End-of-life product management, ecodesign, environmental policies, imperfect competition, international trade and illegal markets, circular economy


A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2011, Main Researcher of the theme Sustainable Development and Agri-Food, Sophie Bernard is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Ottawa, Sophie Bernard then did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Paris School of Economics.

Sophie Bernard specializes in public policy for the environment and the management of end-of-life products. In particular, it works on remanufacturing, recycling, eco-design incentives for products and international trade in waste. She is particularly interested in the illegal waste market and extended producer responsibility. These subjects are part of the broader theme of the circular economy for which she has developed expertise.

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CIRANO Publications by Sophie Bernard

As an author

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Où vont nos déchets plastiques ?

Sophie Bernard, Florence Lapointe and Julien Martin

Sustainable Development, World Economy and Environment

Energy transition under mineral constraints and recycling: A low-carbon supply peak

Simon Chazel, Sophie Bernard and Hassan Benchekroun


Energy Transition Under Mineral Constraints and Recycling

Simon Chazel, Sophie Bernard and Hassan Benchekroun

Sustainable Development, Infrastructures, Energy and Natural Resources and Simulation

Le Québec économique 8 : Le développement durable à l’ère des changements climatiques

Marcelin Joanis, Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, Matthieu Arseneau, Sophie Bernard, Jean-Claude Cloutier, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Jie He, Stéphanie Lapierre, Justin Leroux, Normand Mousseau, Alain-Désiré Nimubona, Daniel Normandin, Jocelyn Paquet, Ingrid Peignier, Pierre-Olivier Pineau, François Reeves, Mario Samano, Nathalie Sinclair-Desgagné, Sarah Teigeiro, Ekaterina Turkina, Ari Van Assche, Claude Villeneuve and 17 other authors

Sustainable Development and Environment


As an organizer

CIRANO Projects

Summary report - February 28, 2024 conference

Annie Royer, Lota Tamini, Sophie Bernard, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Ingrid Peignier, Christophe Mondin, Amélie Sintes


Accelerating the transition to a sustainable and innovative biofood sector

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Annie Royer, Lota Tamini, Sophie Bernard, Ingrid Peignier, Sarah Elimam, Carole Vincent, Elina Caron

Agri-Food, Innovation

Quantifying the environmental and social benefits of eco-responsible and eco-conditional criteria

Bernard Korai, Sophie Bernard, Marc Journeault, Mathias Glaus

Define strategic orientations for the deployment of the circular economy in Québec as part of the government's sustainable development strategy (2022-2027)

L’économie circulaire au Québec - Quelles options pour la stratégie gouvernementale en développement durable 2022-2027 ? - Publié le February 5, 2021

Bernard Korai, Sophie Bernard, Johanne Whitmore, Benjamin Laplatte

Le Québec économique 8: Sustainable Development in an Era of Climate Change

Le Québec économique 8 : Le développement durable à l’ère des changements climatiques - Publié le October 2, 2019

Marcelin Joanis, Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, Sophie Bernard, Pierre-Olivier Pineau, Mario Samano, Georges A. Tanguay, Alain-Désiré Nimubona, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Justin Leroux

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources