Publications

février 2022 Climate migration frightens… climate poverty is frightening! Michal BURZYŃSKI, Jaime DE MELO, Christoph DEUSTER, Frédéric DOCQUIER

Published during the 2021 COP26 summit in Glasgow, this eBook provides a selection of solution-oriented research studies first featured on CEPR’s policy platform VoxEU.org, which highlight key policy issues for governments going forward, as well as detailed analyses of the effectiveness of polici…

novembre 2021 Greening trade policies in African Small Islands Developing States (AFSIDS). Suggestions for the Way Forward under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Henri CASELLA, Jaime DE MELO

This paper suggests trade policies for AFSIDS that will help them build workable and effective trade regimes to protect their environment. The paper makes three contributions: (i) provides a dashboard of the environmental challenges across AFSIDS; (ii) reviews existing environmental trade provisi…

novembre 2021 Combatting Climate Change: a CEPR Collection Jaime DE MELO

Published during the 2021 COP26 summit in Glasgow, this eBook provides a selection of solution-oriented research studies first featured on CEPR’s policy platform VoxEU.org, which highlight key policy issues for governments going forward, as well as detailed analyses of the effectiveness of polici…

septembre 2021 Changing sex differences in undernutrition of African children: findings from Demographic and Health Surveys Michel GARENNE

The study investigates sex differences in the prevalence of undernutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Undernutrition was defined by Z-scores using the CDC-2000 growth charts. Some 128 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) were analysed, totalling 700,114 children under-five. The results revealed a hig…

juillet 2021 La demande de minutes de communication mobile Fayçal SAWADOGO

La demande de minutes de communication par téléphone mobile est plus sensible aux variations de prix dans les pays développés. Bien que cela paraisse a priori contre-intuitif, l’évolution du secteur des télécommunications, particulièrement dans les pays en développement, explique ce résultat. Les caractéristiques du secteur dans les pays développés entrent également en jeu.

mars 2018 [2018-2]Inégalités et vulnérabilités en Nouvelle-Calédonie Michaël GOUJON

This short note recalls the debated conclusions of the literature on the impact of decolonization for small islands. It also presents an overview of compared performances of New-Caledonia in terms of human development and inequalities. It concludes with some thoughts on the vulnerability of New-Caledonia, in the face of climate change particularly.

mars 2018 CO2 mitigation in developing countries: the role of foreign aid Mohamed BOLY

This paper empirically investigates the link between foreign aid and pollution, specifically CO2 emissions in developing countries. We use a more complete and recent dataset to re-assess the environmental impact of foreign aid. Focusing on 112 aid recipient countries over the period 1980 – 2013, we find that the effect of aid depends on the […]

février 2018 Income-generating Effects of Biofuel Policies: A Meta-analysis of the CGE Literature Johanna CHOUMERT, Pascale COMBES MOTEL, Charlain GUEGANG DJIMELI

While the production of biofuels has expanded in recent years, findings in the literature on its impact on economic growth and development remain contradictory. This paper presents a meta-analysis of computable general equilibrium (CGE) studies published between 2006 and 2017 on the effect of biofuel production on economic development worldwide. Using 30 CGE studies, we […]

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 […]