Vincent Somville

Assistant professor Vincent Somville

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Behavioural economics Development Economics

Vincent is a development economist with two main overlapping research agendas, one in health and the other in finance and entrepreneurship. He is currently working in Tanzania on result-based financing of the health sector and on young women's health and entrepreneurship. He also leading a project about banking and microfinance in India. In the past, Vincent has been working mostly on savings, credit and insurance groups in Benin, and poverty in Nepal.

Vincent got his Phd from Namur-Louvain in Belgium and he also worked as an expert in economic analysis and health policies to 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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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Francois, Libois, Somville, Vincent Fertility, household size and poverty in Nepal World Development Volume 103, page 311 - 322, 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
LeMay-Boucher, Phillipe, Noret, Joël, Somville, Vincent Facing Misfortune: Expenditures on Magico-Religious Powers for Cure and Protection in Benin Journal of African Economies Volume 22 (2), page 300 - 322, 2013
Mehrotra, Rahul, Somville, Vincent, Vandewalle, Lore Increasing trust in the bank to enhance savings: Experimental evidence from India Working Paper - Chr. Michelsen Institute Volume 2016 (1), 2016
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