Faustine Perrin

Research Activities


The aim of my research is to study the long-term relationship between gender equality and economic growth. To do so, I rely on insights from sociologists, demographers, historians and anthropologists, even if my approach remains that of an economist specialized in cliometrics. As a main area of expertise, I focus on the iconic case of France – in a European comparative perspective – using transversal and longitudinal data, ranging from the 18th century.

My research is stimulated by a twofold motivation: on the one hand, the conviction that the understanding of comparative economic development today requires a global view of the entire process of development; on the other hand, that the promotion of gender equality and the economic and social empowerment of women is essential to achieve sustainable development.

  • Papers in Refereed Journals


  1. An Exploration of the Cliometric Relationship Between Gender Equality and Economic Growth”, Economics and Business Review, 1 (1), pp. 34-54, 2015.


  1. The Foundations of Female Empowerment Revisited”, (with C. Diebolt), Revue d’Économie Politique, 124 (4), pp. 587-597, 2014.


  1. Retour sur les origines de la transition démographique. Une analyse en termes de genre”, Économies et Sociétés, Série « Histoire économique quantitative », AF, n°46, 7/2013, pp. 1185-1211, 2013.


  1. From Stagnation to Sustained Growth: The Role of Female Empowerment” (with C. Diebolt), American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings, 103 (3), pp. 545-549, 2013.


  1. Unified Growth Theory: An Insight”, Historical Social Research. An International Journal for the Application of Formal Methods to History, 36 (3), pp. 362-372, 2011.


  1. Égalité hommes-femmes et croissance économique française, de long terme”, Économies et Sociétés, Série « Histoire économique quantitative », AF, n°41, 1/2010, pp. 69-103, 2010.



  • Book Chapters


  • Growth Theories” (with C. Diebolt), in: C. Diebolt, and M. Haupert, (Eds.): Handbook of Cliometrics, Editions Springer, Berlin, 2015.



  • Book - Dissertation





  • Working Papers






  • Growth Theories” (with C. Diebolt), AFC Working Paper, WP2014-2, 20 pages, 2014.


















































  • Seminar, Bank of Italy, Rome, June 1 (scheduled).
  • LSE Economic History Seminar, London School of Economics and Political Science, May 26 (scheduled).
  • Macrohistory Seminar, Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics, University of Bonn, January 21.


  • Odense Fresh Meeting, University of Southern Denmark, November 20-21.
  • History Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, September 11-13.
  • European Historical Economics Society Conference, Pisa, September 4-5.
  • XVIIth World Economic History Congress, Kyoto, August 3-7.
  • 24th IAFFE Annual Conference – Gender Equality in Challenging Times, Berlin, July 16-18.
  • 64th Annual Meeting of the French Economic Association, Rennes, June 22-24.
  • German Economic History Conference: Order and chaos – Trends and Structural Breaks in Economic and Social History, Münster, March 11-14.
  • Women in Changing Labor Markets Workshop, Lund, March 11-13.
  • HEDG Seminar, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, March 3.


  • Deep Causes of Economic Development, Utrecht University, December 18-20.
  • Debunking Austerity: Towards Alternative Economic Policy Scenarios, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, November 17-18.
  • Economic Seminar, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, September 23.
  • Journée du BETA 2014, Strasbourg, March 21.


  • 62nd Annual Meeting of AFSE, Invited Session, Aix-en-Provence, June 24-26.
  • ASSA Meeting (Allied Social Science Associations), American Economic Association, San Diego, January 4-6.
  • 9th BETA-Workshop in Historical Economics: “New Data, Methods and Theories in Cliometrics”, Poster Session, Strasbourg, May 3-4.


  • XIV Colloque de l’Association Charles Gide pour l’étude de la pensée économique, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, June 7-9.
  • Journée Doctorale Augustin Cournot, Strasbourg, June 1.
  • 8th BETA-Workshop in Historical Economics: “Population Cliometrics and Unified Growth Theory”, Strasbourg, May 11-12.
  • Pisa FRESH Meeting, Pisa, April 19-20.


  • ASSA Meeting (Allied Social Science Associations), Cliometric Society, Denver, January 7-9.
  • 9th EHES Conference, Dublin, September 2-3.
  • Second joint doctoral workshop of University of Strasbourg/BETA and KIT, Strasbourg, November 4.


  • 5th Sound Economic History Workshop, Lund, October 7-8.
  • Workshop on Human Capital in Economic History. Measurement, Determinants and Implication, Tübingen, August 28-29.




Department of Economic History

School of Economics and Management

Box 7083, SE-22007 Lund, Sweden


Phone: +46 46 22 20 465