David de la Croix

Professor at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

David de la Croix (born 1964, PhD 1992) is Professor of Economics at Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and research fellow at CEPR. He has taught on a visiting basis at UCLA, Copenhagen, Aix-Marseille, Nanterre, Capetown, Sao Paulo, Taipei and Rostock. He is the instigator and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Demographic Economics, and was associate editor for the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Public Economic Theory.

His research interests cover demographic economics, human capital and growth in a historical context, and conflict between generations. His choice of topics reveals that he is mostly interested in understanding households’ incentives in the present and in the past. Working with 54 co-authors, he has published a number of research articles (including in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies), and a treatise on Economic Growth co-authored with Philippe Michel. He has also written a number of policy briefs addressed to a more general audience. And he has advised 20 doctoral dissertations.

 

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