Theses

Since the establishment of the Centre for Finance and Development in 2013, over 35 Master and 14 PhD theses have been completed relating to the centre's research disciplines, supervised by members of the CFD. Below you can find the list of the students who completed their theses by year and their supervising professors.

Theses completed in 2018

 

PhD Dissertations

  • Cyron, Laura (PhD Development Economics): Three Essays in Development Economics, Supervisors: Jean-Louis Arcand, Martina Viarengo          
  • Morgandi, Nestor (PhD Development Economics): Three Essays in Development Economics, Supervisors: Jean-Louis Arcand, Ugo Panizza

Master Theses

  • Gamboa, Alberto (International Economics): The Bolivian "Church Loan of 1872". Priorities, Majorities, Pari Passu and Other Tales about the Foreign Debt Restructurings in the Age of Victoria, Supervisor: Marc Flandreau
  • Ren, Wanlin (International Economics): The Effectiveness of Foreign Exchange Intervention for Emerging Market Economies during the Crisis Period, Supervisor: Cédric Tille
  • Youkhaw, Tarinee (International Affairs): South-South Trade in Environmental Goods: Opportunities and Challenges for Thailand's Exports of Renewable Energy Products to ASEAN, Supervisor: Nicolas Berman

Theses completed in 2017

 

PhD Dissertations

  • Angin, Merih (PhD Political Science): A Two-Level Principal-Agent Model of IMF Program Design: The Turkish Case, Co-director: Charles Wyplosz

Master Theses

  • Gamboa, Alberto (International Economics): The Bolivian "Church Loan of 1872". Priorities, Majorities, Pari Passu and Other Tales about the Foreign Debt Restructurings in the Age of Victoria, Supervisor: Marc Flandreau

Theses completed in 2016

 

PhD Dissertations

  • Angin, Merih (PhD Political Science): A Two-Level Principal-Agent Model of IMF Program Design: The Turkish Case, Co-director: Charles Wyplosz
  • Jacob, Arun (PhD Development Economics): Three Essays in Development Economics, Supervisors: Jean-Louis Arcand, Ugo Panizza

Master Theses

  • Gamboa, Alberto (International Economics): The Bolivian "Church Loan of 1872". Priorities, Majorities, Pari Passu and Other Tales about the Foreign Debt Restructurings in the Age of Victoria, Supervisor: Marc Flandreau         
  • Ren, Wanlin (International Economics): The Effectiveness of Foreign Exchange Intervention for Emerging Market Economies during the Crisis Period, Supervisor: Cédric Tille
  • Youkhaw, Tarinee (International Affairs): South-South Trade in Environmental Goods: Opportunities and Challenges for Thailand's Exports of Renewable Energy Products to ASEAN, Supervisor: Nicolas Berman

Theses completed in 2015

 

Master Theses

  • Chatterson, Curtney (Development Studies): Women's Empowerment through Microcredit: Measuring Fonkoze's Impact in Haiti, Supervisor: Martina Viarengo
  • Donohoe, Melissa (International Affairs): Mission Impossible? Commercialisation, Competition and the "Dual-Mission" of Microfinance. Maximising Financial Performance and Social Outreach at Higher Levels of Financial Sector Development, Supervisor: Ugo Panizza          
  • Girardin, Léa Clara (International Economics): Decreasing Outreach to Improve Viability? An Analysis of the Effect of Requiring Security Deposits for Microfinance Institutions’ Loans, Supervisor: Lore Vandewalle          
  • Herzog De Souza Lima, Sabrina (Development Studies): Transparency at a Price: The Case of the Gold Supply Chain, Supervisor: Ugo Panizza          
  • Marcelino Santos Lima, Vivian (Development Studies): Business and Blending for Development? Donor’s Perspective in Private Sector Engagement and Innovative Development Financing for Post-2015 Agenda Delivering, Supervisor: Ugo Panizza          
  • Mithbaokar, Serena (Development Studies): Between Emergency Aid and Safety Nets: Impact of Food-For-Work Programmes in Reducing Chronic Food Insecurity and Vulnerability in South Sudan, Supervisor: Lore Vandewalle          
  • Nakatomi, Gen (International Affairs): Time Series Analysis on Causal Relation of Exchange Rate and Stock Price in Japanese Market from 2000 to 2015, Supervisor: Yi Huang          
  • Perrett, Eva (International Affairs): The Dark Side of the Moon? The Role of Shadow Banking and Regulation in Financial Stability, Supervisor: Jean-Louis Arcand          
  • Priyadi, Amri Pitoyo (Development Studies): Assessing Saving Behavior: Impact of External Fund Injection Into Savings Groups in Rural Cambodia, Supervisor: Lore Vandewalle          
  • Anderson, Sheree (International Economics): Mind the Gap: An Analysis of Financial Efficiency in Jamaica through Interest Rate Spreads, Supervisor: Yi Huang          
  • Sinha, Tanvi (Development Studies): Impact of Microfinance on Livelihood Security of Rural Women and their Overall Empowerment: A Case Study from Almora District in India, Supervisors: Lore Vandewalle, Martina Viarengo          
  • Terblanche, Tascha (International Economics): The Impact of the US Quantitative Easing Programs on Monetary Policy Independence in South Africa, Supervisor: Ugo Panizza          
  • Zhirnova, Veronika (International Economics): Capital Regulations and Bank's Profitability, Supervisor: Yi Huang

Theses completed in 2014

 

