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.
“Gender Empowerment as an Enforcer of Individuals’ Choice between Education and Fertility: Evidence from 19th Century France”, (with C. Diebolt and T. Mishra), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 188, pp. 408-438, 2021.
“A Cliometric Model of Unified Growth. Gender Equality and Family Organization in the Long Run of History” (with C. Diebolt), in: C. Diebolt, S. Carmichael, S. Dilli, A. Rijpma, C. Störmer (Eds.): Cliometrics of the Family: Global Patterns and Their Impact on Diverging Development, Studies in Economic History, Editions Springer, 2019.
“Regional Patterns of Economic Development: France during the Industrialization” (with M. Benaim), in: C. Diebolt, S. Carmichael, S. Dilli, A. Rijpma, C. Störmer (Eds.): Cliometrics of the Family: Global Patterns and Their Impact on Diverging Development, Studies in Economic History, Editions Springer, 2019.
“Growth Theories” (with C. Diebolt), in: C. Diebolt, and M. Haupert, (Eds.): Handbook of Cliometrics, Editions Springer, Berlin, 2015, 2019.
Understanding Demographic Transitions - An Overview of French Historical Statistics (with C. Diebolt), Population Economics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2017.
“The Geography of Industrial Efficiency in mid-19th Century France" (with R. Martino and F. Olland), XVIITH WEHC, Kyoto, 2015.
“The Historical Gender Gap Index. A Longitudinal and Spatial Assessment of Sweden, 1870-1990”, Lund Working Paper, 39 pages, 2021.
“French Female Wages and the Long Run of History”, European Historical Economic Society - EHES, Pisa, 2015.
European Social Science History Conference, Leiden (online), March 24-27.
ASSA Meeting (Allied Social Science Associations), Economic History Association, Chicago (online), January 3-5.
12th BETA Workshop, Strasbourg (Co-organizer) – Postponed
Lund Seminar in Economic History, Lund, March 25.
11th BETA Workshop, Strasbourg, May 13-14 (Co-organizer)
Department of Economic History
School of Economics and Management
Box 7083, SE-22007 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 46 22 20 465