Eric BLANCHARD - Centre International de Recherche sur l ...

Eric BLANCHARD - Centre International de Recherche sur l ...


French nationality, 34 years old

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2002-2005 Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris, FRANCE

PhD in Economics with the grade “very honourable with congratulations”

2000-2002: Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie (ENM) - Corps des Ponts Toulouse, FRANCE

Master degree in Meteorology, modelling and applied mathematics

1997-2000: Ecole Polytechnique Paris, FRANCE


Jan 2011 The World Bank – Sustainable Development Network Washington, USA

Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie – Météo-France Toulouse, FRANCE

Lead Climate Change Specialist – Special Assignment at the World Bank

Oct-2006 Dec-2010 Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement Paris, FRANCE

Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie – Météo-France Toulouse, FRANCE

Natural disaster risk and climate change adaptation, urban economics

Sept-2005 Sept-2006 Center for Environmental Sciences and Policy – Stanford University Stanford, USA

Economic modelling and natural disaster cost assessment

Sept-2002 Sept-2005 Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement Paris, FRANCE

Economic dynamics and links between business cycles and long-term growth

Jan-2001 Aug-2002: Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique Paris , FRANCE

Non-linearity in climate and characterization of water vapour feedback.


Management: Coordinator of the “environmental impact and adaptation” team in CIRED

Member of the Project Executive Board of large European projects

Coordinator of the VURCA (urban vulnerability to heat waves) ANR project (3 years, 3 institutes)

Expertise: Lead author of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report, WGII, Chp. 17

Lead author of the IPCC Special Report on managing the risk of extreme events to advance adaptation

Member of the French delegation at the IPCC Plenary meetings for AR4

Member of the French delegation at the UNFCCC meetings from COP14 to COP16

Expert for the French Inter-ministerial Working Group on climate-change economic costs

Project leader for the CIRED methodological support to the French National Adaptation Plan

Consultant for OECD, the World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, Risk Management Solutions.

Teaching: Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie, Sciences Po Paris, Université Dauphine, AgroParisTech, ENPC, Ecole

Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse, Normal University (Beijing, China)

Prize Special Jury Prize for Innovative Thinking of the International Transport Forum for the paper “Time and

space matter: how urban transitions create inequality” with François Gusdorf and Alain Lahellec

2008 International Disaster Risk Conference Best Poster Award for “A Roadmap to assess…”

Outreach Scientific advisor on the 90’ docu-drama “Changing Climate” (“Les Temps Changent”) by Capa Drama,

France 2, Wizzfilms Inc., and Voice Pictures Inc.

Outreach texts in journals and newspapers (Libération, le Figaro, la Tribune, Mediapart, Terra Eco)

Vice-president of the Société Météorologique de France

Project Reviewer Member of the scientific committees of the ANR “Vulnerability, Milieu, Climat, Société” Program and of

the MEDDAT program “Gestion et Impacts du Changement Climatique”.

Member of the international advisory boards of the “Delta Model” projet (Netherland) and the UK

Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium.

Project reviewer for the National Science Foundation (US), the Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research Council (UK), the Austrian Climate Research Program, the AXA Research Fund (France).

PUBLICATIONS (most of them available on my webpage:


P. Ambrosi, J.-C. Hourcade, S. Hallegatte, F. Lecocq, P. Dumas, M. Ha-Duong, 2003, Optimal control models and elicitation of

attitutes towards climate change, Environmental modeling and assessment, 8(3):135-147, Special Issue on modeling the economic

response to global climate change


H. Le Treut, Y. Van Ypersel, S. Hallegatte , J.-C. Hourcade, Science du changement climatique. Acquis et controverses, Ed. C. Weill,

IDDRI, 104pp.


S. Hallegatte, 2005, The time scales of the climate-economy feedback and the climatic cost of growth, Environmental Modelling and

Assessment, 10 (4), pp. 277-289

P. Ambrosi, S. Hallegatte, 2005, Changement climatique et enjeux de sécurité, Les cahiers de la sécurité, 58, pp. 297-318


S. Hallegatte, 2006, A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New Orleans Flood Protection System. Regulatory Analysis 06-02. AEI-

Brookings Joint Center, Mar 2006.

S. Hallegatte, A. Lahellec, J.Y. Grandpeix, 2006, An elicitation of the dynamic nature of water vapor feedback using a 1D model,

Journal of Atmospheric Science 63(7), 1878-1894

S. Bony, R. Colman, V. Kattsov, R.P. Allan, C. S. Bretherton, J.-L. Dufresne, A. Hall, S. Hallegatte, M. M. Holland, W. Ingram, D.

