LEO is a research unit of the University of Orléans (France), created on January 1st, 1996. With its headquarter located in Orléans, LEO is the only research center in Economics in the Centre-Val de Loire region, France.
Since January 2013, LEO has welcomed, in addition to its Orléans members, full and associate professors in Economics from the François Rabelais University of Tours (UFRT). Furthermore, starting from February 2022, LEO has expanded its network to include professors and Ph.D. students in Economics from the Clermont Auvergne University.
It currently has about 40 permanent full and associate professors and 60 PhD students. LEO is specialized in three research areas: (1) Macroeconomics and Finance, (2) International Economics and Sustainable Development, and (3) Econometrics.
INFER is a non-profit international scientific organization that stimulates research and research networking in all fields of economics through international workshops and conferences.
INFER in particular encourages young researchers to present and publish their research. It also aims to stimulate networking activities amongst scholars working in the same field and to facilitate the dissemination of new ideas.