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  • World Bank
    Economist, 2010 - present
  • Overseas Development Institute
    Economist, 2008 - 2010
  • Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Lesotho
    Economist, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Bath, UK
    Tutor, 2005 - 2008
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  • University of Bath
    Ph.D. Development Economics, 2005 - 2008
  • CORIPE, Torino, Italia
    Masters Economics, 2004 - 2005
  • University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne
    DEA Economie du développement, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Dundee, UK
    MA Hons Economics with French, 1998 - 2003
  • Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble II, France
    Licence Economie, 2001 - 2002
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Fantastic story of ancient #trade and how it followed modern #economic models @adamdavidson- http://goo.gl/HXKkyK
A cache of clay tablets provides an unusual look at an ancient but strikingly familiar-looking economy — and confirms a modern truth about trade.
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#Carbon credits undercut #climatechange actions @BBCWorld http://goo.gl/ILBxkf 
The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine do not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study.
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#Hydrogen #fuel cell technology under the lens in Cape Town #CT #SouthAfrica - http://goo.gl/0KbAx9  @PolityZA 
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is working with other government departments to plan the roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell technology in agricultural parks in South Africa, as well as in schools and clinics. DST director-general Phil Mjwara told the Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) technical meeting in Cape Town on Tuesday that, within the next two or three years, HySA technology could be rolled out to about 20 agriparks in the country.
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The #city that lets #cyclists jump red lights: #Paris - http://goo.gl/bnl4uS @BBCNews @BBC_Travel @SchofieldHugh 
A previously illegal road manoeuvre is being allowed in Paris in an attempt to make roads safer for people on bikes.
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#G20 countries pay over $1,000 per citizen in #fossil #fuel #subsidies, says @IMFNews-@guardian - http://goo.gl/7E20A0
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A multi-country study comes up with a universal method to help the very poor - http://goo.gl/kMLZ1O  @pooreconomics @TheEconomist 
THE poor do not just lack money. They are also often short of basic know-how, the support of functioning institutions and faith in their own abilities. As a result,...
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Le #vélo impossible à voler est en vente - http://goo.gl/kPNI6S @LesEchos#cycling 
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Puisque les serrures sont crochetables et les antivols découpables, à quoi bon mettre un antivol à sa bicyclette ? A rien, si on en croit les...
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Some good sentences from this week's Economist​. There may be reasons to careful about migration but those reasons are social, not economic:

"People who cross deserts and stormy seas to get to Europe are unlikely to be slackers when they arrive. On the contrary, studies find that immigrants around the world are more likely to start businesses than the native-born and less likely to commit serious crimes, and that they are net contributors to the public purse. The fear that they will poach jobs or drag down local wages is also misplaced. Because they bring complementary skills, ideas and connections, they tend to raise the wages of the native-born overall, though they may slightly reduce those of unskilled local men."

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ISLAMIC STATE (IS) does not hide its brutality. When it burns men alive or impales their heads on spikes, it posts the videos online. When its fighters enslave and...
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#migrants commit less #crime than native-born #Americans. But don't worry; the second generation catches up - http://goo.gl/mrY8Sy 
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The UK is testing #roads that recharge your #electric #car as you drive - http://goo.gl/m1pVja  @CityLab @theAtlantic @JulianSpector 
The high-tech highways just might change the game for EV road trips.
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These are the four #SDGs we need to agree on to help the planet @guardian @BjornLomborg- http://goo.gl/80k4gJ 
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New #blog I wrote on #rural live and lack of #urbanization in #Bosnia @BrookingsInst- http://goo.gl/Bd7q7A 
Nearly one in five rural Bosnians is poor, and a rural dweller in Bosnia is twice as likely to be poor as his city-dwelling compatriot. Simon Davies explains why, despite this, rural Bosnians aren’t moving to Bosnian cities.
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