A. Randall, B. J. Soden, G. Tselioudis, M. J. Webb, 2006, How well do we understand and evaluate climate change feedback

processes ?, Journal of Climate 19(15), 3445-3482

S. Hallegatte, P. Ambrosi (Eds.), Changement climatique, Environnement et Sécurité, Questions Scientifiques et Enjeux

Opérationnels, numéro spécial des Cahiers de la Sécurité, Décembre 2006


S. Hallegatte ; J.-C. Hourcade ; P. Ambrosi, 2007, Using Climate Analogues for Assessing Climate Change Economic Impacts in

Urban Areas, Climatic Change 82 (1-2), 47-60

S. Hallegatte ; J.-C. Hourcade ; P. Dumas, 2007, Why economic dynamics matter in assessing climate change damages : illustration

on extreme events, Ecological Economics, volume 62(2), 330-340

L. Apicella, F. Tallet, S. Hallegatte, F. Nadaud, Aléas climatiques, aléas économiques : les effets du climat sur l’activité économique

en France, dossier de la Note de Conjoncture de l’INSEE, Juillet 2007

L. Apicella, F. Tallet, S. Hallegatte, Les effets du climat sur l’économie, encadré dans la Note de Conjoncture de l’INSEE, Mars 2007

J.-C. Hourcade, P. Ambrosi et S. Hallegatte, Faut-il agir ? Les raisons de l’urgence, Pour la Science, 54, 58-62.

S. Kopf, S. Hallegatte et M. Ha Duong, L’évolution climatique des villes européennes, Pour la Science, 54, 48-51.

F. Gusdorf et S. Hallegatte, 2007, Behaviors and housing inertia are key factors in determining the consequences of a shock in

transportation costs , Energy Policy, 35 (6), pp. 3483-3495.

F. Gusdorf ; S. Hallegatte, 2007, Compact or Spread-Out Cities : Urban Planning, Taxation, and the Vulnerability to Transportation

Shocks, Energy Policy, 35 (2007) 4826-4838, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2007.04.017

Hallegatte, S., 2007: The use of synthetic hurricane tracks in risk analysis and climate change damage assessment, J. Appl. Meteor.

Clim., 46, 1956–1966.

Hallegatte, S., 2007: Do current assessments underestimate future damages from climate change? World Economics, 8, 131–146.

S. Hallegatte, D. Théry, 2007, Les impacts économiques futurs du changement climatique sont-ils sous-estimés ?, La Revue

d’Economie Politique, 117(4), 507—522

Nicholls, R.J., S. Hanson, C. Herweijer, N. Patmore, S. Hallegatte, J. Corfee-Morlot, J. Chateau, and R. Muir-Wood, 2007. Screening

Study: Ranking Port Cities with High Exposure and Vulnerability to Climate Extremes, OECD Working Paper


S. Hallegatte, M. Ghil, P. Dumas and J.-C. Hourcade, 2008, Business Cycles, Bifurcations and Chaos in a Neo-Classical Model with

Investment Dynamics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 67(1), 57-77

R. Crassous, S. Hallegatte, 2008, Le changement climatique, à quel coût ?, La Recherche, Janvier 2008, pp 60-63

J.C. Hourcade, S. Hallegatte, 2008, Le rapport Stern sur l’économie du changement climatique : de la controverse scientifique aux

enjeux pour la décision publique et privée, Etude pour l’Institut Véolia.

A. Lahellec, S. Hallegatte, J.-Y. Grandpeix, P. Dumas, and S. Blanco, 2008, Feedback characteristics of nonlinear dynamics systems,

Europhysics Letters 81 (2008), 60001

Hallegatte, S., 2008: An adaptive regional input-output model and its application to the assessment of the economic cost of Katrina,

Risk Analysis 28(3), 779-799, DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01046.

Kopf, S., M. Ha Duong,, and S. Hallegatte, 2008. Using maps of city analogues to display and interpret climate change scenarios and

their uncertainty, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 8, 905-918,

Hallegatte, S., 2008, Adaptation to climate change: do not count on climate scientists to do your work, Reg-Markets Center, Related

Publication, 08-01

Hallegatte, S., P. Dumas, 2008: Can natural disasters have positive consequences? Investigating the role of embodied technical

change, Ecological Economics, 68(3), pp.777-786

Hallegatte, S., M. Ghil, 2008: Natural disasters impacting a Macroeconomic Model with Endogenous Dynamics, Ecological

