Bio and Research Interests

Research interests

Industrial organization
Manufacturers and retailers relationships
Applied econometrics
Consumer behavior
Economics of obesity


Céline Bonnet is a director of research at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France within the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE-R). She specializes in the industrial organization and consumers’ behavior in the agro food chains. Her recent addresses the assessment of food policies for better health and more generally, for sustainable consumption.

Current position

2016Research Director, INRA

Former positions

2005 - 2015Researcher at GREMAQ, INRA


2014Habilitation à diriger des Recherches (HDR)
2004Ph.D. in Economics, Toulouse School of Economics

Grants and awards

2015 - 2018Grant of the French National Institute of Cancer, Epidemiological and Economic Impact of Alcohol Price Policies on Cancers, coordinated by Fabrice Etilé (INRA – PSE)
2014 - 2016Grand of the DID'IT Metaprogram of INRA - DEterminants of DIet and Physical Activity Choice (DEDIPAC)
2014 - 2017Grant of the Sustainable food and diets Program, Implementing sustainable diets in Europe coordinated by Louis-Georges Soler (INRA-ALISS)
2014 - 2017Grant of the DID’IT Metaprogram of INRA “Produits animaux/produits végétaux”, coordinated by Jean-Michel Chardigny (Unité de Nutrition Humaine, INRA)
2013 - 2015Grant of ANR-DFG on Competition and Bargaining in Vertical Chains (CBVC)
2012 - 2015Project ANR Offrir et Consommer une Alimentation Durable (OCAD)
2012 - 2015Grant of the DID’IT Metaprogram of INRA “Innovations in the design and the evaluation of consumer nutritional food policies"
2011 - 2013E.U. project Transparency of Food Pricing (TRANSFOP)
2010 - 2011Grant of the Marie-curie Individual Fellowship, Food Consumption and Obesity: Public Policy Measures, at the Institute of Fiscal Studies (UK, London), with Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester, IFS)
2009 - 2009France-Berkeley Fund Award with Sofia B. Villas Boas (University of California, Berkeley) and Pierre Dubois (Toulouse School of Economics)
2009 - 2010Grant of the Department of Economics Scientific Committee of INRA for a Research Project on Estimation of Tastes Varieties and of Frequencies of Purchases in Food Consumption
2006 - 2006Grant of the Department of Economics Scientific Committee of INRA for a Research Project on Individual Food Demands and Obesity, with Pierre Dubois (Toulouse School of Economics)
2005 - 2007Grant of the National Program of Research on Food and Human Nutrition, coordinated by Philippe Bontems (Toulouse School of Economics)