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 revaluation of Amsterdam market data prior to 1747 (with Stephen Norman and Douglas Wills)
Cliometrica, 2013. 7 (1): 61-85
Can migration make deadly recessions look healthy? Evidence from large-scale linked microdata (with Vellore Arthi and Walker Hanlon)
New draft posted June 2018.
This paper builds off Estimating the recession-mortality relationship when migration matters: NBER Working Paper W23507.
Fetal shock or selection? The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and human capital development (with Joe Ferrie and Martin Saavedra)
New draft: August 2018. NBER Working Paper W24725.
Losing by less? Import competition, unemployment insurance generosity, and crime (with John Lopresti)
New draft: May 2018.
Disease and the municipalization of private waterworks in nineteenth century England and Wales (with Werner Troesken and Nicky Tynan)
New draft in progress. Earlier version: NBER Working Paper W22553.