Economics, 68(1-2), pp. 582-592

Mestre, O. and S. Hallegatte, 2008, Predictors of Tropical Cyclone Numbers and Extreme Hurricane Intensities over the North

Atlantic using Generalized Additive and Linear Models, Journal of Climate 22(3), pp. 633–648

F. Gusdorf, S. Hallegatte, A. Lahellec, 2008, Time and space matter: how urban transitions create inequality, Global Environment

Change 18(4), 708-719, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2008.06.005

Hallegatte S., N. Patmore, O. Mestre, P. Dumas, J. Corfee Morlot, C. Herweijer, R. Muir Wood, 2008. Assessing Climate Change

Impacts, Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Risk in Port Cities: A Case Study on Copenhagen, OECD Environment Working Paper No.

3 ENV/WKP(2008)2

Hallegatte S., 2008. A note on including climate change adaptation in an international scheme, Idées pour le Débat n°18, IDDRI

Hallegatte, S., F. Henriet, and J. Corfee-Morlot. 2008. The Economics of Climate Change Impacts and Policy Benefits at City Scale:

A Conceptual Framework. OECD Environment Working Paper 4, ENV/WKP(2008)3. Paris: OECD.

Hallegatte S., S. Somot, and H. Nassopoulos, 2008. Anticiper le Changement Climatique autour de la Méditerranée, Institut de

Prospective Economique du Monde Méditerranéen, 76pp.

Hallegatte, S., 2008. A proposal for a new prescriptive discounting scheme: the intergenerational discount rate, FEEM Working Paper

No. 47.2008

Henriet, F., and S. Hallegatte, 2008, Assessing the consequences of natural disasters on production networks: a disaggregated

approach, FEEM Working Paper No. 100.2008


Hallegatte, S., 2009, A Roadmap to Assess the Economic Cost of Climate Change with an Application to Hurricanes in the United

States, in “Climate Change and Hurricane”, Elsner and Jagger (Eds.), Springer.

Hallegatte, S., 2009: Strategies to adapt to an uncertain climate change, Global Environmental Change 19, 240-247

Billé, R., A. Magnan, B. Garnaud, F. Gemenne, S. Hallegatte, 2009, « The future of the Mediterranean: From impacts of climate

change to adaptation issues » (English version) or « La Méditerranée au futur : des impacts du changement climatique aux enjeux de

l’adaptation » (French version), IDDRI, 42 pp.

Hallegatte S., 2009, Les risques encourus, les adaptations envisageables. Questions Internationales 38, Juillet-Août 2009

Hallegatte S., 2009, Changement climatique et gestion des risques naturels, Liaison Énergie-Francophonie, 85, Octobre 2009

Guivarch C., S. Hallegatte, R. Crassous, 2009. The Resilience of the Indian Economy to Rising Oil Prices as a Validation Test for a

Global Energy-Environment-Economy CGE Model, Energy Policy, 37, 4259-4266

Hallegatte S., P. Dumas, 2009, Impact macroéconomique des catastrophes naturelles : mécanismes d'amplification et frein au

developpement, in Réduire les vulnérabilités des systèmes écologiques et sociaux aux événements climatiques extrêmes, Académie

des Sciences, France

Hallegatte S., 2009. Adaptation Strategies for The Mediterranean Basin, Climate Science & Policy, November 13, 2009

Dumas P., Hallegatte S., 2009. Think again: higher elasticity of substitution increases economic resilience, FEEM Working Paper 66-



S. Hallegatte, P. Dumas, J.-C. Hourcade, 2010. A Note on the Economic Cost of Climate Change and the Rationale to Limit it Below

2°C, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 5179

Hallegatte, S., 2010. A roadmap for post-Copenhagen years. Climate Science & Policy, February 3 rd , 2010.

Hallegatte, S., F. Lecocq, C. De Perthuis, 2010. L’Economie de l’Adaptation au Changement Climatique, Rapport au Conseil

Economique pour le Développement Durable, Février 2010.

Lemoyne de Forges, S., et S. Hallegatte, 2010, La réassurance face aux nouvelles problématiques de couverture des risques de

catastrophes naturelles, Risques. Les Cahiers de l’Assurance n°80

Hallegatte, S., 2010. L’épuisement d’un monde fini. MediaPart, March 8, 2010.

Hallegatte, S., V. Przyluski, 2010. Des digues, mais pas seulement, La Tribune, March 9, 2010.

