Research papers and reports


ACADEMIC PAPERS

Publications

Selected contributions

  • End-of-life medical spending in last twelve months of life is lower than previously reported, Health Affairs, 2017, 36 (7), 1211-1217. (with E. B. French, J. McCauley, M. Aragon, P. Bakx, M. Chalkley, S. H. Chen, B. J. Christensen, H. Chuang, A. Côté-Sergent, M. De Nardi, E. Fan, P-Y. Geoffard, C. Gastaldi-Ménager, M. Gørtz, Y. Ibuka, J. B. Jones, M. Kallestrup-Lamb, M. Karlsson, T. J. Klein, G. de Lagasnerie, P-C. Michaud, O. O’Donell, J. S. Skinner, E. van Dooslaer, N. R. Ziebarth, and E. Kelly)
  • The concentration of hospital-based medical spending: Evidence from Canada, Fiscal Studies, 2016, 37 (3-4), 627-651. (with A. Côté-Sergent and P.-C. Michaud)
  • Physician payment mechanisms, hospital length of stay and risk of readmission: A natural experiment, Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 36, 112-124. (with B. Fortin)
  • Measuring vulnerability to asset-poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, World Development, 2013, 46, 211-222.
  • Employment and education discriminations against disabled persons in Cape Verde, Applied Economics, 2013, 45 (7), 857-875.
  • Health and income: A robust comparison of Canada and the US, Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30 (2), 293-302. (with J-Y. Duclos)
  • What determines productivity in Senegal? Sectoral disparities and the dual labor market, Journal of Development Studies, 2009, 45 (10), 1707-1730. (with F. Murtin)
  • Bi-polarization comparisons, Economics Letters, 2005, 78, 153-159. (with J-Y. Duclos)

  • Other contributions
  • Household allocation and efficiency of time in Papua New Guinea, 2018, Working Paper, The World Bank, Washington DC. (with S. Forman, B. Fae, A. Utz, K. Nouve, A., Gayatri, A. Tobalbal Oliver).
  • Analyse comparative coûts-avantages d’interventions en matière d’enseignement primaire en Haïti, in Lombord, Dubosse et Wong (eds) Haïti Priorise: un plan de développement alternatif, 2018, Copenhagen Consensus Center.
  • Characterizing vulnerability to poverty in rural Haiti: A multilevel decomposition approach, Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2014, 65 (1), 131-150.
  • Shocks and coping strategies in the urban squatter settlements of San Salvador, Poverty & Public Policy, 2013, 5 (2), 180-202. (with L. Tejerina)
  • Livelihoods and the allocation of emergency assistance after the Haiti earthquake, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, 2011, WPS5851.
  • Vulnerability and livelihoods before and after the Haiti earthquake, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, 2011, WPS5850.
  • Ricardian or spender consumers? Evidence from a taxpayer survey questionnaire, Economics Bulletin, 2010, 30 (2), 1526-1538.
  • Migration, remittances, and poverty in Senegal, in Q. Wodon (ed.), Migration, remittances, and poverty: Case studies from West Africa, 2006, World Bank Working Paper No 78. (with C. Tsimpo and Q. Wodon).
  • L’individualisation de l’impôt sur le revenu : équitable ou pas ?, Économie et Prévision, 2003, 160-161 (4-5), 149-165.
  • Fiscalité et mariage, Économie Publique/Public Economics, 2003, 13 (2), 125-150. (with S. Buffeteau)
  • La prime pour l’emploi, in L’Économie française, Édition 2002-2003, 2002, 205-218, INSEE. (with J-M. Aubert and E. Lefebvre)
  • Les indicateurs de polarisation et leur application à la France, Économie et Prévision, 2002, 155 (4), 13-30. (with A. Parent)
  • La polarisation des revenus salariaux en France, in Mesurer les inégalités, MiRe-DREES, 1999, vol. 2, 137-146. (with A. Parent)
  • Les connaissances, attitudes, croyances et comportements face au sida en France : évolutions 1992-1994-1998, 1999, ORS Île-de-France, 193 p. (with I. Gremy and N. Beltzer)
  • Consommation et chômage : une étude empirique sur données micro-économiques américaines, Économie et Statistique, 1999, 324-325, 75-101.
  • Nouvelles approches des comportements d’épargne et de consommation, Économie et Statistique, 1999, 324-325, 9-18, reprinted in Problèmes Économiques 2634, 1-6.
  • Perspectives à moyen terme des finances sociales de la France, Revue de l’OFCE, 1996, 56, 7-43. (with G. Cornilleau and X. Timbeau)

