Economics serving society
Mélanie Gittard

Mélanie Gittard


Paris School of Economics, EHESS

Campus Jourdan – 48, boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

5th floor, office 68

Personal website
  • Agricultural Economics and development
  • Environmental Economics & Natural resources in developing countries
  • Trade/Migration and development
  • Demography and Migrations
  • Climate Change Economics

Mélanie Gittard is available for positions

Mélanie Gittard is an EJME candidate and JOE Network candidate

  • Primary Field: Environmental Economics
  • Secondary Fields: Development Economics
  • References: Denis Cogneau, Philippe Quirion, Eric Strobl, Liam Wren-Lewis
  • Job Market PAPER: MiningLeaks: Water Pollution and Child Mortality in Africa
  • Placement: Postdoctoral position, Stanford University (USA)
  • Brief Candidate Profile:

    Mélanie is an environmental and development economist studying the impacts of climate change and water pollution in sub-Saharan Africa on migration, agricultural practices, and health, using quasi-experimental designs with exhaustive administrative censuses, household surveys, and satellite images. Her job market builds a new geo-coded dataset on industrial mines across Africa and sheds light on the adverse effects of mining-induced water pollution on child mortality.

Thesis Supervisor: COGNEAU Denis

Co-supervisor: QUIRION Philippe

Academic year of registration: 2018/2019

Thesis title: Climate Change, Droughts and Water Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

Year of thesis defense: 2022/2023

Date of thesis defense: 10 January 2023

On January 10th, 2023 I defended my thesis Climate Change, Droughts and Water Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa



Mme Raja Chakir, Directrice de recherche à INRAE, Paris-Saclay Applied Economics

Mme Christelle Dumas, Professeur à l'Université de Fribourg

M. Eric Strobl, Professeur à l'Université de Berne

M. Liam Wren-Lewis, Professeur à PSE, Chargé de Recherche à INRAE


Direction de thèse :

M. Denis Cogneau, Professeur à PSE, Directeur d'études à l'EHESS, Directeur de Recherche IRD

M. Philippe Quirion, Directeur de Recherche au CNRS, CIRED