Research fellow
February 2014 - present
Head of the Economics and Development Research Area


Bruno Dorin, born in 1966 in France, was trained in economics (Ph.D., Montpellier, 1994), management (post-graduate diploma, Montpellier, 1989) and agriculture (diploma in engineering, Lyon, 1988).

Began working in Paris for the French Ministry of agriculture and the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) on French or European issues (farm bankruptcies, 1992 CAP reform) prior to two long stints in India over eight years, first in Andhra Pradesh for doctoral work (1990-1991), then in New Delhi (1995-2000) as Director and researcher at the Centre de Sciences Humaines ( Returned to France in 2000 to teach economics (ESAP, Toulouse).

Joined CIRAD in 2002 (, Montpellier) and has been involved in several international research projects (value sharing in the cocoa-chocolate industry, agricultural greenhouse gases emission/sink, food-biofuel competition in land use), mostly in partnership with CIRED (International Research Centre on Environment and Development, Paris). In 2006, began to develop “Agribiom”, a quantitative tool for analysing the world's production, trade and use of biomass, in order to undertake collective scenario-building such as “Agrimonde” (Paillard, Treyer & Dorin, 2011), hybrid models such as the “Nexus Land-Use” (Souty, Dorin & al., 2012), worldwide analyses on labour productivity and structural transformations.

Is author or co-author of many scientific studies and peer-reviewed articles, in addition to five books in English: “National Identity and Regional Cooperation” (Delhi, 1999), “The Indian Entrepreneur” (Delhi, 2003), “Agricultural Incentives in India” (Delhi, 2004), “Agriculture and Food in India” (Delhi, 2009), “Agrimonde: scenarios and challenges for feeding the world in 2050” (Versailles, 2011, Springer 2014).
Economics and Development

Journal Articles

RECENT PAPERS (2012-2013)

DORIN B., Hourcade J.-C., Benoit-Cattin M.., 2013. A World without Farmers?, Working Paper CIRED 47-2013, April, Paris, 26 p. (

Desquilbet M., DORIN B., Couvet D., 20