Master Development Economics

Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

 

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Master Thesis Seminar

Rémi Bazillier

 

The purpose of this course is to help students enrolled in the M2R "Development Economics" write their Master 2 thesis, that is undertake an individual research project that exhibits original investigation, analysis and interpretation.

 

The Master 2 thesis is due on May 18, 2017 and all the defenses (the thesis is defended in front of the advisor and at least one other examiner) must be organized before May 27, 2017. Candidates to a doctoral fellowship must then submit their application before end of June. The Master 2 thesis workshop is therefore critical to allow you to meet these demanding deadlines. As a consequence, students re required to attend all the sessions of the Master 2 thesis workshop. They will obtain a grade for both attendance at the sessions and participation/presentations. These grades will also take into account attendance at the Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar, since this will constitute a direct source of ideas for students' own research. More precisely, attendance at the Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar will be monitored and absence from more than ¼ of the seminars will result in point deduction from the Master 2 thesis workshop grade. During the academic year, Master thesis workshop sessions will take place usually on Thursdays, usually from 2:00 pm to 3 :30 pm (see the program below). For more information on the organization of this academic year, see the presentation displayed during the welcome session of the M2R "Development Economics" (here). You can also check the website of the M2R "Development Economics" to download the courses' syllabi and the professors' CVs.

 

Round 1: Getting started.

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2 sessions of the Master 2 thesis workshop consist in a methodological course on scientific writing in the field of economics. It will help the students address the following questions: how to define a good research project? how to write a good Master 2 thesis?

 

Datasets

 

MEDevcon: This website links to a variety of datasets for empirical development economists, most of which are freely accessible (micro and macro data)

The Macrodataguide: The MacroDataGuide is a user’s guide to researchers and students worldwide in search of high quality data for social science research. It informs not only on which data are out there and where they can be found, it also provides a qualitative assessement of these resources.

The Quality of Government (QOG) dataset: The QoG Institute offers a range of datasets on indicators of Quality of Government and all things related.

ICPSR : Bibliothèque de bases de données sur tous les thèmes

DHS : Demographic and Health Surveys

LSMS : Living Standards Measurement Study of the World Bank

Entreprise Surveys: The Enterprise Surveys team has released firm-level estimates of productivity based on face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners in over 76,000 companies in 114 economies.

DRI : Global Development Network Growth Database : New York University : Development Research Institute

Penn World Table

Available over the Web : Statistical Data on Developing Countries:

Webec : World Wide Web Resources in Economics:

U.N Statistics Division

World Bank Research Data set : Research Datasets : Data By Topic and Key Development Data & Statistics Global Development Network Growth Database

International Monetary Fund : IMF (FMI) : Data & Statistics et Country Information

UNDP : Human Development Reports and Statistics

CEPAL : Statistiques and Données Macroéconomiques

International Food Policy Research Institute : IFPRI : Database

OECD Stats

ILO : International Labour Organisation

World Trade Organization : WTO

United Nations Children's Emergency Fund : UNICEF : Information by Country

Développement Institutions & Analyses de Long terme (Centre de Recherche en Développement) : DIAL : Enquêtes Statistiques et Documents de Travail

Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (Trade datasets) : CEPII : Bases de données

U.S Census Bureau

U.S International Trade Commission

Corruption : Transparency International and Corruption Perceptions Index

Armed conflicts: Correlates Of War  International Peace Research Institute World Bank

Education : UNESCO : Statistiques et éducation

Center for International Development :  CID (Barro & Lee)

Migration & Remittances : World Bank Datasets ,  International Migration Datasets

 

 

Thursday September 22 -  14h – 15h30 room S18

Research Methodology 1: Defining a good research project, by Rémi BAZILLIER

Slides

CNRS ranking of journals : here

Reading material:

The International Development Blogosphere

Ideas for Development (blog coordinated by the Agence Française de Développement)

Keith Head : collected advice on doing research (The introduction formula, the 10 commandements for regression tables, how to do empirical economics, how do i write a scientific paper…)

Check the list of seminars you can attend in Paris: here

 

 

 

 

Thursday September 29 -  14h – 15h30 room S18

Research Methodology 2: Writing a good paper, by Rémi BAZILLIER

 

Slides

M2 Thesis Template LateX pdf

Kuecken & Valfort (2014), ”Does Teacher Truancy Prevent Students from Learning? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa”

 

 

 

 

October 2 – Deadline to submit your application to the Ph-D Track

 

Thursday October 6 -  14h – 15h30 room S18

Presentation of the potential supervisors and their research topics

 

Thursday October 13 -  14h – 15h30 room S18

Discussion with former students

 

 

Round 2: Choosing a research topic

 

October 25 – Deadline to submit a one-page-description of your research interest (to be included in the brainstorming sessions)

 

Thursday November 3 -  14h – 15h30 room S18

Brainstorming Session (I)

 

Students present their research interest in front of professors.

Only students who will have sent a one-page-description of their research interest to Rémi Bazillier by October 25 will be given the opportunity to elaborate on it during the brainstorming sesssions.

 

Nakashima

Catharina

Economy, Development, Poverty Reduction, Environmental Protection, Poverty-Environment Nexus

Garcia

Maria 

Urbanization and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Yandam

Candice

Labor Law Reform and Economic Development:
Evidence from China

Cisse

Fatoumata

Imbalances of electrical grids and development trap: data analysis from Senegal

Hare

Aimee

Community-based Inequality: The impacts of relative
deprivation on internal migration in South Africa

Brüning

Max

health sales in France

Hefny

Hamsa

Refugees, education, labour market

Issa

Mohamed

The Impact of return migration on child labor and education: Panel study for Egypt

Sodjahin

Romain

The formation of childhood skill acquisition and the effects of parents’ schooling
on children’s skills and aspiration : evidence from Ethiopia

Wolf

Arnaud

Aspirations and Conflict

 

 

 

Thursday November 10 -  14h – 15h30 room S18

Brainstorming Session (I)

 

Shiwei

Tang

How does China-ASEAN FTA affect the export product quality upgrading in China?

