- Professeur agrégé
Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de sciences économiques
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- 01-05-2020 Far more cases than officially reported
Estimating COVID-19 Prevalence in the United States : A Sample Selection Model Approach
Public health efforts to determine population infection rates from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been hampered by limitations in testing capabilities and the large shares of mild and asymptomatic cases. We developed a methodology that corrects observed positive test rates for non-random sampling to estimate population infection rates across U.S. states from March 31 to April 7.
- 01-05-2020 New Study Shows There Could Be 12x More COVID-19 Cases In Quebec Than Officially Reported
Affiliations and responsabilities
Teaching and supervision
Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)
Cycle : Doctoral
Grade : Ph. D.
Réduction du risque des invalidités liées à la consommation de l’alcool : l’effet à long terme de l’introduction de la loi zéro tolérance
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M.A.
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.
Publications and presentations
“The Value of Health Insurance during a Crisis: Effects of Medicaid Implementation on Pandemic Influenza Mortality.” (with Karen Clay, Edson Severnini, and Xiao Wang). NBER Working Paper #27120. Accepted at Review of Economics and Statistics.
“Canary in a Coal Mine: Infant Mortality Tradeoffs Associated with Mid-20th Century Air Pollution.” (with Karen Clay and Edson Severnini). NBER Working Paper #22155. Accepted at Review of Economics and Statistics.
“What Explains the Socioeconomic Status-Health Gradient? Evidence from Workplace COVID-19 Infections” (with Raphael Godefroy). Accepted at Social Science & Medicine - Population Health.
“Estimates of COVID-19 Cases Across Four Canadian Provinces.” (with David Benatia and Raphael Godefroy). Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 46, No. S3 (October 2020): S203-S216.
“Short- and Long-Run Impacts of Rural Electrification: Evidence from the Historical Rollout of the U.S. Power Grid.” (with Edson Severnini). Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 143, (March 2020): 102412.
“What Explains Cross-City Variation in Mortality during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic? Evidence from 440 U.S. Cities.” (with Karen Clay and Edson Severnini). Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 35 (2019): 42-50.
“Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic.” (with Karen Clay and Edson Severnini). Journal of Economic History, Vol. 78, No. 4 (December 2018): 1179-1209.
“Does Male Education Affect Fertility? Evidence from Mali.” (with Raphael Godefroy). Economic Letters, Vol. 172 (November 2018): 118-122.
“Infant Health, Women’s Fertility, and Rural Electrification in the United States, 1930-1960.” Journal of Economic History, Vol. 78, No. 1 (March 2018): 118-154.
“The Impact of Technological Change within the Home.” Journal of Economic History, Vol. 75, No. 2 (June 2015): 539-543. Dissertation Summary.
Areas of expertise
- Economic history
- Applied econometrics
- Labour economics