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Recent publications
Integration along the Abuja road map: A progress report Jaime DE MELO, Meriem NOUAR, Jean-marc SOLLEDER

This paper reviews integration among the eight African Regional Economic Communities by comparing their characteristics and progress with three other South–South Regional Integration Arrangements.  Three conclusions emerge: (i) slow progress towards meeting overly ambitious objectives; (ii) small changes in the destination of trade across all Regional Economic Communities, indicative of persistent high trade costs and […]

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.

Optimal Education Policy and Human Capital Accumulation in the Context of Brain Drain Slobodan DJAJIĆ, Frédéric DOCQUIER, S. Michael MICHAEL

This paper revisits the question of how brain drain affects the optimal education policy of a developing economy. Our framework of analysis highlights the complementarity between public spending on education and students’ efforts to acquire human capital in response to career opportunities at home and abroad. Given this complementarity, we .find that brain drain has […]

Global Migration in the 20th and 21st Centuries: the Unstoppable Force of Demography Thu Hien DAO, Frédéric DOCQUIER, Mathilde MAUREL, Pierre SCHAUS

This paper sheds light on the global migration patterns of the past 40 years, and produces migration projections for the 21st century, for two skill groups, and for all relevant pairs of countries. To do this, we build a simple model of the world economy, and we parameterize it to match the economic and socio-demographic […]

Birthplace Diversity and Economic Growth: Evidence from the US States in the Post-World War II Period Frédéric DOCQUIER, Riccardo TURATI, Jérôme VALETTE, Chrysovalantis VASILAKIS

This paper empirically revisits the impact of birthplace diversity on economic growth. We use panel data on US states over the 1960-2010 period. This rich data set allows us to better deal with endogeneity issues and to conduct a large set of robustness checks. Our results suggest that diversity among college-educated immigrants positively affects economic […]

The Geography of Talent: Development Implications and Long-Run Prospects Michal BURZYŃSKI, Christoph DEUSTER, Frédéric DOCQUIER

This paper characterizes the recent evolution of the geographic distribution of talent, and studies its implications for development inequality. Assuming the continuation of recent educational and immigration policies, it produces integrated projections of income, population, urbanization and human capital for the 21st century. To do so, we develop and parameterize a two-sector, two-class, world economy […]

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Recent events
March 8, 2019 - Abidjan Workshop on how to take vulnerabilities into account for the allocation of concessional funds.

Patrick Guillaumont and Laurent Wagner presented at the African Development Bank’s headquarters the conclusions of the study on how to take vulnerabilities into account for the allocation of concessional funds.

March 4, 2019 - Abidjan Africa Resilience Forum 2019

Patrick Guillaumont (FERDI) addressed the sixth plenary session on tools, products and strategies for building resilience.

January 15, 2019 - Monaco I&P and the Government of Monaco sign a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa

FERDI contributes to the project by carrying out a feasibility study.

January 9, 2019 - Clermont-Ferrand Formation sur la modélisation des risques volcaniques liés aux retombées de cendre

Une formation de l’Ecole de l’OPGC (Université Clermont Auvergne) et de la Ferdi à l’intention de cadres d’AXA Assurances.

November 30, 2018 - Munich CESifo Area Conference on the Economics of Digitization

Presentation by Joël Cariolle (FERDI) on telecommunication Submarine-Cable Deployment and the Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 27, 2018 - Paris Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2018

Jaime de Melo (FERDI) contributed to the parallel session on International Competitiveness (28 November at 4:30 pm)

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