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Yannick Dupraz


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Telephone: +44 (0)24 761 51085

Email: Y dot Dupraz at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S0.65

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2pm - 4pm

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I am a CAGE postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Warwick. I received my PhD from Paris School of Economics. My research interests are economic history, labor economics and development economics. I am an applied economist working on economic development in the long run, and how various institutions can contribute to alleviate ot worsen inequalities of opportunity. This questioning has led me to work on education in developing countries, state building and the history of colonization in Africa, and social mobility in the United States in the 19th century.

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"French and British Colonial Legacies in Education: Evidence from the Partition of Cameroon" (forthcoming Journal of Economic History)

"Education and Polygamy: Evidence from Cameroon" (with Pierre André)

"Pedagogical Culture and Student Performance in Primary School: Evidence from Cameroon" (with Yasmine Bekkouche)

Social Mobility

"Fatherless: The Lond-Term Effects of Losing a Father in the U.S. Civil War" (with Andy Ferrara)

Institutions & state capacity

"Fiscal Capacity and Dualism in Colonial States: The French Empire 1830-1962" (with Denis Cogneau and Sandrine Mesplé-Somps)

"African states and development in historical perspective: Colonial public finances in British and
French West Africa" (with Denis Cogneau and Sandrine Mesplé-Somps)

"Questionable Inference on the Power of Pre-Colonial Institutions in Africa" (with Denis Cogneau)