Hallegatte S., 2010. Réchauffement climatique : il faut recommencer par le local, Libération, August 2, 2010

Coluzzi, B., M. Ghil, S. Hallegatte, and G. Weisbuch, 2010. Boolean delay equations on networks: an application to economic

damage propagation, Quantitative Finance Papers,

Hallegatte S., P. Ambrosi, 2010, Assessing the economic impact of climate change: a review, in Climate Change Science and Policy

(S. Schneider, M. Mastrandrea and Armin Rosencranz, Eds.), Island Press, ISBN: 9781597265669

Rozenberg J., S. Hallegatte, A. Vogt-Schilb, O. Sassi, C. Guivarch, H. Waisman, J.-C. Hourcade, 2010, Climate policies as a hedge

against the uncertainty on future oil supply, Climatic Change Letters, 101(3), pp. 663-669. Doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9868-8.

Hallegatte S., 2010. Un plan d’action pour l’après Copenhague, Annales des Mines, 59, Juillet 2010.

Hallegatte S., Przyluski, V., 2010, The Economics of Natural Disasters, CESifo Forum 2/2010, July 2010, pp. 14-24

Flam, M. and S. Hallegatte, 2010. Les négociations internationales sur le climat, in M. Flam, L’Economie Verte, Presse Universitaire

de France

Kriegler, E., B. C. O’Neill, S. Hallegatte, T. Kram, R. Lempert, R. H. Moss, T. J. Wilbanks, 2010, Socio-economic Scenario

Development for Climate Change Analysis, CIRED Working Paper DT/WP No 2010-23, October 2010

Przyluski, V., Hallegatte S., 2010. Climate change adaptation, development, and international financial support: lessons from the EU

pre-accession and solidarity funds, FEEM working paper, 137.2010

Viguie, V., Hallegatte, S., et al., 2010. Les villes aujourd’hui, Quelle vulnérabilité au changement climatique, in Les Villes et

l’Adaptation au Changement Climatique, Rapport Annuel de l’ONERC

Hallegatte, S. et al., 2010, “Flood Risks, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Benefits in Mumbai: An Initial Assessment of

Socio-Economic Consequences of Present and Climate Change Induced Flood Risks and of Possible Adaptation Options”, OECD

Environment Working Papers, No. 27, OECD Publishing.

Hallegatte, S., J. Jouzel, J. Rozenberg, L’impact économique du Grenelle de l’environnement est positif, Le Figaro, 17 Décembre


Hallegatte S., Przyluski, V., 2010, The Economics of Natural Disasters: Concepts and Methods, Policy Research Working Paper

5507, The World Bank, Washington D.C.


Guivarch C., Crassous R., Sassi O., and Hallegatte S., 2011. The costs of climate policies in a second best world with labour market

imperfections. Climate Policy, 11, 768-788

Hallegatte, S., J. Corfee-Morlot, Editors, 2011, Understanding climate change impacts and vulnerability at city scale, Special Issue of

Climatic Change, 104(1), 1-12

Hallegatte S., F. Henriet, J. Corfee-Morlot, 2011, The Economics of Climate Change Impacts and Policy Benefits at City Scale: A

Conceptual Framework, Climatic Change, 104(1), 51-87

Hanson, S., R. Nicholls, N. Ranger, S. Hallegatte, J. Corfee-Morlot, C. Herweijer, J. Chateau, 2011, A Global Ranking of Port Cities

with High Exposure to Climate Extremes, Climatic Change, 104(1), 89-111

Hallegatte S., N. Ranger, O. Mestre, P. Dumas, J. Corfee-Morlot, C. Herweijer, R. Muir Wood, 2011, Assessing Climate Change

Impacts, Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Risk in Port Cities: A Case Study on Copenhagen, Climatic Change, 104(1), 113-137

Ranger N., S. Hallegatte, S. Bhattacharya, M. Bachu, S. Priya, K. Dhore, F. Rafique, P. Mathur, N. Naville, F. Henriet, C. Herweijer,

S. Pohit, J. Corfee-Morlot, 2011. A Preliminary Assessment of the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Flood Risk in Mumbai,

Climatic Change, 104(1), 139-167

Corfee-Morlot J., I. Cochran, P.-J. Teasdale, and S. Hallegatte, 2011. Multilevel Governance and Deliberative Practice to Support

Local Climate Action, Climatic Change, 104(1), 169-197

J. Wu, N. Li, S. Hallegatte, P. Shi, A. Hu, X., Liu, 2011. Regional indirect economic impact evaluation of the 2008 Wenchuan

Earthquake, Environmental Earth Science, DOI 10.1007/s12665-011-1078-9

Ghil, M. P. Yiou, S. Hallegatte, B. D. Malamud, P. Naveau, A. Soloviev, P. Friederichs, V. Keilis-Borok, D. Kondrashov, V.

