I am Louis Rouanet. PhD economist.

I am an incoming 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, monetary economics 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.

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Research

Journal articles

Journal of Institutional Economics

R&R at Journal of Economic History

Work in Progress

Free Banking and Competition in Antebellum America

The economist versus the engineer: two approaches to environmental problems

Can Geography Explain Quebec's Historical Poverty ?

Interviews

Teaching

Universidad Francisco Marroquín

George Mason University

Contact

Get in touch with me