Publications

octobre 2019 Taxing aid: the end of a paradox? Emilie CALDEIRA, Anne-Marie GEOURJON, Grégoire ROTA-GRAZIOSI

Taxing aid was often discussed, but never implemented. This issue has now returned to the fore. First, many developing countries reform their tax system becoming more “reasonable” and eliminating one of the main justifications for aid-related tax exemptions. Second, the International Conference o…

septembre 2019 “The winner takes it all” or a story of the optimal allocation of the European Cohesion Fund Benoit DICHARRY, Phu NGUYEN-VAN, Thi Kim Cuong PHAM

This paper aims to determine an optimal allocation of the European Cohesion Fund (ECF) and compares it with the observed allocation. This optimal allocation is the solution of a donor optimization problem which maximizes recipient countries’ GDP per capita to achieve economic convergence in the E…

septembre 2019 New evidence on income and the geographical distribution of imports: The case of audiovisuals Maria MASOOD

This paper studies how the geographical distribution of imports, in the audiovisual sector, varies with aggregate income across countries to confront existing fears of cultural homogenization with increasing purchasing power. Relying on new predictions derived from an heterogenous firms model (He…

août 2019 The supermodularity of the tax competition game Grégoire ROTA-GRAZIOSI

Tax competition is often associated with the “race to the bottom:” a decrease in the tax rate of one jurisdiction (country, region or municipality) triggers similar reactions in neighboring jurisdictions. This race can be related to two properties of the tax competition game: positive tax spillov…

juillet 2019 L’économie politique de l’allocation de l’aide : du positif au normatif ou comment le positif et le normatif s’entremêlent Patrick GUILLAUMONT

Parmi les nombreuses contributions de Jean-Claude Berthélemy à l’économie du développement, il en est une qui a particulièrement retenu l’attention, son article sur les facteurs de l’allocation géographique de l’aide entre pays receveurs. Je partirai de cet article bien connu (Berthélémy, 2006, v…

juillet 2019 How Much Market Access? A Case Study of Jordan’s Exports to the EU Stéphanie BRUNELIN, Jaime DE MELO, Alberto PORTUGAL-PEREZ

The value of preferential market access schemes has fallen sharply. Drawing on a relaxation announcement of July 2016 simplifying origin requirements for access to the EU that should help improve market access, thereby contributing to alleviate the refugee crisis in Jordan, this paper argues that…

juillet 2019 Revue d’Économie du développement 2018/3 (vol.26) : Varia

La Revue d’Économie du Développement est une revue d’analyse économique appliquée au développement et aux relations internationales, un lieu d’échanges scientifiques sur des thèmes économiques essentiels.

juillet 2019 Les enjeux de la réforme du régime de change du Maroc Sylviane GUILLAUMONT JEANNENEY

Le choix d’un régime de change par un pays en développement est toujours une décision difficile. Le taux de change réel qui exprime le prix relatif des biens locaux par rapport aux prix des biens étrangers, et plus généralement le prix des biens faisant l’objet du commerce international par rappo…

juin 2019 Improving the measurement of export instability in the Economic Vulnerability Index: A simple proposal Sosso FEINDOUNO

The Economic Vulnerability Index (EVI) is a well-recognized measure of the structural vulnerability of developing countries and is one of the three criteria used for the identification of Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Both for effectiveness and equity reasons, the EVI is also retained as a re…

juin 2019 Measuring and improving the performance of customs valuation controls: An illustration with Gabon Joël CARIOLLE, Anne-Marie GEOURJON, Bertrand LAPORTE

Modern customs administrations aim to both facilitate legal trade and combat fraud. To meet this dual objective, many customs administrations in developing countries must give risk management a highly prominent role. In this context of modernisation, this paper first provides stylised facts on th…