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"David de la Croix (born 1964, PhD 1992) is Professor of Economics at UCLouvain (Belgium) and research fellow at CEPR. He has taught on a visiting basis at UCLA, Copenhagen, Aix-Marseille, Nanterre, Capetown, Săo Paulo, Taipei, Rostock, NYU Abu Dhabi and Poznań. He is the instigator and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Demographic Economics, published by Cambridge University Press, and was associate editor for the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Public Economic Theory.

David de la Croix studies the nexus between human capital and long-run economic growth. He has developed general equilibrium frameworks that highlight how mechanisms and incentives contribute to higher productivity and the accumulation of knowledge. He’s had a particular focus on how longevity changes incentives to educate, the effect of the interaction between education and fertility on growth, how family types shape human capital accumulation, and how knowledge institutions affect economic progress. David’s specific approach is to develop quantitative theory to measure the importance of these mechanisms in explaining key features of the data. Recently he led a project (ERC Advanced Grant) on European universities and academies, combining an large scale data collection exercise with a variety of quantitative approaches to investigate how the features of European academia helped the West to take-off.

Working with 60 co-authors (15 ♀, 45 ♂), 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 23 doctoral dissertations (10 ♀, 13 ♂).

Curriculum Vitae: Full (en), Short (en), Short (fr).

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Publications cited more than 100 times, October 2021

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De la Croix D. and M. Doepke, Inequality and growth: why differential fertility matters, American Economic Review, 93, 1091-1113, 2003 305 985
De la Croix D. and P. Michel, A Theory of Economic Growth: Dynamics and Policy in Overlapping Generations, Cambridge University Press, 2002 0 713
Boucekkine R., D. De la Croix and O. Licandro, Vintage human capital, demographic trends and growth, Journal of Economic Theory, 104, 340-375,2002 235 574
De la Croix D. and O. Licandro, Life expectancy and endogenous growth, Economics Letters, 65, 255-263, 1999 138 337
De la Croix D. and M. Doepke, Public versus private education when differential fertility matters, Journal of Development Economics, 73, 607-629, 2004 100 259
Boucekkine R., D. De la Croix and O. Licandro, Early mortality declines at the dawn of modern growth, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 105, 401-418, 2003 72 169
De la Croix D. and C. Delavallade, Growth, public investment and corruption with failing institutions, Economics of Governance, 10, 187-219, 2009 58 169
De la Croix D. and M. Doepke, To segregate or to integrate: education politics and democracy, Review of Economic Studies, 76, 597-628, 2009 46 142
De la Croix D., M. Doepke, and J. Mokyr, Clans, Guilds, and Markets: Apprenticeship Institutions and Growth in the Preindustrial Economy, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 133, 1-70, 2018 24 137
Baudin T., D. de la Croix, P. Gobbi, Fertility and Childlessness in the United States, American Economic Review, 105, 1852-1882, 2015 38 134
Boucekkine R. ,D. De la Croix, and D. Peeters, Early literacy achievements, population density and the transition to modern growth, Journal of the European Economic Association, 5, 183-226, 2007 47 125
D. De la Croix, O. Pierrard, HR. Sneessens, Aging and pensions in general equilibrium: Labor market imperfections matter, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control , 37, 104-124, 2013 22 121
Bouzahzah M., D. De la Croix and F. Docquier, Policy reforms and growth in computable OLG economics, Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control, 26, 2093-2113, 2003 32 120
D De la Croix, and O Licandro, The Child is Father of the Man: Implications for the Demographic Transition, The Economic Journal, 123, 236-261, 2013 38 100
D De la Croix, and M Vander Donckt, Would empowering women initiate the demographic transition in least developed countries?, Journal of Human Capital, 4, 85-129, 2010 47 100