I am Louis Rouanet. PhD economist.

I am an assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso in the Department of Economics and Finance. I completed my PhD in economics at George Mason University in Summer 2021. My passion for economics and its power to explain behavior led me to apply the economic approach to different historical contexts, from medieval city charters to tribal constitutions, from hyperinflation during the French Revolution to free-banking laws in antebellum America.

I also serve as an Associate Editor at Public Choice.

I live with my wife Mary, my two sons Émile & Julien and Toulouse, my cat.


The Calculus of American Indian Consent: The law and economics of tribal constitutions

Public Choice (Forthcoming)

Journal of Economic History (forthcoming)

Can Geography Explain Quebec's Historical Poverty ?

southern economic journal

European Journal of Law and Economics

Journal of Institutional Economics

In: Economic Policy and the History of Economic Thought.



Universidad Francisco Marroquín

George Mason University

George Mason University


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