Independent researcher in socio-economics, currently working as an energy policy analyst in an international organisation
François Briens is an independent researcher in socio-economics, currently working as an energy policy analyst in an international organisation. He holds a master degree in engineering, a post master degree in energy system optimisation, and a PhD in economics and prospective studies. His PhD thesis was dedicated to the prospective assessement of degrowth scenarios for France, based on participative scenario buidling and macroeconomic-energy-environment modelling. He was awarded the "Prix de la thèse prospective " by the Fondation 2100 in 2021. He is administrator of the association Sciences Citoyennes. His research interests include critical socioeconomic analysis of economic growth and development, prospective studies, energy systems, post-growth economics, and tools for democracy.