Lecturer in Economics, Queen Mary University of London
Francois Gerard is a Lecturer in Economics at Queen Mary University of London. He obtained his BA at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley (USA). His research lies at the intersection of Public Economics and Development, investigating questions related to inequality, social programs, taxation, and environmental policies in middle-income and developing countries.
Recent work by Francois Gerard
Income support for laid-off formal workers can be beneficial even in countries with high informality, but how the benefits are disbursed matters
What are the trade-offs between unemployment benefits and severance pay?
The welfare effect of policies aimed at changing behaviours persistently may be larger than usually measured because of 'hysteresis'