Publications

novembre 2020 The elusive quest for high-growth firms in Africa: when other metrics of performance say nothing Florian LÉON

The purpose of this paper is to study the persistence of firm growth in Africa, dedicating special attention to high-growth firms. The worldwide interest in identifying high-growth firms comes from the idea that these firms will continue to outperform in the future and to create jobs. We exploit …

novembre 2020 Les risques de conflit interne dans les pays en développement et leurs modes de concrétisation : l’exemple du Mali Paul DERREUMAUX

La Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur le Développement International (Ferdi), domiciliée à Clermont-Ferrand, vient de terminer une passionnante étude menée pour le compte de la Fondation Prospective et Innovation sur « Les déterminants des conflits internes dans le monde : Comment estim…

novembre 2020 Firm growth in developing countries: Driven by external shocks or internal characteristics? Florian LÉON

The purpose of this paper is to assess the importance of external shocks relative to internal characteristics in explaining variation of firm growth in developing countries. To do so, we compile firm-level panel data covering 12,562 firms operating in 72 low-income and middle-income countries. Ou…

novembre 2020 Education and Protection of the Environment to shape Mauritius’ future in a COVID-19 landscape Jaime DE MELO

In a span of fifty years, Mauritius has reached high-income status according to the World Bank criterion. Key to this success was the combination of: (i) effective policies; (ii) resilience to shocks; (iii) adaptation to changing external events cemented by close collaboration between Government,…

novembre 2020 Régime de change et réduction de la pauvreté : l’expérience de la Zone franc

Contribution de la Ferdi au rapport annuel de la Banque de France sur les coopérations monétaires Afrique-France. Rapport économique et financier 2019 sur la CEMAC, l’UEMOA et l’Union des Comores.

novembre 2020 A Dashboard for Trade Policy Diagnostics Jaime DE MELO

The set of measures that affect international trade in goods and services defines trade policy. Trade policies affect trade costs. ‘Good’ trade policy seeks to minimize trade costs. Traditionally trade policy was restricted to measures imposed at the border (tariffs, import quotas, export taxes, …

novembre 2020 Do PTAs with environmental provisions reduce emissions? Assessing the effectiveness of climate-related provisions? Zakaria SORGHO

The aim of this paper is to assess the effectiveness on climate change mitigation of the climate-related commitments contained in PTAs. Because of a lack of availability of detailed data on PTAs, the academic literature on the role of PTAs with environmental provisions (PTAwEP) in global climate …

octobre 2020 Livre blanc sur l’accès à l’énergie durable hors réseau :10 axes prioritaires pour accélérer ensemble

Ce document, à destination des décideurs français et internationaux, des bailleurs de fonds, des agences d’électrification rurale, des ONG, des entreprises, et de tout autre acteur impliqué dans l’accès à l’énergie, a pour vocation d’éclairer les parties prenantes sur des pistes d’amélioration, d…

octobre 2020 Dealing with Demand Heterogeneity on Health Care Provider Choice – The Case of Rural China Martine AUDIBERT, Yong HE, Jacky MATHONNAT

We built a database of two samples of patients surveyed within the same regions in rural China over a time interval of 18 years, and presumed varying demand heterogeneity due to income increase and people aging. We find that while the mean price and distance negative effects on patients choice we…