Bédhat Jean-Marc ATSEBI
Ph.D. Candidate in Economics and Lecturer at CERDI - University Clermont Auvergne, France
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Development Economics from the Center for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI), University Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France. I am also teaching in Macroeconomics, Public expenditures and finance, and Econometrics.
What has made so many financial crises, spectacular events, is the strong link they maintain with real economic activity. Considering these adverse effects that are large and difficult to resolve, my current research focuses on the linkages between financial crises and real economic activity, with a focus on international trade and output, and the channels through which they operate. I also work on new mechanisms and tools necessary to alleviate the costs of financial crises, especially new debt instruments, state-contingent debt instruments indexed to the capacity of countries to repay, and fiscal and monetary policy and space necessary for stimulus packages and prevention to crises. I also worked on relative poverty in poor African countries.
Particularly, I am interested in Fiscal macroeconomics, Public finance, Debt management, Financial crises, Fiscal space, Fiscal rules, State contingent debt instruments, International trade, Poverty analysis, Statistics, Development economics, International economics; Econometrics, Meta-analysis, Impact analysis and pre/post-randomization, Regression discontinuity design, Macro and micro-econometrics, Time series econometrics, Panel data analysis, Qualitative variables methods, Communication, Writing skills.
Prior to my Ph.D. studies, I did two Masters (M.Sc.), (i) a Research M.Sc. in Development Economics, and (ii) a Professional M.Sc. in Analysis of Development Project, both at CERDI - University Clermont Auvergne with modules in Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics, and Project management. I did various internships around the world (Economist, Statistician in Côte D'Ivoire, Research Assistant in Spain, Financial controller and Back office manager in France). I am also a volunteer in Africavenir association in Clermont-Ferrand that implements many development projects for Africa, and in Africa.
Apart from my main fields of interest, I am passionate about geopolitics, gender issues, and environmental policy.