Université Paris-Dauphine

Since its foundation in 1968, Université Paris-Dauphine has been committed to developing and furthering research in the organization and decision sciences. Its goal has always been to play a significant International role in furthering knowledge and understanding in the management and organization sciences, while contributing to our communities and promoting France as a center for scientific and academic excellence. Today, Dauphine is recognized as one of Europe’s leading research institutions in its field. In keeping with its goals and to strengthen our commitment to excellence, Dauphine co-founded PSL-Paris Sciences et Lettres, recognized in July 2011 as one of the 3 premier French initiatives for excellence.

L’UMR 225 DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation) includes the group “Développement et Mondialisation” from LEDa (Laboratoire d’Economie de Dauphine) and researchers from the IRD (Département Sociétés). It includes 11 researchers from IRD and 19 from Paris-Dauphine, around 10 associate researchers and around 40 PhD students. They research in numerous fields of development economics and international economics. Some of them are specifically interested in economic history, which is one the research axis of the lab for the period 2014-2018 (HECO). In addition to Guillaume Daudin, Philippe Chalmin, Denis Cogneau, Emmanuelle Lavallée and Sandrine Mesplé-Somps part of this axis. 


Pierrick Pourchasse (Dauphine team)

Personal history

Since Sept. 2004, Assistant Professor. University of Brest (UBO). History Department

Coordinator of “Navigocorpus” (with Silvia Marzagalli and Jean-Pierre Dedieu), a project which aims to create and put to public disposal an important set of data on merchant shipping between 1650 and 1850

Main publications

Pourchasse (Pierrick), Dedieu (Jean-Pierre) et Marzagalli (Silvia), « Navigocorpus at Work: a Brief overview of a Potential of a Database », International Journal of Maritime History, vol. XXIV, n° 1, juin 2012, pp. 331-359.

Pourchasse (Pierrick) et Andersen (Dan H.), « La navigation des flottes de l’Europe du Nord vers la Méditerranée (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles) », Revue d’Histoire Maritime, 13, 2011, p.21-44.

Beaurepaire (Pierre-Yves) et Pourchasse (Pierrick) (dir.), Les circulations internationales en Europe années 1680-années 1780, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2010.

Pourchasse (Pierrick), « The “Information Problem” for French trade in the Northern Markets of the Eighteenth Century », in Ojala (Jari) & Müller (Leos), Information Flows. New approaches in the Historical Study of Business Information, SKS, Helsinki, 2007, p. 230-254

Pourchasse (Pierrick), Le commerce du Nord. La France et le commerce de l’Europe septentrionale au XVIIIe siècle, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2006

Ivan Ledezma (Dauphine team)

Personal history

Current position: Since Sept. 2009, Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences). University of Paris-Dauphine, France.

Previous position: Sept. 2007 – Aug. 2009, Lecturer & Research Fellow (Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche), Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne.


Main Publications

Ledezma I. (2013), “Defensive Strategies in the Quality Ladders”. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. Vol. 37, N° 1, pp. 176–194.

Amable B., L. Demmou and I. Ledezma (2013), “L’Impact de la Réglementation sur l’Innovation : une Analyse des Performances Selon la Proximité à la Frontière Technologique”. Economie et Prévision. A paraître, N°197-198, février 2012.

Amable B., L. Demmou and I. Ledezma (2010), “Product Market Regulation, Innovation and Distance to Frontier”, Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 19, N° 1, pp. 117-159.

Bas M. and I. Ledezma (2010), “Trade Integration and Within-Plant Productivity Evolution in Chile”, Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv , Vol. 146, N°1, pp. 113-146.

Ledezma I. (2009), “Intensité de R&D et Règlementation de Marché”, Revue Economique, Vol. 60, N° 3, pp. 797-806.



PhD in Economics. University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne & Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques. Defended on june 2008, Mention très honorable avec félicitations du jury, propositions pour prix de thèse et subvention pour publication.

