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 Jones) American 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 Ferrie, Martin 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 Saavedra) American 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
Losing by less? Import competition, unemployment insurance generosity, and crime (with John Lopresti)
Revise and resubmit.
Estimating the recession-mortality relationship when migration matters (with Vellore Arthi and Walker Hanlon)
NBER Working Paper #23507
Do markets reward constitutional reform? Lessons from America’s state debt crisis
New draft posted: August 2017.
Disease and the municipalization of private waterworks in nineteenth century England and Wales (with Werner Troesken and Nicky Tynan)
New draft in progress.