The work programme of the Centre d’analyse stratégique for 2011 was built around a central question: how can sustainable growth for employment be boosted at a time when public resources are scare?
The programme concerns the four depatments:
- Department of Sustainable Development
- Department of Social Affairs
- Department of Labour - Employment
- Department of Economics - Finance
Main topics 2011
- In 2011, the Centre d’analyse stratégique (CAS) will analyze future developments in international climate negotiations and the future markets for carbon trading.
- A prospective study will be conducted to identify the technologies constituting engines of growth and sustainable development for tomorrow (energy, construction, transportation; space; nanotechnologies; synthetic biology, etc.)
- We will analyze the regulation instruments facilitating the establishment of sustainable development patterns. How can we reveal the price of carbon externalities, correct policies (notably fiscal policies) potentially harmful to biodiversity, manage scarce resources (minerals, water), and set up the conditions for a high-speed digital network throughout the country?
- We will continue our work on behavioural evolution, notably the contributions of behavioural sciences and the social acceptability of new technologies.
- What are the necessary conditions for resuming growth after the economic and financial crisis? We will devote a series of studies to the “growth sectors” in France, industrial policy, innovation strategies (notably through a comparison with Germany) and capital investment, in addition to an assessment of business and research clusters.
- We will also analyze French companies’ internationalization and competitiveness: foreign direct investment, technology transfers, France’s position in terms of cost competitiveness (especially relative to that of Germany).
- We will address the issue of financial regulation after the crisis: what are the conditions for European cooperation, how can we improve coordination of public policy instruments, and how can we move toward greater public spending efficiency in Europe?
- We will conduct an international comparison of corporate taxation and savings income taxation.
- The centre will also focus on the opening up to competition of the market for goods and services.
- We will devote a working group to “Open Data,” focusing on the transparency of government data.
- We will conduct studies on the conditions for improved access to housing.
- The theme of family will be approached from different angles: services for young children, compensation for family expenses, help to parents, the blending of families.
- Regarding health, we will focus on current technological developments and the impact that they will have on restructuring the healthcare supply and network.
- We will bring light to the reform of long term care from an international perspective (insurance, organization of aid, attractiveness of careers and new actors).
- We will devote numerous studies to the question of social ties: diversity, changes in urban policy, social cohesion (early prevention, participation of inhabitants), etc.
- The issue of higher education will also be addressed from an international perspective: the organization of the education system, institutional autonomy, the strengthening of pedagogic teams, pedagogic autonomy and language-learning.
- Regarding higher education, the centre will notably evaluate, from an international perspective, the services provided by universities. We will also outline the strategies needed to attract the most qualified international students and make the most of the expatriation of our graduates.
- Finally, in regards to vocational training, we will conduct a comparative study of the French and German training approaches.
- The focus group “labour and employment in 20 years” will present its findings, and we will continue the study “forecasting jobs and skills”.
- We will analyze the structural problems of the labour market from different angles (notably an international approach to employment contracts), as well as strive to better understand the reality of the labour market segmentation in France. We will also study the impact of the crisis on the labour market.
- We will explore new modes of action in employment and labour policy (call for projects, bargaining requirements).
- Finally, the question of social dialogue will be addressed from the perspective of the representativeness of employer associations and the evaluation of the reform of trade union representativeness.
Several departments of the Centre d'analyse stratégique will conduct studies on the conditions for improving access to housing, in the context of the continuous rise for the past 20 years of this item as a proportion of the household budget and the expected acceleration of the aging of the population:
Evaluation of the situation: what explains the rise in housing prices, and how
have households adapted? Is this rise in prices tied to the formation of a “housing
Public housing in France and in Europe: analysis of the different conceptions of
public housing in Europe (funding, populations, modes of allocation), and of the
influence of the EU competition law on the policies of Member States. This study
will lead to a symposium organized in collaboration with Sciences Po and the
Delegation for housing and access to housing;
What main focuses would facilitate access to housing for low- and middleincome
households (production efficiency of public housing, conditions for
access to housing, clarification of the objectives for diversity and the ways to
Social home ownership: while the 0% loan rate (PTZ) will become the main
public policy tool in favour of home ownership, evaluating the old PTZ formula will
allow us to draw valuable lessons that will prove useful in assessing the benefits
of the new system and to propose possible readjustments;
Housing and the aging of the population: how can we deal with housing stock
trends, in order to adapt the supply to new needs (particularly a loss of autonomy)?
Alongside numerous international conferences organized under the authority of/with the support of the centre this year, the Globalization Analysis Group (GAM) will offer four events:
- Currencies, exchange rates and globalization ;
- The Euro zone and globalization;
- Commodities, critical raw materials, energy resources: the impact of globalization on the supply and the volatility of prices;
- The European social model in globalization.
First results of the multinational macroeconomic model NEMESIS (analysis of structural economic policies in different domains).