Development economics, economics of education and labour, social networks, discriminations, socio-economic data collection


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Other Publications

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Current programmes and projects

Observatory of Rural Dynamics and Inequalities in South India (ODRIIS)

Labour, sKills, Social networks and Mobilities in India (LAKSMI)

NEEMSIS Survey in South India

Audiovisual documentaries

Selected publications

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Selection of journal articles

GUERIN, I., MOUCHEL, C., NORDMAN CJ. (2022). With a Little Help From My Friends? Surviving the Lockdown Using Social Networks in Rural South India. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ), forthcoming.

HILGER, A., NORDMAN CJ., SARR L.R. (2022). Which Skills Matter for What Type of Worker? Cognitive Skills, Personality Traits, Hiring Channels, and Wages in Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Human Development, forthcoming.

GUERIN, I., MICHIELS, S., NATAL, A., NORDMAN CJ., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN, G. (2022). Surviving Debt, Survival Debt in Times of Lockdown. Economic and Political Weekly, 57(1), January, pp. 41-49.

NORDMAN CJ., SHARMA, S., SUNDER, N. (2022). Here Comes the Rain Again: Productivity Shocks, Educational Investments and Child Work. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 70(3),

MICHIELS, S., NORDMAN CJ., SEETAHUL, S. (2021). Many Rivers to Cross: Social Identity, Cognition and Labour Mobility in Rural India. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 697(1), pp. 66–80.

CHAPUS, Q., NORDMAN CJ. (2021). You’re All I Need to Get By? Analyzing Young Entrepreneurs’ Networks in Morocco from a Quantified Narratives. Social Networks, 66, pp. 211-223:

GUERIN I., NORDMAN CJ., REBOUL, E. (2021). The Gender of Debt and Credit: Insights from Rural Tamil Nadu. World Development, 142, p. 105363, June:

NORDMAN CJ., SARR L.R., SHARMA, S. 2019. Skills, Personality Traits and Gender Wage Gaps: Evidence from Bangladesh, Oxford Economic Papers, 71(3), pp. 687-708, doi: 10.1093/oep/gpy04

NGUYEN H.C. and  NORDMAN CJ. 2018. Household Entrepreneurship and Social Networks: Panel Data Evidence from Vietnam, The Journal of Development Studies, 54(4), pp. 594-618.

GUERIN, I., LANOS, Y., MICHIELS, S., NORDMAN CJ., VENKATA., G. 2017. Understanding Social Networks and Social Protection: Insights on Demonetisation from Rural Tamil Nadu, Economic and Political Weekly, 52(50), pp. 44-53.

DAVID A. and NORDMAN CJ. 2017. Education Mismatch and Return Migration in Egypt and Tunisia, Space, Population and Societies, 2017(1).

MULLER C. and NORDMAN CJ. 2017. Wages and On-the-Job Training in Tunisia, Middle East Development Journal, 9(2), pp. 294-318.

NORDMAN CJ., RAKOTOMANANA F. and ROUBAUD F., 2016. Informal versus Formal: A Panel Data Analysis of Earnings Gaps in Madagascar, World Development, 86, pp. 1-17.

NORDMAN CJ., 2016. Do Family and Kinship Ties Support Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries?, IZA World of Labor, 262, doi: 10.15185/izawol.262.

KUEPIE M. and NORDMAN CJ., 2016. Where Does Education Pay Off in Sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from Two Cities of the Republic of Congo, Oxford Development Studies, 44(1), pp. 1-27.

NORDMAN CJ. and PASQUIER-DOUMER L., 2015. Transitions in a West African Labour Market: The Role of Family Networks, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly the Journal of Socio-Economics), 54, pp. 74-85.

NORDMAN CJ. and VAILLANT J., 2014. Entreprenariat informel et genre à Madagascar : quel rôle jouent les normes de solidarité et les responsabilités domestiques dans les écarts de performances ?, Mondes en développement, 42(2), 166, pp. 59-72.

NGUYEN H.C., NORDMAN CJ. and ROUBAUD F., 2013. Who Suffers the Penalty? A Panel Data Analysis of Earnings Gaps in Vietnam, The Journal of Development Studies, 49(12), pp. 1694-1710.

GRIMM M., GUBERT F., KORIKO O., LAY J. and NORDMAN CJ., 2013. Kinship-ties and Entrepreneurship in Western Africa, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 26(2), pp. 125-150.

NORDMAN CJ., ROBILLIARD A-S. and ROUBAUD F., 2011. Gender and Ethnic Earnings Gaps in Seven West African Cities, Labour Economics, 18, Supplement 1, pp. S132-S145.

MULLER C. and NORDMAN CJ., 2011. Intra-Firm Human Capital Externalities in Tunisia, The Journal of Development Studies, 47(4), pp. 657-675.

BOCQUIER P., NORDMAN CJ. and VESCOVO A., 2010. Employment Vulnerability and Earnings in Urban West Africa, World Development, 38(9), pp. 1297-1314.

KUEPIÉ M., NORDMAN CJ. and ROUBAUD F., 2009. Education and Earnings in Urban West Africa, Journal of Comparative Economics, 37(3), pp. 491-515.

NORDMAN CJ. and ROUBAUD F., 2009. Reassessing the Gender Wage Gap in Madagascar: Does Labour Force Attachment Really Matter?, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 57(4), pp. 785-808.

FERNANDEZ R. and NORDMAN CJ., 2009. Are there Pecuniary Compensations for Working Conditions?, Labour Economics, 16(2), pp. 194-207.

Journal special issue edition

VARI-LAVOISIER, I., FISKES, ST. , NORDMAN CJ., MASSEY, D.S. (2021), Making Sense of One Another in Crossing Borders: Social Cognition and Migration Politics. Special Issue of Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2021, 697 (1). ⟨hal-03616289⟩

DIMOVA R. and NORDMAN CJ., (eds), 2014. Understanding the Links Between Labour and Economic Development, European Journal of Development Research, Special Issue, 26(4).

Selection of book chapters and working papers

GUERIN, I., MICHIELS, S., NORDMAN CJ., REBOUL, E., VENKATA., G. 2020. “There Has Been No Silent Revolution: A Decade of Empowerment for Women in Rural Tamil Nadu”, in Advances in Women’s Empowerment: Critical Insights from Asia, Africa and Latin America, Díaz, A.O. and Ochman M. B. (Eds), Emerald Publishing, Chapter 8, pp. 183-200.

NORDMAN CJ. and SHARMA S., 2020. Pecuniary Returns to Working Conditions in Vietnam, In: Rand J. et Tarp F. (Eds). Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Viet Nam: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth, Chapter 10, Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 208-229.

HILGER, A., NORDMAN CJ. 2020. The Determinants of Trust: Evidence from Rural South India”, IZA Discussion Paper No. 13150.

NORDMAN CJ. and SHARMA S., 2016. The Power to Choose: Gender Balance of Power and Intra-household Educational Spending in India, WIDER Working Paper 2016/61 .