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Nouhoum Traore

Paris School of Economics

Nouhoum Traore is currently a PhD candidate in applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests lie in the field of trade, industrial organization, and development economics. As a PODER fellow at Paris School of Economics (PSE), Nouhoum is working on evaluating the impact of agricultural preferential agreements in developing countries. He graduated, summa cum laude, from Hunter College - City University of New York with a BA/MA in economics and math and worked as a project coordinator for Innovations for Poverty Actions (IPA) for two years. After getting an MPP in political and economic development from Harvard Kennedy School in 2012, he joined the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) as a program manager from 2012 to 2014. Throughout his career, Nouhoum has worked on the design, implementation, and impact evaluation of many poverty alleviation projects in East and West Africa, including access to finance, land irrigation, technology adoption, insurance, and health.

During his PODER fellowship he worked on a research project with Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann on using detailed firm’s level and export data from Cote d’Ivoire from 1996 to 2012, to study the behaviour of firms in domestic and foreign market over time. He also developed a project studying how unexpected trade shocks in export-markets translate in production shifts of small producers in Western Africa. Click on the research summary link below for more information on Nouhoum's research and papers. As well as this Nouhoum has worked on the paper 'Resource Constraints, Trade Liberalization, and Firm Dynamics: Empirical Evidence from Ivory'.

PODER Appointment: May 2016 - June 2017


Project Abstracts by this Fellow