Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur l'Afrique et le Moyen-Orient

Sylvain Eloi Dessy

Professeur d’économie, Faculté des Sciences de l’administration

Département d’Économique

sdes@ecn.ulaval.ca

Local 2152 DeSève, Université Laval,

1025, avenue des sciences humaines,

Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

Tel : 418 656-2131

Poste 6672 Télécopieur … 418 656-2707;

URL: http://www.ecn.ulaval.ca/sylvain.dessy/

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Monetary and Multidimensional Child Poverty: Why they Differ (with P. Ballon, J. Cockburn, and Setou Diarra), Journal of African Economies; Volume 27, Issue 4, 1 August 2018, Pages 483–512
  • High-Powered Career and Marriage: Can Women Have It All? (with, H. Djebbari), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policies (Advances), 2010, vol. 10, issue 1, pages 42.
  • On the Mechanics of Trade-Induced Structural Transformation, (with F. Mbiékop and Stéphane Pallage) Journal of Macroeconomics, 2010, 32(1), 251-264.
  • Gender Discrimination, Human Capital, and Marriage. (with Stéphane Pallage) Journal of African Development, 2009, 11(1), 61-76.
  • Why Is Child Labor Illegal? (with John Knowles), European Economic Review, 2008, vol. 52, no 7, pp. 1275-1311.
  • Debt Relief and Social Services Expenditure: the African Experience, 1989-2003, (with D. Vencatachellum) African Development Review, 2007, vol. 19, no 1, pp. 200-216.
  • Some Surprising Effects of Better Law Enforcement against Child Trafficking, (with Stéphane Pallage) Journal of African Development, 2006, vol. 8, pp. 115-132.
  • A Theory of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (with S. Pallage, Université du Québec à Montréal). The Economic Journal, 115 (500), pp. 68-87, 2005.
  • Explaining Cross-Country Differences in Policy Response to Child Labour (with D. Vencatachellum), Canadian Journal of Economics, 2003, Vol 36(1).
  • Taxes, Inequality and Informal Sector Size (with Stéphane Pallage), Journal of Development Economics, vol. 70 (1), 2003, pp. 225-233.
  • Fertility, Education, and Market Failures (with Stephane Pallage), Journal of African Finance and Development, vol.5, no 2, 2002, pp. 1-16.
  • Child Labor and Coordination Failures (avec Stéphane Pallage, Université du Québec à Montréal); Journal of Development Economics, 2001, vol. 62(1) : 261-275.
  • A Defense of Compulsory Measures against Child Labor; Journal of Development Economics, 2000, vol. 62 (1) : 261-275.
  • Davies, Victor A.B.; Dessy, Sylvain (2012), “The Political Economy of Government Revenues in Post-Conflict Resource-Rich Africa: Liberia and Sierra Leone”, NBER Working Paper no 18539 , Cambridge, MA.

Submitted Papers and Working Papers

  • Motherhood and Women’s Self-Employment: Evidence from Nigeria (with J.-L. Bago), second revision requested by Economic Development and Cultural Change
  • Fertility Response to Climate Shocks (with F. Marchetta, R. Pongou, and L. Tiberti), under review
  • The Bride-Price Custom and Child Marriage: Theory and from a Natural Experiment (with R. S. Diarra, L. Kuate and L. Tiberti), under review
  • Land Tenure Security and Rural Non-Agricultural Employment: Theory and Evidence (with L. Diarra), under review
  • Climate Shocks and Gender Differences in School Dropout Rates: Evidence from Malawi (with L. Tiberti and D.-A. Zoundi)
  • COVID-19 and Children’s School Resilience: Evidence from Nigeria (with H. Gninafon, L. Tiberti and M. Tiberti), Working Paper.
  • Polygyny and Farm Households’ Resilience to Climate Shocks (with, L. Tiberti, M. Tiberti, and D.-A. Zoundi), Working Paper.
  • Women and Polygyny: Does Education Matter After All? (with, L. Tiberti, and D.-A. Zoundi), Working Paper.
  • Early Childbearing and Within-Household Gender Inequality: Evidence from Brazil (with A. Kassouf and L. Tiberti)
  • Cost-Effective Energy Policy with Heterogeneous Agents (with Landry Kuate)

Selected Media coverage of the article Dessy-Pallage, A Theory of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (Economic journal)

