Pauline Grosjean

Professor

Personal webpage at: https://sites.google.com/site/paulinegrosjeanperso/home

Pauline Grosjean is a Professor in the School of Economics at UNSW,a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Previously at the University of San Francisco and the University of California at Berkeley, she has also worked as an Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She completed her PhD in economics at Toulouse School in Economics in 2006 after graduating from the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Her research studies the historical and dynamic context of economic development. In particular, she focuses on how culture and institutions interact and shape long-term economic development and individual behaviour. She has published research that studies the historical process of a wide range of factors that are crucial for economic development, including cooperation and violence, trust, gender norms, support for democracy and for market reforms, immigration, preferences for education, and conflict. 

Journal articles
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Grosjean P, 2020, 'Why the West is WEIRD', Science, vol. 369, pp. 1438 - 1438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abc6138
2020
Baranov V; De Haas R; Grosjean P, 2020, 'Queens of the Desert: Convictism and Marital Attitudes across Australia', AEA Papers and Proceedings, vol. 110, pp. 457 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20201120
2020
Becker SO; Grosfeld I; Grosjean P; Voigtländer N; Zhuravskaya E, 2020, 'Forced migration and human capital: Evidence from post-WWII population transfers†', American Economic Review, vol. 110, pp. 1430 - 1463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/aer.20181518
2020
Grosjean P; Khattar R, 2019, 'It's raining men! Hallelujah? The long-run consequences of Male-biased sex ratios', Review of Economic Studies, vol. 86, pp. 723 - 754, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdy025
2019
Fourati M; Gratton G; Grosjean P, 2019, 'Render unto Caesar: Taxes, charity, and political Islam', European Economic Review, vol. 119, pp. 114 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2019.06.005
2019
Beath A; BenYishay A; d'Adda G; Grosjean P; Weber RA, 2018, 'Can vouchers reduce elite capture of local development projects? Experimental evidence from the Solomon Islands', Journal of Public Economics, vol. 160, pp. 117 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.02.011
2018
Blake KR; Bastian B; Denson TF; Grosjean P; Brooks RC, 2018, 'Income inequality not gender inequality positively covaries with female sexualization on social media', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115, pp. 8722 - 8727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1717959115
2018
Grosjean P; Brooks RC, 2017, 'Persistent effect of sex ratios on relationship quality and life satisfaction', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0315
2017
Grosjean PA; Couttenier M; Sangnier M, 2017, 'The Wild West is Wild: The Homicide Resource Curse', Journal of the European Economic Association, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jeea/jvw011
2017
BenYishay A; Grosjean P; Vecci J, 2017, 'The fish is the friend of matriliny: Reef density and matrilineal inheritance', Journal of Development Economics, vol. 127, pp. 234 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2017.03.005
2017
Grosjean PA; BenYishay A, 2014, 'Initial Endowments and Economic Reform in 27 Post-Socialist Countries', Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 42, pp. 892 - 906, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2014.04.008
2014
Grosjean PA, 2014, 'Conflict and Social and Political Preferences: Evidence from World War II and Civil Conflict in 35 European Countries', Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 56, pp. 424 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ces.2014.2
2014
Grosjean PA; Cassar A; d'Adda G, 2014, 'Institutional Quality, Culture, and Norms of Cooperation: Evidence from a Behavioral Field Experiment', The Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 57, pp. 821 - 863, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/678331
2014
Grosjean PA, 2014, 'A History of Violence: The Culture of Honor and Homicide in the US South', Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 12, pp. 1285 - 1316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeea.12096
2014
Grosjean P; Ricka F; Senik C, 2013, 'Learning, political attitudes and crises: Lessons from transition countries', Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 41, pp. 490 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2012.06.002
2013
Cassar A; Grosjean P; Whitt S, 2013, 'Legacies of violence: Trust and market development', Journal of Economic Growth, vol. 18, pp. 285 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10887-013-9091-3
2013
Grosjean P, 2011, 'The Weight of History on European Cultural Integration: A Gravity Approach', American Economic Review, vol. 101, pp. 504 - 508, http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.3.504
2011
Mullan K; Grosjean P; Kontoleon A, 2011, 'Land Tenure Arrangements and Rural–Urban Migration in China', World Development, vol. 39, pp. 123 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2010.08.009
2011
Grosjean P, 2011, 'The institutional legacy of the Ottoman Empire: Islamic rule and financial development in South Eastern Europe', Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 39, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2010.05.003
2011
Grosjean P; Senik C, 2011, 'Democracy, Market Liberalization, and Political Preferences', Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 93, pp. 365 - 381, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/REST_a_00062
2011
Grosjean P, 2010, 'Maintenance Costs, Outside Options and Optimal Ownership of a Public Good', The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2590
2010
Groom B; Grosjean P; Kontoleon A; Swanson T; Zhang S, 2010, 'Relaxing rural constraints: a 'win-win' policy for poverty and environment in China?', Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 62, pp. 132 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpp021
2010
Grosjean P; Kontoleon A, 2009, 'How Sustainable are Sustainable Development Programs? The Case of the Sloping Land Conversion Program in China', World Development, vol. 37, pp. 268 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.05.003
2009
Grosjean P, 2006, 'Towards a labour market in China', ECONOMICS OF TRANSITION, vol. 14, pp. 201 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0351.2006.00239.x
2006
Grosjean P; Ricka F; Senik C, 'Learning, Political Attitudes and the Crisis in Transition Countries', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1980437
Grosjean P, 'Conflict and Social and Political Preferences: Evidence from World War II and Civil Conflict in 35 European Countries', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2342888
Grosjean P, 'A History of Violence: The Culture of Honor as a Determinant of Homicide in the US South', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1917113
Cassar A; Grosjean P; Whitt S, 'Civil War, Social Capital and Market Development: Experimental and Survey Evidence on the Negative Consequences of Violence', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1979972
Dobrescu G; Friebel G; Grosjean PA; Robeck K, 'The Determinants of Performance in Building Infrastructure in Transition Economies', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1108638
Becker SO; Grosfeld I; Grosjean PA; Voigtllnder N; Zhuravskaya EV, 'Forced Migration and Human Capital: Evidence from Post-WWII Population Transfers', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3173648
Fourati M; Gratton G; Grosjean PA, 'Render Unto Caesar: Taxes, Charity, and Political Islam', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2801892
Cassar A; Grosjean P; Whitt S, 'Social Cooperation and the Problem of the Conflict Gap: Survey and Experimental Evidence from Post-War Tajikistan', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1980411
Baranov V; De Haas R; Grosjean PA, 'Men. Roots and Consequences of Masculinity Norms', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3185694
Book Chapters
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Cassar A; Grosjean P; Whitt S, 2019, 'Violence, Conflict-Related', in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Springer New York, pp. 2134 - 2140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_571
2019
Cassar A; Grosjean P; Whitt S, 2014, 'Violence, Conflict-Related', in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Springer New York, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_571-1
2014
Cassar A; Grosjean P; Whitt S, 2014, 'Social Preferences of Ex-Combatants', in The Economics of Conflict, The MIT Press, pp. 231 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9780262026895.003.0010
2014
Grosjean P, 2014, 'Violence, Interpersonal', in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Springer New York, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_572-1
2014
Grosjean PA; Kontoleon A; Zhang S, 2010, 'Assessing the Sustainability of the Sloping Land Conversion Program: a Choice Experiment Approach', in Bennett J; Birol E (ed.), Choice experiments in developing countries, Edward Elgar Pub
2010
Grosjean P; Kontoleon A; Zhang S, 2010, 'Chapter 7: Assessing the Sustainability of the Sloping Land Conversion Programme: A Choice Experiment Approach', in Choice Experiments in Developing Countries, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781781000649.00015
2010
Working Papers
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Grosjean PA; Couttenier M; Sangnier M, 2017, The Wild West is Wild: The Homicide Resource Curse, No. 2014-12, http://dx.doi.org10.1093/jeea/jvw011, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2406707
2017
Reports
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Grosjean PA; Roland G, 2007 Transition Report: People in Transition, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD Transition Report

