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 is the measurement of living standards and economic growth in Canada prior to the Conquest of Canada by the British in 1760. 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. At present, I am teaching economics at HEC Montréal at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
In the past, 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). It argues that since 1960, Quebec has experienced poorer economic growth relative to the rest of Canada than official statistics suggest. It also contends that the greatest period of economic convergence for Quebec was between 1945 and 1960 when the province began catching up with living standards observed in the US and Canada.
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 Office 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: Public choice theory, economic history, economics of religion, demography and economics
Fluent in: English, French
Statistical Training: Time Series Analysis, VARs, Panel Data, Cross-Sectional Data