King Center on Global Development
Professor of Economics
Toulouse School of Economics & Toulouse 1 Capitole University
I am Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse 1 Capitole University, Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, and Research Affiliate at the Economic History Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. My primary fields of interest are Economic History, Political Economy, and Development Economics. My research is focused on the Economic History of the Middle East and North Africa, where I employ novel primary (archival) and secondary (published) data sources to address long-standing questions in the field. I have been interested in two main themes of research: (1) the economic history of religion, and in particular how fiscal policy impacts the formation of religious groups, and their socioeconomic outcomes, via tax-induced conversions, and (2) the political economy of the coercion of labor, and the historical transition to non-coercive employment.