Raphaël SOUBEYRAN

Researcher (DR) at the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE), Montpellier

Head of the Center for Environmental Economics - Montpellier (CEE-M)

Research interests:

  • Microeconomics

  • Political Economics

  • Development Economics

  • Agricultural and Resource Economics

2 place viala, 34060 Montpellier, France

raphael.soubeyran [at] inrae.fr

Twitter: @RSoubeyran

My CV


Work in progress and Working Papers:

  • Crop Prices Drive Deforestation in the Tropics (with N. Berman, M. Couttenier and A. Leblois)

  • Agricultural Productivity and Deforestation in the Tropics (with N. Berman, M. Couttenier and A. Leblois)

Some selected publications:

Media, Popular Press and Vulgarization:

Current and former Ph.D Students:

  • Mamadou Gueye (2019) "Contracting with Spatial Externalities"

  • Bocar Samba Ba (2016) "Natural Resources and Recycling"

Publications by topic:

Development, agriculture and natural resources:

  • Linking Risk Aversion, Time Preference and Fertilizer Use in Burkina Faso. Journal of Development Studies 54(11): 1991–2006 (2018), with T. Le Cotty, E.Maître d’Hôtel, and J. Subervie.

  • A Survey of the Causes of Civil Conflicts: Natural Factors and Economic Conditions. Revue d’Economie Politique 126(6): 787–810 (2015), withM. Couttenier.

  • Rainwater Harvesting and Groundwater Conservation: When Endogenous Heterogeneity Matters. Environmental and Resource Economics 62(1): 19–34 (2015), with M. Tidball, A. Tomini and K. Erdlenbruch.

  • Drought and Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa. Economic Journal 124(575): 201–244 (2014), with M. Couttenier.

  • When Does Universal Peace Prevail? Secession and Group Formation in Conflict. Economics of Governance 7(1): 3–29, with F. Bloch and S. Sanchèz-Pagès (2006).


Organizations, industrial and electoral competition

  • Overburdened Judges. International Review of Law and Economics 55: 21–32 (2018), with L. Roussey.

  • Knowledge Accumulation within an Organization. International Economic Review 55(4): 1089–1128 (2014), with N. van Long and A. Soubeyran.

  • Competition vs. Quality in an Industry with Imperfect Traceability. Economics Bulletin 31(4): 3052 – 3067 (2011), with E. Rouvière.

  • Heterogeneity in Volontary Programs on Food Safety: Theory and Evidence from French Imports of Fresh Produce. European Review of Agricultural Economics 37(4): 479–499 (2010), with E. Rouvière and C. Bignebat.

  • Contest with Attack and Defense: Does Negative Campaigning Increase or Decrease Voter Turnout? Social Choice and Welfare 32(3): 337–353 (2009).

  • Does a Disadvantaged Candidate Choose an Extremist Position? Annals of Economics and Statistics 93–94: 328–348 (2009).

  • Political Cycles: Issue Ownership and The Opposition Advantage. Journal of Public Economic Theory 10(4): 685–716, with P. Gautier (2008).

  • When Inertia Generates Political Cycles. Economics Bulletin 4(31): 1–8 (2006).