Research fellow in economics (2015-Present)
Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse / Toulouse School of Economics

Price for best dissertation in economics in Paris (Louis Forest price, Chancellerie Université de Paris)
Defense committee: Marianne Bertrand, Stephen Machin, Gabrielle Fack
Research interest:
economics of crime, media, public policy evaluation

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This paper documents the effect of peers’ incarceration on an individual’s criminal activity within small criminal groups. Using established criminal groups, I built a 48-month panel that records the criminal status, Individual imprisonment status and imprisonment status of group members. Panel regressions with individual fixed effects allows me to document five facts. First, the incarceration of a peer is associated with a 5 per cent decrease in the arrest rate among groups composed of two persons. No effect is observed among bigger groups. Second, this effect is present even for incarceration following lone crimes, ruling out an explanation based on common shocks. Third, the probability of committing a group crime strongly decreases, and there is no shift to crime with other peers or lone crimes. Four, this general effect hides significant within-group heterogeneity. The results are consistent with the idea that ‘leaders’ are not affected by the incarceration of ‘followers’. Five, the effect seems to be driven by lower risky behaviour among offenders who remain free, and not by ‘criminal capital’ loss or deterrence.

"No Hatred or Malice, fear or affection": Media and sentencing Accepted Journal of Political Economy, (with Aurelie Ouss).
Economics of Crime prize, 6th Economics of Crime Transatlantic WorkshopFrench summary , Press: France culture, Ouest France, 20 minutes
Does introducing lay people in criminal courts affect judicial decisions? Evidence from French reform, International Review of Law and Economics, Volume 52, October 2017, Page 1-15