Publications

janvier 2018 About polluting eco-industries: optimal provision of abatement goods and Pigouvian fees Damien SANS, Sonia SCHWARTZ, Hubert STAHN

In this article, the authors introduce a polluting eco-industry. Depending on the level of damage, there are two optimal equilibria. If the damage is low, one generalizes the usual results of the economic literature to the polluting eco-industry: the dirty firm partially abates their emissions, only efficient eco-industry firms produce and the abatement level increases […]

décembre 2017 [2016-0]Un survol de la théorie des biens communs Jean-Louis COMBES, Pascale COMBES MOTEL, Sonia SCHWARTZ

Cet article propose un survol de la théorie des biens communs. La notion de bien commun et la possible surexploitation de ce type de ressource sont tout d’abord exposées. Ensuite, plusieurs illustrations sont apportées telles que le réchauffement climatique, la déforestation, la congestion urbaine et le déficit budgétaire. À chaque fois, les moyens d’éviter la […]

décembre 2017 Microeconomic mechanisms behind export spillovers from FDI: evidence from Bulgaria Andrea CIANI, Michele IMBRUNO

This paper studies how the presence of multinational enterprises affects the export performance of Bulgarian manufacturing firms—export spillovers from FDI. Using export data at the firm/product/destination level for the period 2004–2006, it finds positive forward spillover on export value and quantity, related to quality upgrading. Conversely, it finds negative (or insignificant) backward and horizontal spillover […]

décembre 2017 Impact of export upgrading on tax revenue in developing and high-income countries Sena Kimm GNANGNON, Jean-François BRUN

Empirical studies usually analyse the relationship between an economy’s trade sector and tax revenue in developing countries through the e ect of trade liberalization on tax revenue. This paper takes a di erent angle by examining the impact of export upgrading strategies (export diversi cation and improvement in export quality) on non-resource tax revenue. The […]

décembre 2017 Stacking up the ladder: A panel data analysis of Tanzanian household energy choices Johanna CHOUMERT, Pascale COMBES MOTEL, Pierre Leonard LE ROUX

Energy-use statistics in Tanzania reflect the country’s low level of industrialization and development. In 2016, only 16.9% of rural and 65.3% of urban inhabitants in mainland Tanzania were connected to some form of electricity. We use a nationally representative three-wave panel dataset (2008-2013) to contribute to the literature on household energy use decisions in Tanzania […]

décembre 2017 The Elasticity of the Migrant Labour Supply: Evidence from Temporary Filipino Migrants Simone BERTOLI, Jesús FERNÁNDEZ-HUERTAS MORAGA, Sekou KEITA

The effect of immigration on host and origin countries is mediated by the way migrants take their labour supply decisions. We propose a simple way of integrating the traditional random utility maximisation model used to analyse location decisions with a classical labour demand function at destination. Our setup allows us to estimate a general upper […]

décembre 2017 Going beyond analysis of internal data to support customs modernization: A case study in Gabon Joel CARIOLLE, Cyril CHALENDARD, Anne-Marie GEOURJON, Bertrand LAPORTE

Customs administrations in developing countries increasingly use risk-based techniques relying on data mining and statistical scoring. By demonstrating the value of using data analysis techniques to orient frontline controls so as to facilitate legal trade and combat fraud more effectively, these projects have helped promote a cultural change in these organizations. However, these risk management […]

décembre 2017 [2017-22]Décloisonner l’analyse des données pour appuyer la modernisation des douanes : une illustration à partir du Gabon Joel CARIOLLE, Cyril CHALENDARD, Anne-Marie GEOURJON, Bertrand LAPORTE

Customs administrations in developing countries increasingly use risk-based techniques relying on data mining and statistical scoring. By demonstrating the value of using data analysis techniques to orient frontline controls so as to facilitate legal trade and combat fraud more effectively, these projects have helped promote a cultural change in these organizations. However, these risk management […]

novembre 2017 Is there a strategy in China’s health official development assistance to African countries? Marlène GUILLON, Jacky MATHONNAT

Chinese health official development assistance (ODA) to Africa has largely increased since the third Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in 2006. Even if China now ranks among the top ten bilateral donors for health aid in Africa few studies have assessed the determinants of Chinese health ODA to African countries. Our objective is to study […]

novembre 2017 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 […]