Dr Maty Konte

Affiliated Researcher

Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions

Maty Konte has joined the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) as a research fellow/economist  in November 2013. She is a team member of INCLUDE, one of the 5 knowledge plateforms of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs that focuses on inclusive policies in 12 African countries. Maty is also an affiliate faculty at the African School of Economics in Benin. She is from Senegal and has obtained her PhD degree in economics from the Aix-Marseille School of Economics in France, where she was awarded the prize of best PhD in economics in 2013. She  has been awarded an Executive Education Certificate from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a project  management certificate from Georgetown university. She obtained a Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and economics from the faculty of science in Marseille, and a Master and a Magister in economics both from Aix-Marseille University. She passed the French national exam "Baccalauréat Scientifique" in the international school in Addis-Abeba.

 Maty has consulted for international organizations such as the World Bank,  and for think tanks and research programs in Africa, including CRES in Senegal, ERSA in South-Africa and AERC in Kenya. She has also served as an expert advisor for the Conversation, a media outlet which reached a monthly audience of 5.2 millions users onsite in 2017. In 2018 she becomes a BITSS Catalylist and joins the Global Labor Organization (GLO) network as a Fellow. She has been acting on a volunteer basis as a Vice President and Project Manager for the NGO Women and Nature International in New York.

 Before joining UNU-MERIT she was a consultant and visiting scholar at UNU-WIDER (Helsinki, 2013), a research officer at the department of economics in Aix-Marseille (2012-2013, Marseille), a guest researcher in the department of economics at the university of Washington (Seattle, 2013), a visiting student in the department of economics at the university of Montreal (Canada, 2008), and an intern at the Bank of France (Paris, 2008). She has also occupied research and teaching positions during the period 2009-2013 in France.

Maty Konte is interested in policy-relevant research that addresses different issues on economic development and growth, institutions, governance and gender and women's empowerment. A sample of her work has been published in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals such as World Development, Journal of Comparative Economics, Feminist Economics, Applied Economics, Emprical Economics, and has appeared in media outlets such as the World Economic Forum, the Conversation and Agence de Presse Senegalaise.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maty-konte-dr-41a31a23/

 




Selected publications by Maty Konte


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Avenyo, Elvis, Maty Konte & Pierre Mohnen, 2019, The employment impact of product innovations in sub-Saharan Africa: Firm-level evidence, Research Policy, 48(9), More information
Konte, Maty, 2018, Do remittances not promote growth? A finite mixture-of-regressions approach, Empirical Economics , 54(2): 747-782, DOI: 10.1007/s00181-016-1224-z, More information
Konte, Maty & Stephan Klasen, 2016, Gender difference in support for Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa, Feminist Economics, 22(2): 55-86, DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2015.1103379, More information
Konte, Maty, 2016, The effects of remittances on support for democracy in Africa: Are remittances a curse or a blessing?, Journal of Comparative Economics, 44: 1002-1022, DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2016.02.004, More information
García-Peñalosa, Cecilia & Maty Konte, 2014, Why are women less democratic than men? Evidence from Sub-Saharan African Countries?, World Development, 59: 104-119, DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.01.005, More information
Emmanuel, Flachaire, Cecilia García-Peñalosa & Maty Konte, 2014, Political versus Economic Institutions in the Growth Process, Journal of Comparative Economics, 42(1): 212-229, DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2013.05.001, More information
Konte, Maty, 2013, A curse or a blessing? Natural resources in a multiple growth regimes analysis, Applied Economics, 45: 3760-3769, DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2012.730137, More information
Konte, Maty, 2013, A Curse or a Blessing? Natural Resources in a Multiple Growth Regime Analysis, Applied Economics, 45(26 (1.9.)): 3760-3769, More information
Cette, Gilbert, Samuel Chang & Maty Konte, 2011, The decreasing returns on working time: an empirical analysis on panel country data, Applied Economic Letters, 18(17), More information


Book chapters
Konte, Maty, 2019, Female Policymakers and Women’s Well-Being in Africa, in: M.Konte and N.Tirivayi, Women and Sustainable Human Development Empowering Women in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Geneva
Schwerhoff, Gregor & Maty Konte, 2019, Gender and Climate Change: Towards Comprehensive Policy Options, in: M.Konte and N.Tirivayi, Women and Sustainable Human Development Empowering Women in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Geneva


