Dr. Racky Balde

Affiliated Researcher

Research group(s):
7. Social Protection
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics

Dr. Racky Balde's work is at the intersection of labour economics, informality and social protection. She was a teaching assistant of Econometrics in the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development at UNU-MERIT, and micro/macroeconomics in the Bachelor of European Studies at the Faculty of Art and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. Dr. Balde led tutorials of an online impact evaluation course offered to professionals interested in impact evaluation methods by UNU-MERIT. She also worked as a researcher on World Food Program (WFP) projects focusing on social protection for refugees. She equally did an internship at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva and consulted for the African Development Bank. Before joining UNU-MERIT, she worked as a research assistant at both CREFAT research institute and CRES institute in Senegal.

Selected publications by Racky Balde

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Balde, Racky, 2021, Financial development and small firms’ tax compliance in Sub-Saharan Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-041
Balde, Racky, Mohamed Boly & Elvis Avenyo, 2020, Labour market effects of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa: An informality lens from Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-022

Balde, Racky, 2021, Essays on informal versus formal economy choices, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University