About me


Born and raised in Saint-Lambert on the south shore of Montreal in Canada, I completed my Ph.D  at the London School of Economics (LSE) in June 2016. My research centers on the historical measurement of living standards and inequality, public economics, population economics and political economy (in no particular order of preference). My dissertation was a finalist by the EHA for the Allan Nevins Award given to the best dissertation in North American economic history.

I also have a master’s degree from the LSE. I received my undergraduate degree from Montreal University in economics and politics. I am currently assistant professor of economics at King’s University College. Previously, I was visiting assistant professor of economics at Bates College (Lewiston, ME). I also used to be postdoctoral fellow at Texas Tech University as part of its Free Market Institute. Moreover, I used to be a course lecturer at HEC Montréal where I taught microeconomics, macroeconomics and economic history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

My articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Public Choice, Research Policy, Southern Economic Journal, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Cliometrica, International Review of Law & Economics, Journal of Economic History, Economics & Human Biology, Social Science Quarterly, Social Science History, Health Policy and Planning, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Historical Methods, Journal of Population Research, Atlantic Economic Journal,  Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Private Enterprise, International Review of Economics, Economics Bulletin, Agricultural History Review, Essays in Economic and Business History, Journal of Business and Management, Independent Review and Economic Affairs.  I have also published a book on Canadian economic history, in French, which has since been translated into English and published by Palgrave McMillan.

Letters of reference: Professor Benjamin Powell (Texas Tech University); Professor Stephen Broadberry (Oxford University); Professor Jeffrey Williamson (Harvard University); Benjamin Powell (Texas Tech University).

My full CV is here (October 2019) and I can be reached at (514) 237 5380