Victoire Girard
Victoire Girard
Assistant Researcher
NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center

Victoire Girard is a research faculty at Nova School of Business and Economics, and a resident member at NOVAFRICA. Her main research fields are Political Economy, Development Economics, and Environmental and Natural Resources Economics. Her current projects document the impact of natural resources on conflicts, identities fragmentation, deforestation, and local development, in the African continent. Her research is published in leading economic journals such as the Economic Journal or the Journal of Development Economics. Prior to Nova, Victoire has taught in the Universities of Orléans and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where she earned her PhD in economics. She has been an invited researcher at the economics departments of Brown University and of the University of Geneva, and she has collaborated as a consultant with the United Nations and the World Bank.

2015 - PhD in Economics - Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

2010 - Master in International, Transition, and Development Economics - Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University

2008 - Bachelor in Economics, Sociology, and Political Sciences - Paris Dauphine University-PSL 

Conflict; environment; identity; inequality; natural resources 

  • Berman, Nicolas, Couttenier, Mathieu, Girard, Victoire (2023). Mineral resources and the salience of ethnic identities. The Economic Journal, 133 (653), 1705-1737.
  • Girard, Victoire (2021). Stabbed in the back? Mandated political representation and murders. Social Choice and Welfare, 56 (4), 595-634.
  • Bazillier, Remi, Girard, Victoire (2020). The gold digger and the machine. Evidence on the distributive effect of the artisanal and industrial gold rushes in Burkina Faso. Journal of Development Economics, 143.
  • Girard, Victoire (2018). Don't touch my road: Evidence from India on affirmative action and everyday discrimination. World Development, 103, 1-13.
  • Girard, Victoire (2017). Quel rôle pour les inégalités dans les conflits? Étude du cas des conflits religieux en Inde. Revue d'Economie Politique, 127 (1), 93-117.
  • Chaserant, Camille, Girard, Victoire, Pietri, Antoine (2016). L'Expansion du choix rationnel en sciences sociales: Signe de vigueur ou marque de faiblesse? À propos de R. Wittek, T. A. B. Snijders, V. Nee (eds.), the handbook of rational choice social research. Revue Francaise de Sociologie, 57 (1), 131-146.
  • Girard, Victoire, Zabsonré, Agnès (2021). Industrial and artisanal exploitation of natural resources: Impacts on development. Mineral Resources Economy 1. : Context and Issues. Wiley, 195-218.
  • Girard, Victoire, Kudebayeva, Alma, Toews, Gerhard (2021). Inflated expectations and commodity prices: Evidence from Kazakhstan. Handbook of Sustainable Politics and Economics of Natural Resources. Edward Elgar Publishing, 76-93.