1.Remittances and Rural Credit Markets: Evidence from Senegal,  Review of Development Economics, Volume 25, Issue 1, February 2021, pp 183-199, DOI, Working paper version. [ International Growth Center (IGC) blog]

2. Natural Disasters and Poverty Reduction: Do Remittances Matter? Cesifo Economic Studies, Volume 63, Issue 4, December 2017, pp 481-499 with Alassane Drabo

3. Bride price and fertility decisions: Evidence from rural Senegal, The Journal of Development Studies, 2017, 53 (6), 891-910 with Natascha Wagner 

4. Natural Disasters and Human Mobility, International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics: Vol. 10: No. 1, 2016, pp. 37-56 with Klaus F. Zimmermann

  • Formerly Environmental Disasters and Migration, IZA DP No.9349 Sep.2015 [Link]

5. Natural Disasters, Migration and Education: an Empirical Analysis in Developing Countries, Environment and Development Economics, Volume 20, Issue 06, December 2015, pp 767-796. with Alassane Drabo, Pre-publication version

  • Formerly: Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Migration: An Empirical Analysis in Developing Countries, IZA DP No.7770, November 2013 [Link]

6. Barcelona or Die: Understanding illegal migration from Senegal, IZA Journal of Migration, 2014, 3:21 [Media coverage: The Economist, The Globe and Mail ]


7. “Migration, Remittances and Sustainable Development in Africa”, co -edited with M. Konte, Routledge, 2020,


8. “Weather shocks and Women empowerment”, In: Konte M., Tirivayi N. (eds) Women and Sustainable Human Development. Gender, Development and Social Change. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. 

9. Migration, Innovation, and Growth: An African Story? (with M. Tani), 2020. In M. Konte and L.M. Mbaye (eds), Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa. Routledge Studies in Development Economics. Routledge. Pre-print version available as IZA DP No. 12533,


10. The Colonial Origins of Banking Crisis in Africa , AfDB Working Paper 358, 2021, (with L. Cook; J. Gerson; and A. Simpasa)

11. Migration and The autonomy of women left-behind, WIDER Working Paper 2017/64 Helsinki: UNU-WIDER, 2017 with Julia Anna Matz

12. Braving the Waves: The Role of Time and Risk Preferences in Illegal Migration from Senegal, IZA Discussion Paper n°7517, 2013 with Jean Louis Arcand