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. "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.

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Works in Progress

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

  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).

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

 © 2021 Patrick A. Testa.