A privileged partnership with outstanding research centres

La Chaire European Electricity Market

With its four founding fathers, RTE, EDF, EPEX Spot and UFE, la Chaire European Electricity Market has a triple goal, which is: the realisation of an ambitious research program, the creation a forum for academics, industrial actors and third parties and to contribute in training futures managers in the electricity sector


Jan Horst Keppler as a director of the Chaire and as co-director of the Master EFC enhances the partnership between the Chaired and the Master.



La Chaire Economics of Climat Change

Christian de Perthuis, economic professor at Paris-Dauphine steers the Economic Chaire of Climate Change, which endeavours to mobilize a staff of researchers with an international outlook. The Chaire has been taken over researches from the Cuisse des Dépôts for 5 years and thus it consolidates the partnership with Paris-Dauphine. The institution is also a place of exchange where carbon financier, decision-makers and academics discuss.


The Chaired is associated with EFC Master and its research program is linked to the CGEMP centre.





The Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Material is a research team from the University Paris-Dauphine attached to the Laboratory of Economics Dauphine (LEDa).

Founded in 1982 at the University of Paris – Dauphine, on Andre Giraud’s initiative, former Minister of Industry, the CGEMP has for vocation to favour the dialogue and the debates between the university and the enterprises operating in the sectors of energy and raw materials.

The CGEMP has progressively expanded its expertise from fossil fuels to renewable energy, with a growing awareness of questions related to climate change. The CGEMP is also a privileged place for reflection and exchanges on the transformation of energy systems.


The CGEMP animates, within Paris-Dauphine, Master Energy, Finance, Carbon and is closely associated with the Chair of Economics of Climate.


IFP New Energies

IFP Energies nouvelles is a State Research Institution of innovation and teaching in the energy, transport and environmental sectors. Its mission is to bring in new and economically sustainable technologies to authorities and private actors in order to overcome the three main challenges of the 21st century: Climate Change, energy diversification and water management.




CDC Climate

Caisse des Dépôts launches in 2010 CDC Climate, a subsidiary dedicated to combating climate change.

  • International development of carbon market infrastructures: exchanges, registries, carbon asset trading and custody systems. CDC Climate, together with its partners, will seize the opportunities opened up by the creation of climate policies in various parts of the world and thereby enhance French know-how acquired in Europe.
  • Investment in carbon assets: CDC Climate will make direct investments and set up new funds targeting the Mediterranean, Europe and France, open to other long-term investors, with a view to raising at least €500m by 2014. CDC Climat also aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 million tonnes per year worldwide, equivalent to 5% of France’s annual emissions. CDC Climat plans to strengthen its investment teams and its expertise in asset management to control the entire emission reduction chain value.
  • Opening new fields of research in climate economics. The CDC Climat research team will continue to produce independent, neutral analyses for public authorities, market players and the general public.

CDC staff teaches several modules of the EFC Master.



Association of energy economists

AEE was created in 1996 en 1986 and represents the Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) in France.

The AEE gathers energy economists who they come from, private companies and public administration.

The association deals with economic science applied to energy, its role in the economy and in politics. Furthermore, it studies energy policies and energy management. Those issues are analysed within an economic, financial and political perspective.



MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research

The focus at MIT for research activity in energy economics since the Centre’s founding in the mid-1970s, and in environmental economics since the early 1990s.

CEEPR promotes rigorous and objective empirical research at MIT on issues related to energy and environmental policy to support decision-making by government and industry. The results of the research are disseminated through publications, workshops, educational programs and other public outreach activities.

Economics research at CEEPR is integrated with engineering and science in collaboration with faculty throughout MIT. The relevance and validity of the research is enhanced through cooperation with government and industry associates in countries around the globe.


In 2012, John Parsons, co-director of the Centre, taught a module about Project Finance to EFC master students. 




A strong interaction with professionals



A major energy player, EDF has an enhanced partnership with the EFC Master. Fabienne Salaun (Economics of Electric systems), René Aid (Specialist of Energy Derivatives) and Marie Bernhart (Analyst of Energy Derivatives), are representatives of EDF in the Master EFC.



Engie is a French multinational electric utility company and the world’s first largest electricity generator (without nuclear power). This company has strong connection with the Master EFC due to its involvement in several modules such as Economics of regulation and risk (François Boisseleau) and its intervention at the annual conference of the master in 2013 (Monsieur Bensasson - Directeur de la Stratégie et du Développement durable de Engie).




The commission of energy regulation is the administrative authority, in charge of monitoring the electricity market and gas market in France. Among modules of the EFC master within Geopolitics of energy, Benoît Esnault and Marie-Claire Aoun, economists of the institution, share their knowledge and experience to students.


Fabien Roques, associated director of IHS CERA, global player of energy strategy, teaches to students  « Les méthodes de décision sous incertitude – Application aux marchés énergétiques ». His involvement makes it a privileged partnership.


Other Partners

The interaction with professionals and firms (Lafarge, Total, Ernst and Young, Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l'Energie, EON, UNEP, Banque de France, le Cercle des Economistes etc…), offers connections with the energy sector.

Alumni Network

The Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials (CGEMP) has completed a directory of previous students since 1993. It constitutes an outstanding tool In order connect ancients and new students.