  • Unpublished

    Papers under revision or submitted
  • Activity-based financing in Quebec: Did it work? (with R. Ariste and P-C. Michaud)
  • Maîtriser les dépenses de santé face au changement démographique : Une analyse de l’évolution des coûts à l’hôpital au Québec, 2019, CEDIA Working Paper 19-01. (with M-A. Morin)
  • Hospital readmission is highly predictable from deep learning, 2017, CEDIA Working Paper 17-05. (with Q. Li and M-A. Morin)
  • Gender, housing and happiness: Evidence from the Second Low Income Upgrading Program in Guyana. (with O. Chevalier)
  • A direct measure of inefficiency within couples: Tax optimization in French cohabiting couples. (with O. Bargain, N. Moreau and A. Pacifico)
  • Effect of permanent income on health: Evidence from panel data for older Canadian. (with Q. Li and A. A. Cohen)
  • Indirect costs of an epidemic: The economic impacts of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. (with A. Odusola)
  • Shocks, mobility, welfare and coping strategies: Evidence from urban squatter settlements in San Salvador. (with L. Tejerina)
  • Taxation and marriage: Evidence from a natural experiment in France. (with S. Buffeteau)
  • Taxing the Rich: Evidence from wealth tax experiments in France.

  • Papers in preparation
  • Requiem for the PMT or unexpected renewal? Poverty is highly predictable from deep learning. (with H. Coulombe and Q. Li)
  • Development paths and finance: Some empirical evidence. (with S. Guimbert)
  • Post-shock recovery, adaptation and coping strategies. (with L. Tejerina)
  • Youth employment in Senegal: Regional and sectoral disparities. (with J. Bandiaky)
  • Physician remuneration mechanisms, healthcare quality and costs: Evidence from a natural experiment. (with B. Fortin)
  • How much of hospital costs and quality of care can be attributed to physicians? Evidence from matched patient-physician data.
  • Measuring the impact of physicians: Physician value-added and patient health outcomes.
  • Physician fees and endoscopy waiting times: Evidence from hospital data. (with J. Setrakian)

  • Working papers and communications
  • Interventions to improve access, retention and learning outcomes in Haitian primary schools, 2017, Haiti Priorize project, Copenhagen Consensus Center.
  • Heterogeneous impacts of Progresa-Oportunidades on households' vulnerability: Evidence from randomized and non-randomized experiments in rural and urban Mexico, 2013, communication at the annual congress of the Société Canadienne de Sciences Economiques, Quebec. (with L. Tejerina)
  • Youth employment in northern Senegal: Creating jobs opportunities for young people, 2013, communication at the Global Partnership for Youth Employment conference “Ideas4Work: Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship in Africa”, Dakar.
  • Food security, livelihoods and the allocation of emergency assistance after the Haiti earthquake, 2012. (with P. Horjus)
  • Targeting post-disaster public works programs in Haiti, 2012. (with F. Lamanna and A-M. Oviedo)
  • Food security and the allocation of emergency relief funds after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 2011, communication at the DIAL development conference “Shocks in developing countries”, Paris.
  • Identification of the productivity gap between formal and informal sectors in three West African countries, 2009, communication at the CSAE conference, Oxford. (with F. Murtin)
  • Taxation and marriage: Evidence from a natural experiment in France, 2008, Working Paper, Université de Sherbrooke. (with S. Buffeteau)
  • Social polarization vs. income polarization, 2008, Working Paper, Université de Sherbrooke.
  • Energy subsidies, electricity and water tariffs and the poor in Cape Verde, in Q. Wodon (ed.), Electricity tariffs and the poor: Case studies for sub-saharan Africa, 2007, Working Paper, The World Bank. (with D. Angel-Urdinola, M. Francisco, P. Meier and Q. Wodon)
  • The individualization of income tax in France: A micro-simulation approach, 2004, Working Paper, OECD CTPA/CFA/WP2(2004)32.


