PEP to participate in Canadian Economic Association (CEA) Annual Meeting

June 2-5, 2016 | Ottawa, Canada
PEP researchers resource persons and graduate students were selected to present different articles during the 50th Annual Conference of the CEA at the University of Ottawa.

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On June 2-5, PEP researchers, resource persons and graduate students André Lemelin, Thierry Kame Babilla, Maria Adelaida Lopera Baena, Mélissa Huguet and Setou Mamadou Diarra will present their articles during the 50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) in Ottawa, Canada.

André Lemelin, professor-researcher at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) and resource person for PEP’s MPIA program, will chair a PEP-INRS special session on general equilibrium with the following papers.


André Lemelin

Oil, metals and minerals: World prices and Quebec’s regions (Results from a CGE model)

André Lemelin and Véronique Robichaud have developed a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the province of Quebec, based on a new, relatively detailed social accounting matrix (SAM) for 2011. From the whole-Quebec SAM, they elaborated a multiregional SAM using, in particular, regional data produced by Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ), most notably estimates of regional GDP by industry.

Thierry Kame Babilla

Macroeconomics implications of female entrepreneurs facing financial friction to access to credit: A DSGE model approach in Cameroon

Access to financial services is one of the key constraints of female entrepreneurship in Cameroon. Using a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) Model, this study assesses the effects of these financial frictions faced by female entrepreneurs on macroeconomic performances in Cameroon. These PEP results also show that job creation, investment, consumption and economic growth are affected by the imperfection of the credit market in the country. More

In addition, PEP resource persons and graduate students will be presenting in other sessions:

Maria Adelaida Lopera Baena

Peer effects on potential demand for credit: Evidence from a randomized control trial among young entrepreneurs in Uganda

This study uses a randomized control trial to investigate how social interactions influence potential demand for credit among young entrepreneurs in Uganda. The researchers combine data from an experimental treatment on credit counselling with data on social networks to identify peer effects from the so-called correlated effects and contextual effects. The researchers find evidence that similar individuals tend to form social networks, but their social interactions do generate a social multiplier that accentuates the treatment effect. More

Mélissa Huguet
Investissements publics et effets sur le marché du travail au Chili Using a Computable General Equilibrium Model based on PEP 1-1 model developed by Decaluwé and all (2012), this study analyzes alternative policies that could be implement in the country to permit equal access to high quality education. According to the results of their simulations, the team provides evidence that the most appropriate policy would be to increase the public expenditures for public schools.

Setou Mamadou Diarra

Household’s monetary poverty and child’s multidimensional deprivation: Why do they differ?

This paper examines the determinants of the observed mismatch between monetary and multidimensional child poverty. Using a simple model of parental investment in Tanzania (bivariate probit regression analysis), the researchers demonstrate that improving a child’s monetary poverty status yields a less than proportional improvement in her/his multidimensional poverty status when her/his mother is uneducated. They also demonstrate that the magnitude of this effect rises with maternal education, implying that maternal education influences the extent of the mismatch between these two child poverty measurements.

Ms. Lopera Baena, lead resource person for PEP PIERI projects, will also chair a special session on credit during the event.

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