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2016 Defense Economics Award of the French Ministry of Defense

Josselin Droff March 21, 2016 Tags: , , News No comments
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The French Ministry of Defense opens the call for proposals for its 2016 Defense Economics Award. This latter aims at recognizing a PhD dissertation, an original scientific analysis or a Master thesis dedicated to this field.

With an amount of € 5,000, the prize is awarded by a jury composed of academics and representatives of the Ministry. The assessment criteria of manuscripts are quality, originality and relevance to the field of defense economics.

Applicants must have displayed, published or supported their thesis, scientific work or Master thesis between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2016. If the manuscript is not written in French or in English, a translation into one of these languages could be required once the application received.

The application file must include a curriculum vitae, two copies of the submitted paper (as well as an electronic version), a two-page abstract of this paper, a recommendation letter from the supervisor and a proof of diploma.

Applications should be sent before 15 July 2016 to the following address within the prescribed schedule:

Ministère de la défense – SGA/DAF/QEFI
Observatoire économique de la défense
60 boulevard du Général Martial Valin – CS 21 623
75509 Paris cedex 15, France

The electronic version of the manuscript will be sent, on the same schedule, at the addresses below: and

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About Josselin Droff

My Ph.D dissertation discussed spatial issues in defense economics, with a special focus on the industrial organization of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of defense platforms.I still work on the organization of defense production with concepts and tools of spatial and regional economic theory. More particularly, I am currently working on the application of spatial economic concepts to the organization of European defense. I'm also involved in a project financed by the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction Générale pour l'Armement - DGA). The project deals with innovation issues in defense equipment. In another work in progress, I study the regional impact of French defense reforms since the beginning of the 2000s.

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