I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. I graduated from Université de Montréal in August 2020 with a Ph.D. in economics. I was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Consortium on Analytics for Data‐Driven Decision‐Making at McGill University.

 

I graduated from Université de Montréal in August 2020 with a Ph.D. in economics. Before starting my doctoral study, I worked in Cameroon for the government as a senior economist. In my dissertation, I studied the historical determinants of gender roles in Sub-Saharan Africa. My current research interests lie in better understanding the importance of information on culture in low-income countries.

My research interests are at the intersection of gender economics, cultural economics, development economics, and economic history.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The Historical Determinants of Gender Roles: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

“Disease, Drought, and Development: Effects of the 1890s Cattle Plague in Sub-Saharan Africa”,  2019. With Raphael Godefroy and Joshua Lewis.

EDUCATION

2014 - 2020

Ph.D. in Economics, Université de Montréal, Canada

2009- 2012

Msc. in Economics and Statistics (ISSEA), Yaounde, Cameroon

“Demographic Shocks and Restrictions on Women’s Sexuality: Evidence from the Trans-Saharan Slave Trade”, 2019.

2005 - 2008

Bsc. Degree in Mathematics, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon