Eva Lestant

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I am a second-year student in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and a Graduate Student Fellow. My areas of interest include development and econometrics. I am particularly interested in migration and urban economics.

I am currently working on projects in Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Mexico.

Before starting my PhD, I worked as a Research Manager for Prof. Pascaline Dupas and Prof. Marcel Fafchamps on the AUDRI Project. In 2018, I graduated with Master in Economics from ENSAE and Polytechnique, Paris, France.



Panel Data Evidence on the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Livelihoods in Urban Cote d’Ivoire

PLOSOne, 2023

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Other Publications

Report on the AUDRI 2019-2020 Cote d’Ivoire

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Last Update: May 2021

Working Papers

coming Soon!

Work in Progress

Taxation: Understanding the impact of digitalization in the collect of market local tax collection.

with Pascaline Dupas and Deivy Houeix

Last Update: Collecting Data

Education: Long term impact of apprenticeship programs.

with Bruno Crépon and Patrick Premand

Last Update: Analysis Stage


I became interested in Economics when I was living abroad. I am very thankful to all the people I met at the Daly College boarding school in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India and to all the exceptionally inspiring professors at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and finally to all the anonymous people who helped me travel safely from Beijing to Chengdu onto Kunming.