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Sylvain Eloi Dessy, professeur au Département d'économique de l'Université Laval

Sylvain Eloi Dessy

Département d’économique

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418 656-2131, poste 406672


Pavillon J.-A.-DeSève Local 2290

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Child Monetary Poverty and Multidimensional Deprivations:Why They Differ (with A. Ballon, J. Cockburn and S. Diarra) Journal of African Economies, Volume 27, Issue 4, 1 August 2018, Pages 483–512.

Davies, Victor A.B.; Dessy, Sylvain (2012), "The Political Economy of Government Revenues in Post-Conflict Resource-Rich Africa: Liberia and Sierra Leone", NBER Working Paper no 18539.

Dessy, Sylvain E. (2012), "Client Power, Citizen Participation, Institutions and Services Delivery: Theory and Evidence with Special Emphasis on Africa", Institution and Service Delivery in Africa , Mwangi S. Kimenyi, ed., pp. 140-164.

Dessy, Sylvain E.; Nannyonjo, Justine; Vencatachellum, Désiré (2012), "Services Delivery Reforms in Africa: a Review of Initiatives and Outcomes", Institution and Service Delivery in Africa , Mwangi S. Kimenyi, ed., pp. 68-95.

Dessy, Sylvain; Djebbari, Habiba (2010), "High-Powered Careers and Marriage: Can Women Have It All?", The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policies (Advances), vol. 10, no 1.

Dessy, Sylvain; Pallage, S. et F. Mbiekop (2010), "On the Mechanics of Trade-Induced Structural Transformation", Journal of Macroeconomics, vol. 32, no 1, pp. 251-264.

Dessy, Sylvain; Pallage, Stéphane (2009), "Gender Discrimination, Human Capital, and Marriage", Journal of African Development, vol.11, no 1, pp. 61-76.

Dessy, S.; Knowles, J. (2008), "Why is Child Labor Illegal?", European Economic Review, vol. 52, no 7, pp. 1275-1311.

Dessy, S.E.; Vencatachellum, D. (2007), "Debt Relief and Social Services Expenditure: the African Experience, 1989-2003", African Development Review, vol. 19, no 1, pp. 200-216.

Dessy, S. et S. Pallage (2006), "Some Surprising Effects of Better Law Enforcement against Child Trafficking", Journal of African Development, vol. 8, pp. 115-132.

Dessy, S. et S. Pallage (2005), "A Theory of the Worst Forms of Child Labour", The Economic Journal, vol. 115, no 500, pp. 68-87.

Dessy, S. et S. Pallage (2003), "Taxes, Inequality and the Size of the Informal Sector", Journal of Development Economics, vol. 70, no 1, pp. 225-233.

Dessy, S. et D. Vencatachellum (2003), "Explaining Cross-Country Differences in Policy Response to Child Labour", Canadian Journal of Economics, vol. 36, no 1, February.

Dessy, S. et S. Pallage (2002), "Fertility, Education, and Market Failures", Journal of African Finance and Economic Development, vol. 5, no 2, pp. 1-16.

Dessy, S. et S. Pallage (2001), "Child Labor and Coordination Failures", Journal of Development Economics, vol. 65, no 2, June, pp. 469-476.

Dessy, S. (2000), "A Defence of Compulsory Measures against Child Labor", Journal of Development Economics, vol. 62, no 1, June, pp. 261-275.

Projets de recherche

Andrianarison, Francis; Davies, Victor A.B.; Dessy, Sylvain (2010)
Institutional Foundations of Economic Stagnation in Primary-Commodities Exporting Countries

Yémélé Kana, Legrand; Dessy, Sylvain; Ewoudou, Jacques (2010)
Are Foster Children Made Better Off by Informal Fostering Arrangements?

Dessy, Sylvain; Rambeloma, Tiana (2009)
Immigration Policy, Remittances, and Growth in the Migrant-Sending Country

Dessy, Sylvain; Rambeloma, Tiana (2009)
Is Temporary Emigration of Unskilled Workers A Solution to the Child Labor Problem?


Ph. D. (University of Minnesota)

Curriculum vitae

Intérêts de recherche

  • Croissance et développement
  • Économie du travail
  • Économie internationale