Béatrice Cointe

Sociologist, CNRS Researcher


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Béatrice Cointe’s research explore the relations between environmental concerns and the organisation of the economy. Relying on the ethnography of science and the sociology of economics and markets, she focuses on the part played by economics and natural science. She is particularly interested in the production of economic knowledge and in their articulation with other sciences, especially to deal with climate change.

Béatrice Cointe recently joined the CSI. She holds a PhD in sociology from EHESS (2014), which focused on the emergence of photovoltaic technologies and markets in France since the 2000s. She has been a postdoc at TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo, as part of the ERC project « Enacting the Good Economy: Biocapitalization and the Little Tools of Valuation ». 


Latest publications

Béatrice Cointe, Christophe Cassen, Alain Nadaï. Organising Policy-Relevant Knowledge for Climate Action: Integrated Assessment Modelling, the IPCC, and the Emergence of a Collective Expertise on Socioeconomic Emission Scenarios. Science & Technology Studies, Finnish Association for Science and Technology Studies, 2019. ⟨hal-02145310⟩

Béatrice Cointe. Mutualising sunshine: economic and territorial entanglements in a local photovoltaic project. Local Environment, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2019, 24, pp. 980-996.  ⟨10.1080/13549839.2018.1436044⟩.  ⟨hal-01713207⟩

Béatrice Cointe, Alain Nadaï. Feed-in tariffs in the European Union: Renewable energy policy, the internal electricity market and economic expertise. Progressive Energy Policy Pivot, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 2018. 10.1007/978-3-319-76321-7 ⟨halshs-01675651⟩

Béatrice Cointe. Managing political market agencements: solar photovoltaic policy in France. Environmental Politics, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2017, 26 (3), pp.480-501. ⟨10.1080/09644016.2016.1269527⟩⟨halshs-01491313⟩

Béatrice Cointe. Le tarif d’achat photovoltaïque comme outil d’innovation territoriale : l’exemple des Fermes de Figeac. Vertigo, Paris : Avancées cinématographiques, 2016, 16 (Volume 16 Numéro 1). ⟨10.4000/vertigo.17040⟩⟨halshs-01320004⟩

Béatrice Cointe. From a promise to a problem: The political economy of solar photovoltaics in France. Energy Research & Social Science, Elsevier, 2015, 8, pp.151-161. ⟨10.1016/j.erss.2015.05.009⟩⟨hal-01187847⟩