History as approached by the Centre for Economic and Social History François-Simiand consists of the analysis of economic and social phenomena considered in their historical duration. This formulation is not straightforward and involves a series of structuring analytical hypotheses. The Centre has a dual ambition: first, to promote a historical approach to economics; then, contribute to opening up economic history to make it fully social.

Prochains évènements
Upcoming seminarsView all
December 6, 2023
12:00 - 13:30
Room R1.09, Campus Jourdan
(Vancouver SE)
December 13, 2023
12:00 - 13:30
Room R1.09, Campus Jourdan
GAUTIER Stéphane
Late height growth and adult maturity from historical quasi-exhaustive panel data
Economic history
December 20, 2023
12:00 - 13:30
Room R1.09, Campus Jourdan
WOKER Madeline
(IEA Zurich)
The tax haven that wasn’t: imperial statecraft, capital, and the politics of corporate tax governance in the French colonial empire, 1920s-1950s
Prochains ateliers et conférencesView all
Simiand workshop
December 13, 2023
09:30 - 17:00
Room R2.02, Campus Jourdan, 48 Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Simiand Workshop
The French empires and their economic dimensions (18th-20th centuries)
Organized by Denis Cogneau et Arnaud Orain

9h30. Introduction

9h45 – 12h00 : Session 1
- Hugo Carlier (PhD student, SciencePo), « Conquest by Money? Tirailleurs Sénégalais and
Currencies in West Africa »
- Pablo Alvarez Aragon (PhD student, Université de Namur) : « Colonial Education and its
Intergenerational Transmission: Evidence from Colonial and Post-Independence Congo »
(with Catherine Guirkinger and Paola Villar)
- Fred Zhexun Mo (PhD student, PSE) : « Soldiers versus Laborers: Legacies of Colonial
Military Forced Labor in Mali » (with Ismaël Yacoubou Djima and Marion Richard)

12h00-13h15 : Lunch

13h15-14h45 : Session 2
- Mihai Olteanu (PhD student, Johns Hopkins University) : « La richesse des nations et
l’abolition de la servitude : un concours académique à la fin de la Révolution française »
- Jessica Balguy (PhD, EHESS), « Le prix de la liberté : abolir l’esclavage et
indemniser les propriétaires de l’empire colonial français en 1848 »

14h45-15h15 : Break

15h15-16h45 : Session 3
- Fanny Malègue (PhD student, Ined/Ehess) « Recensements coloniaux et pratiques
statistiques de production dans les plantations (Caraïbes françaises, XVIII e siècle) : des
chiffres concurrents ? »
- Noémie Marie-Rose (PhD student, Ehess) « Travailler après l’abolition de l’esclavage : 
l’organisation du travail ‘libre’ en Martinique de 1848 à 1855 ».
Working papersView all
The 1929 Crash of the New York Stock Exchange as a Liquidity Crisis
Jean-Laurent CADOREL
Public Debt as Private Liquidity: The Poincaré Expérience (1926-1929)
Aurélien ESPIC
From Oil to Atom. Steps and Financing of the French Energy Transition after 1973.
Income distribution in Warsaw in the 1830s
Marcin Wroński