Early Academic Pursuits:
I embarked on His academic journey with a solid foundation in mathematics, earning his Bachelor's degree from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal. Building on this, I pursued a Master's in Statistics and Economics at the National School of Economics and Statistics in Senegal. his academic journey reached its pinnacle with a Ph.D. in Development Economics from Paris Dauphine University - PSL University in France. Under the guidance of esteemed mentors such as Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, Abdoulaye Diagne, and Anne-Sophie Robilliard, I delved into the intricacies of Development Economics, honing my skills in applied microeconometrics and statistics.
Armed with a strong educational background, I ventured into academia, research, and consulting roles, accumulating six years of diverse experiences. his journey led me to prestigious institutions such as Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Morocco, the World Bank in Washington DC, and research projects in collaboration with institutions like the Kiel Institute in Germany and DIAL-IRD in France. his roles ranged from being an Assistant Professor to contributing to impactful projects like the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the Idai cyclone post-emergency response program in Mozambique, and the TaxIneq project assessing fiscal policy impact in West African countries.
Contributions and Research Focus:
His commitment to addressing practical issues using data storytelling is evident in his extensive research portfolio. From conducting multi-country studies on migration aspirations to designing randomized evaluations for agricultural microcredit programs, I've consistently contributed to impactful projects. Notably, his involvement in the TaxIneq project aimed at assessing the impact of fiscal policy on inequality in Senegal, Mali, and Cote d'Ivoire showcases his dedication to rigorous research methodologies and synthesizing complex fiscal systems.
Accolades and Recognition:
His contributions have been recognized through publications in esteemed journals, including World Development and the Revue d’Economie du Développement. Noteworthy works include research on the efficiency of microfinance institutions and the impact of international migration on child schooling in Senegal. Additionally, I've presented my research at renowned conferences such as the CSAE Conference, showcasing the international recognition of my work.
Impact and Influence:
The impact of my research extends beyond academic circles. Projects like the Impact Evaluation of Idai cyclone response program and the analysis of COVID-19 effects on TVET during my tenure at the World Bank demonstrate his commitment to addressing real-world challenges. h engagement in development conferences and grant-funded projects further solidifies my influence in shaping discussions on economic development, inequality, and agricultural productivity.
Legacy and Future Contributions:
As he continue his journey, securing research grants such as the Horizon Europe grant and UNU-WIDER research grant, I aim to contribute substantially to transformative initiatives. his supervisory role in guiding Master's theses and participation in selection committees underscore my commitment to nurturing the next generation of researchers. his proficiency in languages, fluency in French and English, and advanced computing skills in Stata and R position me to continue making meaningful contributions to the field of Development Economics.
1DEA and SFA research on the efficiency of microfinance institutions: A meta-analysis F Fall, A Akim, H WassongmaWorld Development 107, 176-188 (106 ) 2018
2 Interaction effect of lockdown with economic and fiscal measures against COVID-19 on social-distancing compliance: Evidence from Africa A Akim, F Ayivodji Available at SSRN 3621693 ( 27 ) - 2020
3 Adoption and use of mobile banking by low‐income individuals in Senegal FS Fall, L Orozco, AM AkimReview of Development Economics 24 (2), 569-588 (25) - 2020
5 Impact distributif des transferts privés domestiques et internationaux au Sénégal AM Akim, AS RobilliardRevue d’économie du développement 27 (2), 87-124 (4) -2019
6 Trois essais sur la migration, les transferts privés et le développement économique en Afrique Subsaharienne AM Akim Université Paris sciences et lettres; Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar) (2) - 2018
7 Food Security and the COVID-19 Employment Shock in Nigeria: Any Ex-Ante Mitigating Effects of Past Remittances?A Akim, F Ayivodji, J Kouton Available at SSRN 3833558 (1) 2001
8 Structural change and the National Initiative for Human Development in Morocco: Subnational insights A Akim, W SahelWIDER Working Paper Series - 2023
9 WIDER Working Paper 2023/74-Structural change and the National Initiative for Human Development in Morocco: Subnational insights A Akim, W Sahel UNU WIDER: United Nations University World Institute for Development …2023
10 Structural change and the National Initiative for Human Development in Morocco A Akim, W Sahel - 2023
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