Areas of Expertise
Development Economics, Regional and Urban Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy, and Sub-Saharan Africa
Rémi Jedwab is an assistant professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Elliott School and the Department of Economics of George Washington University beginning in 2012. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Paris School of Economics-EHESS and B.A. in economics from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He was also a visiting Ph.D. student at the London School of Economics for three years.
Dr. Jedwab's main field of research is development economics, though his work also has strong urban economics and political economy themes. Some of the issues he has studied include urbanization and structural transformation, the economic effects of transportation infrastructure, and agricultural and economic development in Africa. He teaches graduate courses in development economics.
Finally, he grew up in an amazingly beautiful city, Paris. He has traveled quite a lot, whether in Africa or Asia, and he has lived several months in Madagascar, the Philippines, Thailand, Azerbaijan, and India.
Ph.D., Paris School of Economics-EHESS