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Cédric Chambru

Associate Professor

Cedric Chambru.

Research areas: Economic history, Political economy, Long-run development, Social conflict

Cédric Chambru is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the École normale supérieure de Lyon, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Research on Governance, Inequality and Conflict (CERGIC).


His research interest centers on understanding the role of institutions and state-building in long run development. Another strand of his research studies the evolution of inequalities and living standards during the Industrial Revolution. He is also interested in the study historical social conflict.


Since November 2020, he is the co-maintainer of the Historical Social Conflict Database (HiSCoD (URL:

To learn more about Cédric Chambru, consult his website


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