Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar

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The "Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar" seminar (PSSD) is funded by the Faculty of Economics of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University and organized by the research axis “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). The seminar invites French and foreign scholars to present their ongoing research in development, population, health and environment. The seminar is organized by Rémi Bazillier ( and Josselin Thuilliez (

In addition, the research group “Economics of Sustainable Development” is organizing occasional Ph-D seminars. It constitutes an important arena for the exchange of ideas between PhD students and professors. It is open to PhD students willing to submit their work in progress to the critical examination of the research group "Economics of Sustainable Development". PhD students eager to present their research should contact Rémi Bazillier ( and Josselin Thuilliez (


2017-2018 Program


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, S/114

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, 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, S/116

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

Thursday, December 14th 2016, 6th floor

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

Thursday, January 18th 2017, 6th floor

Juan Pablo Rud (U. of London), To be announced

Thursday, February 1st , 6th floor

Dan Li (Fudan U.), To be announced

Thursday, February 15th 2017, 6th floor

Giovanni Prarolo (U. of Bologna), To be announced

 Thursday, March 22th, 6th floor

Ujjayant Chakravorty (Tufts U.), To be announced

Thursday, April 5th, 6th floor

Finn Tarp (Director UNU, WIDER and U. of Copenhagen), To be announced

Thursday, April 19th 2017, 6th floor

Susan Parker (U. of Maryland), To be announced


Thursday, May 3th 2017, 6th floor

B. Diene (CERDI), To be announced


Thursday, May 17th 2017, 6th floor

Katharina Hauck (Imperial College), To be announced


Thursday May 31st 2017, 6th floor

Maria Rosales Rueda (Princeton U.), To be announced


Thursday June 14th, 6th floor

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





2016-2017 Program


PSSD seminars are in red and Ph-D seminars in blue.



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 – Ph-D Seminar

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, February 23rd 2017

Sorbonne - AFD Seminar: Demographic Challenges in Africa (9h – 18h30)

Agence Française de Développement, 5 rue Roland-Barthes – 75012 Paris


Thusday, March 2nd 2017 – Ph-D Seminar

Sulin Sardoschau (Univ. Paris 1), “Exposure to violence and children's health outcomes: Evidence from Iraq”


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 20th 2017 Ph-D Seminar, room 116

Arnaud Millien (Univ. Paris 1, CES), “Electricity supply reliability and households’ decision to connect to the grid”


Thursday, April 27th 2017, 6th floor

Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary University of London), “Liberation technology. Mobile phones and political mobilisation in Africa”


Thursday, May 4th 2017, room 115

Frédéric Docquier (UCL, IRES, Louvain), “The Geography of Talent: Development Implications and Long-Run Prospects”


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


Thursday June 22nd 2017, 6th floor – Cancelled


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