Nicolas Berman

CNRS Researcher, Aix Marseille School of Economics

Research Fellow, CEPR


Aix Marseille School of Economics, GREQAM

5-9 Boulevard Bourdet, CS50498

13205 Marseille Cedex 1, France

e-mail: nicolas.berman - at -


Past Teaching Material (Graduate Institute)

Working papers

  • Panic Politics on the US West Coast, with B. Brey and J. Laurent-Lucchetti

  • Sweet child of mine: income, health and inequality, with L. Rotunno and R. Ziparo - Last Version (December 2022), R&R

  • Crop prices and deforestation in the tropics, with M. Couttenier, A. Leblois, and R. Soubeyran, Last version (November 2022) R&R

  • Natural resources and the salience of ethnic identity, with M. Couttenier and V. Girard - Last version (June 2022) - conditionally accepted, Economic Journal


  • Shudown policies and conflict worldwide, 2022, with M. Couttenier, R. Ticku, N. Monnet, Journal of Comparative Economics

Last version Online Appendix (July 2021) [May 2020 CEPR Version / Online Appendix]

Last version (March 2019) Web appendix

  • Financial constraints, institutions and foreign ownership, 2019, with R. Alquist, R. Mukherjee and L. Tesar, Journal of International Economics

Last version (November 2018) Web appendix

  • Trade policy and market power: Firm-level evidence, 2019, with A. Asprilla, O. Cadot and M. Jaud , International Economic Review

Last version (April 2019) Web appendix

  • Demand learning and firm dynamics: evidence from exporters, 2019, with V. Rebeyrol and V. Vicard, Review of Economics and Statistics

Last version (December 2017) Web appendix

Last version (July 2016) Web appendix CEPR DP 10089 VOX column

Media coverage: The Economist , Sverige Radio (Swedish), SWR2 (German National Radio), Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Africa Times , AEA Research Highlights, Le Monde (french), The Conversation, The Conversation (2nd article)

  • External shocks, internal shots: the geography of civil conflicts, 2015, with M. Couttenier, Review of Economics and Statistics vol 97(4), pp 758-776.

Last version (Jan 2015) Web Appendix CEPR DP 9895

  • Export dynamics and sales at home, 2015, with A. Berthou and J. Héricourt, Journal of International Economics 96(2), 298-310

Last version (Jan. 2015) Web Appendix CEPR DP 8664 (2011 version) Vox column

  • Time to ship during financial crises, 2013, with J. de Sousa, P. Martin, T. Mayer, NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2012, F. Giavazzi and K. West eds., University of Chicago Press.

NBER Working Paper Vox Column

  • The vulnerability of Sub-Saharan Africa to the financial crisies: the case of trade ?, 2012, with P. Martin, IMF Economic Review 60(3): 329-364

Last Version Vox Column

  • Credit Constraints and the cyclicality of R&D Investment: Evidence from France, 2012, with P. Aghion, P. Askenazy, G. Cette, and L. Eymard, Journal of the European Economic Association 10(5):1001-1024

Last Version

  • How do Different Exporters React to Exchange Rate Changes?, 2011, with P. Martin and T. Mayer, Quarterly Journal of Economics 127(1):437-4493

Last Version ; Web Appendix ; Vox Column

  • Debt denomination, exchange rate movements and the margins of trade, 2011, with J. Héricourt, Applied Economics Letters, vol. 18 (9)


  • Financial Factors and the Margins of Trade: Evidence from cross-country firm-level data, 2010, with J. Héricourt), Journal of Development Economics vol. 93 (2), pp. 206-217

Paper ; Last Version

  • Financial Market Imperfections and the Impact of Exchange Rate Movements on Exports, 2009, with A. Berthou, Review of International Economics vol. 17 (1), pp. 103-120

Paper Last Version