Sampawende J.-A. Tapsoba

Last Updated: May 10, 2019

Sampawende Tapsoba

Sampawende J-A. Tapsoba works at the IMF as the Resident Representative to Togo. Prior to the IMF, he served as a Deputy Head of the Aid Unit at the French Ministry of Finance and worked as an assistant professor at the Clermont School of Economics in France. He holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in International Economics, Development Economics, and Project Management from Clermont School of Economics (France). He also received a degree in Economics and Management from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

Email: STAPSOBA@imf.org

Personal WebPage: https://ideas.repec.org/f/pta496.html

Fluent In: French.

Education:

PhD (with highest honors), International Economics, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2009.

Magistere in International Economics, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2005.

Master in Development Economics, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2005.

Master in Projects Management, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2005.

B.A. in Economics and Management, University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), 2002.


Previous Experience:

Economist (Deputy Head), Multilateral Affairs Division, Aid Unit, Ministry of Finance (France), 2009-10.

Assistant Professor, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2008-09 .

Lecturer, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2005-08.

Economist, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (France), 2004.

Economist, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Austria), 2004.

Economist, West African Economic and Monetary Union (Burkina Faso), 2003.


Awards and Honors:

Departmental Award, Asia-Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund, 2013.

Best PhD dissertation from the Foundation of Clermont School of Economics (France), 2010.


Current Position:

IMF Resident Representative to Togo


Other Professional Positions:

Research Associate, CERDI (Clermont School of Economics, Universite d'Auvergne).


IMF Career:

African department (2017-...)

Fiscal Affairs Department (2013-17).

Asia and Pacific Department (2012-13)

African Department (2010-12)


Field of Expertise:

Public Finance

Poverty and Inequality

International Trade

International Finance

Development Economics

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Structural Reforms and Firms’ Productivity: Evidence from Developing Countries , Working Paper No. 18/63 , March 19, 2018

Corruption, Taxes and Compliance , Working Paper No. 17/255 , November 17, 2017

Deflation and Public Finances : Evidence from the Historical Records , Working Paper No. 15/176 , July 28, 2015

A Fiscal Job? An Analysis of Fiscal Policy and the Labor Market , Working Paper No. 14/216 , December 12, 2014

A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries: A Proposal , Working Paper No. 14/172 , September 16, 2014

China’s Monetary Policy and Interest Rate Liberalization: Lessons from International Experiences , Working Paper No. 14/75 , May 01, 2014

Rising BRICs and Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Business Cycle Patterns , Working Paper No. 14/35 , February 14, 2014

Options and Strategies for Fiscal Consolidation in India , Working Paper No. 13/127 , May 29, 2013

Workers’ Remittances : An Overlooked Channel of International Business Cycle Transmission? , Working Paper No. 12/251 , October 19, 2012

The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policies in the CEMAC Region , Working Paper No. 11/205 , August 01, 2011

IMF Country Reports

Togo : Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Togo : First Review under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; and Staff Report

Nigeria : 2016 Article IV Consultation

Republic of Slovenia: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation.

Algeria: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Tuvalu: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Central African Economic and Monetary Community: Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries.

Central African Republic: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report

IMF Occasional Papers, Pamphlets, and Special Issues Papers

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment

“Can Fiscal Policy Stabilize Output?” in Fiscal Monitor - Now is the Time: Fiscal Policies for Sustainable Growth, Chapter: 2, Publisher: International Monetary Fund, Editors: International Monetary Fund, pp. 28.

“Navigating a Risky World” in Fiscal Monitor April 2016 - Acting Now, Acting Together, Chapter 1, Publisher: International Monetary Fund, Editors: International Monetary Fund.

“Fiscal Policies for Innovation and Growth” in Fiscal Monitor April 2016 - Acting Now, Acting Together, Chapter 2, Publisher: International Monetary Fund, Editors: International Monetary Fund.

IMF Survey Articles

Central African Republic: Reforms to Remedy Fragility.

F&D articles

“A Quest for Quality: high growth alone will not improve social conditions”, Finance & Development, June 2015, 52(2), 14–17.