2020    Fellowship of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

2019    Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2019-2023) (AUD 998,000).

2018    Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review.

2018    Excellence in Refereeing Award, Journal of the European Economic Association.

2018    Scientia Fellowship (4 years fellowship with AUD 40,000 annual research budget).

2017    Centre for Social Impact (AUD 9,969) “Child human capital investment: a field experiment with new data technology”.

2016    Australia Research Council Discovery Grant (AUD 592,000 – 4 years funding) “On the origins and persistence of gender: Combining evolutionary and economic approaches to study sex differences and cultural variation”, with Rob Brooks (UNSW) and Paul Seabright (IAST, Toulouse School of Economics).

2015    Rising Star Award. Nominated as 1 of the 20 “research leaders” of UNSW.

2015    UNSW Business School Grant (AUD 22,855) “The roles of gender and economic inequalities in the post Arab Spring Islamic Revival: experimental and survey evidence from Tunisia”.

2014    Excellence in Refereeing Award, Journal of the European Economic Association.

2013    Australian School of Business Grant (AUD 24,000) "Beyond local development: the role of local institutions building in fostering trust and cooperation: evidence from the Solomon Islands".

2013    World Bank (USD 86,000) support for evaluation of the Rural Development Project in the Solomon Islands.

2012    Research Achievement Award – Australian School of Business.

2012    Australian School of Business Grant, AUD 9000.

2011    US Department of State Title VIII Research Award (USD 20,000): “The Co-Evolution of Trust and Institutions: Evidence from the Balkans”.

2010    US Department of State Title VIII Research Award (USD 18,750): “Violence, and Socio-Economic Preferences: An Empirical Investigation in Tajikistan and Kosovo”.

2007    Ciriacy-Wantrup Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Natural Resources Economics and Political Economy - University of California at Berkeley (2 years).

2004    China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development – USD 80,000 for evaluation of the Sloping Land Conversion Program.

2004    Marie Curie Research Fellowship of the European Commission (9 months)

2003    Doctoral Scholarship (3 years), French Government.

1998    Scholarship for Ecole Normale Supérieure (4 years).

Pauline Grosjean studies the historical and dynamic context of economic development. In particular, she focuses on how culture and institutions interact and shape long-term economic development and individual behaviour. She has published research that studies the historical process of a wide range of factors that are crucial for economic development, including cooperation and violence, trust, gender norms, support for democracy and for market reforms, immigration, preferences for education, and conflict. Pauline received her PhD from Toulouse School of Economics and a MA from Ecole Normale Superieure. She was the Ciriacy-Wantrup Post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley in 2008 and 2009 and an economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2006 to 2008. 

Gratton G; Grosjean P; Fourati M, 2016, Voting Islamist: It's the economy, stupid, https://voxeu.org/article/voting-islamist-it-s-economy-stupid
2016

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