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Konte, Maty & Nyasha Tirivayi (eds.), 2019, Women and Sustainable Human Development:rnEmpowering Women in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Geneva, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Ndubuisi, Gideon & Maty Konte, 2019, Credit constraints and trade performance: Does trust-based social capital matter?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-046
Konte, Maty, Victor Osei Kwadwo & Tatenda Zinyemba, 2019, Women's political and reproductive health empowerment in Africa: A literature review, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-044
Konte, Maty & Gideon Ndubuisi, 2019, Remittances and Bribery in Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-043
Boly, Amadou, Maty Konte & Abebe Shimeles, 2019, Corruption and tax morale in Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-042
Konte, Maty & Rose Vincent, 2019, Mining and quality of public services: The role of local governance and decentralisation, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-041
Avenyo, Elvis, Maty Konte & Pierre Mohnen, 2019, The employment impact of product innovations in sub-Saharan Africa: Firm-level evidence, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-019
Konte, Maty, 2015, The effects of remittances on support for democracy in Africa: Are remittances a curse or a blessing?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-008
Konte, Maty, 2014, Do remittances not promote growth? A bias-adjusted three-step mixture-of-regressions, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-075
García-Peñalosa, Cecilia & Maty Konte, 2014, Why are women less democratic than men? Evidence from Sub-Saharan African countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-010
Konte, Maty, 2014, Gender difference in support for democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Do social institutions matter?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-009


External working papers
Konte, Maty, 2014, Gender difference in support for democracy in sub-Saharan Africa: Do social institutions matter?, WIDER Working Paper WP/2014/044 Gender difference in support for democracy in sub-Saharan Africa: Do social institutions matter?, More information
García-Peñalosa, Cecilia & Maty Konte, 2013, Why are women less democratic than men? Evidence from Sub-Saharan African Countries, CESIFO WORKING PAPER NO. 4524, More information


Research reports
Konte, Maty & Rose Vincent, 2017, Analyse de l’évolution de la productivité de la main d’oeuvre au Sénégal (1990-2010), Document commandité par le CRES pour la Direction Générale de la Planification et des Politiques Économiques (DGPPE) du Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances du Sénégal, More information


Conference contributions
Konte, Maty, 2017, How do education resources respond to the quality of local governance in Africa, Public economics for development Conference, UNU-WIDER, Maputo, July 5-6 2017
Konte, Maty, 2017, How do education resources respond to the quality of local governance in Africa?, The International Economic Association World Congress, Mexico June 19-23, 2017
Konte, Maty, 2017, How do education resources respond to the quality of local governance? Evidence from Africa, The world congress took place in Mexico between Monday 19 and Friday 23 June 2017 is a global event. It is the sole world meeting embracing all fields of economics, including all areas and all approaches, from theory to empirics. Because of its broadness, it attracts not only scholars but also distinguished economists from non-academic institutions such as central banks and other public institutions from a very wide range of countries, permitting a rich exchange of views
Konte, Maty, 2016, Gender-based financial discrimination and economic growth in developing countries, HDCA conference, Tokyo, September 2016


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Konte, Maty, 2018, How corrupt local officials kill decent education in Africa, Conversation, More information
Konte, Maty, Shobhakar Dhakal, Sandrine Maljean-Dubois & Joice Ferreira, 2017, Yes, climate change matters: international scientists appeal to Trump on his first 100 days, The Conversation Global, Conversation Global, More information
Konte, Maty, 2016, How do remittances affect democracy in Africa?, World Economic Forum, World Economic Forum
Konte, Maty, 2016, Women support democracy less than men in parts of Africa – why?, The Conversation Global
Konte, Maty, M Niaz Asadullah, Harini Amarasuriya, Mizan R Khan & Rut Diamint, 2016, Jeffrey Sachs on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals –‘we need a victory of ideas’, The Conversation Global, The Conversation Global
Konte, Maty, 2015, EMAEE 2015 Conference: Globalisation, Innovation and Economic Change, Keynote speaker
Konte, Maty, 2015, Towards another resource curse? Remittances and support for democracy in Africa, The Conversation Africa, The Conversation Africa
Konte, Maty, 2012, En Afrique, les femmes se préoccupent plus des questions sociales que les hommes, Agence de Presse Sénégalaise, More information


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