Short Curriculum Vitae


  • 2007-2013:PhD in Economics, Center for Studies and Research in International Development (CERDI), University of Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France (with highest honors)
  •  2004-2007: Magistère in Development Economics, CERDI, University of Auvergne
    • 2007: Master (MA) in Development Economics (with honors)
    • 2007: Master (MA) in Development and Project Analysis (with honors)
    • 2006: Maîtrise (BA) in Development Economics (with honors)


  • 2018-  Senior Research Economist, Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and   Research Department African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

  • 2015-2017 Economic Consultant, African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
    • Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department (January 2017-November 2017)
    • Office of the Vice-President/Chief-Economist (October 2015- December 2016)
  • 2012-2015 Research Associate and Deputy Program Director of the Employment and Development Program Area, IZA (Institute of Labor Economics), Bonn, Germany.
  • 2007-2012 Doctoral Researcher /Lecturer / Teaching Assistant at University of Auvergne


  • 2006-2007: Design and field Survey on the phenomenon of illegal migration from  Senegal-Dakar, Senegal
  • 2006 : Field Survey and analysis of the individual loans of two Moroccan Microcredit Associations, Laboratoire de Statistiques Appliquées à l’Analyse et la Recherche en Economie (LASAARE)- Casablanca, Morocco. (Summer 2006).
  • 2005: Field survey for the impact evaluation of PNIR on the decisional organizations in rural areas, Senegal, University Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, National Program for Rural Infrastructures (PNIR). Program financed by the World Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. (Summer 2005).


  • 2017: Member of the Migration Research Leaders Syndicate, appointed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • 2017- : Research Fellow-Global Labor Organization (GLO)
  • 2011- : Research Affiliate-Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn, Germany


  • 2019: KNAW Academy Colloquium, Renewing the Migration debate, building disciplinary and geographical bridges to explain global migration, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2019; PEGnet Conference, Promoting Social, Economic and Socio-political Development Through Social Protection, Bonn, Germany, September 20193rd Africa Resilience Forum on Fragility, Migration and Resilience, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; Mo Ibrahim Foundation 2019 Governance Weekend, Session on “Migration and jobs: De-bunking the myths”, organized by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
  • 2018: 4th Pan-African Forum on Migration, African Union and International Organization for Migration (IOM), Djibouti ville, Djibouti ; Dialogue informel de Tunis sur le Pacte Mondial pour des Migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières (IOM), Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2017: Table Ronde: Le réveil des classes moyennes ivoiriennes?, ENSEA et Agence Française de Développement, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; Innovation and Ideas on International Cooperation in Support of Migration Management, IOM Council, Geneva, Switzerland; Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate, International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Geneva, Switzerland; UNU-WIDER & ARUA Conference on Migration and Mobility, Accra (Ghana);  AfDB Research Seminar Series, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
  • 2016: Workshop on Gender and Development, Helsinki, Finland (skype presentation), CESifo Venice Summer Institute, Venice, Italy ; CSAE Conference on Economic  Development in Africa, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • 2015: 12th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM²) and 5th Migration Topic Week, Dakar, Senegal
  • 2014: 31ème Journées de Microéconomie appliquées, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2013: Workshop Labor Market effects of Environmental Policies, IZA, Bonn, Germany; 8th IZA World Bank Conference on Employment and Development, IZA, Bonn, Germany ; African Econometric Society: 18th Annual Conference on Econometric Analysis and Policy Challenges in Africa, Accra, Ghana; 89th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, Seattle, USA; ESPE Conference, Aarhus, Denmark; 10th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM²), Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2012 IZA Seminar, Bonn, Germany; ASSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.
  • 2011 Workshop Environment and Labor, IZA, Bonn, Germany ; Rencontres de la Recherche Economique du CRES (Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale), Dakar, Senegal; 8th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM²),  Washington DC, USA; 17th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference Moving Toward a sustainable Future: Opportunities and Challenges, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New-York, USA; CSAE 25th Anniversary Conference – 2011: Economic Development in Africa, Oxford University, United Kingdom.
  • 2010 Third AFD-World Bank Migration and Development Conference, Paris School of Economics, France.


  • June 2015: 10th IZA/World Bank Employment and Development Conference: Bonn, Germany, (leading organizer and scientific committee member.
  • October 2014: IZA/OECD/World Bank Workshop on Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills and Economic Development, Bertinoro, Italy, (leading organizer and scientific committee member);
  • June 2014: 9th IZA/World Bank Employment and Development Conference: Lima, Peru, (leading organizer and scientific committee member)


  • English (fluent), French (native), Wolof (native), Spanish (elementary)