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Born: Besançon, France, 25 August 1972.
Nationality: French
Contact:          Gregoire.rota_graziosi@udamail.fr

Current Position

Full Professor, CERDI-CNRS, Université d’Auvergne, France.

Scientific Editor for the Revue d’Économie du Développement.

Areas of Specialization

Tax Policy, Development Economics, Public Economics, New Political Economics.
Past Position
August 2015-2010 : Senior Economist, Tax Policy Division, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund.
2008-2010 : Full Professor, Université d’Auvergne, France.
2003-2008 : Associate Professor, Université d’Auvergne, France.

Publications (academic journals)

1.      2017, “Does Decentralization Prevent or Foster Secessionist Conflicts?” avec Thierry Madiès, JeanPierre Tranchant, et Cyril Trépier, Revue suisse d’économie et de statistique, à paraître.

2.      2015, “Decentralization in Africa and the nature of local governments’ competition: evidence from Benin, avec Emilie Caldeira and Martial Foucault, International Tax and Public Finance, 22(6), 1048-1076.

3.      2015, “Further analysis on leadership in tax competition: the role of capital ownership. A comment, avec Hubert Kempf, International Tax and Public Finance, 22(6), 1028-1039.

4.      2014, “And the tax winner is... A note on endogenous timing in the commodity taxation race,avec Hubert Kempf, Annals of Economics and Statistics/Annales d’Economie et de Statistiques, 113-114, pp. 67-80, June.

5.      2014, « La décentralisation dans les pays en développement : une revue de la littérature », avec Emilie Caldeira, Revue d'économie du développement, 22(4), 5-37.

6.      2014, “The crowding-in effect of simple unconditional central grants on local own source revenue: The case of Benin,” avec Emilie Caldeira, Journal of African Economies, 23(3), 361-387.

7.      2012, “Endogenous timing in general rent-seeking and conflict models, avec Magnus Hoffman, Games and Economic Behavior, 75(1), 168-184.

8.      2012, Mutual supervision in preshipment inspection programs, avec Vianney Dequiedt et Anne-Marie Geourjon, Journal of Development Economics, 99(2), 282-291.

9.      2012, “Coordination fiscale dans l'Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine. Tax coordination in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, avec Mario Mansour Revue d’économie du développement, 26(3), 9-34.

10.   2011. “A complementary note on the issue of time inconsistency revisited as an extended Game, avec Hubert Kempf, International Game Theory Review (IGTR), 13(04), 475-480.

11.   2010. “Endogenizing leadership in tax competition, avec Hubert Kempf, Journal of Public Economics, 94(9-10), 768-776.

12.   2010, “Leadership in public good provision: a Timing Game Perspective,” avec Hubert Kempf, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 12(4), pages 763-787, 08.

13.   2009, “On the strategic use of representative democracy in international agreements,” Journal of Public Economic Theory, 11(2), 281-396.

14.   2008, “Working versus schooling: The impact of social expenditure,” avec Christopher Grigoriou, Recherches Economiques de Louvain/ Louvain Economic Review, 74(1), 33-52.

15.   2007, “Secession and the limits of taxation: towards a theory of internal exit: Comment,” American Economic Review, 97(1), 534-537.

16.   2005, “Tax compliance and Rank Dependent Expected Utility,” avec Jean-Louis Arcand, GENEVA Risk and Insurance Review, 30, 57-69.

17.   2004, « La fragmentation politique, une revue de la littérature », Revue Française d’Economie, 18(avril), 193-223.

18.   2001, « Une analyse économique de la sécession », Recherches Economiques de Louvain/ Louvain Economic Review, 67(3), 315-348.


Others publications
1.      2017, “Endogenous Timing in Contest,” avec Magnus Hoffmann, in Luis Carlos Corchon and Marco Marini, Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization, Edwar Elgar (à paraître).

2.      2016, “Natural Resources and Tax Avoidance,” avec Arezki, Rabah et Lemma W. Senbet, dans SKJULT : Skatteparadis, kapitalflukt og hemmelighold 2, Tax Justice Network, Norge, Norad.

