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 Joseph 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

Do markets reward constitutional reform? Lessons from America’s state debt crisis
New draft in progress.

Estimating the recession-mortality relationship when migration matters (with Vellore Arthi and Walker Hanlon)
New draft posted 05-2017.

Disease and the municipalization of private waterworks in nineteenth century England and Wales (with Werner Troesken and Nicola Tynan)
Under review.

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

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

Segregation, city size, and public health in the United States, 1900-1940 (with John Parman and Martin Saavedra)

Milk stations, infant health, and economic productivity in turn-of-the-century Massachusetts (with Ethan Schmick)

Coal smoke and mortality during the Panic of 1907 (with Martin Saavedra and Xiaoxi Zhao)