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Paolo Melindi-Ghidi

Maître de conférences
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  • Bureau à Paris Nanterre (Bât. + num.) G311
  • Research group

      Développement Durable, Environnement et Energie

  • Theme(s)
    • Primary fields
    • Economie des populations
    • Economie de l'environnement

Maitre de Conference (Ass. Professor) - Université Paris-X Naterre (September 2017 - current)
Research associate GREQAM & TMENA project, Aix-Marseille Univeristy, France

Primary Fields: Population Economics,
Environmental Economics
Secondary Fields:
Inequality, Public Economics,  Political Economy, Economics of Culture


Ph.D. In Economics, European Doctoral Program, 2012

IRES, Université catholique de Louvain (visiting at Paris School of Economics - February-July 2011)
Title of the Thesis: 'The Dynamics of Inequality, Minorities and School Choice'
Supervisor: David de la Croix (Professor, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Members of the Jury: Matteo Cervellati (Professor, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy); Frédéric Docquier (Professor, Université catholique de Louvain); Thierry Verdier (Professor, Ecole d’Economie de Paris, France)

Master of Arts in Economics (DEA), 2007
IRES, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Supervisor: Frédéric Docquier (Professor, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Grade: Distinction

Bachelor in Political Sciences, 2004
Università di Bologna, Italy
Supervisor: Paolo Onofri (Professor, Università di Bologna, Italy)
Grade: 110/110 with laude

2017 – 2018 MCF, Introduction à l'Analyse Economique, Université Paris-Nanterre, France
2016 – 2017 Lecturer, Growth and Economic Crises, Ecole Centrale Marseille, France
2015 – 2016 Lecturer, Growth and Economic Crises, Ecole Centrale Marseille, France
2014 – 2015 Lecturer, Growth and Economic Crises, Ecole Centrale Marseille, France
2006 – 2007 Teaching Assistant, Advanced Microeconomics, Università degli Studi di Bologna,Italy
2006 – 2007 Teaching Assistant, Political Economy, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
2005 – 2006 Tutor for the Master in International Development, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy

Lecturer in Economic Growth - Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France (2014 - 2017)
Post-Doc at BETA (Univ of Strasbourg) - FamPol, ANR, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (02/2017 - 08/2017)
Post-Doc at GREQAM (Univ of Aix-Marseille) - DynIPer, “The Dynamics of Inequality and their Perceptions”, Amidex, Marseille, France (02/2015 - 12/2016) 
FP7 Researcher in GenCommons Project at BIOGOV UNIT, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (02/2012 – 01/2015)
ARC Ph.D. Scholarship, IRES, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (10/2010 – 01/2012)
Research Scholarship for the project “Cultural Assimilation of Ethnic Minorities and Elites”, Università di Bologna, Italy (10/2008 - 09/2010)
PAI Ph.D. Scholarship, IRES, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (01/2008 – 09/2009)

Prize “Biagio Morelli”, I edition, Confconsumatori Association, Parma (2000 euro, best article on consumerism issues)
Prize “Mario Pannunzio”, Einaudi Foundation and Accademia dei Lincei, Torino (1000 euro, best undergraduate thesis)
Prize “Angelo Costa”, IX edition, Rivista di Politica Economica (Publication in Rivista di Politica Economica for the best undergraduate thesis)
Prize Fausto Vicarelli” XVII Prize, Luigi Einaudi Foundation (ex-aequo) (1500 euro, best undergraduate thesis)
Fellow “Marco Polo” for study abroad, Università di Bologna, Italy.
Publications in international peer-reviewed journals:

[J1] “A Model of Ideological Transmission with Endogenous Parental Preferences”, International Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 8(4), p. 381-403, 2012

[J2] “Differences in Fertility Behaviour and Uncertainty: An Economic Theory of the Minority Status Hypothesis”, Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 26(3), p. 887-905, 2013 (with Chabe-Ferret, B.)

[J3] “The role of network bridging organisations in compensation payments for agro-environmental services under the EU Common Agricultural Policy," Ecological Economics, Vol 119, p. 24-38, 2015 (with Dedeurwaerdere, T., and Polard, A.)

[J4] “Global scientific research commons under the Nagoya Protocol: towards a collaborative economy model for the sharing of basic research assets", in Environmental Science and Policy, Vol. 55(1), p. 1-10, 2016 (with Dedeurwaerdere, T., and Brogiatto, A.)

[J5] “Combining intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services: Lessons from successful multi-actor network governance arrangements in Europe”, in Environmental Science and Policy, Vol. 58(1), p. 1-10, 2016 (with Dedeurwaerdere, T. et al.)

