Firms and industrial economy department

Presentation of the department

Recent years have seen renewed interest in the industrial economy of development. More specifically, the aim was to analyze how market mechanisms are conceived and implemented in developing countries and their impact on the economies of these countries. At the same time, with the emergence of a very fertile academic literature, ambitious structural economic reform programs have been launched around the world, whose primary goal was the gradual opening to competition of certain segments of sectors traditionally under monopoly. The sectors of telecommunications and postal services, electricity, gas, road, air and rail transport and insurance banking are just some of the examples of how much reform has affected sectors. Full oir partial liberalization of these sectors is a fundamental feature of these reforms. However, deregulation has been far from being synonymous with state intervention. The intervention of the public authorities has in fact changed in nature, from a regulation of the administrative type to a regulation of the economic type requiring new skills in technical as well as economic oir legal. This has led to the emergence of various sectoral regulatory authorities, such as the Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (ARPT), the Electricity and Gas Regulatory Commission (CREG) alongside creation oir strengthening of authorities responsible for ensuring the proper functioning of competition (Competition Council). Analytical approaches developed over the last three decades in industrial economics and regulation, the public economics component of the industrial economy, constitute a powerful and practical toolbox for analyzing the various issues raised by sectors as diverse as the new technologies of the economy. Information and communication (NICT), agribusiness, energy oir the environment. The research conducted by the Industrial Economics department will build on the most recent theoretical and empirical advances in the industrial economy to produce in-depth studies that could serve as a critical basis for the analysis of economic intervention in Algeria.

Research axes

  • The public company in Algeria: changes, challenges and future;
  • Firms and innovation;
  • Social and cultural dimensions of the firm;
  • The digital economy;
  • Entrepreneurship in Algeria;
  • Corporate Governance;
  • Monograph of the manufacturing sector;
  • Industrial policies and strategies;
  • Theoretical and methodological research;
  • Monograph of the global economic institutional architecture;
  • Comparative study of the regulations;
  • The impact of institutions on growth;

Research teams

Team 1 : Firmes et Marche.

Team 2 : Firmes, diversité et pratiques managériales.

Team 3 : Institutions, régulation et analyse des secteurs.

Team 4 : Entrepreneuriat et création d’entreprise.