  • REPORTS AND NOTES

  • Options for the expansion and enhancement of social safety nets in Gabon, 2019, Policy Note, The World Bank. (with O. Bargain and A. Moubarak)
  • Ciblage des Gabonais Économiquement Faibles : Méthodes et validation des outils de ciblage, 2019, Technical Report, DGSEE & Commission GEF, République du Gabon.
  • Study on the financing of social protection in Madagascar and reflexion on the common fund, 2018, Technical Report, UNICEF.
  • Public expenditure review of Madagascar’s social protection sector, 2018, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Gabon PMT report, 2018, Technical Report, DGSEE, République du Gabon.
  • Gabon poverty profile, 2018, Technical Report, DGSEE, République du Gabon.
  • Analysis of gender in the Liberia Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 2018, Technical Report, African Development Bank & LISGIS.
  • Household allocation of time and efficiency in Papua New Guinea, 2017, Technical Report & Policy Note, The World Bank.
  • Interventions to improve access, retention and learning outcomes in Haitian primary education, 2017, Technical Report, Copenhagen Consensus Center (Haiti Priorise).
  • Comparative cost-benefit analysis of social protection interventions in Haiti, 2017, Technical Report, Copenhagen Consensus Center (Haiti Priorise).
  • Time-use studies in PNG: literature review and survey design, 2016, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Health service delivery in Niger, 2016, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Evaluation of Guyana second low income settlement program, 2015, Technical Report, Interamerican Development Bank.
  • Simulations for equity in education in Haiti, 2015, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Simulations for equity in education in the Dominican Republic, 2015, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Regional study on the socio-economic impact of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, 2014, Technical Report, United Nation Development Program.
  • Modèle COMPAS 2050 : Imputations des coûts des maladies, 2014, Technical Report, CEDIA. (with A. Coté-Sergent, P-C. Michaud and M-A. Morin)
  • What shocks matter the most? Evidence from multishock panel survey data in urban El Salvador, 2014, Technical Report, Interamerican Development Bank. (with L. Tejerina)
  • Análisis de las evoluciones en las condiciones de vida de los hogares de la encuesta de vulnerabilidad en asentamientos urbanos precarios del área metropolitana de San Salvador (2011-2013), 2014, Technical Report, Interamerican Development Bank.
  • Poverty trends in Haiti, 2014, Methodological Note, The World Bank.
  • Remittances, private transfers and poverty alleviation in Haiti, 2014, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Targeting and ex-ante impact evaluation of social programs in Ivory Coast, 2013, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Casamance youth employment assessment, 2013, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Migration in Southern Africa: A regional overview of migration patterns, impacts and policies, 2013, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Poverty, gender and the labor market: Senegal 2001-2011, 2012, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Revisión de los instrumentos de focalización PMT del programa Red de Oportunidades, 2012, Technical Report, República de Panamá.
  • Enjeux et options pour le ciblage des programmes et transferts sociaux au Sénégal, 2011, Technical/Policy Note, The World Bank.
  • Performance du ciblage des subventions aux services d’eau et d’électricité au Sénégal, 2011, Technical/Policy Note, The World Bank.
  • Vulnerability in the urban squatter settlements of San Salvador: Survey design, 2010, Technical Report, Inter-American Development Bank.
  • International migration, earnings and educational attainment in El Salvador, 2010, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • International migration, earnings and educational attainment in Guatemala, 2010, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Social safety nets in Haiti, 2009, Technical Report, The World Bank. (with A. Borgarello and F. Lamanna)
  • Risks and vulnerability in Haiti, 2009, Technical Report, The World Bank.
  • Labor income and employment in a transition economy: Mauritius 2001-2007, 2009, Technical Report, The World Bank and African Development Bank.