Nicolas Berman

Nicolas BERMAN

Affiliated to the Centre for Finance and Development
Spoken languages
English, French
Areas of expertise
  • Globalisation
  • Regional integration
  • International Trade
  • Civil conflicts
  • National ressources



PhD, University of Paris I, Panthéon - Sorbonne

Nicolas Berman currently holds a Research Chair at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics. After defending his PhD at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2008, he spent a year as a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He joined in 2009 the Graduate Institute, where he held Assistant Professor (2009-2013) and Associate Professor positions (2013-2018). He is also a research fellow at the CEPR and associate editor at the European Economic Review. He is an applied researcher spacialized in international economics, development, and political economy. His research deals for instance with the micro-level determinants of international trade and FDI and on the impact of globalization on development, with a particular focus on civil conflicts.




  • N. Berman, V. Rebeyrol and V. Vicard (2018) “Demand learning and exporter dynamics: evidence from exporters”, Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • N. Berman, M. Couttenier, D. Rohner and M. Thoenig (2017) “This mine is mine! How minerals fuel conflicts in Africa”, American Economic Review, vol. 107(6), pp. 1564-1610
  • N. Berman and M. Couttenier (2015), “External shocks, internal shots: the geography of civil conflicts”, Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 97(4), pp 758-776



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