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Luc-Désiré Omgba

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Bâtiment G
200, Avenue de la République
92001 Nanterre cedex France
E-Mail: lucdesire.omgba@u-paris10.fr


Natural Resources, Political Economy, Governance and Institutions, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics   


2010               PhD in Economics at Centre of Studies and Research for the International Development (C.E.R.D.I) –Université d’Auvergne -Clermont-Ferrand (France) 
Thesis title: “Three essays on political economy of oil revenue in Africa”. Received with the highest distinction                             


2009  first prize winner of the Annual Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. 
Medals category theme: The Governance and Political Economy of Natural resource Management, Global Development Network (GDN,New Delhi, Washington DC)

Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences-HDR) in economics,  at University of Paris 10 (France)


Publications in refereed journals
Omgba L.D (2015)  “ Why do some oil-producing countries succeed in democracy while others fail?” , World Development, Vol. 76, pp. 180–189.
Omgba L.D (2015) “ Oil, Governance and the (Mis)Allocation of Talent in Developing countries” (with  Christian Ebeke and Rachid Laajaj), Journal of Development Economics,114: 126-141.

Omgba L. D (2014) "Institutional foundations of export diversification patterns in oil-producing countries", Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 42, pp. 1052-1064.

Omgba L. D (2011)  “Oil and Development in Cameroon: A critical appraisal of the permanent income hypothesis ” (with Calvin  Djiofack,  World Bank) , Energy Policy, vol. 39, n°11, pp. 7202-7216

Omgba L. D (2011) “Oil wealth and non-oil sector performances in a developing country”  Oxford Development Studies, vol. 39, n°4, pp 487-503.

Omgba L.D (2009)  “On the duration of political power in Africa: the role of oil rent”, Comparative Political Studies, Vol 42, N°3, pp 416-436, march 2009.

Omgba L.D (2007) “Oil rents and the tenure of the leaders in Africa” Economics Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 42 pp.1-12, september 2007.

Working papers

Omgba L.D (2012) “ On the allocation of talented people in developing countries: the role of oil rents” ( with Laajaj Rachid and Christian Ebeke),  EconomiX, document de travail 2012-26.

Omgba L. D (2011) “Corruption, allocation of talents and oil rents in developing countries” (with Christian Ebeke, IMF), CERDI, Etudes et Documents, E 2011.23.
Work in progress

Omgba L.D “On the dynamics of oil reserves and oil exports in OPEC and OECD oil exporting countries ” (with Fatih Karanfil , EconomiX)
Omgba L.D “Sovereign Wealth Funds" (with Dramane Coulibaly and Hélène Raymond)



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