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.
“A Cliometric Model of Unified Growth. Gender Equality and Family Organization in the Long Run of History” (avec 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” (avec 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 (avec C. Diebolt), Population Economics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2017.
“Gender Equality as an Enforcer of Individuals’ Choice between Education and Fertility: Evidence from 19th Century France”, (avec C. Diebolt et T. Mishra), AFC Working Paper, WP2019-12, 50 pages, 2019.
“On the Construction of a Historical Gender Gap Index. An Implementation on French Data”, AFC Working Paper, WP2014-5, 28 pages, 2014.
Department of Economic History
School of Economics and Management
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