Reader in Economics, Queen Mary University of London
Francois Gerard is a Reader 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
Cash transfer programmes can stimulate the local economy: Evidence from Brazil
In addition to their impact on poverty, cash transfers can have positive spillovers to the local economy
Articles : Macroeconomics & Growth
The value of job displacement insurance programmes in developing countries: Evidence from Brazil
Income support for laid-off formal workers can be beneficial even in countries with high informality, but how the benefits are disbursed matters
Articles : Labour Markets & Migration
Unemployment benefits or severance pay?
What are the trade-offs between unemployment benefits and severance pay?
Video : Labour Markets & Migration
The welfare effect of inducing persistent changes in behaviours
The welfare effect of policies aimed at changing behaviours persistently may be larger than usually measured because of 'hysteresis'
Articles : Energy & Environment