Victor Gay

Victor Gay

Sabbatical Leave, University of Michigan

Research interests

Economic history
Economics of culture
Political economy


Victor Gay is an assistant professor of economics at Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST). His research focuses on the long-run process of cultural change, and on the role of historical institutions for long-run economic growth. He also developed research on the theory of democratization, and on the role of language structures for economic behavior. He has published in the American Journal of Political Science, Applied Economics Letters, Economics and Politics, and the Review of Economics of the Household. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago in Spring 2018. He also obtained a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cergy (France), and an MBA from ESSEC Business School (France).