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Nicoletta Berardi


Economist – Banque de France

Directorate of Economics and International Relations
- Microeconomics and Structural Analysis




Economist & Senior Researcher                                                                              October 2010 - present

Banque de France, Directorate of Economics and International Relations, Paris, France


Research Associate                                                                                          April 2009 - September 2010

OECD, Development Centre, Europe Middle East and Africa Desk, Paris, France


Short Term Consultant                                                                                       October 2009 – May 2010

World Bank, African Financial and Private Sector Development, Washington DC, USA
Co-author (firms' access to credit chapter) of "Côte d'Ivoire Investment Climate Survey
 Report" (2010), Africa Finance and Private Sector Group, World Bank, Washington 


Consultant                                                                                                           July 2008 - January 2009

Competition Analysis, Toulouse, France - consultancy in economic competition litigation case 


Research Assistant                                                                                                                 October 2008

Toulouse School of Economics – Prof P.Seabright, Toulouse, France


Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                      Fall 2008
Macroeconomics (second year undergraduate – Prof. M.Dupaigne), Université Toulouse I, France


Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                   Spring 2008

Labor Economics (second year undergraduate – Prof. J.Ortega), Université Toulouse I, France



Intern                                                                                                                    June 2003 - August 2003

Europe Economics, London, UK - consultancy in economic competition policy, economic
regulation, and application of economics to public policy and business issues


Volunteer                                                                                                                                   2000 - 2001

Altromercato, Cooperativa Chico Mendez, Milan, Italy - non-profit organization with more than
120 shops in Italy, working with more than 40 countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa.




Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), Toulouse, France                                                       2006 - 2011

Ph.D. Economics

·         Très honorable avec les félicitations du jury

·         Thesis: “The role of networks in economic outcomes”

·         Advisor: Jean-Paul Azam

Euro Area Business Cycle Network, European University Institute, Firenze, Italy                 May 2012

Training School on Forecasting Inflation

Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Manchester, UK                                                     June - July 2010

Advanced Workshop on Poverty, Development and Globalization

IZA, Ammersee, Germany                                                                                                          April 2009

European Summer School in Labor Economics


GREQAM, Aix-en-Provence, France                                                                                        June 2008

Spring School “The Theory and Empirics of Discrimination”


Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), Toulouse, France                                                       2005 - 2006

M.Sc. Economic Theory and Econometrics - Diplôme d’Etude Approfondie (DEA Ecomath)

·         Grade Point Average: 13.7 out of 20. Ranking: 12th/68

·         Final dissertation: “Wage determination: the case of Senegal”

·         Advisor: Jean-Paul Azam


Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI), Milan, Italy                                September 2005

Summer School “NGO and Development”


Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy                                                                                             2000 - 2004

B.Sc. Economics, Statistics and Social Sciences

·         Advisors: Roberto Artoni, Conchita D’Ambrosio

·         Dissertation: “Socio-Economic Polarization: the Cases of Brazil, Nicaragua, Panama, Ivory Coast, Tajikistan”

·         Grade Point Average: 29.4 out of 30

·         Final Grade: 110 cum laude out of 110

·         “Best Graduate” Award, Università Bocconi


University of California, San Diego, USA                                                                                      2003

Exchange Student Program


Universidad de La Habana, La Habana, Cuba                                                                              2002

Campus Abroad


Price Dynamics, Applied Econometrics, Social Networks, Labor Economics, Industrial Organisation, Development


·         “The Determinants of Consumer Price Dispersion: Evidence from French Supermarkets”,
        co-authored with P.Sevestre and J.Thébault

      The Econometrics of Multi-Dimensional Panels, 2017, 427-499

·         More Facts About Prices: Before and During the Great Recession in France”,
         co-authored with E.Gautier and H.Le Bihan
         Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2015, 47(8), 1465-1502

·         “Optimal Price Setting during a Currency Changeover: Theory and Evidence from French  Restaurants”,                 
        co-authored with T.Eife and E.Gautier
        Applied Economics, 2014, 46(23), p.2766-2782    

