GDRI IDE conference: Program

The GDRI International Development Economics (IDE CNRS 838) will organise at the CERDI, its second biannual conference on November 15-16, 2018.

For this event two plenary conferences are programmed:

•    A new economy for Middle East and North African countriesRabah Arezki, Chief Economist, World Bank

•    Climate change, Inequality and MigrationFrédéric Docquier, Professor (University of Louvain, IRES, Ferdi ) ; (with Jaime de Melo, Université de Genève et FERDI).

As well as a round-table about the competitiveness in the Southern Mediterranean countries. Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist for MENA, World Bank and Ibrahim Elbadawi (ERF Managing Director and FEMISE President) will join with others GDRI team members for this debate.

More info : Conference website

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GDRI IDE: Registration is open


The Scientific Committee of the GDRI IDE has selected more than 80 papers for the international conference GDRI IDE that is to be held at Clermont-Ferrand on 15-16 November 2018.

The participants can register  on the conference website.

More information: conference website

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GDRI 2018 Conference : Call for Papers

The International Development Economics (IDE) network brings together European researchers and institutions among the most influential on the theme. The GDRI benefits from partial funding from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).  Network activities cover all aspects of development economics, both macro and micro.

The 2nd GDRI-IDE Symposium will be held at the Center for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI)

Deadline to submit a two-page abstract : 15 June 2018

Deadline to submit a full paper : 15 September 2018

Download the call for papers

More information on the Conference website.

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Worshop on Migration Call for papers

Since his creation, the GDRI network has supported several conferences and workshops on the economics of migration by giving support and participating to several conferences and workshops. In May 2018, it will contribute to the organization of a workshop that will be held at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg in close partnership with CPC and Cerdi.

Flore Gubert (Dial) will be a keynote speaker with Alice Mesnard (City University of London) and JF Huertas Moraga (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). 

Submission: a full original paper before January 31, 2018. 

More information: https://sites.google.com/site/econmigr/

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Seminar in Development Economics

The institutional members of the GDRI have organized a two-day seminar dedicated to the presentation of PhD dissertations. This seminar has been an opportunity for the young searchers to get some critical views on their work by the peers and the permanent searchers.

This workshop, held in Clermont-Ferrand, gathered five research centres: CES Paris Sorbonne, LEO Orléans, CERDI Clermont-Ferrand, DIAL Paris Dauphine and the IHEID from Genève. For the first time, some PhD students and Professors from Hassan II University, Casablanca, joined this event that totalized 20 presented papers.

The diversity of the presented works illustrates the richness of the research conducted within the GDRI network.

Download the program (Pdf, 300 ko)

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Workshop on Labour and Development

The CES has organized, at the Maison des sciences économiques, a workshop on labour in developing countries with the support of the GDRI network. Several research members of the network have presented a communication among the 50 participants that attended this event.


Simon Quinn (Oxford University) was the keynote speaker. He presented his paper entitled Self-Employment, Capital and Job Search: Evidence from a Structural Model (with Michael Koelle). Over the three sessions, participants have exchanged about the offer and demand on labour markets and the impact of public policies on those markets. The main issue for developing countries is how SME and multinational enterprises can offer better jobs to the youth.

Download the program (Pdf, 300 Ko)

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Seminar in Development Economics

Cerdi is organizing with the GDRI IDE support a two-day seminar dedicated to PhD Student dissertations on 7 and 8 December, 2017.

Different contributors from GDRI network members: Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans, CES Paris-Sorbonne, DIAL-IRD, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies will present their research on international development economics. Erudite and the Institute for Economics and Econometrics (IEE) will participate to the seminar.

Senior researchers and professors will discuss papers over the sessions.

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Workshop on Labour and Development

The International Development Economics (IDE) network organizes a workshop to be held on 16 November 2017. The team “Economics of Sustainable Development” of the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (UMR CNRS 8174) takes the lead on this event.

Presenters will share their research about labour markets in developing countries. Members of our network are invited to submit proposals.

Invited Keynote Speaker: Simon Quinn (University of Oxford)

Download the Call for Papers

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Migrations and Development

The International Conference on Migration and Development was held in Clermont-Ferrand with the support of the GDRI IDE Network. The purpose was to investigate ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries.

During the conference, the journalist of Ferdi’s WebTV met two members of the Scientific Committee. Frédéric Docquier, Professor (Université Catholique de Louvain, Ferdi) analyse the factors of migrations and how migratory movements will evolve.

Simone Bertoli (CERDI, Université Clermont Auvergne) explain how migrations stimulate innovations in Developing countries. Also, he stresses the fact that a vast majority of migrants move temporarily contrary to the common belief.

WebTV Ferdi

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10th International Conference on Migration and Development

The GDRI IDE network will support the 2017 edition of the Conference on Migration and Development. This conference follows the Workshop on International Migration held in November 2015.

The conference is organised by The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG) and CERDI (Université Clermont Auvergne-CNRS) with the financial support of FERDI.

International scholars will investigate ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries.

More info on Cerdi’s website

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