Florian Grosset is a 2023 Job Market Candidate and Ph.D. candidate in Sustainable Development at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. His research interests are in Development Economics, with a primary focus on Labor and Environmental issues. A general theme in his work is how labor supply decisions in lower-income settings are driven by social and environmental factors. He usually approaches these questions by combining field work and applied microeconometric techniques. In recent work, he shows that pressure to share income with others distorts labor supply decisions, among factory workers in Côte d'Ivoire. He also leverages new insights on the endogeneity of the regional climate to land use policy to study the economic effects of climate change. Currently, he studies how network-based hiring affects job seekers' take-up decisions and productivity; and how the economic damages from weather shocks can propagate through workers' social networks.
During his Ph.D., he has served as a J-PAL Graduate Research Transparency Fellow, as a Lead Teaching Fellow at the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning, and lived for several months in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. He holds an M.A. from the Paris School of Economics, and B.A.s from Sciences Po and the University of Lorraine.