PhD Dissertations

  • Chavaz, Matthieu (PhD International Economics): Essays on the Consequences of Liquidity Frictions, Supervisor: Marc Flandreau, Cédric Tille          
  • Elshair, Iman (PhD International Economics): Essays in International Macroeconomics, Supervisor: Cédric Tille, Charles Wyplosz          
  • Eugster, Johannes (PhD International Economics): Essays on Safe Assets, Financial Development and Banking Crises, Supervisor: Cédric Tille, Rahul Mukherjee          
  • Garbouj, Malek (PhD Development Studies): Three Essays in Development Economics, Supervisor: Jean-Louis Arcand, Martina Viarengo          
  • Gori, Filippo (PhD International Economics): Real and Financial Integration in the Eurozone, Supervisor: Cédric Tille, Charles Wyplosz          
  • Ziegelhöfer, Zacharias (PhD International Economics): Essays in Development Economics, Supervisor: Jean-Louis Arcand, Martina Viarengo

Master Theses

  • Andreolli, Michele (International Economics): Fiscal Multiplier with Sovereign Risk, Supervisors: Cedric Tille, Yi Huang          
  • Collet, Léa (International Affairs): Institutional Change in Times of Crisis - The Impact of the Eurozone Crisis on Economic and Monetary Union, Supervisors: Cédric Dupont, Charles Wyplosz          
  • Deopa, Neha (International Economics): FDI-Economic Growth Nexus: an Industry-Level Analysis of India, Supervisors: Ugo Panizza, Yi Huang          
  • Federer, Karin (International Economics): Relative Income and Financial Satisfaction: an Empirical Analysis from Switzerland, Supervisors: Lore Vandewalle, Martina Viarengo          
  • Gezehei, Samuel (Development Studies): The Role of Regulation and Supervision in the Development of Microfinance. The Case of Ethiopia, Supervisors: Lore Vandewalle, Gareth Austin          
  • Han, Hyoungmin (International Economics): The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on Exports during Banking Crises, Supervisors: Nicolas Berman, Rahul Mukherjee          
  • Lizarzaburu, Andrea (Development Studies): Entrepreneurship as an Engine for Development: Can Public Policies improve the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Levels in Developing Countries? The Case of Ecuador, Supervisors: Marc Flandreau, Gopalan Balachandran          
  • Meuli, Jonas (International Economics): Labour Mobility and Pensions in the Euro Area: Revisiting the Optimum Currency Area Theory, Supervisors: Cedric Tille, Slobodan Djajic          
  • Ohanian, Jeremie (International History): Les banquiers de la République et les affaires sous l'entre-deux guerres. Analyse des investissements en Pologne de la banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas, modalités, fonctionnement et contradictions, Supervisors: Marc Flandreau, Davide Rodogno          
  • Peuch Neli, Dimitrova (International Affairs): Formal versus Informal Financing in the Local Capital Market: Evidence from Chinese SMEs, Supervisors: Yi Huang, Martina Viarengo          
  • Rohr, Samuel (International Affairs): Private Equity Investments in Africa, Supervisors: Ugo Panizza, Lore Vandewalle       
  • Signorelli, Sara (International Economics): Giving Credit to Credit. A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Impact of Loans on Firm Performance, Supervisors: Lore Vandewalle, Ugo Panizza          
  • Simou,  Evdoxia (International Economics): Sovereign Debt Crisis and Social Impact: Empirical Evidence for Greece (2000-2012), Supervisors: Martina Viarengo, Yi Huang          
  • Velazquez Carrasco, Mireille (Development Studies): Exporting Mexican Small and Medium Enterprises: Main Hindrances and Current Situation, Supervisors: Nicolas Berman, Jean-Louis Arcand

Theses completed in 2013

 

PhD Dissertations

  • Aladysheva, Anastasia (PhD International Economics): Essays in Development Economics, Supervisor: Jean-Louis Arcand  
  • Friedrich, Christian (PhD International Economics: Three Essays on Financial Integration and Heterogeneity, Supervisors: Cédric Tille, Charles Wyplosz          
  • Rieger, Matthias (PhD International Economics): Three Essays in Development Economics, Supervisor: Jean-Louis Arcand

Master Theses

  • Batista Guimaraes Fonseca, Camyla (Development Studies): Fighting Poverty and Exclusion with Community Development Banks: A Case Study of Banco Palmas, Brazil, Supervisors: Martina Viarengo, Ugo Panizza          
  • Condés, Sofia (Development Studies): Impact Investing as a Strategy for Improving Lives at the Base of the Pyramid: The Case of IGNIA in Mexico, Supervisors: Martina Viarengo, Ugo Panizza          
  • Mehrotra, Rahul (International Economics): Financial Liberalization and Income Inequality in Emerging Economies, Supervisors: Ugo Panizza, Martina Viarengo          
  • Ogawa, Ayako (Development Studies): Financing the 'Missing Middle' : Getting Capital to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises beyond Microfinance The Case of Bangladesh, Supervisors: Ugo Panizza, Yi Huang          
  • Rashi, Eric (International Affairs): The New Architecture of U.S., U.K. and Swiss Banking: How Effectively do the Post-Crisis Domestic Regulatory Reforms Respond to Country-Specific Industry Needs?, Supervisors: Charles Wyplosz, Cédric Dupont          
  • Saab, Nado (Development Studies): Financing Green Economy: Mobilizing Private Investments towards Green Initiatives in the Arab Region, Supervisors: Jean-Louis Arcand, Martina Viarengo          
  • Segura Cobos, Samuel (Development Studies): Serving God or Mammon? The Corporation of Foreign Bondholders in the Apogee of Foreign Government Loans in the London Capital Market (1870-1898), Supervisors: Marc Flandreau, Gilles Carbonnier          
  • Slomka, Daniel (Development Studies): Rising Methods of Development Finance: An Assessment of China's Resource-Backed Loans with a Case Study of Ghana, Supervisors: Ugo Panizza, Jean-Louis Arcand