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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: Wednesdays, 2pm - 4pm

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I am a CAGE postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Warwick. My research interests are development economics, economic history and political economy. I am particularly interested in the economic history and development of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Working papers

"French and British Colonial Legacies in Education: A Natural Experiment in Cameroon"

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

"Public Finances and Investment in the French Colonial Empire, 1870-1960" (with Denis Cogneau and Sandrine Mesplé-Somps)

"The Effect of Women's Education on Polygyny: Schools, Matching and the Marriage Market in Cameroon" (with Pierre André)

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


Short term and long term effects of Cameroon's Independence War

Long run history of decentralized power in Africa

Education, nation-building and ethnic identification in Africa

"La Françafrique": history and economics of French post-colonial relations with African countries


I received a PhD in economics from the Paris School of Economics in 2016.