Philippe LeMay-Boucher


  • Edinburgh

    United Kingdom


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Research interests

Development Economics, Applied Micro econometrics, Behavioural development Economics (field experiment)  


Philippe joined Heriot-Watt in September 2007. His field of specialization is Development Economics. His research encompasses a broad range of topics: intra-household consumption allocation decisions, informal institutions such as saving and insurance groups (Benin) and discussion groups (Grin in Mali), formal health micro-insurance (‘mutuelles’ in Senegal) and witchcraft (magico-religious powers). His work draws on several original datasets that he collected in Benin, Senegal and Mali. LeMay-Boucher is member of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group and of the Development Studies Association UK.

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Research Output

Enforcement Problems in ROSCAs: Evidence from Benin

McNabb, K., LeMay-Boucher, P. & Bonan, J., Dec 2019, In : European Journal of Development Research. 31, 5, p. 1389-1415 27 p.

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  • Expenditures on Malevolent Magico-Religious Powers: Empirical Evidence from Benin

    Lang, A., LeMay-Boucher, P. & Codjo Tomavo, C., 25 Mar 2019, In : African Studies Review.

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    Time preferences and commitment devices: evidence from ROSCAs and funeral groups in Benin

    Bonan, J., LeMay-Boucher, P., McNabb, K. & Tomavo, C. C., 3 Jul 2019, In : Oxford Development Studies. 47, 3, p. 356-372 17 p.

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    The Impact of Insurance Literacy and Marketing Treatments on the Demand for Health Microinsurance in Senegal: A Randomised Evaluation

    Bonan, J., Dagnelie, O., LeMay-Boucher, P. & Tenikue, M., Mar 2017, In : Journal of African Economies. 26, 2, p. 169-191 23 p.

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