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Vincent Spenlehauer

Academic Researcher at the ENPC

Vincent Spenlehauer, initially trained as an engineer, holds a PhD in political science and an accreditation to direct sociology research (HDR). He is currently the director of the public policy training cluster of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Champs-sur-Marne. His research looks at the evaluation of public policies, the relations between social science and public decision-making, and organizational innovation in different public policy fields, such as energy, road safety, or the fight against terrorism.

Detailed curriculum vitae

Selected bibliography:

  • Des sciences sociales engagées dans l’évaluation des politiques publiques, 291 p. 2016, Editions de l’Harmattan (coll. Logiques Sociales).
  • “La (f)utilité gouvernementale de l’évaluation de politique, quelques leçons américaines et françaises”, LIEPP Working Paper No. 49 (March 2016), 22 p. available at
  • “Managing to reinvent strong publicness in a privatized world”, Public Organization Review (Springer), Vol. 14-3 (2014), p. 419-38 (co-authored with F. Hamelin)
  • “L’ancrage de l’évaluation des politiques publiques dans les sciences sociales aux Etats-Unis : reconstruction d’un linéament intellectuel”, Revue Française d’Administration Publique, No. 148, 2013, p. 877-93.
  • “Does Policing the Risk Society Hold the Road Risk?”, British Journal of Criminology, March 2009, 49: 150-164 (with J. Ferret).