MSc in « Institutional Economics » (EHESS, France). Defended on September 2004, Mention Bien.

MSc in « Applied Economics » (Université Paris XII, France). Defended on June 2003, Mention Bien.

Pierre Gervais (Dauphine team)

Personal history

Maître de conférences en histoire contemporaine, UMR 8533 Institutions et dynamiques historiques de l’économie, Université Paris VIII

HDR (2012)

Main publications

Crédit et filières marchandes au XVIIIe siècle”, Annales. Histoire, Sciences sociales, vol. 67 n° 4, décembre 2012, p. 1011-1048.

Article “Merchants”, Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2012, en ligne

A merchant ot a French Atlantic? Eighteenth-century account books as narratives of a transnational merchant political economy”, French History, March 2011, vol. 25 n°1, pp. 28-47

A game of claims and expectations : credit, failure, and personal relationships across the Atlantic”, Common-Place, vol. 10 no. 3, Avril 2010, en ligne

Neither Imperial, nor Atlantic : A Merchant’s Eye View of International Trade in the 18th Century”, History of European Ideas, vol. 34 n°4, décembre 2008, pp. 465-473

Béatrice Dedinger (SciencesPo coordinator)

Personal history

Researcher at the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po, FNSP/Sciences Po Paris.

Main publications

« L’Allemagne et la France dans la mondialisation commerciale aux XIXe et XXe siècles », in J.-F. Eck, D. Hüser, eds., Deutschland und Frankreich in der Globalisierung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert/L’Allemagne et la France dans la mondialisation aux XIXe et XXe siècles, Steiner Verlag, 2012, pp. 33-52.


« Le problème des statistiques allemandes du commerce extérieur avant 1871 », Histoire@Politique. Politique, culture, société, n° 17, mai-août 2012, www.histoire-politique.fr

« The Franco-German trade puzzle: an analysis of the economic consequences of the Franco-Prussian war », Economic History Review, 65, 3, 2012: pp. 1029-1054.

« Les orientations géographiques du commerce extérieur allemand depuis la fin du XIXe siècle : analyse d’un siècle de transformations », Revue d’Allemagne et des pays de langue allemande, 39(2), avril-juin 2007 : pp. 253-267.

« Le protectionnisme est-il la clef du succès commercial allemand à la fin du XIXe siècle ? », Revue d’Allemagne et des pays de langue allemande, 40(1), 2008 : pp.75-99.

« From virtual free-trade to virtual protectionism. Did protectionism have any part in Germany’s rise to commercial power? 1850-1913 » in J-P. Dormois, P. Lains, eds. – Classical Trade Protectionism, 1815-1914, Routledge, 2006: pp. 219-241.

«The Geographical Structure of Trade in Germany since the Late Nineteenth Century», The Journal of European Economic History, 3, 2006: pp. 551-583.

Loïc Charles (INED Coordinator)

Personal history

Since Sept. 2008, Full Professor. University of Reims. Economic department.

Since January 2005, fellow researcher at INED (French National Institute for Demographic Studies) and researcher at EconomiX (University of Paris Ouest and CNRS/UMR 7235).

Main publications (total number of publications in refereed international journals: 15)

The Colonial Machine Dismantled: Knowledge and Empire in the French Atlantic”, with Paul Cheney (University of Chicago), Past and Present, forthcoming 2012.

From Versailles to Paris: the Creative Communities of the Physiocratic Movement”, with Ch. Théré (Ined), History of Political Economy, 43: 1 (Spring 2011), p. 25-58.

Le cercle de Vincent de Gournay : savoirs économiques et pratiques administratives au milieu du XVIIIe siècle ed. with Ch. Théré et Fr. Lefebvre (Ined), Paris, Ined, 2011.

La collecte du chiffre au xviiie siècle : Le Bureau de la Balance du Commerce et la production des données sur le commerce extérieur de la France», avec Guillaume Daudin, Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, vol. 58, n°1, p. 128-155, 2011.

