The program is a North-South-South collaboration led by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) in Ghana and the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil in collaboration with the Institute of Research of Economic Development (IRED) in Kenya and CIESS-Econometrica and San Andrés University (CIESS-UMSA) in Bolivia.

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Flávia Chein

Flávia Chein has master degree in Administration (Fundação Getulio Vargas /SP -2001) and PhD degree in Economics (Federal University of Minas Gerais- 2006). She also has been visiting scholar at PUC-Rio (2005-2006).

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Vladimir Ponczek

Vladimir Ponczek is Associate Professor of São Paulo School of Economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil. Vladimir has also worked as a researcher at the World Bank.

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Cristine Campos de Xavier Pinto

Cristine Campos de Xavier Pinto holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley. She is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, and she was a visiting professor at University of Michigan.

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Gabriel Ulyssea

Gabriel Ulyssea currently has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at PUC-Rio (Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) and as a senior researcher at IPEA (Institute for Applied Economic Research), where he coordinates the labor studies division.

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Jorge Dávalos

Jorge Dávalos is an international consultant and researcher. His research focuses on applied labour econometrics, impact evaluation and trade and labor market outcomes in developing countries. He was an econometrician at ILO’s Regional Office for Latin America & the Caribbean.

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Rolando Morales

Rolando Morales holds a Ph.D. in Econometrics and Applied Statistic from the Geneva University. He is a renowned professor of Economic Development at San Andrés University (UMSA, La Paz, Bolivia). He also was professor of Statistics and Econometrics at UMSA and Coordinator of the Master Studies…

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Ximena Soruco

Ximena Soruco holds the position of Academic Chair at the Center for Social Research at the Vice-presidency of Bolivia, where she coordinates the research teams and programs.  She is also professor of sociology at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in La Paz, Bolivia, and periodically teaches at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, and the Academia Diplomática de Bolivia.

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Yaw Ansu

Yaw Ansu is the Chief Economist at ACET. Prior to joining ACET, he spent more than 26 years working at the World Bank in various capacities including: Research Economist, Country Economist, Country Director …

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Mina Baliamoune-Lutz

Mina Baliamoune-Lutz is Professor of Economics at the Coggin College of Business and Distinguished Professor (2012) at the University of North Florida. She has recently served as director of research at the center for Economic Transformation (ACET) in Ghana, and as the president of the African Finance …

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Nicolas Depetris Chauvin

Nicolas Depetris Chauvin is Senior Advisor at the African Center for Economic Transformation where he advises on the strategic directions and analytical content of the work programs of the various departments (i.e. Research, Extractives Resources, and Advisory) and conduct own research on issues in economic transformation and extractives resources.

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Eugenie Maiga

Eugenie Maiga is an Assistant Professor at the Université de Koudougou, Burkina Faso where she teaches courses in Econometrics, Agricultural Policy and Finance, Microeconomics applied to Agriculture, Farm Management and International Development.

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Francis Mulangu

Francis Mulangu is an agricultural economist at the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET). His responsibility includes leading ACET policy and research agenda in the areas of agriculture, agricultural value added, and agro-processing as they relate to economic transformation, …

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Guido Gustavo Porto

Guido Gustavo Porto is a Professor of Economics at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP). Previously he was an Economist at the Research Department of the World Bank. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2002.

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Bethuel Kinyanjui Kinuthia

Bethuel Kinyanjui Kinuthia is a lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi where he teaches economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also supervises both PhD and Masters level thesis.

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Damiano Manda

Damiano Manda is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi where he teaches economics at the undergraduate and graduate level and supervise both PhD and masters level thesis. He manages research at the African Economic Research Consortium whose main mandate is to build and retain local capacity for carrying out policy-relevant economic research in Africa.

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Othieno Nyanjom

Othieno Nyanjom is a researcher and consultant on a wide range of development issues, including public health, public finance, constitutionalism and devolution, and more recently, media in development. He has worked extensively in Kenya and abroad, for national and international development organizations as well as academic institutions.

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Celine Carrere

Céline Carrère

Céline Carrère joined the University of Geneva in 2011 as Associate Professor. She is also a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London (CEPR), a Research Fellow at the Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI) in France and a Board Member of the Research in International Economics and Finance (RIEF) network.

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Marco Fugazza

Marco Fugazza has worked as an Economic Affairs Officer in the Trade Analysis Branch of UNCTAD’s Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities since 2002. He spent a year as a fellow at CERAS (now part of the Paris-Jourdan School of Economics), worked as a micro-economist for the French Ministry of Labor …

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Anja Grujovic

Anja Grujovic is a PhD student and a research assistant at the University of Geneva where she is studying the link between trade and unemployment. She holds an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Economics from the University of Geneva.

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Emmanuel Milet

Emmanuel Milet is a post-doc student at the University of Geneva. He received his Ph.D from the University Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in April 2014. His research is mainly empirical and focuses on international trade, with a special focus on international trade in services.

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Frédéric Robert-Nicoud

Frédéric Robert-Nicoud is coauthor of the monograph ‘Economic Geography and Public Policies’ and of numerous academic papers in Economic Geography, as well as in Urban Economics, International Trade, and other fields in applied microeconomics.

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Marcelo Olarreaga

Marcelo Olarreaga is Professor of Economics at the University of Geneva and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. Before joining the University of Geneva he worked as an economist in the Research Department of the World Bank, …

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