PhD in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Director of the Centre for Finance and Development and Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva); Head of the PhD Programme in Development Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva; Founding Fellow, European Union Development Network (EUDN); Senior Fellow, Fondation pour les études et recherches en développement international (FERDI); Visiting Professor at the Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China. Former: Chair of Development Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva); Professor, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches en Développement International (CERDI); Assistant and then Associate Professor, University of Montréal; Consultant to the World Bank, the FAO, the UNDP, the Gates Foundation and several national governments. Research focuses on the microeconomics of development, with a current focus on impact evaluation of social programme in West Africa and the Maghreb. Currently leading multi-year impact evaluations in several countries, with the topics being investigated ranging from peer mentoring to fight HIV-AIDS, to capacity-building in rural producer organizations to foster food security.