Remi Jedwab

Email:

jedwab@gwu.edu

Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs

George Washington University

Remi Jedwab is an Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University.

Content by Remi Jedwab
  • Project

    Estimating the returns to human capital in the cities of developing countries

    The purpose of this project is to examine the relationship between returns to human capital, urbanisation, and growth, using a household survey and population census microdata to estimate the wage profiles for: (i) The urban areas of various groups of countries. (ii) The rural areas of the same countries. (iii) The largest city and the secondary cities of the same...

    October 28, 2016 | Remi Jedwab, Paul Romer, Dietrich Vollrath

  • Blog post

    Urbanisation with and without Industrialisation

    Despite established historical links between industrialisation and urbanisation, newer patterns of urbanisation, observed across much of the developing world, suggest that the drivers of urbanisation matter. Today’s blog looks at the difference between resource-led urbanisation and more the traditional form of industrialisation-led urbanisation that we associate with...

    March 9, 2016 | Dietrich Vollrath, Remi Jedwab, Douglas Gollin

  • Blog post

    3 policy lessons from Africa’s colonial railways

    One of the key questions facing international development organisations is: How to promote economic development in Africa? A considerable chunk of the World Bank’s recent lending centres on financing transportation infrastructure projects. Yet little is known about the economic impact of roads and railroads There has been a lot of focus on the institutions that impacted...

    October 15, 2014 | Edward Kerby, Alexander Moradi, Remi Jedwab

  • Project

    The value of democracy: Evidence from road building in Kenya

    Just how significant is ethnic favouritism in Africa? It’s a common aspect of Africa’s perception and many of the continents ills have been blamed on it. Yet, it has been quite difficult to find concrete evidence of this behaviour. So how much does it actually exist and what are the effects? We look at the case of Kenya and find strong empirical evidence of ethnic...

    September 4, 2014 | Robin Burgess, Remi Jedwab, Edward Miguel, Ameet Morjaria, Gerard Padró i Miquel

Email:

jedwab@gwu.edu

Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs

George Washington University