Economics serving society
Denis Cogneau

Denis Cogneau

PSE Professor

Directeur d'études EHESS

Research Director IRD

Campus Jourdan – 48 Boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

5th floor, office 05

Phone +33(0)1 80 52 16 85

  • Political economy of development
  • History of Development
  • Structural Change, Inequalities and Development



Courses and Seminars:

Master APE and PPD (second year M2): Research Seminar EHESS

Economic History of Development in the colonial and postcolonial eras  - 24h (S2)

           Syllabus 2023

Master APE and PPD (second year M2): Core course in Advanced Economic History - 36h (S1):

Imperialism & Colonialism in the the Rise of the West and the Rest (6h) -  with Facundo Alvaredo, Jérôme Bourdieu, Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur, Lionel Kesztenbaum, Eric Monnet, Thomas Piketty

Doctoral courses: Development - Economic History

Doctoral Students at PSE - EHESS:

Mathilde Col Language of education in Africa (1st year), co-direction with Tanguy Bernard (BSE)

Past Doctoral Students at EHESS:

  • Léa Rouanet (World Bank)  Long-term Health Evolutions in Africa     (2015)
  • Lara Tobin (Dir. ORCOD-IN Grigny)  Urbanization and Land Issues in Africa (2015)
  • Rémi Jedwab (G. Washington Univ.)  Natural Resources and Urbanization in Africa (2012)
  • Phillippe Leite (World Bank)  Social Programs in Brazil (2012)
  • Anne Olivier (Consultant) Access to Water in Developing Cities (2010)
  • Thomas Bossuroy (World Bank) Social Mobility and Ethnicity in Africa (2009)
  • Elise Huillery (U. Dauphine)  French Colonization in Western Africa (2008)

Past Doctoral Students at Sciences-Po: