2022 International Conference in Development Economics

June 30, 2022 > July 01, 2022, Clermont-Ferrand

FERDI is associated with the event, with the presence of several of its researchers including Rabah Arezki.

The socio-economic, political and environmental challenges of the 21st century will be the focus of the international conference on development economics organised by CERDI on 30 June and 1 July 2022 at the Pôle tertiaire in Clermont-Ferrand.

This conference will be the first scientific event of AFEDEV, the French Association of Development Economics.
This event is supported by the International Monetary Fund, UK Aid and the Institute for Research and Development (IRD).

Five papers associated with FERDI will be presented:

"Perception of Political Instability in Electoral Times: Evidence from African firms" co-authored by Antoine Cazals and Florian Léon (2022)
Thursday, June 30th - 2:30 PM

Présented by Antoine Cazals (Research fellow, FERDI)

Discussant : Lucie Piaser (PhD Student, University of Bordeaux)


"(Mis-)information technology: Internet use and perception of democracy in Africa" co-authored by Joël Cariolle, Yasmine Elkhateeb and Mathilde Maurel (2022)
Thursday, June 30th - 2:30 PM

Presented by Yasmine Elkhateeb (Assistant Lecturer, Cairo University)

Discussant: Florian Léon (Research Officer, FERDI)


"How internet helped firms cope with COVID-19" co-authored by Joël Cariolle and Florian Léon (2022)
Thursday, June 30th - 3:30 PM

Presented by Joël Cariolle (Research Officer, FERDI)

Discussant: Ninon Moreau-Kastler (PhD Student, ENS Paris-Saclay)


Plenary conference "The political cost of oil prices"
Thursday, 30 June - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Rabah Arezki (FERDI)

Chair: Roland Kpodar (IMF, FERDI)


"Elections Hinder Firms' Access to Credit" co-authored by Florian Léon and Laurent Weill (2022)
Friday, July 1st - 10:00 AM

Presented by Florian Léon (Research Officer, FERDI)

Discussant: Emmanuelle Lavallée (Lecturer, University Paris Dauphine-PSL)


"Digital connectedness and exports upgrading: Is Sub-Saharan Africa Catching Up?", co-authored by Joël Cariolle and Camille da Piedade (2022)
Friday, July 1st - 3:50 PM

Présented by Camille da Piedade (FERDI, CERDI, UCA)

Discussant : Paul Awoa Awoa


Antoine Cazals will be discussant during the presentation of the paper "Stochastic frontier analysis of forest industry in developing countries: Does the log export ban increase firm's inefficiency?" by Mouhamed Zerbo (CERDI).

Joël Cariolle will be discussant during the presentation of the paper "Chinese Connective Infrastructure Projects and Firms' Export Activity in Developing Countries" by Antoine Boucher (Laboratoire d'Économie de Dauphine).

Camille da Piedade (Ferdi, Cerdi, UCA) will be discussant during the presentation of the paper "Capital flight in sub-Saharan African countries: how banking regulation and supervision matters? ", presented by Askandarou Diallo (Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orléans).

Florian Léon will be discussant during the presentation of the paper "Army arrangement? Armed conflict and support for democracy in Mali" presented by Emmanuelle Lavallée (DIAL).