Born and raised in Saint-Lambert on the south shore of Montreal in Canada, I am currently currently pursuing a Ph.D in economic history at the London School of Economics (LSE) for which I have received a fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies. My research subject for the Ph.D concerns the economic and institutional history of Canada and Quebec from the mid-1700s to the mid-1800s. I also have a master’s degree in economic history from the same institution. I received my undergraduate degree from Montreal University in political economy. Currently, I am on leave from the LSE for archival research while teaching summer classes in economics at HEC Montréal (at a graduate level) and being a research associate at the Centre for Prosperity and Productivity.
My research work examined the economic history of the province of Quebec from 1920 to 1960. These research resulted in a book on the economic history of Quebec (in french titled Le Grand Rattrapage et le Déclin Tranquille: Histoire Économique et Sociale du Québec de 1900 à 2010).
I have also studied in the United States at the Washington Centre for Academic Seminars and Internships. In a distant past, I interned at the Prime Minister’s cabinet in Ottawa and the National Post. I also used to be an economist at the Montreal Economic Institute from 2010 to 2011 where I remain as an associate researcher. I also have a weekly radio column with Quebec City’s RadioX during the 5-to-7 show.
I am also recipient of a fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies, an international mobility bursary from the Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec and a graduate student bursary from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Fields of interests: Economics of Religion, Economic History of Quebec, Canadian Economic History, Agricultural History, New Institutional Economics, Public Choice Theory, Information Networks
Fluent in: French, English
Statistical Training: Time Series Analysis, VARs, Panel Data, Cross-Sectional Data