University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Full Professor, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France
Modeling of household behavior with special focus on the intrahousehold distribution of resources.
Associate Professor, University of Cergy-Pontoise, 2004–2008; Assistant Professor, University of Quebec at Montreal, 2001–2004; Lecturer, Laval University, 2000–2001
PhD Economics, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 2000
“Optimal commodity taxation and redistribution within households.” Economica 81:321 (2014): 48–62 (with O. Bargain).
“Over-investment in marriage-specific capital.” Mathematical Social Sciences 67:C (2014): 34–43.
“Intrahousehold distribution and poverty: Evidence from Côte d'Ivoire.” Journal of Development Economics 107:C (2014): 262–276 (with O. Bargain and P. Kwenda).
“On the importance of household production in collective models: Evidence from US data.” Annales d'Economie et de Statistique 105–106 (2012): 99–126 (with E. Matteazzi).
“Expenditure on children: A Rothbarth-type method consistent with scale economies and parents' bargaining.” European Economic Review 56:4 (2012): 792–813 (with O. Bargain).
Knowing the real cost of children is important for crafting better economic policyOlivier Donni, March 2015The cost of children is a critical parameter used in determining many economic policies. For instance, correctly setting the tax deduction for families with children requires assessing the true household cost of children. Evaluating child poverty at the individual level requires making a clear distinction between the share of family resources received by children and that received by parents. The standard ad hoc measures (equivalence scales) used in official publications to measure the cost of children are arbitrary and are not informed by any economic theory. However, economists have developed methods that are grounded in economic theory and can replace ad hoc measures.MoreLess