Sylvain Dessy

Sylvain Dessy

Research Co-Director - Micro Group

Professeur, Université Laval Canada

Sylvain Dessy received his PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. Prior to joining Laval University, he was a Leverhulm Trust post-doctoral research fellow at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on barriers to structural change in the developing world, with particular emphasis on harmful traditional practices, including child labor, child marriage, polygyny, informal lending. He has published in journals such as the Economic Journal, the Journal of Development Economics, the European Economic Review, and the Canadian Journal of Economics. In 2005, his research on the worst forms of child labor was featured in media outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and the Calcutta Telegraph.

Sylvain Dessy is Co-Director of the PEP Microeconomic Analysis group.

Program committee    Microeconomic analysis group - Scientific support team

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