Fuel prices in Corsica: May 2019 update

Since January 2019, the rise in the barrel price has been directly reflected in fuel prices in Corsica and the Hautes-Pyrénées (HP), which are a relevant comparator for Corsica (see below).     The price gap (adding Hautes-Alpes and Bouches-du-Rhône to the comparison) remain broadly stable, with a slight increase on diesel and a decrease […]

Impact Evaluation: ECOPA Scientific Seminar at TSE

Georges Casamatta, scientific director of ECOPA, presented a seminar on impact assessment on 14 February 2019 at Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). This presentation uses ECOPA’s approach and case studies.

OHADA Impact Assessment Published

Our evaluation for IFC of the OHADA Initiative, a first since the creation of that organization in 1994, has been officially published.

Impact evaluation of the EU Directive on Administrative Cooperation

ECOPA is participating in the impact evaluation of the EU Directive on Administrative Cooperation (DAC), covering, inter alia, automated exchanges of information against tax evasion and BEPS (with Economisti Associati, for the European Commission, DG TAXUD, 2018-on-going).

Impact evaluation of fiscal reforms in Ethiopia

In association with Economisti Associati, ECOPA is implementing Synthetic Control Method techniques to assess the impact of tax and customs reforms in Ethiopia. For the World Bank (2018).

ECOPA is looking for a trade data expert

For a Eurostat project, ECOPA is looking for a trade expert with experience in Comext data compilation and processing. Interested individuals can send their CV to lea.bousquet@ecopa.com or charles.vellutini@ecopa.com Deadline for submission is June 15, 2018.

Taxation Analysis in Togo and Benin

Government revenue mobilization remains a major development challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. ECOPA is commissioned by the World Bank with analyzing taxation in Togo and Benin with the aim of producing reform options. The intervention includes the following components: Analysis of trends and composition of revenues (by tax and by industry), and estimation of revenue elasticity […]

Taxation challenges in Togo and Benin

ECOPA has been selected by the World Bank to carry out an exciting intervention on tax revenue mobilization in Togo and Benin. In this post, Léa Bousquet and Charles Vellutini summarize key challenges and issues at the outset of the project. Background and context Mobilizing government revenue is at the core of the development challenge […]

Measuring tax evasion of individuals in the European Union

For the European Commission (DG TAXUD), in collaboration with Economisti Associati and Case, ECOPA is leading a study on the assets held by individuals in tax havens and the corresponding foregone taxes for the EU member states. Global and country macroeconomic data, as well as data from recent leaks (Panana Paper, Paradise Papers, etc.), are […]

Tax Incentive Analysis in Cape Verde

ECOPA has been commissioned by the World Bank to analyze Cape Verde’s tax incentive system. This project includes the calculation of Marginal Effective Tax Rates by industry and tax regime, as well as an estimate of the fiscal cost of the incentives. A methodology for appraising the cost-benefit balance of incentives is also developed. For […]

Léa Bousquet joins ECOPA

We are thrilled to announce that Léa Bousquet is joining us. Léa graduated from ENS Cachan, one of France’s top grandes écoles, and obtained her PhD in economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris School of Economics. Léa will join our economic analysis group and will participate in our projects in taxation, trade and […]

ECOPA and EA are visiting the OHADA Secretariat

June 12-16 – Yaoundé, Cameroon As part of the impact evaluation of the OHADA investment climate advisory program, ECOPA and Economisti Associati teams will visit the OHADA Secretariat in Yaoundé. Among other impact assessment techniques, ECOPA is implementing the Synthetic Control Method for this intervention, with a specific development on Stata.

ECOPA recrute un économiste orienté données

ECOPA recrute un économiste orienté données. Jeunes diplômés de grandes écoles ou d’un cursus universitaire en stats et/ou économétrie, postulez si vous êtes passionné par la donnée et souhaitez évoluer dans un environnement dynamique et hautement qualifié.  

An Impact Assessment of OHADA Reforms

In association with Economisti Associati, ECOPA led an impact assessment of OHADA investment climate reforms. This includes the use of the Synthetic Control Method for isolating the impact of the program on key impact indicators such as job creation, investment and business registration. The final report is available here. For IFC / World Bank (2017).