Nicolas BEFORT

Finance PhD, Management, Economics
Specialization domain(s):

- Industrial economy, Innovation economics, Bioeconomy, Sustainable transition, Institutions, Sustainable Economics


Nicolas received his PhD in Economic Sciences from University of Reims Champagne Ardenne. Nicolas’s research investigates emergence and structure of a bio-economy. Nicolas worked with Nova-Institut (Hürth, Germany) which is specialized in bio-economy and supports the European Commission on economic and techno-economic studies for the transition towards the use of bio sourced materials. He also participated in the “CO2-Dissolved” project related to a post-doctoral contract with the Economic Laboratory of Orléans. He develops research at the frontier between ecological economics, innovation economics and the transition to sustainability studies. Thus, he develops research on the organisation modes of the biorefineries, on transition to the Bioeconomy policies and on resource management in the transition to sustainability. Nicolas is professor of economics in the Finance Department (Campus Reims), he is a member of the Industrial BioEconomy Chair, he is in charge of the academic development of the Chair.