My PhD Students

I am currently supervising 25 PhD dissertations: 3 at the CERDI-CNRS, Université d'Auvergne, and 22 at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (4 of which are co-supervised with colleagues).  25 PhD dissertations have been completed under my supervision since 1994: 3 at the Université de Montréal, 18 at the CERDI-CNRS, Université d'Auvergne, and 4 at the Graduate Institute.

My PhD students on the job market this academic year

The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Daniel Zaga: "Masked Development: Impact Evaluation in Zapatista Autonomous Communities."  Thesis defence on 19 September 2014.

Marcio Vargas da Cruz: "Essays on Development Economics and Trade." Economist, World Bank, Washington, DC.  Thesis defence on 1 October 2014.

Zacharias Ziegelhoefer: "Essays in Development Economics." Economist, UNDP, Niamey.  Thesis defence on 20 October 2014.

Malek Garbouj: "Development Microeconomics: Three Cases Studies." Small Arms Survey, Geneva.  Thesis defence on 23 October 2014.

Matteo Morgandi: "Putting all Firms in one Basket? The Determinants of Informality Intensity Controlling for Firm Selection and Unobserved Heterogeneity." Young Professional, World Bank, Washington, DC.  Thesis defence in February 2015.

CERDI-CNRS, Université d'Auvergne

Frederic Aubery: "Inégalités de genre, partage des risques, partage de l'information."  Thesis defence on 26 September 2014.

Susana Carpio: "Capital humain et revenus. Une approche en variables instrumentales à partir de données en pseudo-panel." Thesis defence on 26 September 2014.

Rania Ben Hamida: "L'énergie entre les opportunités de développement et les risques de la dégradation de la qualité de l'environnement : Cas des pays émergents."  Thesis defence in October 2014.

 

My current crop of PhD students at the Graduate Institute

Andrew Silva: "Identity Peer Effects and Human Capital Accumulation;"

Bastiaan Quast: "Institutions in Finance and Demographics;"

Katia Covarrubias: "Essays in Development Economics;"

Arun Jacob: "Traditional Institutions Meet Modern Day Development Outcomes : Three Essays in Development Economics;"

Sofia Trommlerova: "Three Essays in Economics;"

Nestor Morgandi: "Essays on Labor Markets in Developing Countries;"

Chris Hudson: "Three Essays in Development Economics;"

Rohan Gudibande: "Essays in Development Economics - The Political Economy of Development;"

Catalina Martinez Gutierrez: "Essays on the Role of Finance and the Private Sector in Development;"

Tu Chi Nguyen: "Three Essays on the Political Economy of Social Protection Schemes;"

Selahattin Selsah Pasali: "Intra-Household Resource Allocation a la Turca: an Attempt to Identify the Nature and Determinants of Gender bias in Turkey, 2002-2010;"

Humberto Laudares: "Topics on Development Financing;"

Xinchen Dai: "Inequality of opportunity and economic development;"

Julia Seierman: "Three essays in development economics;" Matthew Hector Stephenson: "Foreign Direct Investment: Cause or Consequence of Reform? An Examination of China and India's Experiences;"

Gabriel Geisler Mesevage: "Essays on the History of Financial Markets: Information and Institutions;"

Daniele Rinaldo: "Escaping from the Poverty Trap in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Modelling Approach."

 

My students who completed their PhD at the Graduate Institute

Anastasia Aladysheva: "Essays in Development Economics," September 2013, Postdoctoral researcher, SIPRI, Stockholm.

Matthias Rieger: "Three Essays in Development Economics," May 2013, Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute, Florence.

Natascha Wagner: "Three Essays on the Fetters to Development," September 2012.  Assistant Professor, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Dany Jaimovich (co-directed with R. Baldwin), "The Traditional and the Global Village: Essays on Networks in Economic Trade and Development," August 2011.  Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Applied Econometrics and International Political Economy, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany.

 

My students who completed their PhD at CERDI

Adama Bah: "Essays on Development Economics. Social Protection, Community-driven Development and Regional Integration," February 2014. The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), Vice-President Office, Indonesia.