[J6] “Networked Innovation and Coalition Formation: the Effect of Group-based Social Preferences” forthcoming in Economics of Innovation and New Technology (with Dedeurwaerdere, T. and Sas W.)

Working papers, Submitted and R&R:

[WP1] “Education Politics, Schooling Choice and Public School Quality: The Impact of Income Polarization” AMSE Working Papers, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, pp. 1-37 (with Benzida, M. and Lubrano, M.)

[WP2] “Inequality, Educational Choice and Public School Quality in Income Mixing Communities” AMSE Working Papers, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, pp. 1-55, 2016

[WP3] “Invest as You Go: How Public Health Investment Keeps Pension Systems Healthy” AMSE Working Papers 1525, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, pp. 1-21, 2015 (with Sas, W.)

[WP4] "The Love for Children Hypothesis and the Multiplicity of Fertility Rates", BETA Working Paper 2017-11, pp. 1-39, 2017 (with Thomas Seegmuller)

Work in progress and mimeo:

[P1] “Institutional Changes and Dominant Minorities” (with Boucekkine, R and Desbordes, R.)

[P2] "Labour Supply Constraints and the Number of Children" (with Koebel, B., Laisney, F., Rodriguez, B. and Vergnat, V.)

[P3] “Building Bridges for
the Adoption of Deep Green Environmental Measures: The Impact of Specialized Knowledge Brokers” (with Dedeurwaerdere, T. and Fabbri, G.)

Other Publications

[O1] “Population Ageing, Longevity and Health”, Annali della Fondazione Einaudi, Torino, Vol. XLI, p. 63-99, 2007

[O2] “A Model for Determining Consumption and Social Assistance Demand in Uncertainty Conditions”, Rivista di Politica Economica, pp. 167-198, 2005



2017: Real Finance Interdependencies Conference PSE (July, Paris), ESPE XXI Conference (June, Glasgow), BETA JPO (Strasboug, March), GREDEG JPO (Nice, March), ECONOMIX JPO, (Nanterre, March), GAEL JPO (February, Grenoble), ADRES Conference (February, Toulouse) 2016: DynIper Conference (May, Marseille), International Macroeconomic Workshop (September, Marseille), ASSET (November, Thessalonoky)
2015: TMENA (October, Aix en Provence) , ADRES (Decembre, University of Cergy-Pontoise)
2014: GREQAM (January, Marseille), IRES Lunch Seminar (May, Louvain-la-Neuve), GREQAM (May, Marseille), BIOGOV Workshop (October, Louvain-la-Neuve)

2013: IRES Lunch Seminar, (April, Louvain-la-Neuve), ISNIE Conference (June, Firenze), PET Conference (July, Lisbone), BIOGOV Meeting (October, Louvain-la-Neuve)

2012: ADRES (January, Marseille), BIOGOV Meeting (October, Louvain-la-Neuve)

2011: EDP Jamboree (March, Bonn), UCL Doctoral Workshop (May, Louvain-la-Neuve), IRES Macro Lunch Seminar (Octobre, Louvain-la-Neuve), SAEe Symposium (December, Malaga)
2010: DSE Seminar (February, Bologna), Journées Générations Imbriquées (March, Vielsalm), Doctoral Workshop (May, Louvain-la-Neuve), ARC Sustainability Workshop (May, Louvain-la-Neuve)
2009: EDP Jamboree, London School of Economics (April, London), IRES Macroeconomics Lunch Seminar (May,Louvain-la-Neuve), ESPE XXIII Conference (June, Seville), PAI Workshop (October, Leuven)
2008: 8th Angelo Costa Lecture, LUISS (January, Roma), PhD Workshop (June, Bologne), Matagne Workshop (June)

2014 GREQAM, Aix et Marseille University, Visiting Researcher (Sept 2014 - Jan 2015)
2011 Ecole d’Economie de Paris (PSE), Visiting for European Doctoral Program (Feb - July 2011)
2008 and 2011 Minerva Summer School in Economic Growth (July 2008 and July 2011, Jerusalem)

Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Economics of Innovation and new Technology

2015 – 2016 Member of the scientific committee of the DynIPer conference, Marseille, France
2008 – 2012 Doctoral Workshop Committee , Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Languages Spoken Fluently: Italian, English, French, Spanish

Softwares/Packages Mathematica, Stata, MatLab, MS Office, LaTex, ArcGIS, Dynare
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