Paris School of Economics - École d'Économie de Paris

Economics serving society

Denis Cogneau

Denis Cogneau

PSE Professor

Senior Research Fellow IRD - Directeur d'études EHESS

Campus Jourdan – 48 Boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

5th floor, office 05

Phone +33(0)1 80 52 16 85

  • Development Economics
  • Structural Change
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Political Economy and Economics of Institutions

Work in Progress

Public Finance and Investment in the French Colonial Empire with Yannick Dupraz, and Sandrine Mesplé-Somps

     Fiscal Capacity and Dualism in Colonial States: the French Empire  [Working Paper]

     Colonial Public Finance in West Africa  [Working Paper]

     Taxation in the Former French Empire from Colonial Times to Present [Slides CISEA Abidjan]

Income Inequality in Colonial Africa ? with Facundo Alvaredo, Anthony Atkinson, and Thomas Piketty [Working Paper]

Living Conditions in French Colonial Africa (1880-1960)  - with Alexander Moradi [Slides WEHC Kyoto]

The Political Economy of Conscription and Taxation in French Colonial Africa - [Slides EHESS]

"Ethnic Institutions" and Development in Africa  - with Yannick Dupraz [Working Paper]

 Land Use, Agricultural Productivity and Urbanization in Africa - with Lara Tobin and Liam Wren-Lewis [Slides CSAE Oxford]

Capital Flight in Africa and Elsewhere - with Léa Rouanet        [Working Paper]     [Media]

Electrification in Africa - with Kenneth Houngbedji    [Draft]   

Malaria and Child Mortality in Africa - with Pauline Rossi  [Working Paper]

Short- and long-term impacts of famines: The case of the siege of Paris, 1870-1871 - with Lionel Kesztenbaum [Working Paper]  [Résumé en français]