3.      2016, “Does Decentralization Facilitate Access to Poverty-Related Services? Evidence from Benin,” en collaboration avec Emilie Caldeira et Martial Foucault, in Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, et David N. Weil (Eds.) African Successes: Government and Institutions, University of Chicago Press.


4.      2015, “Principles and Dilemmas in Mining Taxation,” en collaboration avec Bertrand Laporte, dans Matthieu Boussichas and Patrick Guillaumont (Eds) Financing Sustainable Development. Addressing Vulnerabilities.


5.      2015, "Natural Resources and Capital Flight: A Role for Policy?" avec Arezki, Rabah et Lemma W. Senbet, dans S. Ibi Ajayi et Leonce Ndikumana (Eds.) Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, Effects, and Policy Issues. p. 263-276. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

6.      2014, “Distribution of fiscal responsibilities in federations,” avec Julio Escolano, Dora Benedek, Hui Jin, Carlos Mulas Granados, Masahiro Nozaki, Joana Pereira, Laura Sinn et Jose Torres, dans Carlo Cottarelli et Martine Guerguil, Designing a European Fiscal Union. Lessons from the experience of fiscal federations, Routledge: New York.

7.      2014, “The illusion of tax expenditure in Africa,” avec Geourjon Anne-Marie, Notes brèves FERDI, Juin.


8.      2014, ”Tax Coordination, Tax Competition, and Revenue Mobilization in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, avec Mario Mansour, Tax Notes International, April.

9.      2013, « La fiscalité minière en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre », avec Alain Charlet et Bertrand Laporte, Revue de droit fiscal, 48, Novembre.

10.   2013, Capital Flight Risk,” avec Rabah Arezki et Lemma Senbet, Finance and Development, September. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2013/09/Arezki.htm

11.   2012, Decentralization in Africa and the Nature of Local Governments' Competition: Evidence from Benin,” avec Emilie Caldeira et Martial Foucault, NBER Working Papers 18126, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

12.   2012, Does Decentralization Facilitate Access to Poverty-Related Services? Evidence from Benin,” avec Emilie Caldeira et Martial Foucault, NBER Working Papers 18118, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

13.   2009, « Les Programmes de Vérification des Importations (PVI) à la lumière de la théorie de l'agence », avec Vianney Dequiedt et Anne-Marie Geourjon, Afrique Contemporaine, 230(2), 151-166.

Expertise experiences

2010-2015: Technical assistance missions in tax policy, International Monetary Fund.
In charge of topical trust funds for technical assistance delivery: Burundi (2012-2015), general taxation; Cameroon (2015), extractive industry tax regime; Mali (2014-2015), general tax policy and mining and petroleum taxation; Mauritania (2012-2014), mining taxation.
2015: Cameroon,Mali, Mauritania.
2014: Madagascar, Benin, Indonesia, Mali, Cameroon, Burundi.
Mauritania, WAEMU, Burkina Faso, Algeria.
2012: Central Africa Republic,Mauritania,Togo.
2011: Benin,Kyrgyz Republic, Mauritania.
2010: Senegal, Chad.
2008-2010: External expert for the International Monetary Fund (Tax policy department).
August 2008, Democratic Republic of Congo. Tax reform, mission member.
2006 (January): Fiscal Space in Developing Countries: Conceptual Framework, leader Gérard Chambas; funding agency: United Nations.
2003 – 2005: Impact Analysis of the National Rural Infrastructure Project (PNIR) in Senegal; leaders Adama Diaw (Université Gaston Berger, St-Louis, Sénégal) and Jean-Louis Arcand (Université d’Auvergne); funding agency: World Bank. http://go.worldbank.org/KC2D64BDT0
Grants and prizes
2009-2012: Grant from the National Bureau of Economic Research (African Successes), 50,500 $, Decentralization and Its Consequences in Africa: Fiscal Competition and Redistributive Politics in Benin.
2009 (August): International Institute of Public Finance Young Economist Award.