Dr Victor  Pouliquen

Dr Victor Pouliquen

Guest Teacher

Department of International Development

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Key Expertise
Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Public Finance

About me

Victor Pouliquen is a Guest Teacher at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics. He is also a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Economics at Nuffield College and the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford.

His research studies how public policies affect formal and informal institutions in Developing Countries. He currently focuses on questions related to the consequences of informality, to the role of new technologies in reshaping the way governments collect taxes and interact with citizens and to the impact of mass media on social norms in Africa. He addresses these questions using field experiments, survey experiments and administrative datasets.

Victor Pouliquen completed his PhD at the Paris School of Economics in 2020. Before doing his PhD, he worked during eight years on research projects and impact evaluations on education, heath, and governance in Africa and Asia with organizations such as the World Bank, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).

Selected publications

  • Glennerster, R., Murray, M., and Pouliquen V. (2021). "The Media or the Message? Experimental Evidence on Mass Media and Modern Contraception Uptake in Burkina Faso”. CSAE Working Paper 2021-04

  • Okunogbe, O and Pouliquen V., (forthcoming). "Technology, Taxation and Corruption: Evidence from the Introduction of Electronic Tax Filing". American Economic Journal: Economic Policy     

  • Duflo, E., Dupas, P, Ginn, T., Barasa, M. G., Baraza, M., Pouliquen, V. and Sharma, V., (2019). "HIV Prevention Among Youth: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV and Male Condom Distribution in Rural Kenya". PLOS ONE, 14 (7): e0219535.

  • Benhassine, N., McKenzie, D., Pouliquen, V., and Santini, M. (2018). "Does Inducing Informal Firms to Formalize Make Sense? Experimental Evidence from Benin”. Journal of Public Economics, 157, 1-14.

  • Benhassine, N., Devoto, F., Duflo, E., Dupas. P. and Pouliquen V., (2015). "Turning a Shove into a Nudge: A ‘Labelled Cash Transfer’ for Education". American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 7(3), 86-125.


Expertise Details

Small Enterprises; Informality; Household Economics; Taxation; Mass Media