Louise Grogan | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Louise Grogan

Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Finance
Email: 
lgrogan@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
ext. 53473
Fax: 
519-763-8497
Office: 
MacKinnon (MCKN), Room 703

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Biography

Areas of Specialization: Labour Economics, Applied Micro

Louise Grogan joined the Dept. of Economics in 2002. She received a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics, an MA from the Université Catholique de Louvain and, a PhD from the Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam. She is a Research Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and a Senior Research Fellow of the University of Central Asia. She is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief (with Charles Becker, Duke University) of Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development.

Her research is currently funded by the SSHRC. Ongoing projects examine how recent growth in Sub-Saharan Africa impacted households with differing initial wealth; the impact of mobile money systems on savings and consumption in Benin; the importance of Soviet forced labour history in explaining interpersonal trust in contemporary Russia; and the impact of colonial mining operations in Colombia on contemporary wellbeing outcomes of Indigenous and Afro-Colombians.

She has published in journals including Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Capital, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,  Journal of Comparative Economics, World DevelopmentEconomics of Transition, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and Journal of African Economies. She was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference. She currently serves as Treasurer of the University of Guelph Faculty Association, and on the Board of Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington (ISGW).

Areas of Specialization: Labour Economics, Applied Micro

View abstracts and full length articles @ RePEc (Research Papers in Economics): https://ideas.repec.org/e/pgr190.html#works
 

Louise's SSRN Website Link: http://ssrn.com/author=88441

Academic Publications (2012-2021 only):

Grogan, L. (2021) "Civil War, Famine and the Persistence of Human Capital: Evidence from Tajikistan", Comparative Economic Studies (forthcoming)

Grogan, L. and L. Moers (2020) ``Incomes and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1990-2018'' Journal of African Economies (forthcoming)

Grogan, L. and F. Summerfield (2019) ``Government Transfers, Work and Wellbeing: Evidence from the Russian Old-Age Pension'' Journal of Population Economics. Vol. 32,
Issue 4, pp. 1247-1292

Grogan, L. (2018) ``Time Use Impacts of Rural Electrification: Longitudinal Evidence from Guatemala'' Journal of Development Economics. Vol. 134, p. 1-14. (leading article)

Grogan, L. (2018) ``Labour market conditions and cultural change: Evidence from Vietnam''. Journal of Human Capital, Vol. 12 No.1, p. 99-124.

Grogan, L. (2016) "Peoples of the enemy? Ukrainians and Russians 1995-2011''. Comparative Economic Studies. December 2016, Volume 58, Issue 4, pp 606–637

Grogan, L. (2016) "Household electrification, fertility and employment: Evidence from hydroelectric dam construction in ColombiaJournal of Human Capital, Vol. 10 no. 1, Spring, pp. 109–158

Grogan, L. and K. Koka (2013) "Economic Crises and Wellbeing: Social Norms and Home ProductionJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization Volume 92, August, pp. 241–258

Grogan, L. and A. Sadanand (2013) “Electrification and Employment in Poor Households: Evidence from Nicaragua” World Development Vol. 43, pp. 252-265.

Grogan, L. (2012) "Household Formation Rules, Fertility and Female Labour Supply: Evidence from Post-Communist CountriesJournal of Comparative Economics Volume 41, Issue 4, Pages 959-1264 (November)

 

Recent popular writing (2018-2021):

Young workers can thrive after coronavirus layoffs by leaving big cities The Conversation. (June 2020)

Employing youth during the coronavirus pandemic is a good investment (with Lucia Costanzo) The Conversation. (May 2020) Reprinted in Guelph Today

Breeding young men for export in poor countries The Conversation. (March 2019) Reprinted in The National Post

Water Access May be More Important Than Electricity for Sub-Saharan Africa (with Tselmunn Tserenkhuu) The Conversation. (Summer 2018).