, Fortaleza (Brazil), 2-6 november, with Nicolas A., Radja K. [Resilience, sustainable development and life-long education]

2012 Les impacts macroéconomiques de la relation santé-environnement et les mesures de régulation, Journée santé-environnement, Observatory of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, university of Versailles, 11 june. [The macroeconomic impacts of the health-environment relations and the associated regulation policies]

2012 Green growth and net adjusted savings in emerging economies, conference within the international encounters of Crecimiento verde y agua, Technological university of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 1-5 may.

2009 Climate change and the social cost of carbon for the French economy: the Ile de France case, International conference on The international dimension of climate policies, organised by the National Centre of Competence in Research Climate (NCCR), Bern university, Bern, Switzerland, 21-23 january, with E. Zorzi & K. Radja.

2008 Natural Capital Restoration and Corporate Philanthropy: Charity or Investment?, International conference on applying Ecological Economics for Social and Environmental Sustainability, The International Society for Ecological Economics, Nairobi, Kenya, 7-11 august, with K. Radja & E. Zorzi.


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