Assi Okara

Ecole normale supérieure, Université PSL, France, and African Development Bank Group, Côte d’Ivoire

I am pleased to contribute to this project which I find very innovative and useful. I hope that IZA World of Labor will significantly contribute to better-quality research and evidence-based policy-making.

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Lecturer, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université PSL, Paris, France

Research interest

Foreign Direct Investment, Governance, Institution, Migration

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant, World Bank Group; Consultant, African Development Bank Group

Past positions

Lecturer, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France; Lecturer, Université Clermont Auvergne, France


PhD Economics, Université Clermont Auvergne, 2021

Selected publications

  • "Labor Mobility and Innovation in Africa." Journal of African Economies, forthcoming (with L. M. Mbaye and M. Tani).

  • "Does Foreign Direct Investment Promote Political Stability? Evidence from Developing Economies" Economic Modelling, 123 (2023): 106249.