Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar






The "Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar" seminar is funded by the Faculty of Economics of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University and the Sorbonne Center for Economic Research and is organized by the research department “Economics of Sustainable Development” of the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne. The seminar takes place monthly on Thursday, 11 am at MSE (Maison des Sciences Economiques, 106, boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris, 6th floor room, access). The seminar invites French and International scholars to present their ongoing research in development, population, human capital and environment. The seminar is organized in partnership with CNRS, the Agence Française de Développement and Sorbonne Sustainable Development and benefits from a BQR (Bonus Qualité Recherche).







Thursday, October 5th  2017, 6th floor

Tarun Jain (ISB), "Can Gender Attitudes be Changed? Evidence from a School-based Experiment in India", with Diva Dhar (Gates Foundation) and Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern University).

Thursday, October 19th  2017, S17

Grégoire Rota Graziosi (CERDI), "Inteministerial Tax competition: the Case of Resource Rich Developing Countries" with Emilie Caldeira (CERDI), Ali Compaore (UNIDO), and Alou Adessé Dama (CERDI).  


Thursday, November 9th 2017, 6th floor

Judith Vall Castello (UPF), "Effect of health insurance on the mortality of undocumented immigrants: the case of the 2012 Spanish health reform" with Arnau Mestres (UPF) and Guillem Casasnovas (UPF). 

Thursday, November 23rd 2017, 116

Gunes Asik (TOBB), "The impact of terrorism and migration crisis on Female employment".

 Thursday, December 7-8th 2017, CERDI, Development Economics Doctoral Days

Co-organized by CERDI (Univ. Auvergne), LEO (Univ. Orléans), CES (Univ. Paris 1), Graduate Institute Geneva, ERUDITE (Univ. Paris Est), DIAL (Univ. Paris Dauphine, IRD).

Thursday, December 14th 2017, S17

Alain Desdoigts (UP1-IEDES), "Learning by doing, inequality and sustained growth: a middle class perspective" with Fernando Jaramillo (U. Del Rosario). 

Thursday, January 18th 2018, 6th floor

Juan Pablo Rud (U. of London), "Climate change and agriculture: Farmer adaptation to extreme heat", with Fernando M. Aragón (Simon Fraser University) and Francisco Oteiza (University of London).

Thursday, February 1st 2018, 6th floor

Dan Li (Fudan U.), "Reputation Building of a Nascent Government in Debt Financing - Lessons from the Bond Market in China, 1912-37"

Thursday, February 15th 2018, 6th floor

Giovanni Prarolo (U. of Bologna), "Human Smuggling and Intentions to Migrate: Global Evidence from a Supply Shock along Africa-to-Europe Migration Routes"

 Thursday, March 8th 2018, 6th floor

Alok Bharghava (U. of Maryland), "Climate change, rice production and groundwater depletion in India"

 Thursday, March 22th 2018, 6th floor

 Ujjayant Chakravorty (Tufts U.), "Drilling the Drought? The Industrial Organization of Groundwater"


 Thursday, April 5th 2018, 6th floor - 6h30 pm

Finn Tarp (Director UNU, WIDER and U. of Copenhagen), "Aid and Growth in Perspective"

Thursday, April 19th 2018, at AFD (Full Day)

"Cash Transfers, Social Protection and Social Cohesion", Full Program and Registration.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 6th floor

Katharina Hauck (Imperial College), "The impact of US Workplace Breastfeeding Legislation on Mothers' and Fathers' workplace absenteism".


Thursday May 31st 2018, 6th floor

Maria Rosales Rueda (Princeton U.), "Reducing the cost of remoteness: the effects of community health workers programs on maternal and children's health in Madagascar".


Thursday June 14th 2018, 6th floor

Christophe Nordman (IRD, DIAL, IZA), To be announced






Thursday, October 6th  2016, 6th floor

Véronique Gille (IRD, DIAL), “Sex-selective Abortion: Measuring the Who, How Many& How Often” with Aditi Dimri and Philipp Ketz.


Thursday, November 24th 2016, room 114

Toman Barsbaï (IFW, Kiel), “Training migrants before they leave: A randomized evaluation of pre-departure training for migrants from the Philippines to the US” with Victoria Licuanan, Andreas Steinmayr, Erwin Tiongson, Dean Yang


Wednesday, December 7th 2016, room S/3

Djeneba Doumbia (Univ. Paris 1), “The Quest for Pro-poor and Inclusive Growth: The Role of Governance”


Thursday and Friday, December 8th and 9th, Doctoral Days in Development Economics  (Journées Doctorales du Développement)

LEO, Université d’Orléans

Co-organized by LEO (Univ. Orléans), CES (Univ. Paris 1), CERDI (Univ. Auvergne), Graduate Institute Geneva, ERUDITE (Univ. Paris Est).


Thursday, December 15th 2016, room S1

Jean-Louis Arcand (IHEI, Geneva), “Autocracy, Political Loyalty and the Causes of the Great Leap Famine”, with Ran Tao, Huayu Xi, Dali Yang


Thursday, January 19th 2017, room 115

Frédéric Docquier (UCL, IRES, Louvain), The Geography of Educated Elites: Development Implications and Long-Run Prospects, with Michal Burzynski and Christoph Deuster


Thursday, February 23rd 2017, AFD

AFD-Sorbonne Seminar: Demographic Challenges in Africa


Thursday, March 16th 2017, 6th floor

Alok Bhargava (University of Maryland), “A longitudinal analysis of internal migration, divorce and well-being in China”, with Xiayun Tan


Thursday, April 27th 2017, 6th floor

Marco Manacorda (CEP, LSE) “Liberation technology. Mobile phones and political mobilisation in Africa”.


Thursday, May 11th 2017, 6th floor

Raphael Franck (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) "The Consequences of the French Revolution in the Short and Longue Durée", with Stelios Michalopoulos


Thursday, May 18th 2017, 6th floor

Sylvie Demurger (Gate – CNRS, Lyon) “Unequal Productivity Gains in Urban China”, with Pierre-Philippe Combes, Shi Li and Jianguo Wang


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