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 Associate 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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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

Design Choices and Environmental Policies

Sophie Bernard


Design choices and environmental policies

Sophie Bernard

Competition, Environment and Social Policies


As an organizer

CIRANO Projects

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