I am Louis Rouanet. PhD student in economics.

I am a 4th year Ph.D. student in economics at George Mason University. I also have a MA from Sciences Po Paris’ School of Public Affairs. The focus of my research is applied empirical work in political economy, monetary economics and the economic analysis of alternative property right arrangements in different historical contexts.

I live in Virginia with my wife Mary, my two sons Émile & Julien and my wonderful cat.

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Journal articles

Journal of Institutional Economics

R&R at Journal of Economic History

Work in Progress

Free Banking and Competition in Antebellum America

Hyperinflation and Rent-Seeking

The economist versus the engineer: two approaches to environmental problems

Can Geography Explain Quebec's Historical Poverty ?

A market for governance : the bastides of South-West France

The economic Terror : the political dynamics of economic interventionism in Revolutionary France

The economics of desertion

Was Cagan right ? The institutional determinants of the demand for money during hyperinflation.



Universidad Francisco Marroquín

George Mason University


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