Losing by less? Import competition, unemployment insurance generosity, and crime
(with John Lopresti) Economic Inquiry, 2019. 57(2): 1163-81
Coal smoke and mortality in an early industrial economy
(with Walker Hanlon) The Economic Journal, 2018. 128(615): 2652-75.
Gridlock: Ethnic diversity in government and the provision of public goods
(with Daniel Jones) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2017. 9(1): 112-36.
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 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.
Fetal shock or selection? The 1918 influenza pandemic and human capital development
(with Joseph Ferrie and Martin Saavedra) NBER working paper W24725.
Revisions Requested: The Journal of Political Economy.
Recessions, mortality, and migration bias: Evidence from the Lancashire Cotton Famine
(with Vellore Arthi and Walker Hanlon) Previously circulated as NBER working paper W23507.
Revisions Requested: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Censorship, family planning, and the historical fertility transition
(with Walker Hanlon) NBER working paper W25752.
New version posted July 2019.
Disease and the municipalization of private waterworks in nineteenth century England and Wales
(with Werner Troesken and Nicola Tynan) NBER working paper W22553.