LAM - Les Afriques dans le monde

Jean-Philippe BERROU

Onglets principaux

Maître de conférences en sciences économiques / Associate Professor of Economics (Sciences Po Bordeaux)
j.p.berrou@sciencespobordeaux.fr
Tel: +33(0)5 56 84 42 68  | Bureau/office B116
 
  • Researcher at LAM - Les Afriques dans le Monde - UMR CNRS 5115, Sciences Po Bordeaux
  • Associate researcher at GREThA – UMR CNRS 5113 – University of Bordeaux
  • CNRS - visiting scientist (2017-2019)

 

Research Topics

My main researches are based on an interdisciplinary perspective (development economics, new economic sociology, social network analysis) and deal with:

  • Urban labor markets and informal economy in sub-Saharan Africa (Burkina Faso, Senegal) and developing countries (Colombia)
  • Informal entrepreneurship and digital (ICT) uses in Africa (Senegal);
  • Structural and social changes in Africa: (i) “middle classes” in Africa (Ivory Coast); (ii) political economy of social protection (Madagascar);
  • Social Networks Analysis: mixed methods for the collection and statistical analysis of network data;
  • The social construction of markets: embeddedness and economic sociology of markets.

Current Research: work in progress and papers submitted

  • “Potential and activated networks in the job search and matching processes. Evidence from the Colombian labor market”, with T. Deguilhem & F. Combarnous
  • “The origins of social capital: Inherited and constructed social capital and its influence on labor mobility”, with T. Deguilhem & E. Quintane.
  • “Personal networks and socio-professional trajectories Resources, relationships and professional changes in Bogota's labor market”, with M. de Castelbajac, T. Deguilhem & S. Gomez
  • « Analyse du réseau inter-organisationnel des acteurs du groupe thématique de réflexion sur la Protection Sociale à Madagascar », avec L. Delpy, T. Deguilhem, C. Gondard-Delcroix et A. Piveteau.
  • "Réputation et réseau de citations des « gardiens de la mémoire du développement » en milieu rural malgache et marocain : une nouvelle démarche pour l’identification des courtiers du développement ?", avec M. Brun

Teaching at Sciences Po Bordeaux and University of Bordeaux

Second cycle | Courses and seminars in Masters degree (International Affairs) – Sciences Po Bordeaux / Development Economics- University of Bordeaux.

  • Economies africaines (African Economics), Villes et changement structurel en Afrique (Cities and structural changes in Africa), Analyse économique du Risque Pays: du diagnostic à la mesure (Country risk analysis), Méthodologies d’enquêtes et production de données (Survey Methods)
  • Tutorat annuel de projet en analyse risques-pays et risques-projet (tutoring in risk management expertise)
  • FOAD-CEAL (Certificat d’Etudes Africaines en Ligne): Analyse économique des Afriques (on line course in African Economics)

Premier/first cycle | Course and seminars

  • Economie générale (Introduction to economics)

Research Activities (since 2015)

Doctoral Students in Development Economics at University of Bordeaux (GREThA)

  • Kouassi L-Y. « Une "nouvelle génération" d'entrepreneurs africains au Cameroun et au Nigeria. Témoins des transformations des rapports entre champs politique et économique ? » (Co-director with Dufy, C., CED – UMR CNRS 5116)  (2020-)
  • Deghuilhem T. : « Revisiter le marché du travail urbain en Amérique Latine : segmentation, réseaux sociaux et qualité de l’emploi à Bogota. » (Co-director with Combarnous, F., GREThA – UMR CNRS 5113)  (2015-2018)
  • Eekhout T. : « Mobiles usages among informal micro-entrepreneurs: potential effects on firms’ performance in Dakar » (Co-director with Combarnous, F., GREThA – UMR CNRS 5113) (2016-2020)

Research Projects

  • 2018-2020: Coordinator of the project "Socio-economic Dynamics of Informal Entrepreneurs and Digital Practices in West Africa" (LAM - Orange)
  • 2017-2020: Member of the steering committee of the project PROTECT (Social Protection in Madgascar) - GREThA CNRS - University of Bordeaux - Région Nouvelle Aquitaine
  • 2016-2018 : Coordinator of the project« ICT uses and the dynamics of the micro and small enterprises of the informal sector in Dakar » (LAM-Orange).  
  • 2016-2018 : Member of the steering committee of the project «The rise of Middle Classes in developing countries. A comparative analysis of Brazil – Cote d’Ivoire – Turkey – Vietnam » (AFD-GREThA-LAM)
  • 2015-2018:  Member of the steering committee of the project REDES « Social networks analysis on the Bogota's labor market » (GREThA – LAM – University of Los Andes, Colombia – ECOS International cooperation project).

