King Center on Global Development
Assistant Professor of Economics
Toulouse School of Economics, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Augustin Tapsoba is currently an assistant professor of economics at Toulouse School of Economics, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole. His areas of expertise are development economics, the economics of the family and conflict studies. His research is focused on the study of important factors that affect the living standards of households in developing countries. His recent work is looking at how social norms affect individual/household decision making and equilibrium outcomes on marriage markets in sub-Saharan Africa. Some of his work also looks at how (and why) the mere anticipation of rather common shocks to the economic activity can have long-term detrimental effects for vulnerable household members such as children. Tapsoba holds a PhD in economics from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, a master’s degree in economics from the Erasmus Mundus QEM consortium (based in Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne) and a degree of Engineer in Statics from ENSAE-Senegal.