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PhD Defence: Regina Seri

Published on March 23, 2023 Updated on March 24, 2023
Le 31 March 2023 De 14:30 à 17:00
Pôle Tertiaire - Site La Rotonde - 26 avenue Léon Blum - 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Room Pascal, 313.

Essays on the macroeconomic and microeconomic impacts of natural resources discoveries in developing countries


Samuel Guérineau, Associate Professor, Université Clermont Auvergne
Théophile Azomahou, Professor, Director of Training, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Eugénie W. H. Maiga, Professor, Université Norbert Zongo
Alban Ahoure, Professor, Universite Felix Houphouet Boigny d'Abidjan, CAPEC
Rabah Arezki, Research Director CNRS, CERDI
Grégoire Rota-Graziosi, Professor, Université Clermont Auvergne, CERDI


The dissertation aims to analyze the impact of new natural resource discoveries (oil, gas, minerals) on developing countries' macroeconomic and microeconomic situations. From a macroeconomic point of view, the objective is to analyze the effects of these discoveries on the access to international financial credits in emerging and developing countries. From a microeconomic perspective, the paper focuses on Africa and studies the impact of mineral discoveries on intergenerational mobility in education and employment. The recommendations from this thesis will help policymakers better manage natural resource discoveries to avoid the Dutch disease syndrome.                                                                                                                  


Natural resources discoveries,Developing countries,Africa,Sovereign debt rating,Intergenerational mobility,Generalized diff-in-diff model