Research

Publications

  1. "The economic legacy of expulsion: Lessons from post-war Czechoslovakia," The Economic Journal, 2021, accepted.

  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).​

    • In one sentence: 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 Andreas Ferrara).

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