Le prix comme vecteur d’information dans la pensée économique française dans la deuxième moitié du XVIIIe siècle”, in Dominique Margairaz and Philippe Minard dir., L’information économique. XVIe-XIXe siècle, Comité pour l’histoire économique et financière de la France, 2008, p. 71-91.


2010 European Society for the History of Economic Thought’s Young Scholar of the Year.

2004 History of Economics Society’s Best Article Award.

1996 Grant Aguirre-Basualdo, Chancellerie des Université de Paris.


Guillaume Daudin (project coordinator)

Guillaume Daudin is an active researcher who has published in the top-field journal in Economic History and in good journals in Economics and History. This guarantees his commitment to quality scientific output.

He has shown his commitment to pluri-disciplinary research. Despite being a professor in Economics, he has a long history of exchanging with historians (e.g. in the seminar headed at various times by Dominique Margairaz, Philippe Minard and Pierre Gervais or in the MARPROF project). He has written papers in history (e.g. Charles and Daudin 2011 or Guillaume Daudin 2010), international trade economics (e.g. Guillaume Daudin, Rifflart, and Schweisguth 2011). This experience gives him the tools to exchange with both communities. He will ensure both that the historians validate data that are useful to economists and that the economists work keeping in mind the historical limitation of the data.

More specifically, he has often worked with large trade databases, historical or not. With Elizaveta Archanskaïa, he has worked with product specific (4-digit) UN trade data from 1962 to now (Archanskaïa and Daudin 2012). He also worked for a while alongside Marc Flandreau and Béatrice Dedinger on the RICardo database of world trade from the 1830s to nowadays and on MARPROF. Along with Loïc Charles, he has initiated in 2010 a researcher network implicating many of the scholars who are now involved in the ANR (18th century trade network: (listes.cru.fr/sympa/info/18c_trade_data). This network has given him the opportunity to start a fruitful collaboration and to make the personal acquaintance of moste of the researchers involved in this project.

His collaboration with Loïc Charles on the collection of French data has started in 2009 and forms the backbone of this project. Even though he will be the formal coordinator of the project, they will continue working together to ensure its success.


Guillaume Daudin – 39 year old

Personal history

Since 2012 Université Paris-Dauphine, LEDa/DIAL : Full Professor in Economics

Since 2008 Sciences-Po, Centre de Recherche en Économie (OFCE) : Associate Researcher

2008-2012 Université Lille-I, EQUIPPE: Full Professor in Economics

Main publications (total number of publications in refereed international journals: 14)

«Who produce for Whom in the World Economy?», with Christine Rifflart and Danièle Schweisguth, Canadian Journal of Economics, forthcoming 2011

La collecte du chiffre au xviiie siècle : Le Bureau de la Balance du Commerce et la production des données sur le commerce extérieur de la France», avec Loïc Charles, Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, vol. 58, n°1, p. 128-155, 2011.

«Quantitative methods and Economic History», in Dove va la storia economica? Metodi e prospettive. Secc. XIII-XVIII. • Where is Economic History going? Methods and Prospects from the 13th to the 18th Centuries. (Où va l’Histoire Économique? Méthodes et perspectives XIIIe-XVIIIe siécles), Acts of the XLII study week Settimana Datini 2011

Domestic Trade and Market Size in Late 18th century France”, Journal of Economic History vol. 63, n°3 , 2010

«Ordre et désordres dans l’échange international : une revue de littérature», with Jean-Luc Gaffard et Francesco Saraceno, Revue de l’OFCE: Observations et diagnostics économiques, Janvier, n°100, 2007


1996-2001 Université Paris-I / London School of Economics PhD in economics


2003 Finalist at the thesis prize of the European Historical Economics Society

2001 Thesis prize of the Association Française de Science Économique

Transformations of the french economy through the lens of international trade, 1716-1821