KABBABE

Maria Corina

product complexity and development in Latin America

Gaona Greenwood

Lorena

Analysis of efficiency of government housing for low-income households in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Jaramillo

Pablo

Trade liberalisation and household welfare

Ofei

Edmund

Trade Liberalisation and Trade Flows: Assessing the Impact of the EU-ECOWAS EPA on the Export Flows
of West African States.

Monge Badilla

Carlos

Hysteresis estimation and its effect as a wage determinant in Costa Rican labor market/ Identifying effects of determinants on Costa Rican labor market's main indicators: Panel data
2010q2-2016q4.

ELSABBAGH

Dalia

vulnerability of the women and children to food insecurity in the present and futur based on their baseline characteristics (such as wealth, current nutrition level, income...)

Gariola

José Victor

Vicious Cycle of Corruption

Atallah

Marian

The Impact of Education on Entrepreneurial Activity: Evidence from Egypt

Lehata

Ts’olo

Constraints to Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on Growth in SSA

 

 

November 30 – Administrative deadline to submit the topic of the thesis and name of supervisor

 

Thursday January 12 -  14h – 15h30 room S19

 

The days and order of presentations are preliminary and might be changed.

Please fill in the Framacalc file to add the final reference of your benchmark paper and the title of your Master Thesis.

List of Presentations and Benchmark papers (Framacalc)   

 

Presentation by the students of their benchmark paper (I)

Name

Surname

Supervisor

Jacoud

Lorène

Catherine Bros

Wolf

Arnaud

Catherine Bros

Foubert

Killian

Daniel Mirza

CISSE

Fatoumata

Jean-Claude Berthelemy

Brüning

Max

Josselin Thuilliez

Sodjahin

Romaric

Tanguy Bernard

 

 

 

Thursday January 19 -  14h – 15h30 room S19

Presentation by the students of their benchmark paper (II)

Name

Surname

Supervisor

Corina

Maria

Hélène Latzer

Tang

Shiwei

Maria Bas

Giariola

José Victor

Lisa Chauvet

Ofei

Edmond

Rémi Bazillier

Cinque

Andrea

Hillel Rapoport

Atallah

Marian

David Margolis

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday January 26 -  14h – 15h30 room S19

Presentation by the students of their benchmark paper (III)

Name

Surname

Supervisor

Hare

Aimee

Biagio Speciale

ISSA

Mohamed

Biagio Speciale

Chen

Andrew

Rémi Bazillier

Hefny

Hamsa

Remi Bazillier

Garcia

Marie

Rémi Bazillier

Le Rossignol

Etienne

Rémi Bazillier

 

 

 

Thursday February 2 -  14h – 15h30 room S19

Presentation by the students of their benchmark paper (IV)

Name

Surname

Supervisor

Nakashima

Catharina

Carmen Camacho

Berthault

Constantin

Jean-Bernard Chatelain

LEHATA

Ts'olo

Jean-Bernard Chatelain

Yandam

Candice

Rémi Bazillier

Monge-Badilla

Carlos

Rémi Bazillier

Nguyen

Giang

Lorenzo Cassi

         

 

Round 3: Writing the Master Thesis

 

February 3 – Deadline to send a short research proposal (5 pages)

 

 

Thursday March 2 -  14h – 15h30 room S19

Presentation by the students of their preliminary results (I)

 

Name

Surname

Supervisor

Jacoud

Lorène

Catherine Bros

Wolf

Arnaud

Catherine Bros

Foubert

Killian

Daniel Mirza

CISSE

Fatoumata

Jean-Claude Berthelemy

Brüning

Max

Josselin Thuilliez

Sodjahin

Romaric

Tanguy Bernard

 

 

Thursday March 9 -  14h – 15h30 room S19

Presentation by the students of their preliminary results (II)

 

Name

Surname

Supervisor

Corina

Maria

Hélène Latzer

Tang

Shiwei

Maria Bas

Giariola

José Victor

Lisa Chauvet

Ofei

Edmond

Rémi Bazillier

Texeira

Pablo

 

Atallah

Marian

David Margolis

Jaramillo

Pablo

 

 

 

Thursday March 16 -  14h – 15h30 room S19

Presentation by the students of their preliminary results (III)

 

Name

Surname

Supervisor

Hare

Aimee

Biagio Speciale

ISSA

Mohamed

Biagio Speciale

Chen

Andrew

Rémi Bazillier

Hefny

Hamsa

Remi Bazillier

Garcia

Marie

Rémi Bazillier

Le Rossignol

Etienne

Rémi Bazillier

Cinque

Andrea

Hillel Rapoport (tbc)

 

 

 

Thursday March 23 -  14h – 15h30 room S19

Presentation by the students of their preliminary results (IV)

 

Name

Surname

Supervisor

Nakashima

Catharina

Carmen Camacho

Berthault

Constantin

Jean-Bernard Chatelain

LEHATA

Ts'olo

Jean-Bernard Chatelain

Yandam

Candice

Rémi Bazillier

Monge-Badilla

Carlos

Rémi Bazillier

Nguyen

Giang

Lorenzo Cassi

ELSABBAGH

 

 

 

 

May 18 – Deadline to submit your Master Thesis

 

22-26 May : Master Thesis Defense