“For the first time in recent history, voluntary measures have generated an economic and social crisis on an unprecedented scale. While most of the consequences of this crisis are still ahead of us, the first real effects are already being felt after the lock-down of entire sectors of the economy such as rising unemployment, social issues and explosion in public spending”.
Sebastien Bourdin is a Professor of Sustainable and Regional Development. He joined EM Normandie 2012. He has a PhD in geography from the Université de Rouen-Normandie, awarded in 2012. His thesis is on economic and regional development, and the evaluation of public policies. His research interests are the effectiveness of cohesion policy, economic integration in the European Union and the circular economy. His main research interests are the European Union with a specific interest in the countries of central and eastern Europe and France. He has been Deputy Dean of the faculty on the Caen campus since 2019.