 Research networks and collaborations

  • Referee for the reviews: Autrepart, Cahiers d'Outre-Mer, Journal of Development Studies, Revue de la Régulation, Social Networks, World Development.
  • Member of the WINIR (World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research)
  • Member of the AFEP (Association Française d'Economie Politique - French Association for Political Economy)
  • Member of the steering committe for the university chair project "Ideas fo the develomment in Africa" - Foundation of the University of Bordeaux
  • Member of the FORUM URBAIN – IDEX University of Bordeaux.
  • Member of the network for "social network analysis" (RT26) of the French Sociological Association (AFS)

Main scientific and administrative responsabilities

  • Director of the Master Gestion des Risques dans les Pays du Sud (GRPS - Risk Management in Developing Countries), Sciences Po Bordeaux (2011-2017)
  • Coordinator of the Expertises Risque Pays-Projet (Country and Project Risk Expertises), Sciences Po Bordeaux, Masters in International Affairs (2015-2017)
  • Member of the Laboratory Council of the LAM-UMR CNRS 5115 (2015-)
  • Membre of the Library Board of the LAM-UMR CNRS 5115 (2015-)

Selected Publications    —  Lien vers les publications dans HAL-SHS

Journal articles

Book Chapters

Other publications

Special issues (editor)

Recent conferences

  • Berrou P.-P., Deguilhem T., Delpy L., Gondard-Delcroix C., Piveteau A. (2019), La fabrique de la politique nationale de la protection sociale à Madagascar : une analyse de réseau inter- organisationnel, AFEP-EEPPE International Conference, Lille, 3-5 July.
  • Berrou, J.-P. et Girollet, D. (2019), “Constrained gazelles and their digital practices in a West African urban informal economy”, SASE Conference, The New School, New York, 27-29 june 2019
  • Berrou, J.-P. et Eekhout, T. (2019), “Networks of mobile phone contacts and economic efficiency in an urban African informal sector”, SASE Conference, The New School, New York, 27-29 june 2019
  • Berrou P.-P., Deguilhem T., Delpy L., Gondard-Delcroix C., Piveteau A. (2019), The construction of a national social protection policy in Madagascar: an inter-organizational network analysis, INSNA-SUNBELT 2019, UQAM-Montreal, June 20.
  • Berrou, J.-P., Combarnous, F. and Deguilhem, T. (2019) “Effects of social capital and active network on labour market outcomes. Evidence from Colombia”, INSNA-SUNBELT 2019, Montreal, June 20.
  • Berrou P.-P., Deguilhem T., Delpy L., Gondard-Delcroix C., Piveteau A. (2019), La fabrique de la politique nationale de la protection sociale à Madagascar : une analyse de réseau inter- organisationnel, FROGNET (conférence Francophone sur les Graphes et les Réseaux Sociaux), 27-28 Mai, Toulouse.
  • Berrou, J.-P., Combarnous, F., Deguilhem, T. and Quintane, E. (2018), “Potential and activated networks in the job search and matching processes. Evidence from the Colombian labor market”, Fifth WINIR Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, China, 14-17 September 2018.
  • Berrou, J.-P., de Castelbajac, M., Deguilhem T. and Gomez, S. (2018), Personal networks and socio-professional trajectories Resources, relationships and professional changes in Bogota's labor market, AFEP Conference, University of Reims, July 3-6 | 2018.
  • Berrou, J.-P. (2018) [invited] “Middle classes in Ivory Coast. Identification, characterization and public policies challenges. From middle income group to various social groups from the middle”, IFRI-OCP Policy Center “African Middle Classes Beyond the Buzz. Economic, Social, and Political Dynamics”, Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Paris, France
  • Berrou, J.-P., Combarnous, F. et Eekhout, T. (2017), « Une exploration de l’usage des TIC au sein des micro et petites entreprises informelles de Dakar », Colloque « Numérique, espace et société en Afrique Subsaharienne », Abidjan, 24 - 25 octobre.
  • Berrou, J.-P., Combarnous, F. et Eekhout, T. (2017), Les TIC au service du développement des micro et petites entreprises informelles en Afrique, Colloque - Objets connectés - Perspectives pour un développement intelligent ? Organisé par la Chaire Unesco « Pratiques émergentes en technologies et communication pour le développement », MSHA & Maison des Suds, 16-17 mars 2017
  • Berrou, J.-P., Deguilhem, T. et Combarnous, F. (2016), Using Your Ties to Get a Job in Bogota? The Effects of Social Networks on Quality of Employment, 2016 SASE Conference, Berkeley | June 24-26
  • Berrou, J.-P., Deguilhem, T. et Combarnous, F. (2016), Using your ties to get a better job? The differential effects of social networks on quality of employment: Evidence from Colombia, Bordeaux GREThA Development Conference 2016, Bordeaux | June 16-17.

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