Xavier’s PhD is on the management of climate risk and market risk in agriculture. He is interested both in developed and developing countries, focusing on Ireland and Ethiopia as case studies.
His research is done in partnership with Teagasc, a semi-state research centre of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries in Ireland. He received a four-year Walsh fellowship in October 2009.
Teaching 2011 (GTA):
Xavier obtained a MA in international relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development in Geneva before completing a MSc at the University College London in Environmental and Resource Economics.
- State-contingent production function;
- Quantile regression for panel data;
- Randomised controlled trial and placebo effects;
- Vulnerability analysis;
- Inequality decomposition;
- Risk management (index insurance, forward contract, social network);
- Climate smart agriculture.Research articles
Research - 2014
This article introduces a new methodology to estimate climate exposure at the household’s level with the standardized precipitation evapotranspiration index... Read more
Research - 2011
Working Paper 48 Abstract The lowering of trade barriers under the successive reforms of the pillar I of the Common... Read more
Working Paper 47 Abstract The goal of the present paper is to test the hypothesis that risk has an impact... Read more