I am currently Professor of economics at Centrale Marseille and Aix-Marseille School of Economics, and Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France.
My research interests mosly lie in contract theory, especially
risk-sharing. I also worked in the past on growth and
I teach Insurance economics, Theory of incentives, Game Theory and Industrial organization.
I currently head the Economics and Finance specialization at Ecole Centrale Marseille and the Quantitative Finance and Insurance track of the Master Aix-Marseille School of Economics.
On this website, I provide the complete list of my works, the most recent versions of my working papers and the handouts of my lectures.
You can find my full CV in english here and in french there.
Growth and productivity
"Business Training with a Better-Informed Lender: Theory and Evidence from Microcredit in France", with Anastasia Cozarenco, Dominique Henriet and Xavier Joutard, Annals of Economics and Statistics, 148, pp. 65-108, 2022. "Altruism and Risk Sharing in Networks", with Yann Bramoullé and Eduardo Perez-Richet, Journal of the European Economic Association, 19(3), pp. 1488-1521, 2021. "Informal risk-sharing cooperatives: the effect of learning and other-regarding preferences" , with Victorien Barbet and Juliette Rouchier, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 30(2) , pp. 451-478, 2020. "Income Taxation and the Diversity of Consumer Goods: A Political Economy Approach", with Mickael Dorsch and Paul Maarek, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics , 121(3), pp. 960-993, 2019 . "Entrepreneurial Motivation and Business Performance: Evidence from a French Microfinance Institution", with Anastasia Cozarenco, Small Business Economics, 51(4), pp. 943-963, 2018. "Child Income Appropriations as a Disease-Coping Mechanism: Consequences for the Health-Education Relationship", with Bruno Ventelou and Maame Esi Woode, Journal of Development Studies, 54(1), pp. 57-71, 2018. "Prevention Incentives in Long-Term Insurance Contracts", Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 26(3), pp. 661-674, 2017. "Altruism in Networks" (Online Appendix) with Yann Bramoullé and Eduardo Perez-Richet, Econometrica, 85(2), pp. 675–689, 2017. "Pool Size and the Sustainability of Optimal Risk-Sharing Agreements", with Francesca Barigozzi, Dominique Henriet and Giuseppe Pignataro, Theory and Decision, 82(2), pp. 273-303, 2017. "State intervention and the microcredit market: the role of business development services", with Anastasia Cozarenco, Small Business Economics, 43(4), pp. 931-944, 2014. "Risk-taking and risk-sharing incentives under moral hazard", with Mohamed Belhaj and Frédéric Deroian, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 6(1), pp. 58-90, 2014. "Risk Sharing Contracts with Asymmetric Information", joint with Dominique Henriet, Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, 37(1), pp. 27-56, 2012.
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In French :
"Do Product Market Regulations in Upstream Sectors Curb Productivity Growth ? Panel Data Evidence from OECD Countries", with Gilbert Cette, Jimmy Lopez, Jacques Mairesse and Giuseppe Nicoletti, Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(5), pp. 1750-1768, 2013. "Employment and productivity: disentangling employment structure and qualification effects" with Gilbert Cette and Anastasia Cozarenco, International Productivity Monitor, 23, pp. 44-54, 2012.
"The Impact on Growth of Easing Regulation in Upstream Sectors", with Gilbert Cette, Jimmy Lopez, Jacques Mairesse and Giuseppe Nicoletti, CESifo DICE Report, 8(3), pp. 8-12, 2010 "Education, Market Rigidities and Growth" with Philippe Aghion, Philippe Askenazy, Gilbert Cette and Nicolas Dromel, Economics Letters, 102(1), pp. 62-65, 2009. "Trends in "structural" productivity levels in the major industrialized countries", with Gilbert Cette, Economics Letters, 95(1), pp. 151-156, 2007 "A comparison of structural productivity in the major industrialized countries" , with Gilbert Cette, OECD Economic Studies, 41, pp. 75-107, 2005.
"Distance à la Frontière Technologique, Rigidités de Marché, Education et Croissance", with Philippe Aghion, Philippe Askenazy, Gilbert Cette and Nicolas Dromel, Economie et Statistique, 419-420, pp. 11-30, 2009. "Education Supérieure, Rigidités de Marché et Croissance", with Philippe Aghion, Philippe Askenazy, Gilbert Cette and Nicolas Dromel, in "Les leviers de la croissance française", Report of the French Council of Economic Advisers, n° 72, La Documentation Française, 2007.
"Prudential Regulation in Financial Networks" , with Mohamed Belhaj and Frédéric Deroian, AMSE working paper, n°2020-30
"Cash reserve policy, regulation and credibility in insurance", with Dominique Henriet, GREQAM working paper n°2009-16 "On the Emergence of Private Insurance in Presence of Mutual Agreements", MPRA Paper n°15374