The aim of this project is to explore the impact of artisanal mines (legal or illegal) on the economic development of Sub-Saharan
African countries from 2000 to 2021. This project proposes to collect exhaustive information for all Sub-Saharan African countries on
the opening/closing of artisanal mines with GPS coordinates. I make use of satellite image time series and machine learning tool,
namely convolutional neural network, to identify precisely the location of artisanal mines. Equipped with this original dataset, I will
address the first order question of the local impact of artisanal mining, at a very large scale. Notably, I will study the local impact of
artisanal mines on individual income, health, migration and conflict.
Monsieur Mathieu Couttenier (GROUPE D'ANALYSE ET DE THEORIE ECONOMIQUE LYON - ST-ETIENNE)
The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.
GROUPE D'ANALYSE ET DE THEORIE ECONOMIQUE LYON - ST-ETIENNE
Help of the ANR 327,790 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2022 - 48 Months