31th May, 1st June 2010 : Workshop PSE-EEP – ANR DYNEG « Dynamics of inequalities in developing countries »

The workshop, founded by the ANR project “Dynamique des inégalités dans les pays en developpement” (DYNEG), will be organised in four sessions in which the general theme of inequalities will be examined through the following perspectives:

  • i) education and intrahousehold inequalities,
  • ii) poverty dynamics,
  • iii) earnings inequality with a special focus on China,
  • iv) migrations.


> Download the pdf program of this workshop (sessions in english).


Monday, 31st May


9:00-12:00 Session 1: POVERTY DYNAMICS

  • “Economic Growth, Inequality, and Poverty Dynamics” FRANCISCO FERREIRA (THE WORLD BANK)
  • “Entry Costs, Poverty Traps, and Heterogeneous Capital Returns in Informal Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa” MICHAEL GRIMM (INSTITUT OF SOCIAL STUDIES, THE HAGUE / THE NETHERLANDS)
  • “Spatial Treatment Externalities in Social Experiments: Evidence from Mexico” MATTEO BOBBA (PSE-EEP) and JÉRÉMIE GIGNOUX (PSE-EEP)


14:00-17:00 Session 2 : MOBILITY AND MIGRATIONS

  • “New Century, Old Disparities. Gender and Ethnic Wage Gaps in Latin America” HUGO NOPO (INTERAMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK)
  • “Migration, Risk and Development in India” PRAMILA KRISHNAN (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY) and STEFAN DEARCON (OXFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • “Migration and Risk-Sharing in Tanzania” JOACHIM DE WEERDT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES), KATHLEEN BEEGLE (THE WORLD BANK) and STEFAN DERCON (OXFORD UNIVERSITY)

Tuesday, 1st June


9:00-12:00 Session 3: EDUCATION AND INTRAHOUSEHOLD INEQUALITIES

  • “Polygamy and Intergenerational Transmission of Education in Senegal” SYLVIE LAMBERT (PSE-EEP) and LUC BEHAGHEL (PSE-EEP)
  • “The Mistreated Girls of China” YUYU CHEN (BEIJING UNIVERSITY), AVRAHAM EBENSTEIN (HEBREW UNIVERSITY), LENA EDLUND (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) and HONGBIN LI (TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY)
  • “Trade Explaining Rising Returns to Education in Urban China in the 1990s” ALBERT PARK (OXFORD UNIVERSITY)


14:00-17:00 Session 4 : EARNINGS INEQUALITY IN CHINA

  • "Dynamics of Earnings Inequality in Urban China, 1988-2007” LI SHI (BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY) and SONG JIN (BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY)
  • “Wages and Transfers in China: Inequality Decomposition by Source using Copulas” VANESSA DUCHATELLE (PSE-EEP), MARTIN FOURNIER (GATE/CNRS; UNIV. LYON-2), MARC GURGAND (PSE-EEP) and CHULIANG LUO (BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY)
  • “Urban Wage Disparities: Spatial Sorting of Skills and the Magnitude of Agglomeration Economies in China” PIERRE-PHILIPPE COMBES (GREQAM), SYLVIE DEMURGER (GATE/CNRS) and LI SHI (BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY)

Organisers & contacts

Jérémie Gignoux, PSE-EEP; E-mail : gignoux pse.ens.fr
Marta Menéndez, Université Paris-Dauphine and PSE-EEP ; E-mail : marta.menendez dauphine.fr