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1) “Do Remittances not Promote Growth? A Finite Mixture-of-Regressions Approach”, Empirical Economics, March 2018, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 747–782

2) “Remittances and Support for Democracy in Africa: Are Remittances a Curse or a Blessing?” Journal of Comparative Economics, 2016, 44, pp. 1002- 1022

3) “Measuring institutions during and after colonization in Senegal (1819-2010)”, Journal of Development Perspectives, Vol. 1, Nos. 1–2, 2018

4) “Gender Gap in Support for Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Do Social Institutions Matter?” Feminist Economics, 2016, Vol. 22, No. 2, 55-86 (With Stephan Klasen)

5) “Why are women less democratic than men? Evidence from Sub-Saharan African Countries” World Development, July 2014, 59 104-119. (With C. Garcia-Peñalosa)

6) “Political versus Economic Institutions in the Growth Process” Journal of Comparative Economics, 2014, 42, 212-229 (with E.Flachaire and C. Garcia-Peñalosa)

7) “Gender-based Financial Exclusion and Economic Growth in Developing Countries”,  Proceedings of the African Economic Conference 2015

8) “Female policy makers and women’s wellbeing in Africa”, Forthcoming in Gender, Development and Social Change series. Konte, M. & Tirivayi, N. (Eds.). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan

9) “Gender and climate change: towards comprehensive policy options” (With G. Schwerhoff), Forthcoming in Gender, Development and Social Change series. Konte, M. & Tirivayi, N. (Eds.). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan

10) “Education resources and the quality of local governance in Africa”, 2017, Working Paper Series N° 278, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, under review

11) “A Curse or a Blessing? Natural Resources in a Multiple Growth Regime Analysis”,  Applied Economics, 2013, 45, 3760-3769

12) “The decreasing returns on working time: an empirical analysis on panel country data” Applied Economics Letters, 2011, 18, 1677-1682, (with G.Cette and S.Chang)

13) Background paper for Senegalese Ministry of Plan “Analyse de l’évolution de la productivité de la main d’œuvre au Sénégal (1990-2010) ” (joint with Rose Vincent), 2017, UNU-MERIT Report Series

14) “Employment impact of product innovations in sub-Saharan Africa: A firm-level evidence”, (with E.Avenyo and P. Mohnen), Revision requested

15) “Product innovation and informal market competition in sub-Saharan Africa: Firm-level evidence”, (with E.Avenyo and P. Mohnen), Under review

16) “Women and Sustainable Human Development- Empowering Women in Africa”, Palgrave Macmillan, editors: Maty Konte with Nyasha Tirivayi, Forthcoming, 2019

17) “Migration and Remittances in Africa: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals”, contract signed with Routledge, editors: Maty Konte with Linguère Mously Mbaye and Valentina Mazzucato

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Maty Konte has joined the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) as a research fellow in economics in November 2013. She is from Senegal and has obtained her PhD degree in economics from the Aix-Marseille School of Economics in France, where she was awarded the prize of best PhD in economics in 2013. She  has been awarded an Executive Education Certificate from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She obtained a Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and economics from the faculty of science in Marseille, and a Master and a Magister in economics both from Aix-Marseille University. She passed the French national exam “Baccalauréat Scientifique” in the international French school in Addis-Abeba.

She has been acting on a volunteer basis as a Vice President and Project Manager for the NGO Women and Nature International in New York. She has consulted for international organizations such as the World Bank,  and for think tanks and research programs in Africa, including CRES in Senegal, ERSA in South-Africa and AERC in Kenya. She has also served as an expert advisor for the Conversation, a media outlet which reached a monthly audience of 5.2 millions users onsite in 2017. In 2018 she becomes a BITSS Catalylist and joins the Global Labor Organization (GLO) network as a Fellow.

Before joining UNU-MERIT she was a consultant and visiting scholar at UNU-WIDER (Helsinki, 2013), a research officer at the department of economics in Aix-Marseille (2012-2013, Marseille), a guest researcher in the department of economics at the university of Washington (Seattle, 2013), a visiting student in the department of economics at the university of Montreal (Canada, 2008), and an intern at the Bank of France (Paris, 2008). She has also occupied research and teaching positions during the period 2009-2013 in France.

Maty Konte is interested in policy-relevant research that addresses different issues on economic development and growth, institutions, governance and gender and women’s empowerment. A sample of her work has been published in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals such as World Development, Journal of Comparative Economics, Feminist Economics, Applied Economics, Emprical Economics, and has appeared in media outlets such as the World Economic Forum, the Conversation and Agence de Presse Senegalaise.