Demographic economics

Journal Articles

1. Baudin, Thomas; de la Croix, David; Gobbi, Paula Eugenia. Endogenous Childlessness and Stages of Development. In: Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 18, no. 1, p. 83-133 (February 2020).

2. Stelter, Robert; de la Croix, David; Myrskylä, Mikkö. Leaders and Laggards in Life Expectancy among European Scholars from the Sixteenth to the Early Twentieth Century. In: Demography, (2020). (Accepté/Sous presse).

3. Brée, Sandra; de la Croix, David. Key forces behind the decline of fertility: lessons from childlessness in Rouen before the industrial revolution. In: Cliometrica : journal of historical economics and econometric history, Vol. 13, no. 1, p. 25-54 (January 2019). doi:10.1007/s11698-017-0166-9.

4. Pensieroso, Luca; Sommacal, Alessandro. Agriculture to industry: The end of intergenerational coresidence. In: Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 34, p. 87-102 (2019). doi:10.1016/

5. Batyra, Anna; de la Croix, David; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri. Structural changes in the labor market and the rise of early retirement in France and Germany. In: German Economic Review, Vol. 20, no. 4, p. e38-e69 (2019). doi:10.1111/geer.12150.

6. de la Croix, David; Schneider, Eric; Weisdorf, Jacob. Childlessness, Celibacy and Net Fertility in Pre-industrial England: The Middle-Class Evolutionary Advantage. In: Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 24, no.3, p. 223-256 (2019). doi:10.1007/s10887-019-09170-6.

7. de la Croix, David; Fabre, Alice. À la découverte des professeurs de l’ancienne université d’Aix, de ses origines à 1793. In: Annales du Midi : revue de la France Meridionale, (2019). (Accepté/Sous presse).

8. De la Croix, David; Delavallade, Clara. Religion, Fertility, and Growth in Southeast Asia. In: International Economic Review, Vol. 59, no. 2, p. 907-946 (2018). doi:10.1111/iere.12291.

9. de la Croix, David; Doepke, Mathias; Mokyr, Joel. Clans, Guilds, and Markets: Apprenticeship Institutions and Growth in the Preindustrial Economy. In: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 133, no. 1, p. 1-70 (2018). doi:10.1093/qje/qjx026.

10. Baudin, Thomas; Hiller, Victor. On the dynamics of gender differences in preferences. In: Oxford Economic Papers, , p. 1-25 (2018). doi:10.1093/oep/gpy038 (Accepté/Sous presse).

11. de la Croix, David; Perrin, Faustine. How Far Can Economic Incentives Explain the French Fertility and Education Transition?. In: European Economic Review, Vol. 108, p. 221-245 (September 2018).

12. d'Albis, Hippolyte; Gobbi, Paula Eugenia; Greulich, Angela. Having a Second Child and Access to Childcare:Evidence from European Countries. In: Journal of Demographic Economics, Vol. 83, no. 2, p. 177-210 (2017). doi:10.1017/dem.2017.2.

13. Bezin, Emeline. Cultural dynamics, social mobility and urban segregation. In: Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 99, p. 173-187 (May 2017). doi:10.1016/j.jue.2017.02.004.

14. Parienté, William. Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Challenge of Access to Basic Services. In: Journal of Demographic Economics, Vol. 83, no.1, p. 31-39 (February 2017). doi:10.1017/dem.2017.3.

15. de la Croix, David; Gobbi, Paula Eugenia. Population Density, Fertility, and Demographic Convergence in Developing Countries. In: Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 127, p. 13-24 (July 2017).

16. Marchiori, Luca; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri. The EU-US Unemployment Puzzle Revisited : Institutions, Demography, and Capital Flows. In: Journal of Demographic Economics, Vol. 83, no.3, p. 259-305 (2017). doi:10.1017/dem.2017.13.

17. Stelter, Robert. Over-aging — Are present-day human populations too old?. In: Mathematical Social Sciences, Vol. 82, p. 116-143 (July 2016). doi:10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2016.05.004.

18. de la Croix, David; Iyigun, Murat. Editorial introduction. In: Journal of Demographic Economics, Vol. 81, no.1, p. 1-2 (March 2015). doi:10.1017/dem.2014.13.

19. Bezin, Emeline. A cultural model of private provision and the environment. In: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 71, p. 109-124 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2015.02.001.

20. d'Albis, Hippolyte; Moosa, Dalal. Generational Economics and the National Transfer Accounts. In: Journal of Demographic Economics, Vol. 81, no.4, p. 409-441 (December 2015). doi:10.1017/dem.2015.14.

Book Chapters

1. Mariani, Fabio; Pérez - Barahona, Agustín; Raffin, Natacha. Population and the Environment: The Role of Fertility, Education and Life Expectancy. In: Human Capital and Economic Growth: The Impact of Health, Education and Demographic Change , Palgrave MacMillan: London, 2019, p. 295-322. 978-3-030-21598-9. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-21599-6_9.

2. Baudin, Thomas. Childlessness and Economic Development: A Survey. In: Human Capital and Economic Growth: The Impact of Health, Education and Demographic Change , Palgrave MacMillan: London, 2019, p. 55-90. 978-3-030-21599-6. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-21599-6_3.

3. de la Croix, David. Did Longer Lives Buy Economic Growth? From Malthus to Lucas and Ben-Porath. In: Demographic Change and Long-Run Development , MIT Press: Cambridge, 2017, p. 69-90. 9780262036627.

4. de la Croix, David. The relevance of quantitative economic theory for historical demography. In: The Future of Historical Demography : Upside down and inside out , Acco Uitgeverij: Leuven, 2016, p. 91-95. 9789462927223.

5. de la Croix, David. Economic Growth. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavorial Sciences , Elservier, 2015, p. 38-44. 9780080970868. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.71057-9.

Working Papers

1. David de la Croix; Marc Goni. Lineages of Scholars in pre-industrial Europe: Nepotism vs Intergenerational Human Capital Transmission (xxx), 2020. 74 p.

2. David de la Croix; Mariani, Fabio; Marion Mercier. Driven by Institutions, Shaped by Culture: Human Capital and the Secularization of Marriage in Italy (xxx), 2019. 36 p.

3. Baudin, Thomas; de la Croix, David; Gobbi, Paula Eugenia. Childlessness and Economic Development: A Survey (xxx), 2019. 32 p.


1. Cordisco, Isabella; Meda, Stefania G.; Ortensi, Livia; Salomone, Sara. Famiglia in Migrazione. Rubettino Editore: Soveria Manelli, 2015. 9788849843682. 140 pages.