Seminar in Development Economics

8-9 December 2016 – Orleans

The Laboratoire d'économie d'Orléans (LEO)  is organizing with the GDRI IDE support a two-day seminar dedicated to PhD Student dissertations. Different contributors from GDRI network members (CES Paris-Sorbonne, Erudite and Cerdi) will present their research on international development economics. This year the Dial research centre will attend this doctoral school as an observatory member.

Senior researchers and professors will discuss papers over the sessions on several themes: inequalities, environment, transition economics…

Download the program (Pdf, 330 ko)

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GDRI IDE Conference

3-4 November 2016 – Clermont-Ferrand

About 100 researchers attended the conference and more than 70 papers were presented. All the members of the IDE network participated to this event.

Two plenary sessions were organized:

Shanta Devarajan (Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank) with Stuti Khemani as co-author, presented: If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution? The authors deal with the relationship between the political power in developing countries and its effect on decision making.  Shanta Devarajan recommends a more transparent information and to empower citizens.

Jean-Marie Baland (Université de Namur): The relevance of the collective model of household bargaining for developing countries. The aim of this communication is to examine intra-household bargaining and the different factors influencing decision-making.

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Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation

15-16 November – Montpellier

The French National Institute for Agricultural Research will host a workshop on Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation:Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Montpellier. This Workshop, co-organised with the GDRI network, will bring together some French and European researchers to debate on the economic aspects of environmental protection.

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Conference in International Development Economics

3-4 November 2016 – Clermont-Ferrand

The International Development Economics (IDE) network brings together European researchers and institutions with partial funding from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Network activities cover all aspects of development economics, both macroeconomics and microeconomics.

The IDE network is organising his first biennial conference on November 3-4, 2016, at the Centre of Studies and Research on International Development, Clermont-Ferrand.

Registration will start from mid-September

More information on the conference website.

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Call for papers GDRI 2016 Conference

3-4 November 2016 – Clermont-Ferrand
The International Development Economics (IDE) network brings together European researchers and institutions with partial funding from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Network activities cover all aspects of development economics, both macro and micro. All authors working within the field of development economics are welcome to attend the conference and possibly submit a paper for presentation. We encourage young researchers as well as research on innovative topics such as the economics of vulnerability and sustainable growth.  
The IDE network will organise his first biennial conference at Cerdi in November 2016, (joint research unit Cnrs-Auvergne University), Clermont-Ferrand.
All proposals will be examined by the GDRI’s scientific committee. Interested researchers should submit a full paper by September 2nd, 2016 on the conference website.
Acceptation will be notified on September 15th, 2016.
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Poverty and Inclusive Development, New approaches and challenges

26-27 April 2016 – Toulon
LEAD (joint research unit Cnrs-University of Toulon) organised a workshop on Poverty and inclusive growth: New approaches and emergent issues in partnership with GDRI IDE.  More than 20 research papers were presented within the 2 days workshop.
Paolo Verme (Senior Economist, World Bank) gave an inaugural lecture where he presented his book The Welfare of Syrian Refugees : Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon.
The mixed review of the United Nations Millenium Development goals (MdGs), expiring by the end of 2015, was discussed during the workshop. The participants broadened the debate into the theoretical reflection and study of the different geographical realities of poverty. 
Taking in count the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – defined in “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and adopted in September 2015 by the UN General Assembly) – the participants investigated the interactions between poverty and development. The presentations analysed the strategies and development models that could reduce poverty efficiently. 
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Workshop on International Migration

19-20 november 2015 – Clermont-Ferrand
International migrations is a topical issue. GRDI IDE gathers scholars specialised in economic analysis of migrations and monetary transfers for a workshop in Clermont-Ferrand.  
The objective was to examine the financial effects of migrations not only on the home country but also on the host country. Indeed, private unilateral transfers are the second most important financial flows towards developing countries, after the Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) 
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Workshop on Firms and Globalization

6 October 2015 – Aix en Provence
The workshop was organised en partnership with Groupement de Recherche en Economie Quantitative d’Aix-Marseille (GREQAM) and Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Institutes of Economic Sciences (FEMISE). Ten papers were presented during the workshop. 
The objective was to discuss about the effects of economic globalization on firms primarily in emerging and developing countries. Globalization comes along with reduced customs duties, non-tariff measures harmonisation, integration to the global value chain and a significant increase of international trade. 
The participants debated on the basis of comparisons between economies in transition like Romania and economies involved in a development dynamic like Egypt, Turkey and also China and Vietnam. 
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