About me


Born 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 (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 a postdoctoral fellow at Texas Tech University and will be joining (in August 2018) the department of economics at Bates College as visiting assistant professor of economics. In the past, I taught microeconomics, macroeconomics and economic history at HEC Montréal at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the end of the summer 2018, I will be joining the department of economics at Bates College as a visiting assistant professor.

My articles have appeared in Economics & Human Biology,  Health Policy and Planning, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Historical Methods, Journal of Population Research, Atlantic Economic Journal, 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 also have forthcoming articles in Public Choice, Canadian Journal of Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Private Enterprise and Journal of Economic History. 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).

Fields of interests: Economic History, Political Economy, Public Economics, Population Economics

Fluent in: English, French

Citizenship: Canadian