Vincent Somville

Associate Professor Vincent Somville

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Behavioural economics Development Economics

Vincent is a development economist with an interest in behavioral economics and experimental methods. He is currently working in Tanzania on the transition from schools to the labor market, and on public finance policies. In the past, Vincent led a project about banking and microfinance in India and was working on savings, credit and insurance groups in Benin, and poverty in Nepal.

Vincent got his Phd from Namur-Louvain in Belgium and he previously worked as an expert in economic analysis and health policies for the Belgian Government and as a lecturer at the Louvain School of Management. He is also an Associated Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.


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Author(s) Title Publisher
Mehrotra, Rahul; Somville, Vincent; Vandewalle, Lore Increasing Trust in Bankers to Enhance Savings: Experimental Evidence from India Economic development and cultural change Volume 69 (2); page 623 - 644; 2021
Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Kagome, Cecilia; Mdee, Eprahim; Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem; Somville, Vincent The customer is king: Evidence on VAT compliance in Tanzania World Development Volume 128; 2020
Somville, Vincent; Vandewalle, Lore Saving by Default: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural India American economic journal. Applied economics Volume 10 (3); page 39 - 66; 2018
Platteau, Jean-Philippe; Somville, Vincent; Wahhaj, Zaki Elite capture through information distortion: A theoretical essay Journal of Development Economics Volume 106; page 250 - 263; 2014
Chiksa, Sosina Bezu; Binyaruka, Peter John; Mæstad, Ottar; Somville, Vincent Pay-for-performance reduces bypassing of health facilities: evidence from Tanzania Social Science and Medicine Volume 268 (12 pages); 2021
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