Victor Court

Portrait de Victor Court

Energy Economics and Management Center

IFPEN profile

Victor Court joined the Center for Energy Economics and Management of IFP School as an Assistant Professor in March 2020. He is involved in the teaching and organization of three of the Center's programs: the specialized engineering programs "Energy and markets" and "Energy Technology Economics and Management", as well as the master's degree in Environment, Energy and Transport Economics. Victor is also a Research Associate at the Chair Energy and Prosperity (hosted by Louis Bachelier Institute), and a Research Associate at the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Énergies de Demain (LIED, université Paris Cité). His main interests concern the interactions between technical change, energy transition and economic prosperity in the long run.

After his engineering studies in environmental sciences (AgroParisTech) and his master's degree in energy economics (IFP School), Victor completed a PhD in economics (université Paris Nanterre), with a thesis dedicated to the role of energy in the economic growth process. This analysis focused on the concept of Energy-Return-On-Investment (EROI), which is a measure of energy accessibility. During the three years following this PhD, Victor conducted research at various institutions. First in the Chair Energy and Prosperity and the Environment and Society Training Center of ENS Ulm. Then in England, in the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex in Brighton, where his work focused on the energy impact of digital technologies.

In addition to his courses and publications in various academic journals, Victor is now writing books dedicated to a wider audience. The first of these, L'Emballement du monde, was published in November 2022 by Écosociété. Through the prism of energy, this essay proposes a world history of human societies, from the Paleolithic to the present day.