April 26, 2018 - 2 PhD positions in environmental economics

The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Regional Council funds two theses on environmental economics. Research subjects: Mitigation banking: economic and environmental efficiency (in the framework of the BIOECO research project on Choosing economic instruments to save biodiversity with GEOLAB). Payments for environmental services: economic and environmental efficiency. Application deadline: June 8, 2018. The doctoral students will enroll the […]

April 24, 2018 - Eric Rougier (University of Bordeaux)

Do (all) sectoral shocks lead to aggregate volatility? Empirics from a production network perspective (co-author : Omar Joya, American University, Kabul)Abstract : Productive diversification has long been acknowledged as a volatility-reducing strategy. Yet, recent theoretical contributions have shown that, in strongly diversified economies, idiosyncratic shocks could translate into aggregate volatility via the network of inter-industry […]

February 1, 2018 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

 The CERDI (Centre d’Etudes et Recherches en Développement International) at the University Clermont Auvergne (UCA) is keen on acting as a host institution for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships. Themes: financing development, sustainable development, global governance and economic integration. Download the call

January 16, 2018 - Bladimir Carrillo (IPEA, Brazil)

 More Doctors, Better Health? Evidence from a Physician Distribution Policy [PDF]Abstract: In 2013, the Brazilian government implemented one of the largest physician distribution programs on record. Using a difference-in-difference framework, we document that the number of physicians increased by 17 percent in treated areas, with effects that are substantially larger in magnitude for family doctors. […]

December 19, 2017 - Sébastien Desbureaux (World Bank)

Drought in the City: The Economic Impact of Water Scarcity in Latin American Metropolitan Areas [PDF]Abstract: While the harmful impact of droughts in rural areas is a well-documented topic, how urban areas are impacted by water scarcity remains largely an open question. In this paper, we provide evidence that cities’ economies also significantly suffer from droughts. […]

December 18, 2017 - Researcher competitive recruitment (CNRS)

Associate scientist on "Development economics"The CERDI, a joint research centre on development economics of the Université Clermont Auvergne and of the French CNRS (, invites any candidate to the positions of associate scientists normal class (chargé de recherche classe normale) offered by CNRS in Section 37 (economics and management) to give a seminar at CERDI.  […]

December 12, 2017 - Thiago Santiago Morello (Federal University of ABC)

 Fire, tractors and health in the Amazon: a cost-benefit analysis of fire policy based in stated preferencesAbstract: Every year residents of the urban area of Rio Branco, a western Amazon town with 330,000 inhabitants, have their respiratory health threatened by smoke from fires set to prepare land for agriculture. This remains true even with remarkable […]