Bio and Research Interests


Alban Thomas is a Senior Researcher and the head of the Social Science Division at INRA (French Institute for Agricultural Research). An environmental and agricultural economist, his research topics include the empirical analysis of environmental impacts from agriculture, the evaluation of environmental policies, water use and tariff design, and the adoption of innovative agricultural systems. He has co-ordinated several scientific expertises on water and the environment for ministries and international institutions (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Economic Research Forum). He is the co-ordinator of the interdisciplinary Inra-Cirad ten-year programme GloFoodS on transitions towards global food security.

Current position

Senior researcher in Economics, INRA Toulouse


1994"Habilitation" to supervise Research in Economics, University of Toulouse I
1989Ph.D. in Economics, University of Toulouse I

Grants and awards

2012 - 2014ANR Grant : AICHA Project (Adaptation of Irrigated Agriculture to Climate Change in India)