Pierre E. Biscaye

Chaire Professeur Junior | CERDI, Université Clermont-Auvergne 

I am a development economist working on questions in agricultural, environmental/energy, and labor economics. My research uses survey, spatial, and administrative data and applied econometrics tools to study questions related to labor supply, agricultural transformation, conflict, and energy primarily in African countries. 

In September 2024 I will be starting a position as Chaire Professeur Junior at the Centre d’Études et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI), based at the Université Clermont-Auvergne in France. I completed a PhD in Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of California Berkeley in May 2024.

I have a Master's of Public Administration with a concentration on International Development from the University of Washington Evans School and a BA in International Studies from Whitworth University. I was a Research & Strategic Initiatives Manager at the Evans School Policy Analysis & Research Group (EPAR), and before that worked for non-profit organizations on projects in East and West Africa. I have worked in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania on a variety of development projects, and growing up lived for 10 years in Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, and Cambodia. 

Outside of work, I love listening to and playing music, hiking and running, playing basketball and ultimate frisbee, board games, and reading. My current favorite thing to do is play with my two daughters.

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University of California

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Berkeley, CA 94720 United States