Area of Specialization

Economics of Education – Development Economics – Applied Economics – Agricultural Economics.

Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Preschool and Parental Response in a Second-Best World: Evidence from a large-scale preschool construction experiment in Cambodia (2018), Journal of Human Resources,  with D. Filmer (World Bank), K. Macours (PSE), S. Naudeau (World Bank), Spring 2018 vol. 53 no. 2 474-512.  [Paper]
  2. Adjusting content to individual student needs: Further evidence from an in-service teacher training program (2016), Economics of Education Review, Volume 50, p.90-112 [Paper]
  3. L’assignation aléatoire comme méthode d’évaluation des politiques publiques (2014), Economie et Prévision, with Juliette Seban, vol.1, no. 204-205 [Paper]

Working Papers

  1. Heterogeneous Preschool Impact and Close substitutes: Evidence from a Construction Program in Cambodia (2019), with Jan Berkes (DIW) [CEGA WP]
  2. Using RCTs to Estimate Long-Run Impacts in Development Economics (2018), with Yue Huang, Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel, manuscript accepted for the 2019 Annual Review of Economics. [NBER WP 25356] [AnRE]
  3. Joint effects of parental stimulation and nutrition status on child development: Evidence from rural Cambodia (2018), with Jan Berkes, Abbie Raikes (University of Nebraska) Deon Filmer (World Bank DECH), manuscript accepted Development Science [Developmental Science page].
  4. The impact of a multidimensional program on nutrition and poverty in Burkina Faso (2019) With Andrew Dillon (Northwestern), Accepted at the Journal of Development Economics based on pre-results review [BITSS page]
  5. The Effects of Decentralized and Video-based Extension on the Adoption of Integrated Soil Fertility Management – Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia. [NBER]

Policy Papers

  1. La taille des classes influence-t-elle la réussite scolaire ?,  with Julien Grenet and Marc Gurgand [Paper]
  2. Impact Evaluation of Three Types of Early Childhood Development Interventions in Cambodia, with D.Filmer, K. Macours, S. Naudeau, World Bank report, 2013 [Paper]
  3. Evaluation d’impact du dispositif Coup de Pouce Clé, with Dominique Goux, Marc Gurgand, Eric Maurin, Rapport final FEJ, May 2013. [Paper]
  4. Randomized Controlled Experiments in Education, with Marc Gurgand, EENEE Analytical, Report No. 11, February 2012. [Paper]


  • Réduire la tailles des classes améliore bien les performances scolaires [Article]
  • En France, les élèves les plus en difficulté ont du mal à apprendre à lire, The Huffigton Post, November 2015.  [Article]
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