PhD (University of Montreal)

Academic background

Following my masters in Statistics and Economics at ENSEA Abidjan (2004–07), I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Montreal from 2008 to 2014, receiving the IAAE Dissertation prize 2012. I have held post-doctoral posts at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich (2014–16) and the Max-Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy (2016–21). 

Undergraduate teaching

I teach Quantitative Economics to second-year undergraduates. 

Research interests

My research concerns microeconomics and the economics of migration.

My interests lie especially in two fields:

  1. incomplete (partially identified) models and their application to economic issues such as individual human capital investments;
  2. migration decisions and their interaction with human capital investments such as schooling.

Featured publications

“Sharp bounds and Testability of a Roy model of STEM Major Choices,” with Ismael Mourifié and Marc Henry, - Journal of Political Economy, 128.8 (2020), 3220-3283, (2020).

“Combinatorial bootstrap inference in partially identified incomplete structural models,” with Marc Henry and Maurice Queyranne - Quantitative Economics, 6, (2015): 499-529.

“Regional Migration and Wage Inequality in the West African Economic and Migration Union,” with Esther Mirjam Girsberger and Hillel Rapoport - Journal of Comparative Economics, 48.2 (2020), 385-404.