I am currently Post-doc Researcher at the CEPS/INSTEAD in Luxembourg since July 2012. My postdoc project is to study migration networks of Senegalse in different locations thanks to a unique database MIDDAS, which contains culturally-relevant information on caste origin and religous afiliations on representative samples of 300 migrants at each destination: France, Italy, Mauritania and Côte d'Ivoire.
From 2008 until 2012, I was Assistant Professor in Mexico first at the Departamento de Economía y Finanzas - Universidad de Guanajuato and then at the Facultad de Economía - Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
Applied by nature, most of my research mix a Microeconometrics approach with a more qualitative one borrowed from other Social Sciences. My research themes are centered on Development Microeconomics and include Microeconomics of Migration and Remittances, Return Migration and Entrepreneurship among others focusing on both Senegal and Mexico, where I collected original data:
•During my Ph.D at the Toulouse School of Economics, after repeated fieldworks among the Haalpulaar communities both in France and Senegal studying intergenerational family transfers, I conducted in 2004 a household survey near Matam (Middle Senegal Valley).
•In 2010, I conducted a household survey on return migration in León, Guanajuato (Mexico) with sociologist Jacqueline Hagan from UNC-CH. Combining both quantitative and qualitative techniques we built a mixed survey instrument. We are currently working on the returns to migration and skill transfers.