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

Louise Grogan

Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Finance
Phone number: 
ext. 53473
MacKinnon (MCKN), Room 703

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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 (University of 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 current research examines the impact of regulatory change on labour markets and productivity in poor countries.

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

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 (2012-2022 only):


Grogan, L (2022) "Manufacturing employment and women's agency: Evidence from Lesotho 2004-2014" Journal of Development Economics (forthcoming). [VoxDev summary]

Grogan, L. (2021) "Civil War, Famine and the Persistence of Human Capital: Evidence from Tajikistan", Comparative Economic Studies, Volume 63, pages 577–602.

Grogan, L. and L. Moers (2020) ``Incomes and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1990-2018'' Journal of African Economies, Volume 30, Issue 4, August 2021, pages 301–323.

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):

The West Must Cut a Deal With the Taliban to Prevent Mass Starvation in Afghanistan The Conversation (December 2021) Reprinted in Asia Times

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).