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 assistant professor of economics at George Mason University. Previously, I was assistant professor of economics at King’s University College and 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.

I have more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Economic Inquiry, Economics & Human Biology, Public Choice, Canadian Journal of Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Social Science History, Social Science Journal, Social Science Quarterly, Scandinavian Economic History Review, Journal of Economic History, European Review of Economic History, European Journal of Law & Economics, International Review of Law & Economics, Cliometrica, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, British Medical Journal: Global Health and Health Policy & PlanningI 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 (July 2021) and I can be reached at (514) 237 5380