Linguère Mously Mbaye is Senior Research Economist at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. She completed her PhD from the Center for Studies and Research in International Development(CERDI)-University of Auvergne (France) in April 2013.

Her main fields of interest are Development Economics,Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Migration and Gender.

Linguère became an IZA Research Associate in September 2012. She also served as Deputy Program Director for the Employment and Development Area from September 2013 to September 2015. She is currently an IZA Research affiliate after joining the African Development Bank Group in October 2015.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9349
revised version published as 'Natural Disasters and Human Mobility' in: International Review of the Environmental and Resource Economics: Vol. 10: No. 1, 2016, pp. 37-56.

This paper reviews the effect of environmental disasters on migration. Although there is an increase of environmental disasters and migration over the past years, the relationship is complex. While some authors find that environmental disasters increase migration, others show that they have only a marginal or no effect or are...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9340

This study investigates the impact of remittances on credit markets in Senegal. The findings show that remittances and credit markets are complements; namely, the receipt of remittances increases the likelihood of having a loan in a household. This result is robust after controlling for the potential endogeneity of remittances through...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7770
published in: The Journal of Development Studies, 2017, 53 (6)

This paper is the first to provide evidence about the relationship between bride price payments and fertility decisions in the African context. Remarkably, the results show that bride price payments reduce fertility pressure, with a woman reducing her number of children by 0.5 at the mean bride price. The results...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7728
revised version published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2014, 3:21

Fatalities from illegal immigration from Africa is an important issue, representing a major challenge for both major migrant sending and receiving countries. Nonetheless, almost nothing is known about how the illegal migration intentions of potential migrants are formed. This paper aims to explain the factors behind the formation of these...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7517

This paper aims to provide the first evidence concerning the relationship between time and risk preferences and illegal migration in an African context. Based upon our theoretical model and using a unique data set on potential migrants collected in urban Senegal, we evaluate a measure of time and risk preferences...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5927
Alassane Drabo, Linguère Mously Mbaye
substantially revised version published as 'Natural Disasters, Migration and Education: An Empirical Analysis in Developing Countries' in: Environment and Development Economics, 2015, 20(6), 767-796

The aim of this paper is to assess the relationship between natural disasters caused by climate change and migration by examining migration rates and levels of education in developing countries. Many studies such as the Stern review (2007) or the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) predict an intensification...