Spatial inequality through the prism of a pandemic: Covid-19 in South Africa

In this paper, we examine whether pre-existing socio-economic inequalities relate to inequalities in vulnerability to COVID-19 infection in the context of South Africa using the 2016 Community Survey, which allows for a detailed geographical disaggregation of the analysis. For this purpose, we use a set of indicators of a household’s vulnerability to COVID-19 infection andLire la suite “Spatial inequality through the prism of a pandemic: Covid-19 in South Africa”

A strong sustainability approach to development trajectories

Sustainable development trajectories are at the heart of many policy debates: CDN and Net Zero trajectories, just transition, climate justice, biodiversity inclusion, etc. These trajectories mostly propose a nexus approach combining climate, ecological, social, technological, economic, and political aspects. In this paper, the authors propose a suite of three guiding principles, inspired by a strongLire la suite “A strong sustainability approach to development trajectories”

La profondeur des accords commerciaux régionaux affecte-t-elle les échanges internationaux de services ? Un point sur la région MOAN

Deep trade agreements boost trade in services. This impact is the strongest when trade partners have similar institutions or for developing countries, as highlighted by the example of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.   Co-auteurs: Amélie Guillin, Chahir Zaki Titre de la revue: Revue d'économie du développement (à paraître, 2022) LienLire la suite “La profondeur des accords commerciaux régionaux affecte-t-elle les échanges internationaux de services ? Un point sur la région MOAN”

Under Attack: Terrorism and International Trade in France, 2014-16

Terrorist events typically vary along many dimensions, making it difficult to identify their economic effects. This paper analyses the impact of terrorism on international trade by examining a series of three large-scale terrorist incidents in France over the period from January 2015 to July 2016. Using firm level data at monthly frequency, we document anLire la suite “Under Attack: Terrorism and International Trade in France, 2014-16”

Comparing poverty variations: A robustness assessment of the MDGs’ achievements with respect to poverty alleviation

Has global poverty been halved between 1990 and 2015? In the present paper, we show how well-know stochastic dominance tools can be used to check the robustness of claims regarding monetary poverty variations and then, using data from PovcalNet, provide a new picture of achievements with respect to poverty alleviation during the Millennium Development Goals’Lire la suite “Comparing poverty variations: A robustness assessment of the MDGs’ achievements with respect to poverty alleviation”

To Give or Not to Give? How Do Other Donors React to European Food Aid Allocation?

Using a change in EU food aid policy in 1996 as an instrument for EU food aid allocation, I investigate how other donors react to the EU’s food aid allocation. At that time, the EU suddenly divided by two the number of its food aid recipients. On average, other donors imitate the EU at bothLire la suite “To Give or Not to Give? How Do Other Donors React to European Food Aid Allocation?”

Les acteurs confessionnels du développement

Souvent appréhendés à l’échelle internationale, ces acteurs sont ici étudiés dans leurs relations situées avec l’État, à partir d’une approche empirique et localisée. Parce qu’ils s’engagent dans les politiques de développement, ils deviennent des partenaires tolérés par le pouvoir selon différentes logiques de « décharge ». Tandis que leur périmètre d’action est soigneusement négocié avecLire la suite “Les acteurs confessionnels du développement”

You’re All I Need to Get By? Analyzing Young Entrepreneurs’ Networks in Morocco from a Quantified Narratives

The embeddedness of entrepreneurs in a network of social relations has been largely documented by the literature since the seminal work of Granovetter. In different contexts, it has been shown that the entrepreneurial network plays a central role in the creation of their business and provides a variety of resources. Few studies, however, seek toLire la suite “You’re All I Need to Get By? Analyzing Young Entrepreneurs’ Networks in Morocco from a Quantified Narratives”

Many Rivers to Cross: Social Identity, Cognition and Labour Mobility in Rural India

This study analyzes whether individual skills and personality traits facilitate labor market mobility of disadvantaged groups and rural migrants. We use a panel dataset of individuals in rural South India to explore the relationship between individual cognitive skills, personality traits, and income mobility. We take advantage of intragroup heterogeneity in terms of cognitive skills andLire la suite “Many Rivers to Cross: Social Identity, Cognition and Labour Mobility in Rural India”

Here Comes the Rain Again: Productivity Shocks, Educational Investments and Child Work

This study uses household-level panel data from a nationally representative survey to estimate the effect of agricultural productivity shocks—as proxied by exogenous annual rainfall deviations—on education expenditures and children’s work status in rural India. We find that a transitory increase in rainfall significantly reduces education expenditures and increases the likelihood of child labor across multipleLire la suite “Here Comes the Rain Again: Productivity Shocks, Educational Investments and Child Work”