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Social Sciences and Humanities; Economics and Politics

Joshua Lewis

Professeur agrégé

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de sciences économiques


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Affiliations and responsabilities

Teaching and supervision

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)


Essays on the regulation of sin goods

Graduate : Perrault, Tiffanie
Cycle : Doctoral
Grade : Ph. D.

Culture, gender and development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Graduate : Talba Papite, Lucienne
Cycle : Doctoral
Grade : Ph. D.

Principaux obstacles à la décision d’investissement des firmes en Afrique

Graduate : Youmbi, Michel Etienne
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.


Research projects


Covid-19: an economic analysis

Lead researcher : Joshua Lewis , Raphaël Godefroy , Fabian Lange


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.


  • Economy
  • Demography
  • History

Areas of expertise

  • Economic history
  • Applied econometrics
  • Labour economics
  • COVID-19
  • COVID19