Alain Karsenty

Research Director, CIRAD

Alain Karsenty is Research Director with CIRAD, Montpellier, France. His expertise area covers economic instruments for the environment including taxation, Payments for Environmental Services (PES) and REDD+. He is an environmental economist with an extensive knowledge of land tenure, concessions, forest policies and practices in West and Central Africa and Madagascar, where he pursues his main fieldwork. As an international consultant, he participated in several policy and economic reform processes with national teams in Africa.