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 […]

November 14, 2017 - François Maréchal (Univ. Franche-Comte)

The Impact of a Right of First Refusal Clause in a First-Price Auction with Unknown Heterogeneous Risk-Aversion  Abstract: We consider that a seller wishes to sell an asset by means of a first-price auction to two potential buyers. One of them ma be granted a Right of First Refusal (ROFR) clause which gives him the opportunity […]

October 19, 2017 - International Conference on the Chinese Economy

Clermont-Ferrand The CERDI-IDREC organizes an international conference on Chinese economy every two years. The conference attracts participants worldwide to address major economic issues and challenges that China and the world are currently facing. The overall theme is The "new normal growth" and the future of China’s economy. The conference will be held on 19-20 October […]

September 22, 2017 - Data from Madagascar and Senegal Life Course Transition of Young Adults Surveys now available

We are pleased to announce that data from the Madagascar and Senegal Life Course Transition of Young Adults Surveys are now available on the CERDI website. These data have been collected in 2012 in Madagascar and between 2012 and 2013 in Senegal with the financial support from IZA/DFID Growth Labor Markets in Low Income Countries […]