Abdoulaye Seck

Abdoulaye Seck
Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar | UCAD · Département de Economie

PhD

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Introduction
Professor of Economics. Interested in International Trade, Entrepeurnship and Private Sector Development, Environmental Valuation, Agriculture, Policy Assessment, Applied Econometrics.
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - March 2019
International Monetary Fund
Position
  • Research Associate
July 2018 - July 2020
Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)
Position
  • Fellow
February 2014 - March 2014
Université de Nouakchott
Position
  • Visiting professor
Description
  • Teach Spatial Econometrics and Applied Times Series Econometrics
Education
September 2006 - December 2010
Suffolk University
Field of study
  • International Economics, Econometrics
November 1995 - December 2002
Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (36)
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This paper aims to assess the short run distributional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Senegal by specifically looking at income losses, poverty and inequality effects, and how the government would go about offsetting them. Using on a detailed household expenditure survey and two approaches that make various assumption regarding the share of hou...
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Promoting youth and female entrepreneurship is crucial to inclusive growth and the future economic and social prospects of developing countries. Evidence tends to suggest that young and female entrepreneurs are in a minority, and the extent and generating mechanisms of this outcome tend to be country-specific. This collection of papers brings toget...
Technical Report
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This report develops a multidimensional poverty profile for Senegal, explains the entrepreneurial drive of the poor, and then looks at the relationship between poverty and entrepreneurship. It shows that poverty indeed provides a strong incentive to engage in (necessity/subsistence) entrepreneurship, and in return, the latter improves living standa...
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Although organic farming is increasingly perceived as a viable alternative to conventional agriculture in the face of deteriorating environmental ecosystems, little is known about consumers' preferences for organic products in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper bridges this gap in research and investigates the extent to which consumers value organic fo...
Chapter
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As part of the AATM 2021, this chapter explores how the global pandemic has impacted Africa, from agricultural production and trade, macroeconomic and poverty perspectives.
Technical Report
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What makes the West African region an attractive place for foreign investors?
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Despite an increase in the share of female-owned existing and new start-up firms in Senegal, there is still wide belief that female entrepreneurs are discriminated against in the credit market. This paper empirically investigates such gender-based discrimination, and the extent to which it might be translated into lower performance. Using firm-leve...
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Market integration is often associated with economic growth spillovers, to the extent that strengthened trade linkages would make economic growth in one country an opportunity for growth to its partners. This paper uses a spatial dynamic panel data approach to analyze the extent to which Africa and its major regional groupings have been able to gen...
Technical Report
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How the country could make the best out of the upcoming continent-wide FTA.
Technical Report
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How the country could make the best out of the upcoming continent-wide FTA.
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Market integration is often associated with economic growth spillover, to the extent that strengthened trade linkages make growth in one country an opportunity for growth to its partners. This paper uses spatial dynamic panel data approach to analyze the extent to which Africa and its major regional groupings have been able to generate shared growt...
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Credit constraints come in various forms, to the extent that they translate ex ante into market entry barriers (mostly transaction cost, price, and risk constraints) or ex post into credit application rejection (quantity constraints). This article is concerned with the underlying generating mechanisms of such heterogeneity in credit constraints and...
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This paper reexamines the relationship between bribery and firms’ performance with a recognition that not all illegal payments are equal over the business life cycle. Some payments are in effect more likely to occur during firms’ establishment or expansion, such as when obtaining an operating license, a construction permit or a connection to public...
Technical Report
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About agricultural risks in Senegal: what they are, how they manifest themselves, how government policies have been tackling then and opportunities for external interventions.
Book
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Presentation detaillee, qui allie expose descriptif et cas pratiques, des elements constitutifs d'un projet de rechecrhe et d'un article. La communication scientifique et le finacement de la recherche sont egalement abordes.
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Firms across sub-Saharan Africa still suffer from a large variety of on-the-border and behind-the-border trade barriers. The objective of this paper is to empirically investigate how the improving the trade environment would impact trade participation and trade propensity. With data from the World Bank's Entreprise Surveys, the paper suggests that...
Technical Report
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La production d’oignon a connu au Sénégal une forte progression depuis le milieu des années 2000. Cependant, la qualité de l’oignon reste très insuffisante et se traduit par (i) des pertes importantes, (ii) une impossibilité de stocker l’oignon local, et (iii) une préférence des consommateurs pour l’oignon importé, dès lors que ce dernier est prése...
Technical Report
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PARI’s main goal is to contribute to sustainable agricultural growth and food security in Africa and India by supporting the scaling of proven innovations in the agri-food sector in collaboration with all relevant actors. PARI accompanies specified innovations with ex-ante impact research and identifies further innovation opportunities, including t...
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PARI’s main goal is to contribute to sustainable agricultural growth and food security in Africa and India by supporting the scaling of proven innovations in the agri-food sector in collaboration with all relevant actors. PARI accompanies specified innovations with ex-ante impact research and identifies further innovation opportunities, including t...
Conference Paper
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Corruption is very prevalent in poor economies, and yet the reasons why firms engage in bribe payments are not fully understood. This paper is concerned with identifying the determinants of bribe payments by firms in developing countries and the extent to which corruption impacts firms' performance. Using data from the World Bank's Entreprise Surve...