Linguere Mbaye: "Essays on the Economics of Migration from Developing Countries," April 2013.  Postdoctoral researcher, IZA Bonn, Germany.

Marie-Charlotte Buisson: "Trois essais sur la vulnérabilité des ménages ruraux dans les pays en développement : risques, stratégies et impacts." April 2012. Post-Doctoral Fellow - Quantitative Impact Evaluation at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Damien Mededji: "Analyse de la contribution des coopératives et mutuelles de crédit à l'amélioration du bien-être des ménages sociétaires au Bénin." February 2012.

Eric Djimeu Wouabe: "Essays on Civil War, HIV/AIDS, and Human capital in Sub-Saharan African Countries." January 2011. Evaluation Officer/HIV/AIDS Specialist, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, Washington, DC.

Jean-Pierre Tranchant: "Conflits civils et développement".  December 2010.  Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (UK) and the Institute for Human Development (India).

Stephanie Cassilde: "Choix rationnel, langage et représentations des inégalités et des discriminiations. Une étude des déclarations de couleurs de peau dans le Brésil contemporain."  December 2010.  Researcher, CEPS/INSTEAD ("Centre d'études de populations, de pauvreté et de politiques socio-économiques / International Network for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development"), Unité population et emploi, Luxembourg.

Aude-Sophie Rodella: "Three Essays in the Applied Microeconomics of Conflict. The Impact of Landmines and War Violence on Social Capital, Socio-Economic Reintegration, Child Health and Household Income in Angola."  June 2010. Young Professional, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA.

Samba Mbaye: "Nouvelles méthodes d'analyse du bien-être et moyens d'évaluation des programmes de lutte contre la pauvreté en milieu rural sénégalaisl."  January 2010. Maître Assistant Associé, UFR Sciences économique et de gestion, Université Gaston Berger, Saint Louis, Senegal.

Kelly Labar: "Social inequalities in China : which reality ?".  September 2007.  Research Director, Fondation pour les études et recherches en développement international (FERDI), Clermont Ferrand, France.

Leandre Bassole: "Rural infrastructure, Community-Driven-Development and Child Anthropometrics".  January 2007.  Economist, African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia.

Oumar Diallo: "Trois essais sur la croissance, la pauvreté et les propriétés cycliques de la politique budgétaire," (co-directed with Jean-Louis Combes), October 2006.  Economist, UNDP, New York, USA.

Tanguy Bernard: "Three essays on Peasant Organizations in West Africa," (co-directed with Elisabeth Sadoulet), May 2005. Professeur associé, Université de Bordeaux.

Beatrice d'Hombres: "Essais sur les disparités de revenu, l'éducation et la discrimination raciale : analyses macroéconomique et microéconomique," December 2004.  Economist, Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, Ispra, Italy.

Aurelien Beko: "Aléa moral, production agricole et profits: analyse théorique et quantification empirique," September 2004.  Economist, World Bank, Bujumbura, Burundi.

Issa Faye: "La micro-finance et le développement en Afrique sub-saharienne: le cas du Sénégal," September 2004.  Division Manager, Research Division (EDRE.1), African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia.

Daniela Borodak: "La réforme du secteur agricole dans les pays en transition : résultats empiriques pour la Moldavie," September 2003.  Lecturer, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Clermont Ferrand, France.

Mbolatiana Rambonilaza: "Contrat et technologie, le lien manquant," January 2001. Directeur de Recherche, CEMAGREF, Bordeaux, France.

 

My students who completed their PhD at the Université de Montréal

Rabemananjara, Julie, "Emerging financial markets and growth," October 1998. Economist, CETECH, Montréal, Canada.

Tritten, Christian, "Bargaining and sharecropping in the presence of missing markets: theory and empirical implications," June 1998. Researcher, FUNDP, Université de Namur, Belgium.

Boulila, Ghazi, "Essays on the theory of growth: trading blocks, migration and contractual relations," June 1994.  Professor, ESSEC, Tunis, Tunisia.