A system of publication prizes has been implemented to reward researchers for their research work. Under the supervision of the Scientific Council, journals or other publication outlets are classified in groups according to international rankings. Weights are attributed to each group of journals or other outlets, depending on their scientific quality and reputation. Each eligible publication of each member of TSE is allocated a number of points.
All members of TSE who are also employed by Université de Toulouse are eligible for a program of reduction of teaching hours. To compensate teaching hours, the foundation may recruit Temporary Lecturers to give classes or courses at the undergraduate level (L1-L3) and first-year master level (M1). Teaching buyouts may be obtained by Members using their point account.
Cooperation, conflict, identity and illusions
A project, selected for the academic year 2009-2010, was led by Roberta Dessi, in collaboration with several TSE economists (Giuseppe Attanasi, Astrid Hopfensitz, Jean Tirole, Karine Van der Straeten), neuroeconomists (Giorgio Coricelli, Lyon) and psychologists from the universities of Stanford (Benoît Monin) and Duke (Dan Ariely).
The project explores the links between cooperation, conflict, identity, and illusions. How can valuable cooperation and prosocial behaviour be encouraged and sustained? How are different forms of anti-social behaviour best prevented or reduced? What role does identity play in cooperation and conflict? These questions are at the heart of many current debates: education, tax reform, immigration, health care, economic and cultural integration, climate change, population ageing…
Health Economics (Pierre Dubois)
This TSE-financed project will estimate the demand for health care services jointly with the supply side. Very little solid econometric research has gone into studying physicians’ prescription behavior, the impact of entry by generic drugs, the incentive effects of the drug reimbursement scheme, or the impact of the patient-physician relationship. This data-intensive program will also include an important component on obesity.
The objective of this TSE funded project is to study from a microeconomic perspective, patient demand for health care and the supply of health care proposed by physicians. Because of lack of data in this field, which after all represents an important stake in terms of economic policy, not much research has been done on the following themes: physicians’ behavior concerning prescriptions, physician-patient interaction in demand for drugs, the effect of entry of generic drugs on prescription behavior, the entry of prescriptions and the appropriateness of the ASMR (Amélioration du Service Médical Rendu) used to determine the reimbursement rate in France. Thanks to the funding provided by TSE for this project, research in this field has become possible.