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David Laborde

  • PhD.
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • International Potato Center
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Dr. David Laborde Debucquet joined IFPRI, Washington DC, in 2007. He is a Senior Research Fellow and the leader of the “Globalization and Markets” research program in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division. His research interests include international trade, measurement and modeling of protectionism, multilateral and regional trade liberalization as well as environmental issues (climate change, biofuels). He has developed the MAcMapHS6 and the ADEPTA databases on tariffs as well as the TASTE software. He is a contributor to the GTAP database and a GTAP research fellow since 2005. Beyond his work on databases, he has developed several partial and general equilibrium models applied to trade policy and environmental issues, including the MIRAGE model and its extensions. He has participated and organized training sessions for researchers and policy makers in several developing countries, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining IFPRI, he was an Economist at the Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII), Paris between 2003 and 2007 and lecturer at the University of Pau (France). He received his PhD from the University of Pau in 2008. He has also worked as consultant for the European Commission, the Economic Commission for West Africa, the World Bank, USAID, and various UN agencies.

Recent publications

  • Why is the Doha Development Agenda Failing? And What Can Be Done? A Computable General Equilibrium–Game Theoretical Approach

    • Bouët A
    • Laborde D
  • Economic Partnership Agreements: The Impact of Trade Liberalisation

    • Fontagne L
    • Laborde D
    • Mitaritonna C

Professional experience

Senior Research Fellow

International Potato Center

April 2011 - Present

Research Fellow

International Potato Center

April 2009 - April 2011(2 years)

Post Doc

International Potato Center

September 2007 - April 2009(2 years)


Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

September 2004 - September 2007(3 years)



January 2003 - September 2007(5 years)


Doctorat de Sciences Economiques

Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

October 2001 - November 2009(8 years)


Co-authors (52)