Welcome to my web page. I am Professor of Economics in the Department of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.  My other affiliations include being a Senior Fellow at the Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (FERDI), and a Founding Fellow of the EUDN.  


Jean-Louis Arcand



I hold a PhD in Economics from MIT (where my advisors were Richard Eckaus, Peter Temin and Paul Krugman), an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore college.  I am a Canadian citizen, was born in the Cameroon (Ebolowa, to be precise), and grew up mainly in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

My research deals with the microeconomics of development.  I have carried out fieldwork and surveys in a plethora of countries, have led several impact evaluations (mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa) and currently do quite a bit of research on China.