Selected Issue

Options and Strategies for a Fiscal Rule for Nigeria's Oil Wealth Management

Social Spending Reform and Fiscal Savings in Slovenia

Designing a Fiscal Framework for Algeria

Other Published Materials

Sailing With No Wind: The Impact of Deflation and Lowflation on Fiscal Aggregates”, IMF Research Bulletin, 2014, 15 (4), 1–4.

Publications in Journals (Refereed)

“Volatility widens inequality. Could aid and remittances help?”, Review of World Economics, 2018, 1-34.

“Structural Reforms and Firms’ Productivity: Evidence from Developing Countries”, World Development, 2019, 113, 157-171.

"Corruption, taxes and compliance" eJournal of Tax Research, 15(2), December 2017, 190-216.

“Provincial Public Expenditure in China: A Tale of Profligacy” Economic Change and Restructuring, Oct. 2017, 99. 1-23.

Can Statistical Capacity Building Help Reduce Procyclical Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries? The Journal of International Development, 29(4), May 2017, 407–430.

"A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries: A Proposal" Social Indicators Research, 2016, 1-36.

“Structural shifts in aid dependency and fiscal policy in developing countries” Applied Economics, 48 (46), 4426–4446.

“Rising BRICs and Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Business Cycle Patterns” The World Economy, 39: 260–284.

“A Fiscal Job? An Analysis of Fiscal Policy and the Labor Market” IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015, 4:13.

“Options and Strategies for Fiscal Consolidation in India,” Economic Modelling, 2014, 43, 225–37.

“Aid and Income Stabilization”, Review of Development Economics, 2012, 16 (2), 216–29.

“Fiscal Pro-cyclicality and Multilateral Surveillance in West Africa Economic and Monetary Union,” African Development Review, 2011, 23 (2).

“West African Monetary Integration and Interstates Risk-Sharing,” West African Journal of Monetary and Economic Integration, 2009, 9 (1), 31–50.

“Heterogeneity of Shocks and Viability of Monetary Unions in West Africa,” Economic and Monetary Review, (1), 2009, 20–48.

“Trade Intensity and Business Cycle Synchronicity in Africa,” Journal of African Economies, 2009, 18 (2), 287–318.

“Bilateral Trade and Business Cycles Synchronization: African Monetary Integration Perspective,” Economics Bulletin, 2007, 6 (25), 1–15.

Publications in Books and Conference Volumes

“Deflation And Fiscal Aggregates: Sailing With No Wind—Public Finances In Deflation Quagmire,” in Salto, M. (ed.) “Fiscal Policy after the Crisis,” European Commission Discussion Paper 035, 2016, pp. 86–91.

“The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policies in the CEMAC Region” in “Oil Wealth in Central Africa” edited by B. Akitoby and S. Coorey.

“Politiques Budgétaires et Stabilisation Économique en Zone UEMOA” in “Dynamique de croissance au sein de l'UEMOA” edited by L. Mathieu and K. Nubukpo.

Other Published Materials

"Fiscal Convergence in Africa: What Role for Regional Economic Communities?," Working Papers 233, FERDI.

"Convergence et divergence budgétaire en Afrique : le rôle des Communautés Economiques Régionales et des Unions économiques et Monétaires," Working Papers 217, FERDI.

“Economic Volatility and Inequality: Do Aid and Remittances Matter?”, FERDI Working paper 158, July 2016.

"Provincial Public Expenditure in China: A Tale of Profligacy," CERDI Working Paper 2015/24, October 2015.

"West African Monetary Integration and Interstates Risk-Sharing" CERDI Working Paper 2010/02, January 2010.

"Aid and Income Stabilization" CERDI Working Paper 2009/16, June 2009.

"Union Monétaire en Afrique de l’Ouest : Quelles Réponses à l'Hétérogénéité des Chocs ?" CERDI Working Paper 2009/12, April 2009.

"Pro cyclicité de la politique budgétaire et surveillance multilatérale dans les unions monétaires africaines," CERDI Working Paper 2009/04, February 2009.

