Mathieu Couttenier
Assistant Professor (tenure track)
University of Geneva


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Research Interests:     Political Economy and Economic Development
                                        Civil Conflicts / Natural Resources / Media / NGO

  • "Corruption for Sales" (with Farid Toubal)  [Paper]
    Journal of Comparative Economics
     (2017), Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 55-66

  • "Mass Media Effects on Advocacy Non-Governmental Organizations", (with Sophie Hatte)  [Paper - Online Appendix] 
    Journal of Development Economics (2016), Volume 123, p57-72

  • "External Shocks, Internal Shots: the Geography of Civil Conflicts", (with Nicolas Berman) [CEPR DP9895]  [Published Version]   [Replications Files]  
    Review of Economics and Statistics (2015) Volume 97, No.4 : 758-776
    Media Coverage: Chris Blattman's Blog
  • "Untouchability, Homicides and Water Access", (with Catherine Bros) [Published Version
    Journal of Comparative Economics (2015),  Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 549-555

  • "Living in the Garden of Eden: Mineral Resources and Preferences for Redistribution", (with Marc Sangnier)  [Published Version]
    Journal of Comparative Economics (2015), Volume 43, Issue 2, pp. 243-256  

  • "A Survey of the Causes of Civil Conflicts: Natural Factors and Economic Conditions", (with Raphael Soubeyran)
    Revue Economie Politique (2015), Volume 126, pp.787-810

  • "Drought and Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa", (with Raphael Soubeyran)  [Published Version[Replication Files]
    Economic Journal
    (2014), Volume 124Issue 575, pp. 201-240 

  • "L’effet conditionnel des ressources naturelles sur les institutions" [Version WP
    Revue Economique(2012) Volume 63 N°1
Working Papers 

Work in Progress

  • "Seeds of Populism: Media Coverage of Violence and Anti-Immigration Politics'' (with Sophie Hatte, Mathias Thoenig and Stephanos Vlachos)

  • "Communication Strategies of Non-Governmental Organizations: Theory and Evidence'' (with Sophie Hatte, Pierre Fleckinger and Matthieu Glachant)

  • "Trade and Income : Using Civil Wars in Transit Countries as External Shocks on Trade" (with Vincent Vicard)

  • "Diplomatic Intervention in Civil War: Trade for One or Trade for All?", 2011 (with Raphael Soubeyran)   [WP Version]
 Co-organizer of the Workshop on "Political Economy of Conflicts and Development", January 22-24, 2015 [Program]
 - "Sécheresse et Guerre Civile en Afrique Sub-Saharienne", (2013) (with Annie Hofstetter and Raphael Soubeyran)  Résultat de recherche, INRA Sciences Sociales, N°6/2013 [LINK]
- "An overview of the Roots of Civil Wars: Natural Factors and Economic Conditions" (with Raphael Soubeyran), G-MonD Policy Papers n°2, January 2013  [LINK]