Alexis Noir-Luhalwe

Alexis Noir-Luhalwe


PhD Student

Faculté Jean Monnet
54, Boulevard Desgranges
92330 SCEAUX

Office: D 103

Alexis Noir-Luhalwe is a Phd candidate in Economics at RITM research center — Paris Saclay University. His field of research is economics of gender through different subfields such as labor economics, behavioral economics, spatial economics. In 2018, Alexis graduated from the Master of Economics at Paris Panthéon Sorbonne University, with a specialization in Public Policies.

Fields of Research

Gender Economics, Labor Economics, Behavioral Economics, Spatial Economics


-Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University

  • Organizational Economics  (Feb 2020 – Jun 2020)

Research Dissemination

Working Papers: 

  • Gender Wage Gap and Employer Size: “This paper decomposes the gender wage gap in the French private sector along the earnings distribution. Wages regressions are estimated using reimers recentered influence functions in order to obtain unconditional quantiles partial effects controlled for full-time selection. I also advance a size difference hypothesis for explaining the impact of the employer size on the gender wage gap. The Reimers RIF decomposition reports higher gender wages gaps for larger employers with peaks at the top of both employers distributions. Such findings are mainly explain by occupational status which is consistent with vertical segregation phenomenons.”
  • Importing Gender Equality: A Technological Revolution Effect (with Ismaeel Tharwaat): “This paper introduces a spatial model to study the spatial effect of trade linkages and trade agreements on gender inequality. We advance a theoretical framework where countries’ decisions are influenced by their trading partners’ decisions weighted by their relative trade linkages, i.e. a major trading partner’s influence is greater than that of a minor one. We test our model using panel data from 1997-2013 across 123 countries to show that higher gender equality abroad spills over via imports into higher domestic gender equality. This effect is found to be mainly driven by medium-tech products which include office/industry machines and household equipment. These findings are consistent with technology revolution theories since the importing of such products increases the female labour supply and productivity, leading to a rise in female labor force participation which narrows gender inequalities.”

Work in progress

  • Age, Gender and Risky Gambles” (with Jose de Sousa): “Recent experiments have investigated individual risk taste to explain gender differences. In this project, we examine the behavioral differences between men and women in a natural experience of a radio game show by team of two. Although there is no gender difference between the men’s and women’s teams, we find an age effect on risk taking as well as a diversity effect on the performance of mixed teams. Thus, teams made up of at least one retiree are more risk-averse than those made up of workers. Indeed, mixed teams made up of a worker and a retiree are less successful than the others. In addition to the effects related to participant characteristics, this traveling game shows that teams playing in large urban areas perform better than the others. Still in progress, the rest of the experiment would allow us to observe the robustness of the previous results over a quarter of a century (1994-2019).”

Research Grants

18th International Workshop on Spatial Econometrics and Statistics 

  • Cem Ertur Prize from SEW 2021 (Nantes, June 2021)