Publications



"The Impact of Landmines on Child Health: Evidence from Angola," forthcoming in Economic Development and Cultural Change (with A.-S. Rodella Boitreau and M. Rieger).

"The (Lack of) Impact of Impact: Why Impact Evaluations Seldom Lead to Evidence-Based Policymaking," Revue d'économie du développement 28, 2014, 289-311.

"HIV/AIDS Sensitisation and Peer Mentoring: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment in Senegal," Journal of Development Effectiveness 6(2), 2014, 147-166 (with N. Wagner, C. Sakho and P. Diallo).

"Weak Governments and Preferential Trade Agreements," (with M. Olarreaga and L. Zoratto), in Trade Cooperation: The Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements, A. Dür and M. Elsig, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2014.

"Credit Rationing, Bank Bailouts, and the Deleterious Impact of Credit: Evidence from China," in Financial Systems at the Crossroads: Lessons for China, W. T. Woo, Y. Pan , J. Sachs, J. Qian, eds., World Scientific, http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8983, 2014.

"Finance and Economic Development in a Model with Credit Rationing," (with E. Berkes and U. Panizza) in The Social Value of the Financial Sector. Too Big to Fail or Just Too Big?, V. Acharya, T. Beck, D. Evanoff, G. Kaufman and R. Portes et al, eds., World Scientific, 67-80, http://www.worldscientific.com/
worldscibooks/10.1142/8865, 2013.

"Maternal Height and the Sex Ratio," Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 2012, 169-181 (with Matthias Rieger). DOI10.1556/JEP.10.2012.2.3

"Matching in Community-Based Organizations," Journal of Development Economics 98(2), 2012, 203-219 (with M. Fafchamps).

"Language in Economic Development: Is English Special and is Linguistic Fragmentation Bad?" forthcoming in English and International Development, E. J. Erling and P. Seargeant, eds., Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications (with F. Grin).

"Teacher Training and HIV/AIDS Prevention in West Africa: Regression Discontinuity Design Evidence from the Cameroon," Health Economics 19, 2010, 36-54 (with E. Djimeu Wouabe).

"Santé et salaires : Une estimation en variables instrumentales sur un panel de travailleurs chinois," Economie et prévision, 186(5), 2009, 89-100 (with K. Labar).

"Decentralization, Local Governance, and Rural Development." In Agriculture and Development: Berlin Workshop Series 2008, edited by G. Kochendorfer-Lucius and B. Pleskovic. Washington, DC: The World Bank.  A preprint is available here.

"Deforestation and the Real Exchange Rate," Journal of Development Economics, 86(2), 2008, 242-262 (with P. Guillaumont and S. Guillaumont Jeanneney).

"Moral Hazard and Marshallian Efficiency: Evidence from Tunisia," Journal of Development Economics, 83(2), 2007, 411-445 (with C. Ai and F. Ethier).

"Tax Compliance under Rank Dependant Expected Utility," The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review (with G. Rota-Graziosi), 30(1), 2005, 57-69.

"Rendement de l'éducation et choix des instruments.  Application sur données vietnamiennes," Revue économique, 56(3), 2005, 563-572 (with B. d'Hombres and P. Gyselinck).

"Racial Discrimination in the Brazilian Labour Market: Wage, Employment and Segregation Effects," Journal of International Development (with B. d'Hombres), 16(8), 2004, 1053-1066.

"Undernourishment and Economic Growth. The Efficiency Cost of Hunger," FAO Economic and Social Development Paper No. 147, 2001, 60 pages (FAO of the United Nations, Rome, Italy).

"How to Make a Tragedy: On the Alleged Effect of Ethnicity on Growth," Journal of International Development (with P. Guillaumont and S. Guillaumont Jeanneney), 12(7), 2000, 925-938.

"Growth and Social Custom: Why Culture Matters," Nexos Econômicos, 1(2) 1999, 69-94.

Co-editor of the special issue of the Revue d'Économie du Développement, entitled "La Microéconomie du Développement: Résultats Empiriques et Théories," 1997. Editorial introduction entitled: "Microéconomie du développement: Quo vadis?," Revue d'Économie du Développement (with E. Sadoulet) 2, 1997, 5-13.

"De l'efficacité allocative des contrats agricoles: Cheung avait-il raison?," Revue d'économie du développement (with C. Ai and F. Ethier) 2, 1997, 103-127.

"Inefficacité marshallienne, partage de coûts, et modèles contractuels avec marchés manquants: résultats empiriques tunisiens," L'Actualité économique, (with C. Ai and F. Ethier) 74(3), 1998, 315-341.

"Development Economics and Language: The Earnest Search for a Mirage," International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 121(7), 1996, 119-157.

"Land Ownership, Working Capital, and Agricultural Output: Egypt, 1913-1958," Journal of African Economies 5(1), 1996, 92-158.

"Dotations en facteurs, relations contractuelles, et croissance" Revue d'économie du développement, (with G. Boulila) 3, 1995, 25-39.

"Disequilibrium Dynamics during the Great Depression," Journal of Macroeconomics (with E. Brezis) 15(3), 1993, 553-589.

"Structural Imbalances in Canadian Labour Markets," Journal of Income Distribution (with S. Gera and S. S. Rahman) 3(2), 1994, 231-262.

"Capital humain et croissance" (with P. Guillaumont and S. Guillaumont Jeanneney), and "Capital humain, productivité agricole, et travail féminin: variables latentes et séparabilité dans les modèles de ménage" (with C. Araujo and C. Araujo-Bonjean), AUPELF-UREF, Réseau analyse économique et développement, quatrièmes journées scientifiques (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, January 1999). Collection universités francophones.

"Unemployment and Job Vacancies: Matching People and Jobs," Chapter 4 (pp. 53-63) in Gera, S., ed., Canadian Unemployment: Lessons from the 80s and Challenges for the 90s (with S. Gera and S. S. Rahman) (Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services, 1991); also available in French under the title: "Chômage et postes vacants: faire correspondre les travailleurs et les emplois" in Le chômage au Canada, pp. 55-66.

"The Future Monitoring Role of GATT in an International Arena of Non-Tariff Barriers: A Proposal from a Law and Economics Perspective," Dickinson Journal of International Law (with A. Blanar) 7(3), 1989, 301-317.