Institute of Research for Development (IRD–DIAL), France, French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), India, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Research Fellow at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France
Human capital and social networks formation; gender and ethnic discriminations in schooling and earnings; informal sector and employment vulnerability; the labor market consequences of migration
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to the World Bank; Consultant to the OECD; Consultant to the AFD, France
University of Oxford, Department of Educational Studies, Oxford, UK, Research Officer
PhD Economics, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2002
“Where does education pay off in sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from two cities of the Republic of Congo.” Oxford Development Studies 44:1 (2016): 1–27 (with M. Kuepie).
“Transitions in a West African labour market: The role of family networks.” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 54 (2015): 74–85 (with L. Pasquier-Doumer).
“Who suffers the penalty? A panel data analysis of earnings gaps in Vietnam.” The Journal of Development Studies 49:12 (2013): 1694–1710 (with H. C. Nguyen and F. Roubaud).
“Gender and ethnic earnings gaps in seven West African cities.” Labour Economics 18 (2011): S132–S145 (with A. S. Robilliard and F. Roubaud).
“Employment vulnerability and earnings in urban West Africa.” World Development 38:9 (2010): 1297–1314 (with A. Vescovo and P. Bocquier).
Do family and kinship networks support entrepreneurs?
Family and kinship ties offer multiple benefits to developing country entrepreneurs but can also have adverse effectsChristophe Jalil Nordman, May 2016Family and kinship networks are important in helping people get jobs and start companies, as statistics for developing countries show. Promising new research has begun to assess the positive and negative effects of these family and kinship ties on entrepreneurial success. To what extent, and why, are family networks used, and do they result in better economic outcomes for entrepreneurs? Results point to the need for policymakers to identify and emulate efficient informal networks in order to develop innovative support policies for vulnerable entrepreneurs, especially for those who are attached to weak or inefficient networks.MoreLess