Cédric Chambru



Cédric is a PhD candidate student in Economic History at the University of Geneva. His thesis contributes to the literature documenting the social and economic repercussions of climate on human societies. More specifically, he has been investigating the effects of weather variability and weather shocks on intergroup and interpersonal conflict in early modern Europe. This line of research answers questions relative to climate adaptability, social responses to economic shocks, and long-run impacts on economic development. Cédric is also interested in colonial history. Recently, he began a project focusing on social mobility among French colonial officers.


Research Interests

Political economy

Civil conflicts

Historical climatology

Colonial history

Teaching - Bachelor

Histoire économique internationale