I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Montreal. Prior to starting graduate school, I was a senior economist at the Ministry of Finance in Cameroon.


I graduated in June 2012 from the Sub-Regional Institut of Statistics and Applied Economics, with a Master in Statistics and applied economics.


At the University of Montreal, I am an affiliate of the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Economie Quantitative (CIREQ). 

My research interests are development economics, economic history, political economy, and applied microeconomics, with a particular focus on the effects of culture and history for development in Sub-Saharan Africa.



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

2014 - 2020

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

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

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

2009- 2012

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

2005 - 2008

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

University of Montreal

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