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 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 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 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

 

WORKING PAPERS

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 mattersNBER 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.

Land use regulation and individual welfare (with Tate Twinam)

Do markets reward constitutional reform? Lessons from America’s state debt crisis

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.

City demographics and the provision of water in the United States (with John Parman and Martin Saavedra)
Draft in progress.