Research interests

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Development Economics

Applied Econometrics, Spatial Econometrics, Meta-Analysis

Survey Methodology, Impact Evaluation

Climate Change, Deforestation, Protected Areas, Biodiversity

Urban Planning, Housing Markets, Water, Sanitation

Energy, Biofuels, Extractive Industries

Agribusiness, Agriculture

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Nouveaux principes d’élaboration des enquêtes ménage dans les pays du Sud. Revue d'Économie du Développement (Forthcoming) (with Phélinas P)
  • Stacking up the Ladder: A Panel Data Analysis of Tanzanian Household Energy Choices. World Development (2019) (with Combes P & le Roux L)
  • A spatial econometric approach to spillovers effects between protected areas and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2019) (with Amin A, Combes JL, Combes P, Kéré E, Ongono J & Schwartz S)
  • Using paradata to collect better survey data : Evidence from a household survey in Tanzania. Review of Development Economics (2019) (with Cust H & Taylor C)
  • Does the Expansion of Biofuels Encroach on Forests? Journal of Forest Economics (2018), 33, 75-82 (with Keles D, Combes P, Kere E)
  • Developing a Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Natural Gas Sector in Tanzania. Energy Policy (2018), 118, 356–371
  • Income-Generating Effects of Biofuel Policies: a Meta-Analysis of the CGE Literature. Ecological Economics (2018), 147, 230-24 (with Combes P, Guegang C)
  • Is GM soybean cultivation in Argentina sustainable ? World Development (2017), 99, 452-462 (with Phélinas P)
  • Addressing Contextual and Location Biases in the Assessment of Protected Areas Effectiveness on Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazônia. Ecological Economics (2017), 136, 148–158 (with Kéré E, Combes P, Combes JL, Santoni O & Schwartz S)
  • Farmland rental prices in GM soybean areas of Argentina: do contractual arrangements matter? Journal of Development Studies (2016), 53, 1286–1302 (with Phélinas P)
  • A Multi-Level Housing Hedonic Analysis of Water and Sanitation Access. Economics Bulletin (2016), 36(2), 1010-1037 (with Kéré E & Loyal Laré A)
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing and transition countries: introduction to the special issue. Environment and Development Economics (2015), 20, 425–433 (with Motel PC, Millock K)
  • Determinants of agricultural land values in Argentina. Ecological Economics (2015) 110, 134–140 (with Phélinas P)
  • Development and biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: A spatial analysis. Economics Bulletin (2015), 35, 729–744 (with Amin A)
  • The value of the greenbelt in Vienna: a spatial hedonic analysis. Annals of Regional Science (2015), 54, 349–374 (with Herath S, Maier G)
  • Access to water as determinant of rental values: a housing hedonic analysis in Rwanda. Journal of Housing Economics (2014), 26, 48–54 (with Stage J, Uwera C)
  • Explorations in the Environment–Development Dilemma. Environmental and Resource Economics (2014), 57(4): 479-485 (with Combes Motel P, Minea A, Sterner T)
  • Is the Environmental Kuznets Curve for deforestation a threatened theory? A meta-analysis of the literature. Ecological Economics (2013), 90:19-28 (with Combes Motel P, Dakpo H)
  • The provision of urban parks: an empirical test of spatial spillovers in an urban area using geographic information systems. Annals of Regional Science (2011), 47(2): 437-450 (with Cormier L )
  • « Politiques publiques et espaces verts urbains » in W. Oueslati (ed.) / Analyses économiques du paysage (2011), Edition QUAE, 246 p. (with Salanié J )
  • La capitalisation immobilière des espaces verts dans la ville d’Angers : une approche hédoniste. Revue Economique (2010), 61-5 (with Travers M)
  • An empirical investigation of public choices for green spaces. Land Use Policy (2010), 27(4): 1123-1131
  • Provision of urban green spaces: some insights from economics. Landscape Research (2008), 33(3): 331-345 (with Salanié J)

Working papers

  • Natural disasters, land and labor. Études et Documents, n° 9, CERDI. (2018) (with Phélinas P) R&R
  • Electrification and youth time-use (2019)

Work in progress

  • Energy poverty in urban areas
  • The economics of volcanic risk (with Phelinas P)
  • Migration and the energy transition in South Africa (with Le Roux L)


  • Community Perceptions of Natural Gas Operations in South Eastern Tanzania, UONGOZI Institute (2017)

Contribution to reports

  • Improving Rural Road Access in Tanzania - Impact Assessment, ITAD, DFID (2018)
  • Improving Rural Road Access in Tanzania - Road Evaluation Baseline Survey, ITAD, DFID (2015)
  • External Baseline Evaluation of the Central Highlands Programme (CHP) - Afghanistan, Samuel Hall, AFD (2015)
  • A Community Perception Survey of Mining in Afghanistan, Samuel Hall, World Bank, (2014)

Articles on field methods and data quality in socio-economic surveys

  • Randomising Within-Household Respondent Selection (2018) (with Cust H., Mallet M., Taylor C., Terenzi L.)
  • Experiences and challenges in data collection monitoring: From Bukoba (Tanzania) to High Wycombe (United Kingdom) (2016) (withTaylor C., Guimas C., Mallet M., Sivewright N. )
  • Using CAPI to improve and evaluate the quality of socio-economic surveys (2016) (with Spence, C., Taylor, C.)

Blog posts

Guest editor of special issues

  • Choumert J., Combes Motel P., Millock K. (2015) Climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing and transition countries: introduction to the special issue. Environment and Development Economics, 20, 425–433.
  • Combes Motel P., Choumert J., Minea A., Sterner T. (2014) “Explorations in the Environment–Development Dilemma”. Environmental and Resource Economics, 57(4): 479-485


  • « Analyse économique d'un bien public local : les espaces verts » Ph.D Thesis, 425 p. (Economic Analysis of a local public good: the case of green spaces) (2009)


  • Some perspectives on landscape economics (2009) (with Price C., Oueslati W., Salanié J.)
  • The effects of spatial spillovers on the provision of urban environmental amenities. Working Paper GRANEM n° 2008‐04‐004 (2008) (with Oueslati W., Salanié)