Sébastien Michiels is a Post-doctorate fellow at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD). He was assigned on long-term mission, from March 2016 to May 2017, at the French Institute of Pondicherry IFP (India) and DIAL (Paris, France). He holds a PhD on development economics from University of Bordeaux (France) and his research focusses on the links between employment, financial practices and migration patterns in rural India. Sébastien has conducted his research on rural Tamil Nadu for the past seven years and took part in the RUral Microfinance and Employment survey (RUME), first wave of the NEEMSIS, carried out in 2010.
Publications with NEEMSIS datasets
- Surviving Debt and Survival Debt in Times of Lockdown
- Many Rivers to Cross: Social Identity, Cognition, and Labor Mobility in Rural India
- There Has Been No Silent Revolution: A Decade of Empowerment for Women in Rural Tamil Nadu
- Insights on Demonetisation from Rural Tamil Nadu: understanding social networks and social protection