Postdoctoral Researcher, GEDB



Profile summary

  • Global systemic risks
  • Polycrisis
  • Ecological economics
  • Energy transition
  • Net energy analysis
  • Integrated Assessment Models

Louis Delannoy’s research focuses on dynamics of systemic crises and measures for building just social-ecological resilience

A transdisciplinary researcher, Delannoy combines various tools to understand how multiple environmental and social shocks interact as part of systemic crises, with a particular focus on the role of the global production ecosystem. As these shocks add to the crises already underway and interact to form a cross-cutting, polymorphous crisis with no temporality of its own, no master plan, no governance and no response plan, he looks at how shocks are transferred, absorbed and linked across space, time and sectors of society.

Delannoy specifically focuses on (i) the conceptualisation and formalisation of polycrisis, (ii) the development of a long-term multi-scale database on historical shocks and crises, (iii) the exploration of empirical methods to measure the interaction of multiple crises, (iv) the assessment of the gap between the way crises are perceived and the way they develop.

His academic credentials include a BSc in Civil Engineering and M. Sc. in Energy Management and Sustainability, both from EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), as well as a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Grenoble Alpes. His PhD thesis explored the systemic risks emerging from the interaction between energy, finance and the economy, from an ecological economics perspective.

Key publications

  • Delannoy, L. An exploration of the systemic risks emerging from the interplay of energy, materials, finance and the economy. PhD thesis, Université Grenoble Alpes. https://theses.hal.science/tel-04395369
  • Delannoy, L., Auzanneau, M., Andrieu, B., Vidal, O., Longaretti, P.-Y., Prados, E., Murphy, D.J., Bentley, R.W., Carbajales-Dale, M., Raugei, M., Höök, M., Court, V., King, C.W., Fizaine, F., Jacques, P., Heun, M.K., Jackson, A., Guay-Boutet, C., Aramendia, E., Wang, J., Le Boulzec, H. & Hall, CAS. Emerging consensus on net energy paves the way for improved integrated assessment modeling. Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). https://doi.org/10.1039/D3EE00772C
  • Jacques, P., Delannoy, L., Andrieu, B., Yilmaz, D., Jeanmart, H. & Godin, A (2023). Assessing the economic consequences of an energy transition through a biophysical stock-flow consistent model. Ecological Economics. Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2023.107832