Sampawende Tapsoba

Sampawende J-A. Tapsoba works at the IMF as the Resident Representative to Togo. Prior to the IMF, he served as a Deputy Head of the Aid Unit at the French Ministry of Finance and worked as an assistant professor at the Clermont School of Economics in France. He holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in International Economics, Development Economics, and Project Management from Clermont School of Economics (France). He also received a degree in Economics and Management from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

Email: STAPSOBA@imf.org

Personal WebPage: https://ideas.repec.org/f/pta496.html

Fluent In: French.

Education:

PhD (with highest honors), International Economics, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2009.

Magistere in International Economics, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2005.

Master in Development Economics, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2005.

Master in Projects Management, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2005.

B.A. in Economics and Management, University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), 2002.


Previous Experience:

Economist (Deputy Head), Multilateral Affairs Division, Aid Unit, Ministry of Finance (France), 2009-10.

Assistant Professor, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2008-09 .

Lecturer, Clermont School of Economics (France), 2005-08.

Economist, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (France), 2004.

Economist, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Austria), 2004.

Economist, West African Economic and Monetary Union (Burkina Faso), 2003.


Awards and Honors:

Departmental Award, Asia-Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund, 2013.

Best PhD dissertation from the Foundation of Clermont School of Economics (France), 2010.


Current Position:

IMF Resident Representative to Togo


Other Professional Positions:

Research Associate, CERDI (Clermont School of Economics, Universite d'Auvergne).


IMF Career:

African department (2017-...)

Fiscal Affairs Department (2013-17).

Asia and Pacific Department (2012-13)

African Department (2010-12)


Field of Expertise:

Public Finance

Poverty and Inequality

International Trade

International Finance

Development Economics

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Structural Reforms and Firms’ Productivity: Evidence from Developing Countries , Working Paper No. 18/63 , March 19, 2018

Corruption, Taxes and Compliance , Working Paper No. 17/255 , November 17, 2017

Deflation and Public Finances : Evidence from the Historical Records , Working Paper No. 15/176 , July 28, 2015

A Fiscal Job? An Analysis of Fiscal Policy and the Labor Market , Working Paper No. 14/216 , December 12, 2014

A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries: A Proposal , Working Paper No. 14/172 , September 16, 2014

China’s Monetary Policy and Interest Rate Liberalization: Lessons from International Experiences , Working Paper No. 14/75 , May 01, 2014

Rising BRICs and Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Business Cycle Patterns , Working Paper No. 14/35 , February 14, 2014

Options and Strategies for Fiscal Consolidation in India , Working Paper No. 13/127 , May 29, 2013

Workers’ Remittances : An Overlooked Channel of International Business Cycle Transmission? , Working Paper No. 12/251 , October 19, 2012

The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policies in the CEMAC Region , Working Paper No. 11/205 , August 01, 2011

IMF Country Reports

Togo : Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Togo : First Review under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; and Staff Report

Nigeria : 2016 Article IV Consultation

Republic of Slovenia: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation.

Algeria: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Tuvalu: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Central African Economic and Monetary Community: Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries.

Central African Republic: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report

IMF Occasional Papers, Pamphlets, and Special Issues Papers

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment

“Can Fiscal Policy Stabilize Output?” in Fiscal Monitor - Now is the Time: Fiscal Policies for Sustainable Growth, Chapter: 2, Publisher: International Monetary Fund, Editors: International Monetary Fund, pp. 28.

“Navigating a Risky World” in Fiscal Monitor April 2016 - Acting Now, Acting Together, Chapter 1, Publisher: International Monetary Fund, Editors: International Monetary Fund.

“Fiscal Policies for Innovation and Growth” in Fiscal Monitor April 2016 - Acting Now, Acting Together, Chapter 2, Publisher: International Monetary Fund, Editors: International Monetary Fund.

IMF Survey Articles

Central African Republic: Reforms to Remedy Fragility.

F&D articles

“A Quest for Quality: high growth alone will not improve social conditions”, Finance & Development, June 2015, 52(2), 14–17.

