Philippe Lemay-Boucher


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Research interests

Development Economics, Applied Micro econometrics, Behavioural development Economics (field experiment)  


Philippe joined Heriot-Watt in September 2007. His field of specialization is Development Economics. His research encompasses a broad range of topics: intra-household consumption allocation decisions, informal institutions such as saving and insurance groups (Benin) and discussion groups (Grin in Mali), formal health micro-insurance (‘mutuelles’ in Senegal) and witchcraft (magico-religious powers). His work draws on several original datasets that he collected in Benin, Senegal and Mali. LeMay-Boucher is member of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group and of the Development Studies Association UK.

Frequent Journals

  1. Journal of Development Studies

    ISSNs: 0022-0388

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1743-9140


  2. Comparative European Politics

    ISSNs: 1472-4790

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1740-388X


  3. Journal of African Economies

    ISSNs: 0963-8024

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1464-3723


  4. Development Policy Review

    ISSNs: 0950-6764

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1467-7679


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  1. Royal Economic Society

    Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

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    Activity: External academic engagementMembership of peer review panel or committee

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