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PhD defence: Claire Gaubert

Published on October 21, 2019 Updated on October 29, 2019
Le 23 October 2019 De 14:30 à 16:30
Pôle Tertiaire - Site La Rotonde - 26 avenue Léon Blum - 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Room Pascal - 313

Three essays on Urbanization in China


Pascale MOTEL-COMBES, Professor, Université Clermont Auvergne
Mary-Francoise RENARD, Professor, Université Clermont Auvergne
Philippe DE VREYER, Professor, Université Paris Dauphine
Scott ROZELLE, Professor, Stanford University
Jean-Louis COMBES, Professor, Université Clermont
André MEUNIER, Associate Professor, Université de Bordeaux

Summary of Thesis

Increasing weather variations along more frequent natural disasters set new living conditions worldwide. Yet, their impacts on internal migration are still not fully understood. China, characterized by diverse climate zones, frequent natural disasters and a still low urbanization rate, is a great field experiment to analyze this potential link. The present thesis provides three empirical studies that first
give an insight on Chinese urban determinants to later investigate the implications of both weather variations and natural disasters on rural-urban migration.


Development economics; Internal Migration; China, Urbanization; Climate Change; Weather Anomalies; Natural Disasters