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November 2017 Pathways to structural transformation in Africa Jaime DE MELO

Sub-Saharan Africa has returned to growth. In order to pursue its structural transformation amid a weak industrial base and high labor costs, the adoption of policies promoting entrepreneurship in the promising service sector should assist in confronting the challenge of absorbing millions of young people into the labor market. After more than three decades of […]

November 2017 Policy responses to terms of trade shocks Pierre JACQUET, Alexis ATLANI, Marwan LISSER

Terms-of-trade shocks are important determinants of long-term growth in commodity-rich developing countries. Transforming commodity assets into engines of development requires confronting two interrelated challenges: a long-term one of moving from commodity dependency to a diversified productive economy, a short-term one of managing commodity price volatility. Both challenges call for appropriate policies. The complexity of the […]

November 2017 [2017-19]Does the expansion of biofuels encroach on the forest? Derya KELES, Johanna CHOUMERT, Pascale COMBES MOTEL, Eric Nazindigouba KERE

In this article, we explore the role of biofuel production on deforestation in developing and emerging countries. Since the 2000s biofuel production has been rapidly developing to address issues of economic development, energy poverty and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, the sustainability of biofuels is being challenged in recent research, particularly at the […]

November 2017 [2017-18]Minimum age regulation and child labor: New evidence from Brazil Olivier BARGAIN, Delphine BOUTIN

We suggest new evidence on minimum age regulations using a natural experiment. In 1998, a constitutional reform has changed the minimum working age from 14 to 16 in Brazil. The reform was the legislative counterpart of a broad set of measures taken by a government strongly committed to fighting child labor. We document the fact […]

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November 14, 2017 - François Maréchal (Univ. Franche-Comte)

The Impact of a Right of First Refusal Clause in a First-Price Auction with Unknown Heterogeneous Risk-Aversion  Abstract: We consider that a seller wishes to sell an asset by means of a first-price auction to two potential buyers. One of them ma be granted a Right of First Refusal (ROFR) clause which gives him the opportunity […]

November 13, 2017 - Florence Workshop : Transnational Governance?

Jaime de Melo participated to this workshop organised by the School of Transnational Governance (European University Institute)

November 8, 2017 - Paris Atelier sur l’intégration des ODD dans l’analyse sectorielle de l’APD

Atelier organisé par la Ferdi et l’Iddri en partenariat avec le Ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères

October 19, 2017 - 11th International Conference on the Chinese Economy

Call for PapersThe CERDI-IDREC organizes an international conference on Chinese economy every two years. The conference attracts participants worldwide to address major economic issues and challenges that China and the world are currently facing. The overall theme is: The "new normal growth" and the future of China’s economy. The conference will be held on 19-20 […]

May 22, 2017 - Barcelone Innovate4Climate – Finance & Markets Week

Innovate4Climate is a new global dialogue of government, multilateral, business, banking and finance leaders focused on greening the finance sector and shaping the next generation of climate finance and policy instruments by identifying the most efficient and high-impact ideas for climate action. The event is organized  …

April 6, 2017 - Paris International relations and development cooperation: challenges and priorities for France

IDDRI, the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) and the Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi), are organising a public conference at Sciences Po, Paris the 6th of April, from 10:15am to 12:15am. NOTA: last minute change of the venue  …

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