Sylvie Démurger is CNRS Research Professor at Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO). She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Paris 1.
Her main fields of research are development economics, labor economics, migration and inequalities, applied to the Chinese case. Her recent research work focuses on labor market segmentation in urban China, occupational choice in rural China, the analysis of the impact of forest resources protection on rural household economic welfare in rural China, and the motives and constraints to labor mobility in China.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2013.