Nicolas Berman

CNRS Researcher, Aix Marseille School of Economics
Research Fellow, CEPR
Director of PhD Program, AMSE


Aix Marseille School of Economics, GREQAM
5-9 Boulevard Bourdet, CS50498
13205 Marseille Cedex 1, France
E-mail: nicolas.berman - at - univ-amu.fr

Past Teaching Material (Graduate Institute)
EI035         Econometrics I

Works in progress 
  • Sweet child of mine: income, health and inequality, with L. Rotunno and R. Ziparo Last Version (June 2020)
  • Natural resources and the salience of ethnic identity, with M. Couttenier and V. Girard Last version (June 2020)
  • Shudown policies and conflict worldwide, with M. Couttenier, R. Ticku, N. Monnet Last Version (May 2020); CEPR Version (Online Appendix to CEPR version)
  • India's Demonetization and electoral competition, with M. Sangnier and R. Ticku


  • Fertile Ground for conflict, with M. Couttenier and R. Soubeyran, forthcoming Journal of the European Economics Association

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  CEPR DP 10517

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 HighlightsLe Monde (french), The ConversationThe Conversation (2nd article)

  • External shocks, internal shots: the geography of civil conflicts, 2015, with M. CouttenierReview 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. HéricourtJournal 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 SousaP. MartinT. MayerNBER 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. MartinIMF 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. AghionP. AskenazyG. 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. MayerQuarterly 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. HéricourtApplied 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