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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.     2015, "Decentralization in Africa and the nature of local governments’ competition: evidence from Benin," joint with Emilie Caldeira and Martial Foucault, International Tax and Public Finance, 22(6), 1048-1076.
2.     2015, "Further analysis on leadership in tax competition: the role of capital ownership. A comment." joint with Hubert Kempf, International Tax and Public Finance, 22(6), 1028-1039.
3.     2014, "And the tax winner is... A note on endogenous timing in the commodity taxation race,” joint with Hubert Kempf, Annals of Economics and Statistics/Annales d’Economie et de Statistiques, 113-114, pp. 67-80, June.
4.     2014, « La décentralisation dans les pays en développement : une revue de la littérature », joint with Emilie Caldeira, Revue d'économie du développement, 4/2014 (Vol. 22) , p. 5-37
5.     2014, “The crowding-in effect of simple unconditional central grants on local own source revenue: The case of Benin,” joint with Emilie Caldeira, Journal of African Economies, 23(3), 361-387.
6.     2012, "Endogenous timing in general rent-seeking and conflict models," joint with Magnus Hoffman, Games and Economic Behavior, 75(1), 168-184.
7.     2012, "Mutual supervision in preshipment inspection programs," joint with Vianney Dequiedt and Anne-Marie Geourjon, Journal of Development Economics, 99(2), 282-291.
8.     2012, "Coordination fiscale dans l'Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine. Tax Coordination in the West African Economic and Monetary Union," joint with Mario Mansour Revue d’économie du développement, 26(3), 9-34.
9.     2011. "A Complementary Note on the Issue of Time Inconsistency Revisited as an Extended Game," joint with Hubert Kempf, International Game Theory Review (IGTR), 13(04), 475-480.
10. 2010. "Endogenizing leadership in tax competition," joint with Hubert Kempf, Journal of Public Economics, 94(9-10), 768-776.
11. 2010, “Leadership in Public Good Provision: a Timing Game Perspective,” joint with Hubert Kempf (University Paris 1), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 12(4), pages 763-787, 08.
12. 2009, “On the Strategic Use of Representative Democracy in International Agreements,” Journal of Public Economic Theory, 11(2), 281-396.
13. 2008, “Working versus Schooling: the Impact of Social Expenditure,” joint with Christopher Grigoriou, Recherches Economiques de Louvain/ Louvain Economic Review, 74(1), 33-52.
14. 2007, “Secession and the limits of taxation: towards a theory of internal exit: Comment,” American Economic Review, 97(1), 534-537.
15. 2005, “Tax Compliance and Rank Dependent Expected Utility,” joint with Jean-Louis Arcand, GENEVA Risk and Insurance Review, 30, 57-69.
16. 2004, « La fragmentation politique, une revue de la littérature », Revue Française d’Economie, 18(avril), 193-223.
17. 2001, « Une analyse économique de la sécession », Recherches Economiques de Louvain/ Louvain Economic Review, 67(3), 315-348.

Other publications

1.     2015, “Principles and Dilemmas in Mining Taxation,” with Bertrand Laporte in Matthieu Boussichas and Patrick Guillaumont (Eds) Financing Sustainable Development. Addressing Vulnerabilities.
2.     2015, “Does Decentralization Facilitate Access to Poverty-Related Services? Evidence from Benin,” with Emilie Caldeira and Martial Foucault, in Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (Eds.) African Successes: Government and Institutions, University of Chicago Press.
3.     2015, "Natural Resources and Capital Flight: A Role for Policy?" joint with Arezki, Rabah and Lemma W. Senbet, in S. Ibi Ajayi and Leonce Ndikumana (Eds.) Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, Effects, and Policy Issues. p. 263-276. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
4.     2014, ”Tax Coordination, Tax Competition, and Revenue Mobilization in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, joint with Mario Mansour, Tax Notes International, April.
5.     2013, « La fiscalité minière en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre », joint with Alain Charlet and Bertrand Laporte, Revue de droit fiscal, 48, Novembre.
6.     2012, “Decentralization in Africa and the Nature of Local Governments' Competition: Evidence from Benin,” with Emilie Caldeira and Martial Foucault, NBER Working Papers 18126, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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.