Gauthier Marchais

London School of Economics

Gauthier Marchais is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on armed mobilization in the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to LSE, he received his Master in Development Economics with Distinction from Sciences Po in Paris, and his B.Sc. in Economics from Universite Paris X Nanterre. 

Researcher's Grant Projects

Building on previous exploratory work, this study utilizes data from conflict-affected Eastern Congo to examine the formation of ‘states’ by armed groups, their taxation activities, and policies aimed at reducing their state capacity. 
Researchers: Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Suresh Naidu, Gauthier Marchais
Grants Round: 3rd MRG Round
Cross-cutting themes: Fragile and conflict-affected states