Brian Beach
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Research

PUBLICATIONS

Coal smoke and mortality in an early industrial economy (with Walker Hanlon) Accepted at The Economic Journal.

Gridlock: Ethnic diversity in government and the provision of public goods (with Daniel JonesAmerican Economic Journal - Economic Policy, 2017. 9(1): 112-136.

Business as usual: Politicians with business experience, government finances, and policy outcomes (with Daniel Jones) Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2016. 131: 292-307.

Typhoid fever, water quality, and human capital formation (with Joe FerrieMartin Saavedra, and Werner Troesken) The Journal of Economic History, 2016. 76 (1): 41-75. (Awarded Arthur H. Cole Prize for best article 2015-16). 

Mitigating the effects of low birth weight: Evidence from quasi-randomly assigned adoptees (with Martin SaavedraAmerican Journal of Health Economics, 2015. 1 (3): 275-96.

Time or Spot? A reevaluation of Amsterdam market data prior to 1747 (with Stephen Norman and Douglas Wills) Cliometrica, 2013. 7 (1): 61-85

 

WORKING PAPERS

Losing by less? Import competition, unemployment insurance generosity, and crime (with John Lopresti) Under review.

Do markets reward constitutional reform? Lessons from America’s state debt crisis
New draft posted: August 2017. Under review.

Land use regulation and individual welfare (with Tate Twinam)
First draft posted: November 2017.

Estimating the recession-mortality relationship when migration matters (with Vellore Arthi and Walker Hanlon)
NBER Working Paper #23507

Disease and the municipalization of private waterworks in nineteenth century England and Wales (with Werner Troesken and Nicky Tynan)
New draft in progress.

City demographics and the provision of water in the United States (with John Parman and Martin Saavedra)
Preliminary draft available upon request.

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the Fetal Origins Hypothesis: Evidence from linked data (with Joe Ferrie and Martin Saavedra)
Preliminary draft available upon request.