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.


Working Papers

  1. "Churches as social insurance: Oil risk and religion in the U.S. South," Submitted (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.

  2. "The other Great Migration: White Southern migrants and right-wing politics in the U.S." (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.

  3. “New area- and population-based geographic crosswalks for U.S. counties and congressional districts, 1790-2020” (with Andreas Ferrara and Liyang Zhou).​


Works in Progress

  1. "Is nation-building necessary for modern economic growth?" (with Stergios Skaperdas).

  2. "Migration and the geography of racism in the United States" (with Samuel BazziAndreas Ferrara, Martin Fiszbein, and Thomas Pearson).

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