Christophe Jalil Nordman is Senior Research Fellow (Directeur de Recherche) at the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD), currently assigned as a research economist at DIAL, an IRD / University Paris-Dauphine research center on development economics and demography in Paris, and at IFP in India. He received a PhD in Development Economics from University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2002.

His research focuses on the functioning of labour markets in developing countries, including the formation of earnings, the development and use of (non)cognitive skills and social networks, discriminations, informal sector and household vulnerability, and labour consequences of migrations.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2011.