I am a post-doctoral researcher in Economic History at the University of Zurich. My research spans political economy and economic history. More specifically, my research focuses on social conflicts, institutions and development, living standards during the Industrial Revolution, and social mobility.

Prior to joining the University of Zurich, I obtained my PhD at the University of Geneva in 2019. I have been visiting researcher at the University of Caen-Normandie, University of Mohammed VI Polytechnique, University of Montreal, University of Oxford, and Yeungnam University.

What’s New?

2021-08-23: With Paul Maneuvrier-Hervieu, we organise a panel on social conflict in early modern Europe at the next Rural History Conference in Uppsala (23-26 August 2021). Please find the CfP here.

2021-02-11: I’m looking forward to hosting the first Virtual FRESH Meeting in Zurich. Join us to learn on fantastic resarch by new shcolars on “Living standards and economic development in historical perspective”.

2020-11-17: Excited to announce the online release of the Historical Social Conflict Database (HiSCoD). Joint work with Paul Maneuvrier-Hervieu that lists nearly 10,000 episodes of social conflict before the 20th century.

2020-11-13: Excited to announce the publication of the Savoy Historical Geographic Information System (SHGIS). Data are freely accessible on Harvard Dataverse.

2020-10-05: My paper on economic shocks, poverty and crime in Savoy has been published at Explorations in Economic History.

2020-08-26: I’ll be presenting my paper “Was Louis XIV Wrong? Socio-Economic Consequences of Protestantism in Early Modern France” at the EEA online conference on 26 August 2020.