Emeritus Professor, University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne
Senior Fellow FERDI
Specialist in development economics, he has contributed in recent years to such topics as poverty traps, health and development and education and development. He has also written extensively on aid and development finance. He has contributed to the foundation of the interdisciplinary journal Field Action Science Reports, as chief editor of its economics section, and he is associate editor of Journal of African Economies, Savings and Development, and Revue d’Economie du Développement.
He has spent part of his previous career at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where he was director of research at the Development Centre from 1994 to 1997. He has been also Director of the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales, the French leading think tank on international economics, from 1998 to 2000.
He leads the FERDI research programme on electricity.