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This paper tackles one of the most complex and multifaceted agricultural policy decisions faced by African governments; that is, whether it makes sense to subsidize fertilizers. It combines a data envelopment analysis to compute efficiency scores and regression analyses that deal with self-selectivity and endogeneity issues to examine the productiv...
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Unlocking female and youth entrepreneurial potential is rightfully associated with great economic and social gains, especially in developing countries. This paper provides a review of the results of a series of studies led by local researchers from all around the developing world with support from the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), most of...
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Despite a significant trade expansion that has been above the world average in the recent period, Sub-Saharan Africa still remains relatively marginalized in the world trading system. This paper sets out to analyze the extent to which various elements of the trade cost landscape in the sub-continent may have contributed to shape trade patterns both...
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Sub-Saharan Africa is the region where firms face the greatest hurdles when it comes to cross-border trading. This paper examines how these firms, relative to their counterparts in the developing world, would respond to changes in the trade environment as a result of trade facilitation reforms. Using data from World Bank's Enterprise Surveys, the p...
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The challenge of reconciling social, economic and ecological objectives in the pricing of park entry fees in developing countries often translates into the undervaluation of the recreational services and various adverse effects. This paper asks whether a more market-oriented pricing mechanism that reflects visitors' preferences and willingness to p...
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Technology production is key to Africa's quest for strong growth and sustained development. How would the continent go about generating vibrant innovation systems? What are the challenges? This paper offers some insights.
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Despite an increase in the share of female-owned existing and new start-up firms in Senegal, there is still a wide belief that female entrepreneurs are discriminated against in the credit market. This paper empirically investigates such gender-based discrimination, and the extent to which it might be translated into lower efficiency. Using firm-lev...
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In an increasingly integrated world economy, R&D efforts in one country can substantially benefit its foreign counterparts. The paper asks whether countries within WAEMU that do little, if any, R&D activity, have gained from international technology diffusion. The results based on a non-stationary panel suggest that even though they have indeed gai...
Chapter
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Recent cross-border acquisitions of farmland have sparked a big controversy to the extent of the many economic opportunities, risks, and challenges they bring. This chapter sets out to add to the burgeoning literature on the issue by characterizing the recent trends, analyzing the drivers of these investments, the main motives for host countries, a...
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It is widely believed that the countries of Africa trade relatively little with the outside world, and among themselves, despite an extensive network of regional trade agreements. We examine this proposition by focusing on agricultural trade. Specifically, we ask whether non-tariff barriers (NTBs) are stunting agricultural trade within the Economic...
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Technology spillovers offer great opportunities for economic growth to developing countries that do little, if any, R&D activity. This paper explores the extent to which these countries benefit from foreign technology, the diffusion mechanisms involved, the factors that shape their absorption capabilities, and the sources of heterogeneity in the sp...
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When a country manages to reduce the incidence of corruption, it gains as much because it improves its conditions relative to a domestic benchmark as because it does so better than its foreign counterparts. This paper empirically explores this relative approach to government corruption and tries to quantify the corresponding conditional gains. Usin...
Thesis
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New technology produces economic benefits for countries that develop it as well as their economic partners. Chapter 1 focuses on the diffusion of new technology from developed to developing countries. Using modern cointegration estimation methods, it finds that the gains from this diffusion are quite substantial for developing countries, greater th...
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It is widely believed that the countries of Africa trade relatively little with the outside world, and among themselves, despite an extensive network of regional trade agreements. We examine this proposition by focusing on agricultural trade. Specifically, we ask whether non-tariff barriers (NTBs) are stunting agricultural trade within ECOWAS, a gr...
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Why do some countries expend signi…cant resources pursuing R&D, while others expend little? What factors determine the extent of R&D spending? This paper o¤ers some answers based on a generalized tobit model and data on nearly one hundred countries. In particular, the role of international technology spillover as a potential driving force for R&D a...

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Hi. I want to apply the Cooper et al.'s (2002) one-and-one-half DC contingent valuation approach. Any familiar familiar with the technique et willing to share Stata codes/command for the implementation? Thanks
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I am looking for papers that model voters' preferences over different candidates, preferably those focusing on African context and using survey data.
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I am looking to aggregate commodities into three main groups: manufacturing, agriculture, and minerals, using for instance UN Comtrade database. Is there any formal classification commonly used in the trade literature?
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I am planning to work on citizens' propensity to corrupt or resist corruption. I would very much appreciate an insight from someone who's done some work on the topic or willing to share a piece of literature. Best.
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I would like to implement the one-and-one-half-bound contingent method by Cooper et al. (2001). Is there anybody who once used the approach?

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This book discusses in detail the component elements of a research proposal and a journal article (with examples). It also details what makes an effective research communication and a successful research funding application. It draws in large part from the perspective of African researchers and academic institutions. Published in dec. 2018 by L'Harmattan, in French.