Professor of Economics at PSE and Paris-Tech Ecole des Ponts; CEPR Programme Director
Thierry Verdier is Professor of Economics at PSE (Paris School of Economics, Paris). He graduated in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytecnique (Paris) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris), and received his PhD in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (Paris). His fields of interest are international trade and globalization; social interactions and cultural transmission; political economy; growth and development; economics of crime; and corruption. He is Fellow of the European Economic Association, and a former member of the European Economic Association Council. He is a Research Fellow and a former Co-Director of the International Trade Programme of CEPR.
Recent work by Thierry Verdier
NGOs compete for donor attention and funding; this can influence what they choose to focus on and lead to clustering around more attractive projects.