Research

Publications

  1. "The Economic Legacy of Expulsion: Lessons from Post-war Czechoslovakia," The Economic Journal, 2021, 131, 2233–71.

  2. "Shocks and the Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: The Role of Institutions," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021, 183, 791–810.

  3. "Education and Propaganda: Tradeoffs to Public Education Provision in Nondemocracies," Journal of Public Economics, 2018, 160, 66–81.

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Working Papers

  1. "The Other Great Migration: Southern Whites and the New Right​," NBER Working Paper 29506, (with Samuel BazziAndreas Ferrara, Martin Fiszbein, and Thomas Pearson).

    • Download: Draft (with appendices).​

    • Summary: White migrants from the postbellum South imported their political preferences to the rest of the U.S., which shaped their destinations.

  2. "Churches as Social Insurance: Oil Risk and Religion in the U.S. South," CAGE Working Paper 513 (with Andreas Ferrara).​

    • Download: Draft (with appendices).​

    • Summary: Religious communities grew throughout the U.S. South in the early 20th century as a form of social insurance against oil volatility.

  3. “New Area- and Population-based Geographic Crosswalks for U.S. Counties and Congressional Districts, 1790-2020,” CAGE Working Paper 588 (with Andreas Ferrara and Liyang Zhou).​

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Works in Progress

  1. "National Identity and Modern Economic Growth" (with Stergios Skaperdas).

  2. "The Southern White Diaspora and the Geography of Racism in the United States" (with Samuel BazziAndreas Ferrara, Martin Fiszbein, and Thomas Pearson).

  3. "The Economic and Ideological Foundations of the Great White Migration" (with Samuel BazziAndreas Ferrara, Martin Fiszbein, and Thomas Pearson).

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