Olivier Cadot

Professor at the University of Lausanne

Cadot is a professor of International Economics and director of the Institute of Applied Economics at the University of Lausanne. Prior to taking up his position at Lausanne, he was Associate Professor of Economics at INSEAD. He has held visiting appointments at UCLA and McGill University, New York University, Université d’Auvergne, Koç University, the Paris School of Economics and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He was a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Trade Department between 2009 and 2011 and has advised the French Government, the Swiss Federal Government and the European Commission on trade policy matters. He also worked for the OECD and the International Monetary Fund. He was elected best teacher of the year at HEC Lausanne and was nominated three times for the Outstanding Teacher Award at INSEAD. He has contributed regularly to international executive programmes. He is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research in London and an Associate Scholar of CERDI and the CEPREMAP. He also serves on the editorial board of the Revue d’Economie du Developpement and on the scientific advisory board of the Fondation Jean Monnet. He has published numerous scholarly papers on international trade and economic development.

Bridges news

18 April 2012
Increasing the amount of national competitors selling the same product to the same destination has the potential to raise export survival probabilities argue the authors of this article. Recent research suggests that African exporters suffer high "infant mortality" (rapid interruption of newly-...
18 October 2011
Dans les jours suivant la Conférence ministérielle de Hong Kong en Décembre 2005, les négociateurs du commerce, et notamment ceux des pays en développement, ne mesuraient leur réussite en matière d'Aide pour le commerce (APC) qu'à l'aune de l'augmentation des montants. Mesurée ainsi, l'initiative d...
11 October 2011
In the early days after the Hong Kong Ministerial in December 2005, trade negotiators, especially from developing countries, gauged their success in Aid for Trade (AfT) merely by increases in amounts. By this measure, the AfT initiative has indeed been successful, rising from $25 billion in 2005 to...