Jean-Michel SALMON  

Age 39, french 

(May 2005)     

Stradevco - Résidence Studiotel
Appt n°J23 - Terreville
97233 Schoelcher - FWI

Phone / Fax : +596 (0)596 48 56 94

Professional email :
Faculty email :


French West Indies and Guyana University                                        September 1996 to present
(Université des Antilles et de la Guyane)
Faculty of Law and Economics - Fort de France Martinique, F.W.I.
Professeur (Maître de conférences)
Apart from being invested in research and faculty administration, I give or gave regular courses at
various level :
     - M.A. (Development Policy and Macroeconomics ; Caribbean Economies, Latin America and
     Caribbean Development Economics)
     - undergraduate (Development Economics, International Finance, Growth Theory) - 1st year
     (Demographics, International Economic Institutions, Mathematics)

French West Indies and Guyane University                                  September 1994 to August 1996
(Université des Antilles et de la Guyane)
Faculty of Law and Economics - Fort de France Martinique, F.W.I.
Temporary Attached in Research and Teaching, Full Time
(Attaché temporaire d'enseignement et de recherche, A.T.E.R.)
I did mainly the same activities as just already said, plus ending my Ph D research.

University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France                           From June 1993 to August 1994
Development Studies Center
Ph D research and writing.

IFREMER, Martinique, F.W.I.                                                 From December 1991 to April 1993
French Institute For Marine Affairs
(Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer)
Technical Aid Voluntary (a civil engagement during military service)
I pursued economic and statistical analysis of the marine sector (fisheries and aquaculture) mainly in Martinique, but also for Dominica, Barbados, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago. At the same time I started
my Ph D research by collecting information and statistics on the Caribbean economies and labor markets,
analyzing it and doing theoretical surveys.

DIAL - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement                       From March to December 1991
(ex-ORSTOM), Paris, France
Long Term Structural Adjustment Research Institute and French Institute For Development Research Assistant
I joined a research team on two main subjects : a comparative analysis of structural adjustment between
Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia ; and related to this an analysis of the determinants of product
competitivity (rubber, cotton), distinguishing between macro-determinants (exchange rate, fiscal issues,
cost of living…) and traditional micro-ones (labor productivity, wages).

Languages : French (mother tongue), English (fluent), French Creole (good), German and
Spanish (some), Thaï (notions)

Software word processors, data sheets, econometrics

 1996 University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
PhD in Economics (Thèse de doctorat en économie). Subject : " Unemployment and Economic Policy in
Small Island Developing Countries. Theory and Evidence from Barbados, Trinidad et Tobago and Mauritius
(in French).

 1990 University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
M.A. in International Economics and Development Economics. Subject: "Institutions, Transactions Costs
and Development: Senegalese Modern Industrial Firms and their Input Suppliers (including Labor)"
(in French, with H-B. Solignac Lecomte)

 1989 University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Undergraduate (Maîtrise) in Economics (growth and development specialization)

 1989 National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilization (INALCO), France
Four Units (among Five) Passed of the Thaï Language 1st Year University Diploma

- Regional Council of Martinique, TA in the context of the preparation of the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), on going since October 2004.

- Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Martinique, Study of the Caribbean export potential of local firms in the business services sector, in collaboration wth max Auguiac, October 2003-April 2004

- European Commission, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) desk, DG Development, Support to the French OCTs in the context of the preparation and drafting of the single programming document, linkked to the implementation of EDF 9th, September-December 2003.

- Conference of EU 'Outermost' Regions Presidents, " Preliminary study on the EU
enlargement and international negotiations impact on EU 'outermost' regions (ultra-peripherical regions)
april-may 2003.

- COMESA (Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa), intervention on " the Treatment of LDCs,
Landlocked and Island Countries ", EPA Seminar, Lusaka, October 2002.

- UNCTAD : Case Study " Indian Ocean " of the " Agriculture Negotiations and Specific Needs of SIDS "
project, July 2002. Report and participation in the project seminar, Geneva, November 2002.

- IOC (Indian Ocean Commission) : Report on " the identification of specific themes of small and vulnerable
island economies to be included in the forthcoming negotiations of EPA between the EU and ACP Countries
May 2002. Animation of a regional workshop (report restitution), Mauritius, Octobre 2002.

- OECD, Development Center : review and synthesis of the case studies, "Emerging Africa" research project
(Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda), Paris, April 2001.

- IOC (Indian Ocean Commission) : preparation and animation of a working group on the association of
Reunion Island (a French oversea department and EU region) with the IOC Free Trade Zone project ;
analysis of the political and juridical feasibility), Mauritius, January 2001.

