About me

141101_uy7oq_vincent-geloso_8Born and raised in Saint-Lambert on the south shore of Montreal in Canada, I completed my Ph.D in economic history at the London School of Economics in June 2016. My research centered on 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 from the same institution. I received my undergraduate degree from Montreal University in economics and politics. I recently joined Texas Tech University as a post-doctoral fellow associated with the Free Market Institute. In the past, I taught microeconomics and macroeconomics at HEC Montréal at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Some of my other research concerns 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. Then, I decided to extend my research backwards by considering Canada before 1900 and integrating Canada in studies of economic development (especially with the role of institutions). In the process, I got hooked on population economics which means I developed a skill set related with demographics and population dynamics.

In the past, I interned at the National Post and the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. I also worked in politics for a time (which I do not regret but would never repeat) as an intern in the communications department of the Prime Minister of Canada (disclosure: this was Stephen Harper). Between my masters and my doctorate, I worked as an economist for the Montreal Economic Institute – with which I am still affiliated.

At present, my articles have appeared in Journal of Population Research, Economics Bulletin, Agricultural History Review, Essays in Economic and Business History, Journal of Business and Management and Economic Affairs.  My wider-public articles have been published in La Presse, Journal de Montréal, Journal de Québec, National Post, Financial Post, Globe & Mail, Le Devoir, The Gazette, Le Soleil, Vancouver Sun and Huffington Post Canada. 

Letters of reference: Professor Chris Minns (London School of Economics); Professor Stephen Broadberry (Oxford University); Professor Jeffrey Williamson (Harvard University); Jacques Raynauld (teaching reference HEC Montreal)

Fields of interests: Economic History, Law and Economics, Demography

Fluent in: English, French

Statistical Training: Time Series Analysis, VARs, Panel Data, Cross-Sectional Data

10 Responses to “About me”

  1. send me your email- photos keep bouncing back of you.


  2. Vincent

    send me your email- photos keep bouncing back of you.


  3. Salut Vincent,
    bravo pour ton site et ton article recent pour le Huffington Post.
    Je vais suivre ton blogue. Je suis aussi un etudiant au Doc. Je fais mon PhD en finance a UBC.

  4. Dominique Dupire Reply June 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Ces évolutions comparées ne s’expliquent-elles pas en partie par la présence de très hauts revenus vraiment plus importants en Ontario, mais affectant peu de gens. En ce sens, la médiane n’offre-t-elle pas une base plus convainquante pour reprèsenter le pouvoir d’achat du plus grand nombre ?

  5. Dominique Dupire Reply June 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Je référais aux heures travaillées pour se payer un logement…


  6. Dominique, je présume que tu postais sur mon billet concernant les loyers? Je vais te répondre là en postant ton commentaire.

  7. If you haven’t already found this, perhaps it may be useful…. : http://www.taxi-library.org/essays.htm

  8. I viewed the transport commission and I really Don t agree with your recommendations.
    I really Don t understand your point of you showing interest for CROOKS like uber tech.
    Buy the way since the taxi reglementation was introduced in the 70’s peace has arrived (1970 Murray hill vs taxi)in the taxi industry.
    Revised in 2000 and still in force is the best think that Quebec did in the industry.
    As of the values of taxi permits it’s not an inside cartel it’s only regular people like me who follows the laws and the rules imposed by law which I accepted for the past 20 years and very happy about it..
    And the value of such permits is to have a job day after day to feed my family.
    Not everybody had a chance to study and get a good job.
    So maybe for you my taxi permit is worth nothing like you mentioned the other day but for me or better us cabbies it’s all our life and our pension plan……

    • Too bad that you did not understand the essence of my comments. Here it is in “simple”

      A: Licences to own a cab are costly since you have to buy them to have the right to work
      B: Buy back the licences to own a cab
      C: Open market for competition
      D: Treat cab drivers like normal autonomous workers by exempting them of collecting TPS and TVQ on the first 30,000$ of revenues

      Other cities have liberalized, great outcomes for everyone. The real crooks are those who have benefitted from the rent-seeking plan instituted by the government in 1973.

      Carry on,


  9. Your article on gentrification is gentriciFICTION, I’d like your bio to include details on your family’s wealth that afforded them to send you around the world to educate yourself, as well as any pre-university work that you may (or may NOT) have ever endured. The variables you so conveniently omitted suspiciously all pointed to a golden child born with a silver spoon in his mouth who never had to learn to use a fork. At the very minimum its apparent your parents supported you in your goals unlike many of the more unfortunate children of abusive households who ended up in St. Henri, not to mention the elderly, ill and disabled who are not so mobile they can just pick up and leave. Perhaps you might consider your next article “How a selfish spoiled sonofabitch ignores human need while combining cherry-picked statistics and personal motivation to form a false worldview”.

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