World War I

Weapons of Mass Production. World War I and the Modernization of the French Economy

During the First World War in France, annual government spending reached unprecedented levels, accounting for 50 percent of GDP. A significant portion of these expenditures was allocated to support industrial warfare, at a time when the country’s …

Morts Pour la France: A Database of French Fatalities of the Great War

This article describes the construction and content of the Morts pour la France database.

The Intergenerational Transmission of World War I on Female Labor

The interwar inflow of women in the labor force due to WWI persisted until today through intergenerational transmission mechanisms.

The Morts Pour la France Database

Database on the 1.3 million French fatalities of World War I

The Missing Men. World War I and Female Labor Force Participation

The scarcity of men due to the war generated an upward shift in female labor force participation that persisted throughout the interwar period.

Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear and the Tragedy of the First World War

Book review.

The Legacy of the Missing Men: World War I and Female Labor in France Over a Century

Dissertation defended at the Departement of Economics of the University of Chicago in Spring 2018.