·    Les Ajustements Individuels de Prix à la Consommation en France:
        de Nouveaux Résultats sur la Période 2003-2011”,   
        co-authored with E.Gautier and H.Le Bihan

Économie et Statistique 2013, n.460-461, p.1-31

·         “Social Networks and Wages in Senegal’s Formal Sector”
        IZA Journal of Labor and Development 2013, 2: 3 

·         “The Elasticity of Poverty with respect to Sectoral Growth in Africa”,
        co-authored with F.Marzo
        Review of Income and Wealth, 2017, 63, n.1, p.147-168

·         The Impact of a 'Soda Tax' on Prices: Evidence from French Micro Data”,
         co-authored with P.Sevestre, M.Tépaut and A.Vigneron
Applied Economics, 2016, 48(41), p.3976-3994


·         “Everyday Low Price”,
         co-authored with F.Ravenna

·         “Professional Network and Career Coevolution”,
        co-authored with P.Seabright 

·         “Joint Ownership of Production Projects as a Commitment Device against Interest Groups”,
        co-authored with P.Seabright


Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, European Journal of Development, Labor Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics



·         Co-author of “Structural Features of Distributive Trades and Their Impact on Prices in the Euro Area”(2011),         
Banque de France, Paris, France
·         Co-author (firms' access to credit chapter) of “Côte d'Ivoire Investment Climate Survey Report” (2010),                 
Africa Finance and Private Sector Group, World Bank, Washington 
·         Co-author of “African Economic Outlook” (2010),
OECD Development Centre, Paris, France


·      “EIEF Seminar”, Rome, Italy (2017)

·      “Banca d'Italia Seminar”, Rome, Italy (2017)

“Cardiff University Seminar”, Cardiff, UK (2016)

·      Price Setting and Inflation”, Paris, France (2015)
·      European Economics Association Meeting”, Toulouse, France (2014)
·       “NBER Summer Institute”, Boston, USA (2014)
·      “Seminaire Aliss INRA”, Ivry/Seine, France (2014)
·     “Congrès Association Française de Science Economique”, Aix-en-Provence, France (2013)
·       “NBER Summer Institute”, Boston, USA (2013)
·        “Association Français de Science Economique Congrès”, Paris, France (2012)

·         18th International Panel Data Conference”, Paris, France (2012)

·         “Association Français de Science Economique Congrès”, Paris, France (2011)

·        European Economics Association Meeting”, Oslo, Norway (2011)

·        Competition and Strategies in the Retailing Industry”, Toulouse, France (2011)

·        “Workshop on Poverty, Development and Globalization”, coordinated by J.E.Stiglitz, IPD, UK (2010)

·         “Second Scifi-Glow Research Workshop”, Budapest, Hungary (2010)

·         “Infrastructure Economics and Development Conference”, Toulouse, France (2010) 

·        “Measuring Informal Economy in Developing Countries” IARIW-SAIM Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal (2009)

·        “DIME Conference on Formation and Evolution of Socio-Economic Networks”, Paris, France (2009)

·        European Summer School in Labor Economics”, Ammersee, Germany (2009)

·        “Emerging Competition Issues in Infrastructure Service Procurement”, coordinated by A.Estache, Belgium (2009)

·        “European Economics Association Meeting”, Milan, Italy (2008)

·        “Association Français de Science Economique Congrès”, Paris, France (2008)

·        “Behavioral Economics and Experimental Economics”, Lyon, France (2007)

·        “Capabilities and Happiness”, Università Bicocca, Milan, Italy (2005)



 Language Skills                                                                                         

·      Mother tongue: Italian

·      Fluent: English (TOEFL: 283/300), French, Spanish

·      Intermediate: German (Zertifikat Deutsch: 255,5/300), Portuguese (CIPLE: muito bom)


Computer Skills                                                                                          

·      European Computer Driving Licence, MS Word and Excel Advanced, Latex

·      Statistical Software: Stata, SAS, SPSS, Answer Tree, Neural Connection, E-views, R, Matlab

·      Experimental Economics Software: z-Tree


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