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I completed my PhD in Development Economics from the Center for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI), Clermont-Ferrand, France. I also served as a Teaching and Research Assistant for courses in Principles of economics and macroeconomics to undergraduate students at the University Clermont Auvergne during two years.

Considering the negative effect of the financial crisis on employment largely debated for developed countries, I chose to broaden the analysis to the relationship between finance and labor. For my PhD, I focused on developing and emerging countries where social security schemes are underdeveloped. Particularly, I was interested by the effect of financial development on the labor market in developing countries. My current research based on macroeconometric techniques falls under the topics of financial inclusion, decent work, informal sector, migration, poverty and inequality.

Prior to my PhD studies, I did a Master (MSc) also at CERDI with modules on development economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, health economics and project management. I was also a consultant at the International Institute for Educational Planning of the UNESCO on a project on "the Use and Usefulness of School Grants".

Apart from Economics, I am engaged in the implementation of development projects in Africa. For instance, I led for two years the association AFRICAVENIR which promotes cultural events and solidarity projects for Africa at Clermont-Ferrand.

I am also passionate by geopolitics, gender issues, organic farming and breeding.