I am professor of economics at the University Clermont Auvergne (CNRS, CERDI) and at the Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics. Prior to joining CNRS and CERDI, I was senior research fellow at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT). I have a broad research disciplinary interests in development economics at the frontier of evidence-based policy, quantitative empirics and theory, and in applied econometrics. I am also interested in, and have worked on topics in economic theory. Besides my research, I have also acquired a first-hand operation experience of conducting effective policy dialogues and negotiations with multiple development actors. I held a Ph.D. and a Master’s in economics, both from the University of Strasbourg.