Philippe LeMay-Boucher

Dr

  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

20092021

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Research interests

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

Biography

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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

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