Sustainable Development, Urban Economics and International Trade
I am a professor of economics at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA) and the co-director of the Center for the Analysis of Trade and Economic Transition (CATT).
I study the impact of globalization on the location choice of individuals and firms, on public policies and on welfare and I am also specialized in urban economics.
Mes enseignements (Microéconomie, Macroéconomie, Economie Internationale, Economie Urbaine et Régionale) sont disponibles ici.
"Pollution Haven and Corruption Paradise" with E Dienesch, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 85, 2017, pp 171-192. In brief: we test and confirm the "pollution haven hypothesis" for European firms: environmental norms foster relocation of European affiliates in countries with intermediate level of bad governance and good market access to the EU.
International Development Economics
- NEW Working paper: The Benefits of Regional Trade Agreements in Africa with Geoffroy Guepie and Julie Schlick.
- How Income and Crowding Effects Influence the World Market for French Wines with Florent Deisting and Julie Schlick, The World Economy, 40(5), pp 835-1038, 2017. Working Paper here, (HCERES A)
- The Effect of the Euro on the Aeronautic Trade: a French Regional Analysis with Serge Rey, Economic Modelling, 2014 (41), 345-355, (HCERES A)
- What Are EU Trade Preferences Worth for Sub-Saharan Africa and Other Developing Countries? with Sébastien Jean, in Trade Preference Erosion: Measurement and Policy Response ed B. Hoekman, W. J. Martin et C. A. Primo Braga. Palgrave MacMillan Issues.
- Market Access for Developing Countries with Y. Decreux, L. Fontagné, S. Jean, D. Laborde, T. Mayer, S. Zignago, 2004. Expertise commissioned by the European Consortium for the Trade policy Analysis (ECTA) , DG Trade, European Commission.
The European Union
- Taming Tax Competition with a European Corporate Income Tax with Jacques Le Cacheux, Revue d'économie politique, 2018/4 (Vol. 128), pages 575 à 611. (HCERES A). In brief: This article proposes an original review of the literature on tax competition, and provides new evidence concerning different types of footloose capital: the intensity of strategic interactions is three time stronger for financial assets than for less mobile capital. [Some elements of this article were discussed by Jacques Le Cacheux in different interviews at Democracy, Challenges and La Croix (in French) and presented at the European Parliament].
- Study on the potential and limitations of reforming the financing of the EU budget with Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Jacques Le Cacheux, Giacomo Benedetto, Mathieu Saunier, Claude Emonnot, Florence Lachet-Touya, Jorgen Mortensen, Aymeric Potteau, Igor Taranic. Expertise commissioned by the European Commission on behalf of the High Level Group on Own Resources. Available on the website of the European Commission.
- What are EU Trade Preferences Worth for Sub-Saharan Africa and other Developing Countries? with Sébastien Jean. Expertise commissioned by the World Bank. Published in Trade Preference Erosion: Measurement and Policy Response edited by B Hoekman, W Martin and C Primo Braga, World Bank and Palgrave-Macmillian series. (Working paper available at the World Bank website). Citations: 149 [including quotations of working papers]
- Evaluation des effets économiques des fonds structurels européens with S. Dall’erba, J. Le Cacheux, J. Le Gallo, 2003. Contrat avec la Région Aquitaine.
Urban and Regional Economics
- NEW Working paper: Trade and Institutions: Explaining Urban Giants, with Tchapo Gbandi
- Spatial Distribution of Skills and Regional Trade Integration with Elisa Dienesch, The Annals of Regional Science, 2015, 54(2), pp 451-488. HCERES: A. In brief: Trade integration (including internal integration using the Commodity Flow Survey) positively impacted on the spatial polarization in the US (i.e. the proportion of skilled workers at the regional scale) between 1997 and 2007. [bref topo en français ici)
- Is Agglomeration Desirable? Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2011, Vol 101/102, 203-229 (lead article in Applied Microeconomic Theory). Working Paper. (HCERES: A)
- Agglomeration and Welfare with Heterogeneous Preferences with Marc Fleurbaey, Open Economies Review, 2011, Vol 22, Issue 4, pp 685–708.
- Entrepreneurs’ Location Choice and Public Policies, a Survey of the New Economic Geography. Journal of Economic Surveys. Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 909-952 (HCERES A)
- Urban costs, Trade Costs and Tax Competition. Revue d’Economie Politique, 2008, Vol 118,5, p. 625-661 (lead article). (HCERES A)
- Good Governance, Trade and Agglomeration, Papers in Regional Science, 2008, Vol 87 Issue 4, 483-504 (lead article). (HCERES A)
This paper has received the Martin Beckmann Prize 2009 for the best paper in Papers in Regional Science for 2008.