Kossobokov, O. Mestre, C. Nicolis, H. Rust, P. Shebalin, M. Vrac, A. Witt, and I. Zaliapin, Extreme Events: Dynamics, Statistics and

Prediction, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 18, 295-350, doi:10.5194/npg-18-295-2011

Hallegatte, S., V. Przyluski, A. Vogt-Schilb, 2011. Building world narratives for climate change impact, adaptation and vulnerability

analyses, Nature Climatic Change, June 2011

Henriet F., S. Hallegatte, L. Tabourier, 2012. Firm-Network Characteristics and Economic Robustness to Natural Disasters, Journal

of Economic Dynamics and Control, 36, 150-167.

Guivarch C., S. Hallegatte, 2011. Existing infrastructure and the 2°C target, Climatic Change Letters 109(3), 801-805

Hallegatte, S., 2011. Quels sont les impacts socio-économiques du changement climatique. In Climat : une planète et des hommes.

Club des Argonautes, Le Cherche Midi.

Hallegatte, S., 2011. Uncertainties in the cost-benefit analysis of adaptation measures, and consequences for decision-making, in

Climate: Global Change and Local Adaptation, I. Linkov and T.S. Bridges (Eds.), Springer

Viguie, V., Hallegatte, S., 2011. Une taxe carbone peut-elle rendre l’agglomération Parisienne plus dense ?, in Economie et

développement urbain durable, émissions urbaines : inventaires et politiques publiques, Bruno Duplessis and Charles Raux [Eds.],

Presse des Mines.

Hallegatte, S., F. Lecocq, C. De Perthuis, 2011. Designing Climate Change Adaptation Policies - An Economic Framework, Policy

Research Working Paper 5568, The World Bank

Vogt-Schilb A., S. Hallegatte, 2011. When Starting with the Most Expensive Option Makes Sense: Use and Misuse of Marginal

Abatement Cost Curves. Policy Research Working Paper 5803, The World Bank.

Hallegatte, S., 2011. How economic growth and rational decisions can make disaster losses grow faster than wealth, Policy Research

Working Paper 5617, The World Bank

Hallegatte, S., 2011. The economic growth impact of sea level rise. Background paper for the Foresight Project on Migration and

Global Environmental Change.

Lemoyne de Forges S., R. Bibas, S. Hallegatte, A dynamic model of extreme risk coverage: resilience and efficiency in the global

reinsurance market, Policy Research Working Paper 5807, The World Bank.

Hallegatte, S., G. Heal, M. Fay, D. Treguer, 2011. From growth to green growth – a framework, Policy Research Working Paper

5872, The World Bank.

Guivarch, C., and S. Hallegatte, 2011. 2C or not 2C? FEEM Working Paper 87.2011.


Coluzzi, B., M. Ghil, S. Hallegatte, and G. Weisbuch, 2012. Boolean delay equations on networks in economics and the geosciences.

International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 21(12), 3511-3548

Hallegatte, S., 2012. A framework to investigate the economic growth impact of sea level rise. Environmental Research Letters 7


Hallegatte S., 2012. The rising cost of hurricanes. Nature Climate Change 2, 148-149

Hallegatte, S., D. Théry, 2012, Les impacts socio-économiques du changement climatique. In Des Climats et des Hommes, J.F.

Berger [Ed.], La Découverte, Paris, France.

Viguié, V., S. Hallegatte, 2012. Synergies and trade-off in urban climate policies, Nature Climate Change, in press

Hallegatte, S., 2012. Challenges ahead: risk management and cost-benefit analysis in a climate change context, in “The Economic

Impact of Natural Disaster”, D. Guha-Sapir, I. Santos (Eds.)

Füssel, H.-M. , S. Hallegatte, and M. Reder, 2012. International Adaptation Funding, in Ottmar Edenhofer et al. (eds.), Overcoming

Injustice in Climate Change: Linking Climate and Development Policy (Berlin: Springer, forthcoming).

Dumas P., M. Ghil, A. Groth, and S. Hallegatte, 2012, Dynamic coupling of the climate and macroeconomic systems, Math. Social

Sci., to appear

Groth A., Ghil M., Hallegatte S., and Dumas P., 2012. Quantitative description of U.S. business cycles using multivariate singular

spectral analysis, submitted

Hallegatte, S., 2012. Modeling the role of inventories in the assessment of natural disaster economic costs: application on hurricane

Katrina in Louisiana, submitted

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