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Défense de thèse - Sciences économiques et de gestion

"Essays in development economics: On agents' prosocial and financial behaviours".

Catégorie : défense de thèse
Date : 30/09/2020 17:00 - 30/09/2020 19:30
Lieu : E13
Orateur(s) : Modeste Dayé
Organisateur(s) : Pierrette NOEL

Promoteurs: Prof Romain Houssa & Prof Paul Reding; Président: Benoît Decerf; Autres membres du jury: Prof Jean-Marie Baland, Prof Stefan Dercon (Oxford University - UK) & Prof Denis Houensou Acclassato (Université d'Abomey_Calavi - Bénin)

Abstract: This thesis stands on the broad banner of development economics. It focuses on agents’ economic behaviours both from the lens of their labour supply and their demand for financial services. The thesis gathers three chapters in the format of independent papers in which two main topics are discussed: (1) the bounded rationality observed in some aspects of labour supply with a focus on volunteering and, (2) financial inclusion policies for poor individuals in developing countries. In the first chapter, I have studied the salient motive (intrinsic vs extrinsic) for volunteering in the main organizations attracting this seemingly free labor force. In chapter 2, I evaluate in the framework of a randomized control trial (RCT), the impacts of expanding access to formal savings and liquidity devices to poor individuals’ on their total savings and well-being. Chapter 3 is a theoretical paper discussing a behavioral model aiming to rationalize poor and time-inconsistent microentrepreneurs’ investment
decisions, when access to credit is provided and in a context of poor outside option.

Contact : Pierrette NOEL - 4823 - pierrette.noel@unamur.be
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