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DESMARIS Christian

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Associate Professor
Institute of Political Sciences of Lyon
Ph D in Transport Economics

Sciences Po Lyon (IEP Lyon), 14 avenue Berthelot, F-69365 Lyon cedex 07
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Christian DESMARIS, holds a Ph. D in Transport Economics and has been graduated in social sciences (ENS Cachan). He is Assistant professor at the University of Lyon, today at the Lyon Institute of Political Sciences. His is doing its academic research with the LET (Transport Economics Laboratory), based in Lyon, France. His current research relates to the reforms of the railroads and the institutional patterns over Europe, like on their regulation and their performances.
He recently has been selected, with the LET, to lead the thematic group about High Speed Rail for the European Commission Program called Transforum 7. Previously, he was selected as expert by the European Committee of Regions to examinate the law about the orientations of the Union for the development of RTE-T. He collaborates regularly with the Florence School of Regulation. Interested by local and regional railway, he investigated railway’s performances with method of surplus accounts. His first studies concerned the contracts of passengers’ regional rail transport in France (TER) and particularly the systems of incentives. His main research interests include :

• Transport economics : railways regulation ; assessment of railway reforms in Europe ; oversight of European railway legislation ; railways companies’ performances.
• Contracts economics : comparative approach of European rail institutional environments
• Industrial economics : regulation of natural monopolies and network industries
• Spatial economics : regional governance of passengers transport policy