Publications

mars 2020 Market Power and Export Taxes Jean-Marc SOLLEDER

This paper explores the extent to which market power considerations explain levels of export taxes. Market power is proxied by the inverse import demand elasticities faced by exporters. The paper first provides estimates of market power for exporting countries and products at the 6-digit level of…

mars 2020 Afrique : le spectre du coronavirus Paul DERREUMAUX

Il est difficile de prédire l’imprévisible. Surtout lorsque celui-ci est inconnu. C’est pourtant ce que doivent s’essayer à faire en ce moment les dirigeants de tous les pays. La maladie issue du coronavirus, ou covid-19, n’est apparue qu’en toute fin d’année 2019 mais sa contamination est déjà s…

mars 2020 Revue d’économie du développement 2018/3 (vol.26) : Varia

The Revue d’Economie du Développement is an international journal originally published in French. Since its launch in 1993, it has been one of the key francophone journals in economics and the only one specialized in development economics. The Revue d’Economie du Développement is focused on relev…

mars 2020 Revue d’économie du développement 2018/3 (vol.26): Varia

The Revue d’Economie du Développement is an international journal originally published in French. Since its launch in 1993, it has been one of the key francophone journals in economics and the only one specialized in development economics. The Revue d’Economie du Développement is focused on relev…

mars 2020 Afrique de l’Ouest : la fin du franc CFA Patrick GUILLAUMONT, Sylviane GUILLAUMONT JEANNENEY

Le samedi 21 décembre 2019, le président de la République française et le président de la Côte d’Ivoire réunis à Abidjan à l’occasion de la visite du premier ont ensemble annoncé la fin du franc CFA et son remplacement par l’éco. Ce changement présenté comme historique par les deux présidents, ma…

mars 2020 CFA : une pièce de théâtre en cinq actes? Paul DERREUMAUX

La question du CFA et de son évolution est restée longtemps un sujet tabou. Elle est devenue aujourd’hui une vedette de l’actualité. On pourrait sans doute la comparer à une pièce de théâtre, du genre tragédie grecque, dont les derniers actes sont d’ailleurs encore inconnus.

mars 2020 Corruption and tax compliance: evidence from small retailers in Bamako, Mali Luisito BERTINELLI, Florian LÉON

We investigate the impact of corruption on tax compliance using a sample of 700 small business in Bamako, Mali. The main contribution of this paper is to focus on micro-enterprises (including semi-formal and informal ones), while existing works concentrate on large and formal firms. Our results s…

avril 2018 Decentralization, spending efficiency and pro-poor outcomes in Morocco Maria EL KHDARI, Babacar SARR

This paper studies how decentralization affects poverty, vulnerability, and inequality in Morocco, in the context of ongoing regionalization reforms. We use different non-parametric approaches to assess spending efficiency of Moroccan municipalities and regions over the period 2005-2009. The results indicate that the efficiency of spending in improving pro-poor outcomes is dependent on the fiscal autonomy […]

avril 2018 Deconcentration, political and fiscal decentralization, in Morocco Maria EL KHDARI

The paper examines how the Government of Morocco has addressed the issue of decentralization in recent years and how these processes have evolved and affected fiscal and public policies. More specifically, this paper analyzes the current legislative and institutional provisions governing administrative, political and fiscal decentralization in Morocco and presents a detailed analysis of the […]

avril 2018 School or work? The role of weather shocks in Madagascar Francesca MARCHETTA, David SAHN, Luca TIBERTI

We examine the impact of rainfall variability and cyclones on schooling and work among a cohort of teens and young adults by estimating a bivariate probit model, using a panel survey conducted in 2004 and 2011 in Madagascar—a poor island nation that is frequently affected by extreme weather events. Our results show that negative rainfall […]