Josselin Thuilliez

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CNRS Research Professor

I am an economist, tenured research Professor at CNRS (French national centre for scientific research), based in Rennes (France) at the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Management (CNRS-University of Rennes, CREM, UMR 6211). I was previously based at the Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne (CNRS-Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University) from 2011 to 2023, where I led a team in Development Economics and was part of the laboratory board. I now hold a Chair in Health Economics in Rennes (CNRS-Rennes Métropole).

Research Interests 

Health economics (JEL Code: I00):

  • Health behaviors (JEL Code: I12)
  • Health and Inequality (JEL Code: I14)
  • Health and economic development (JEL Code: I15)
  • Public and Global Health (JEL Code: I18)
  • Economic Epidemiology

Population economics (JEL Code: J10):

  • Demographic trends, Mortality, Quality-Quantity (JEL Code: J10; J11; J13)

Development economics (JEL Code: O10):

  • Human Capital and development (JEL Code: I00; I20; I21; I25)
  • Poverty and well-being (JEL Code: I30)


My research interest is in the relationship between infectious disease, public health & social policies, and economic activity.  I also have a keen interest in Health and Human Capital formation. 

I have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research. Most of my scientific contributions have involved the analysis of the joint dynamics of economics and epidemiology from both empirical and theoretical perspectives in different contexts (North and South). I use a variety of methods: previously collected secondary data (historical or contemporary), traditional custom surveys, natural and field experiments classically used in public policy evaluations, statistical and econometric methods, and stylized theoretical models.




Centre de Recherche en Economie et Management (UMR 6211) 

Faculty of Economic Science
7 place Hoche
35 065 RENNES Cedex

Office 188

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