1. "The economic legacy of expulsion: Lessons from postwar Czechoslovakia," The Economic Journal, 2020.

  2. "Shocks and the spatial distribution of economic activity: The role of institutions," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020.

  3. "Education and propaganda: Tradeoffs to public education provision in nondemocracies," Journal of Public Economics, 2018.


Working Papers

  1. "Resource blessing? Oil, risk, and religious communities as social insurance 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.


Works in Progress

  1. "Agglomeration polities" (with Stergios Skaperdas).

  2. "The other Great Migration"(with Andreas Ferrara).

Patrick A.


Assistant Professor of Economics

Tulane University

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