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Institut supérieur des sciences agronomiques, agroalimentaires, horticoles et du paysage

Jean Cordier

Jean CordierDépartement économie rurale et gestion
AGROCAMPUS OUEST
65, rue de Saint-Brieuc
CS 84215
F-35042 Rennes Cedex France

phone : +33 (0)2 23 48 54 10
fax : +33 (0)2 23 48 54 17
jean.cordier@agrocampus-ouest.fr

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Jean Cordier is a professor at AGROCAMPUS OUEST. He is the head of the Research Group in Management within this institution. His main domains of interest are commodity marketing, risk management and market analysis.

During 2003, he is Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Teaching

At AGROCAMPUS OUEST
- Theory of the Firm
- Strategy of Firms
- Risk Management on Commodity Futures Markets
- Marketing of Industrial Products and Services
- International Marketing (with Stéphane Gouin)

Outside of AGROCAMPUS OUEST
- Regular teaching in France at the Institut de Gestion Internationale Agro-Alimentaire (IGIA - Jouy en Josas) and at the Institut d'Actuariat de l'Université de Bretagne Occidentale (EURIA - Brest).
- Recent teaching abroad: Agricultural University of Warsaw in Poland, University of Nanjing and Zhengzhou in China.

Ph. D. current thesis topics
- "Contract Design between Farmers and their Cooperatives in the European Changing Economic Environment: Application to dairy Cooperatives in the Western part of France", by Sabine Duvaleix-Treguer. The research study is also supervised by Vincent Hovelaque . The CCAOF (Agricultural Cooperatives from Western France) participates in the project.

- "Farmers' Risk Modelling for Designing Revenue Insurance Contracts: Application to Hog Producers", by Martial Guinvarc'h. The co-advisor is Christian Cadiou (UBO, Brest). EURIA is partner for the project.

Research Topics

The research topics are developped within the more general work of the Laboratoire de Gestion about vertical coordination in agro-food chains. They deal with risk management strategies on agricultural markets and contract management between farmers and the food industry (and/or distributors). This research relates with the general pattern of European agricultural market deregulation (WTO negotiations, enlargment of the European Union to countries from Eastern Europe).

Risk Management on Agricultural Markets
This research work deals with the technical and economic feasibility of revenue insurance contracts on agricultural productions. It examines a private intermediation that transforms farmers' risk by pooling and by transferring systemic risk component on financial markets, especially futures markets.

Contracts between Farmers and Downstream Firms (processing firms and distributors)
This research work is dealing with vertical coordination in the agro-food chain. It examines contracts between suppliers and buyers from a marketing and a operation management approaches. A current thesis is studying the specific relationship between agricultural cooperatives and their members.

Main Publications

Journal Articles

Cordier J. (2001), " Assurance, marché financiers et politique publique ", Economie Rurale, Vol. 266, p. 109-118

Cordier J. et Guinvarc'h M. (2001), " Assurance et finance pour une gestion du risque agricole. Une approche descriptive et comparative ", Economie Rurale, Vol. 61, p. 67-75

Cordier Jean (2001), " Un moyen pour gérer le risque climatique ", Problèmes économiques, La Documentation Française, n° 2.703, p. 20-21

Gouin S. et Cordier J. (2001), " Les stratégies des distributeurs face aux risques alimentaires ", Revue Française de Marketing, Vol. 183, p. 199-212

Cordier J., Guinvarc'h M., Mouchet C. (2002), " Gestion des risques systémiques agricoles : une provision pour fluctuation du chiffre d'affaires ", Revue Française de Comptabilité, p. 35-38

Guinvarc'h M., Janssen J., Cordier J. (2002), " Agricultural Finance : A Sales Futures Contract ", ENSA-ESR-REN-MG, n° 2, 10 p. (publication submited In " International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance "). Abstract

Duvaleix S., Cordier J., Hovelaque V. (2003), " Vers un nouvel engagement coopératif dans le secteur laitier ", accepted for publication, Revue Internationale de l'Economie Sociale - RECMA, 14 p.

Books and Book Chapters

Cordier J. (1999), " Importance of Commodity Risk Management for Producers of the European Union ". In New Strategies for a Changing Commodity Economy - The use of modern financial instruments, p. 72-77, Ed. CNUCED, Genève.

Leuthold R., Junkus E. et Cordier J. (2000), " The Theory and Practice of Futures Markets ". Eltier publisher, Champaign, 430 pages.

Cordier J. (2002), " Les relations entre la production agricole et l'industrie de transformation : renforcement de la coordination verticale et contractualisation ". In Agroalimentaire : enjeux et ruptures en Bretagne. Ed. Apogée, Rennes, 263 p., p. 161-170

Gouin S. et Cordier J. (2002), " Analyse des relations contractuelles IAA-GMS face aux risques alimentaires : le cas des marques de distributeurs ". In " Prévision, analyse et gestion du risque alimentaire ". Ed. Tec & Doc, Paris, 518 p., p. 315-326

Links

EURIA
IGIA
Université de l'Illinois
Université de Pennsylvanie