Bastien Chabé-Ferret is a Senior Research Officer at ISER, University of Essex. He was previously a FNRS postdoctoral fellow at Université catholique de Louvain. He visited the California Center for Population Research at UCLA during the year 2015/2016.

He holds a PhD in economics from Université catholique de Louvain. His interests range from fertility, culture and population economics to migration and economic history.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2015.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10929

We study the effect of residential segregation on fertility for the socially excluded and marginalized Roma ethnic minority. Using original survey data we collected in Serbia, we investigate whether fertility differs between ethnically homogeneous and mixed neighbor- hoods. Our results show that Roma in less segregated areas tend to have...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10269

I analyze the interplay between culture and economic incentives in decision-making. To this end, I study birth timing decisions of second generation migrant women to France and the US. Only the probability to have three or more children increases with the home country fertility norm, whereas the timing of the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10111

This paper studies how return migration intentions affect immigrants' behavior. Using a unique French data set, we analyze the relationship between return plans and several immigrants' behavior in the host and origin countries addressing the potential endogeneity between return plans and different investment decisions. We also investigate the potential trade-off...