Selected Issue

Options and Strategies for a Fiscal Rule for Nigeria's Oil Wealth Management

Social Spending Reform and Fiscal Savings in Slovenia

Designing a Fiscal Framework for Algeria

Other Published Materials

Sailing With No Wind: The Impact of Deflation and Lowflation on Fiscal Aggregates”, IMF Research Bulletin, 2014, 15 (4), 1–4.

Publications in Journals (Refereed)

“Volatility widens inequality. Could aid and remittances help?”, Review of World Economics, 2018, 1-34.

“Structural Reforms and Firms’ Productivity: Evidence from Developing Countries”, World Development, 2019, 113, 157-171.

"Corruption, taxes and compliance" eJournal of Tax Research, 15(2), December 2017, 190-216.

“Provincial Public Expenditure in China: A Tale of Profligacy” Economic Change and Restructuring, Oct. 2017, 99. 1-23.

Can Statistical Capacity Building Help Reduce Procyclical Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries? The Journal of International Development, 29(4), May 2017, 407–430.

"A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries: A Proposal" Social Indicators Research, 2016, 1-36.

“Structural shifts in aid dependency and fiscal policy in developing countries” Applied Economics, 48 (46), 4426–4446.

“Rising BRICs and Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Business Cycle Patterns” The World Economy, 39: 260–284.

“A Fiscal Job? An Analysis of Fiscal Policy and the Labor Market” IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015, 4:13.

“Options and Strategies for Fiscal Consolidation in India,” Economic Modelling, 2014, 43, 225–37.

“Aid and Income Stabilization”, Review of Development Economics, 2012, 16 (2), 216–29.

“Fiscal Pro-cyclicality and Multilateral Surveillance in West Africa Economic and Monetary Union,” African Development Review, 2011, 23 (2).

“West African Monetary Integration and Interstates Risk-Sharing,” West African Journal of Monetary and Economic Integration, 2009, 9 (1), 31–50.

“Heterogeneity of Shocks and Viability of Monetary Unions in West Africa,” Economic and Monetary Review, (1), 2009, 20–48.

“Trade Intensity and Business Cycle Synchronicity in Africa,” Journal of African Economies, 2009, 18 (2), 287–318.

“Bilateral Trade and Business Cycles Synchronization: African Monetary Integration Perspective,” Economics Bulletin, 2007, 6 (25), 1–15.

Publications in Books and Conference Volumes

“Deflation And Fiscal Aggregates: Sailing With No Wind—Public Finances In Deflation Quagmire,” in Salto, M. (ed.) “Fiscal Policy after the Crisis,” European Commission Discussion Paper 035, 2016, pp. 86–91.

“The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policies in the CEMAC Region” in “Oil Wealth in Central Africa” edited by B. Akitoby and S. Coorey.

“Politiques Budgétaires et Stabilisation Économique en Zone UEMOA” in “Dynamique de croissance au sein de l'UEMOA” edited by L. Mathieu and K. Nubukpo.

Other Published Materials

"Fiscal Convergence in Africa: What Role for Regional Economic Communities?," Working Papers 233, FERDI.

"Convergence et divergence budgétaire en Afrique : le rôle des Communautés Economiques Régionales et des Unions économiques et Monétaires," Working Papers 217, FERDI.

“Economic Volatility and Inequality: Do Aid and Remittances Matter?”, FERDI Working paper 158, July 2016.

"Provincial Public Expenditure in China: A Tale of Profligacy," CERDI Working Paper 2015/24, October 2015.

"West African Monetary Integration and Interstates Risk-Sharing" CERDI Working Paper 2010/02, January 2010.

"Aid and Income Stabilization" CERDI Working Paper 2009/16, June 2009.

"Union Monétaire en Afrique de l’Ouest : Quelles Réponses à l'Hétérogénéité des Chocs ?" CERDI Working Paper 2009/12, April 2009.

"Pro cyclicité de la politique budgétaire et surveillance multilatérale dans les unions monétaires africaines," CERDI Working Paper 2009/04, February 2009.