  • Daily Telegraph, January 30, 2005
  • The Scotsman, January 31, 2005
  • BBC interview, January 31, 2005, 6: 48
  • CBC interview, As it Happens, January 31, 2005
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), January 31, 2005
  • Radio Canada International, Canada Today to Africa, February 22, 2005
  • Calcutta Telegraph, February 1, 2005
  • London School of Economics, London, UK, 1996
  • University of Southampton, UK, 1996
  • University of Essex, UK, 1996
  • H.E.C., Montréal, February 1997
  • Société canadienne des Sciences Économiques, Montréal, May 1997.
  • Société canadienne des Sciences Économiques, Québec, May 1998.
  • McGill University, February 1999.
  • Université de Montréal, February 1999.
  • Canadian Economic Association, Toronto, June 1999.
  • Society for Economic Dynamics, Alghero (Italy), June 1999
  • Canadian Economic Association, Vancouver, June 2000
  • Journées de Microéconomie Appliquées (JMA 2000), Québec, Québec, June 2000
  • Society for Economic Dynamics, San José, Costa Rica, July 2000
  • Summer Institute, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Cambridge, Mass,July 24-28, 2000
  • Northeastern University Development Conference (NEUDC), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, October, 2000
  • Society for Economic Dynamics, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2001
  • Northeastern University Development Conference (NEUDC), Boston
  • University, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2001
  • Université du Québec à Montréal, August 2001
  • Georgetown University, October 2002
  • Northeastern University Development Conference (NEUDC), Williams
  • College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 17-19 October 2002
  • Ryerson University, February 2003
  • Northeastern University Development Conference (NEUDC), Yale
  • University, New Haven, Connecticut, October 2003
  • Delta Paris, December 2004
  • Toulouse School of Economics, December 2004
  • Invited Speaker, Research Department, African Development Bank, February 2009
  • 10th journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet, Aix-Marseilles, 20 – 22 juin, 2011
  • Paris X, Pantheon Sorbonne, October 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Department of Economic, University of Manitoba, October 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Department of Economic, University of Victoria, February 2012
  • Guest Speaker, Department of Economic, University of Calgary, October 2012
  • African Economic Conference, Tuesday October 30, 2012 – Friday November 2, 2012. Kigali, Rwanda
  • Canadian Economic Association, June 1-3, 2013, HEC Montreal
  • Canadian Economic Association, June 3rd-5th, University of Ottawa
  • Canadian Economic Association, June 1-3, 2018, McGill University

Axes de recherche au sein du Ciram

Diplômes
  • PhD, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, October 1995. Fields: Trade and development. Mac Arthur Scholar, MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program for Peace and International Cooperation, University of Minnesota
  • Master’s degree in economics, Université de Yaoundé, Cameroon, 1986
  • Bachelor degree in economics, Université de Yaoundé, Cameroon, 1985
Refereeing Experience in Peer-Reviewed Journal
  • American Economic Review
  • Economic Journal
  • American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
  • European Economic Review
  • Journal of Development Economics
  • Canadian Journal of Economics
  • Journal of Population Economics
  • Journal of economic dynamics and Control
  • Economics Letters
  • Journal of Income Inequality
  • Oxford Economics Papers
  • Oxford Bulletin of Economic Research
  • The B.E. Journal of Economic analysis and Policy
  • Journal of African Economies
  • Journal of African Development
  • The Journal of Economics
  • Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Review of Income and Wealth
  • African Development Review
  • L’Actualité Économique
  • CRSH
  • Israeli Science Foundation (ISF)
  • World Bank Economic Review
Activités institutionnelles

Employment History

  • Professor of economics, Université Laval, 2008- present
  • Co-director, CIRPEE, 2012-2014
  • Director, Graduate Program, Département d’économique, Université Laval, 2009-2012
  • Director, MA program in international relations, Université Laval, 2004 – 2007
  • Associate professor of economics, Université Laval, 2001- 2008
  • Assistant professor of economics, Université Laval, 1996- 2001
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, London School of Economics, London UK, 1995-1996
    Distinctions and Honors

    Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, Fall 2018
    Officer of the Canadian Economic Association, 2012 – 2016
    Co-Editor, Actualité Économique, June 2016- 2020
    Visiting Fellow, Paris School of Economics, Campus Paris-Jourdan December 2009
    Member of the Child Labour Research Network, IPEC, ILO, Geneva, Switzeland
    Fullbright-McArthur Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1990-1995

     

    Grants Received

    • NBER Africa Project. Period: 2010-2011, with Victor A.B. Davies $60,000 US
    • SSHRC. Period: 2008-2011, with Sabine Kroger. $44 000$
    • FQRSC, Team-Grant. Period: 2004-2008, with Max Blouin, Nicholas Marceau, and Stéphane Pallage. $282,200$
    • SSHRC. Period: 2006-2009, with Stéphane Pallage. $63,500
    • SSHRC Grant No. 410-2001-1165. Period: 2001-2004, with Stéphane Pallage and Max Blouin. $65,750