The Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials (CGEMP) is a research team from the University Paris-Dauphine attached to the Laboratory of Economics Dauphine (LEDa). It is It is associated to the Master Energy, Finance, Carbon and is closely associated with the Chair of Economics of Climate  

The vocation of CGEMP consists of:

  • Organising conferences, workshops and debates on majors current issues particularly in the field of energy
  • Supervising PhD students doing researches on topics related to energy, raw materials and industrial economics. Opportunities of financing are offered to students Master2 "Energy, Finance, Carbon" who is desired pursue a PhD at CGEMP.

Main research themes

Geopolitical analysis of the world energy scene

Analysis of the risks and the possibilities of break of supply, critical analysis of existing scenarios and forecasts, focalisation on certain sensitive zones (the ex-USSR, the Middle East, China, Mediterranean Area, Eastern-European countries). This geopolitical approach has a central place in the analysis of the political risk, its covering and financing. This section also covers the environmental constraints and their possible impact on economic decisions.

Techno-Economic analysis of the energy value chains

It's about a classic, very international reflection, on the structure of the costs and their predictable evolution, the dynamics of the marginal costs of long period, the irreversible costs, the failed costs (stranded costs), the social costs relative to the various fields, the inter-energy problems of replacement (electric motor car, for example). The central problem is to refine the comparison between the competitiveness of the various forms of energy. The problems of price, fixing of a price scale and tax system must be also envisaged - Finally the tariff questions bound to the deregulation are also handled (in particular, the question of the price of interconnection).

Strategic and institutional dimensions

The institutional changes and their stake in a world perspective (regulation, deregulation, re-regulation) - The institutional dynamics and the legal constraints which are associated to it - The strategy of the actors and their confrontations with new stakes and with new problems - The transformation of the relations State-enterprise - The financial constraints and the dynamics of the financial streams - The relations between financial and physical markets. The applications concern essentially the energy industries, the telecommunications and the other network industries.