- IOC (Indian Ocean Commission) : identification study of the IOC regional integration strategy and pre-
paration of projects, with field missions to Botswana, Comoros , Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion Island,
Seychelles and  Zambia, September to November 2000. Including these following activities:

  •        Identification Report on the Regional Economic Integration Strategy of the IOC Countries within the
           context of the Cotonou Agreement and the broader integration in the eastern and southern Africa
           region (SADC and COMESA) as well as the institutional evolution of the Reunion Island ; Drafting
           of the TOR of the feasibility study.
  •        Preparation of a EC funded TA project of support to Trade Capacity Building in the IOC Countries
           (Trade policy process and trade negotiations).

- Economic Policy Council of the Prime Minister, French Republic : member of a team of CEREGMIA (Université des Antilles et de la Guyane) Economists drafting a report on the Economic Development
in the French West Indies and French Guyana, June 1999.

- Haïti : Lectures and research cooperation with public and private local universities, State University
of Haïti and University of Quispueya, regularly since 1997.

- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Mauritius : Analysis of the trade specialisation and long run labor
market dynamics (time-series econometrics) in the context of my PhD research, 1993-94.

- IFREMER (French Institute for Marine Affairs) : field missions and internal reports on the fisheries and
aquaculture sectors of Barbados, Dominica, Saint-Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago, August to December

- IFREMER (French Institute for Marine Affairs) : Internal Report on The Social and Economic Develop-
ment in the French Oversea Departments and Territries, March 1991.

 Books :

Marché du travail et développement économique dans les petites économies insulaires: Théorie et
Application, Paris, 1997, Paris, L'Harmattan.

 Books Contributions :

Tourism and sustainable tourism in SIDS, with K. Logossah, M. Fortuna and N. Maupertuis, in a forthcoming UNCTAD book on SIDS and Globalization, edited by P. Encontre and Ph. Hein.
Tourisme et développement durable, enjeux et perspectives, Chapter I (introductory communication) in Actes du colloque du CEREGMIA « Tourisme et développement durable », édités par K. Logossah et Jean-Michel Salmon, 25-26 septembre 2003, Karthala, L'Harmattan, forthcoming (in French).

Le soutien des fonds structurels au tourisme à la Guadeloupe et à la Martinique : quelques éléments d'analyse, Chapter XI in Actes du colloque du CEREGMIA « Tourisme et développement durable », édités par K. Logossah et Jean-Michel Salmon, 25-26 septembre 2003, Karthala, L'Harmattan, forthcoming (in French).

La négociation des Accords de Partenariat Economique (APE) entre l'Union Européenne et les pays ACP: les principaux enjeux pour la Caraïbe du point de vue des pays ACP et des DFA, in Dévoué E . et E. Jos, Accords Commerciaux dans la Caraïbe et échanges entre collectivités Territoriales Françaises d'Amérique et pas ACP de la Caraïbe, Publibook, EPU Université, pages 103-116 (in French).

The Indian Ocean Islands, Chapter 4 in Turning Losses into Gains, SIDS (Small Island Developing States) and Multilateral Trade Liberalization in Agriculture, UNCTAD, 2003, pp 127-170.

L’économie politique des réformes dans six pays africains, chapitres 6 à 12 in Berthélémy Jean-Claude,
Ludvig Söderling, avec Jean-Michel Salmon et Henri-Bernard Solignac Lecomte (2001), L’Afrique émergente,
Centre de développement de l’OCDE.

 Journal Papers (with reading panel) :

L’Accord de Cotonou et l’ouverture économique : un partenariat modèle entre l’UE et les pays ACP ? (The
Cotonou Agreement and Economic Openness: an optimal partnership between the EU and ACP countries?)
– with Kinvi Logossah and Henri-Bernard Solignac Lecomte - Revue Région et Développement, n°14, 2001.

Croissance à long terme et chômage structurel dans les petites économies insulaires en développement -
with avec Fred Célimène - Revue Région et Développement, vol. I n°2, 1995. (Long term growth and struc-
tural unemployment in SIDS)

Analyse Bibliographique: les petites économies insulaires- with Kinvi Logossah - Revue Région et Déve-
loppement, vol. I n°2, 1995. (The SIDS : a survey)

 Forums and Publications of the European Commission :

The Regional Integration Strategy of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the EPAs context : principes et unresolved issues - Communication to the EC-OCTs Forum, 2-5 December 2003.

The Small and Vulnerable Island Economies and the EPAs : A Comparative view from the small ACP islands, the EU outermost regions and the overseas countries and territories - Le Courrier ACP-UE, January-March 2004, (posted in its FR version only on the DG DEV website, at : :

 Permanent Member of the C.E.R.E.G.M.I.A (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Economie,
Gestion, Modélisation et Informatique Appliquée), Faculté de Droit et d'Economie de la Martinique,
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane.

 Director of the Séminaires de recherche du CEREGMIA (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches
en Economie, Gestion, Modélisation et Informatique Appliquée), Faculté de Droit et d'Economie de la
Martinique, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, 1996-2000.