Directrice de recherche CNRS
Research Professor, CNRS
IZA Research Fellow, Bonn (Germany)
Member of IMU Laboratory of Excellence (“Intelligence on Urban Worlds”)
Member of the European Research Development Network (EUDN)
Associate researcher, CEPREMAP Program “International trade and development”.
Natural resources economics
Asian countries (China)
Internal (return) migration in China : Motives and constraints to labour mobility.
Ethnicity, economic development and well-being in China.
Forest resources protection and local population welfare : Case studies comparison from China.
Agglomeration economies, spatial sorting and labour market segmentation in China.
Urbanisation and migration externalities in China, with Pierre-Philippe Combes & Li Shi, February 2013.
Left-behind children and return decisions of rural migrants in China, with Xu Hui, IZA Discussion Paper No. 7727, November 2013.
Volunteer and satisfied ? Rural households’ participation to a pro-environment program in China, with Adeline Pelletier.
Pro-rural policies, income source diversification and inequality : Evaluating a cash-for-work program in rural China, with Chen Yu.
Internal migration, family living arrangements and happiness in China, with Li Shi & Xu Hui.
Return migration, gender and business ownership : Evidence from rural China, with Hu Feng.
The economic sustainability of the Sloping Land Conversion Program in China : Evidence from Sichuan and Inner Mongolia household-level data, with Yang Weiyong.
Infrastructure : general, March 2012, forthcoming in the Oxford Companion to the Economics of China.
Migration, remittances and rural employment patterns : Evidence from China, with Li Shi, Research in Labor Economics, 2013, 37:31-63.
Payments for ecological restoration and internal migration in China : The Sloping Land Conversion Program in Ningxia, with Wan Haiyuan, IZA Journal of Migration, 2012, 1:10.
Mapping modes of rural labour migration in China, in Rebalancing and Sustaining Growth in China, ed. by H. McKay & L. Song, ANU E-Press, 2012, 207-223.
Earnings differentials between the public and private sectors in China : Exploring changes for urban local residents in the 2000s, with Li Shi & Yang Juan, China Economic Review, 2012, 23(1):138-153.
Return migrants : The rise of new entrepreneurs in rural China, with Xu Hui, World Development, 2011, 39(10):1847-1861.
Poverty and firewood consumption : A case study of rural households in northern China, with Martin Fournier, China Economic Review, 2011, 22(4):512-523.
Editorial - Rural Migrants : On the Fringe of the City, a Bridge to the Countryside, China Perspectives, 2010-4. View the Content of the Special Issue. [Editorial - Les migrants ruraux : en marge des villes, un pont avec les campagnes].
Rural households’ decisions towards income diversification : Evidence from a township in northern China, with Martin Fournier & Yang Weiyong, China Economic Review, 2010, 21:S32-S44.
Migrants as second-class workers in urban China ? A decomposition analysis, with Marc Gurgand, Li Shi & Yue Ximing, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2009, 37(4):610-628.
Discrimination et libéralisation : Les femmes sur le marché du travail dans la Chine urbaine, with Chen Yi & Martin Fournier, Revue Française d’Economie, 2009, 24(1):207-238.
Forest management policies and resource balance in China : an assessment of the current situation, with Hou Yuanzhao & Yang Weiyong, The Journal of Environment and Development, 2009, 18(1):17-41.
The evolution of gender earnings gaps and discrimination in urban China, 1988-95, with Chen Yi & Martin Fournier, The Developing Economies, 2007, 45(1):97-121.
Economic liberalization and rising segmentation in China’s urban labor market, with Martin Fournier, Li Shi & Wei Zhong, Asian Economic Papers, 2006, 5(3):58-101.
Urban income inequality in China revisited, 1988-2002, with Martin Fournier & Li Shi, Economics Letters, 2006, 93(3):354-359.
Economic changes and afforestation incentives in rural China, with Yang Weiyong, Environment and Development Economics, 2006, 11(5):629-649.
Earnings differentials and ownership structure in Chinese enterprises, with Chen Yi & Martin Fournier, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2005, 53(4):933-958.
SEBA-GATE activities - PICS 5716
Annual SEBA-GATE workshops :
NEW - Oct. 2013 HKUST-CEFC-GATE Conference on Wealth Accumulation and Inequality of Opportunity, 18-19 October, 2013.
Conférences débats GATE-IAO
GATE-CEFC-UIBE China Conference 2007
French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC)
My own work
A selection of links to learn more about this particular migration episode and related topics