I am Louis Rouanet. PhD economist.

I am an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University in the department of economics. I completed my PhD in economics at George Mason university in Summer 2021.  The focus of my research is applied empirical work in political economy and the economic analysis of alternative property right arrangements in different historical contexts.

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



Journal articles

Journal of Economic History (forthcoming)

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

Public Choice (Forthcoming)

Journal of Institutional Economics

Under Review

R&R at European Journal of Law and Economics

Can Geography Explain Quebec's Historical Poverty ?

R&R at southern economic journal



Universidad Francisco Marroquín

George Mason University


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