State Capacity and Economic Development: Causal Mechanism or Correlative Filter?
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (Forthcoming) (With A. Salter).
Divergence, convergence, and the history-augmented Solow Model
Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (Forthcoming) (With V. Kufenko and K. Prettner).
Relative Costs of Living, for Richer and Poorer, 1688-1914
Cliometrica (Forthcoming) (With P. Lindert).
The great overestimation: Tax data and inequality measurements in the United States, 1913–1943
Economic Inquiry (Forthcoming) (With P. Magness).
How Poor Were Quebec and Canada in the 1840s
Social Science Quarterly (Forthcoming) (With G. Macera).
Multilingualism and the Decline of the French Language
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (Forthcoming) (With A. Arsenault Morin).
Improving deflators for Canadian GNP, 1870-1900
Research in Economic History (Forthcoming) (With M. Hinton).
Predation, Seigneurial Tenure and Development in French Colonial America
Social Science History (Forthcoming)
Collusion and Combines in Canada, 1880-1890
Scandinavian Economic History Review (Forthcoming)
Gordon Tullock Meets Phineas Gage: The Political Economy of Lobotomies in the United States
Research Policy (2020) (With R. March).
Coase and transaction costs reconsidered: the case of the English lighthouse system
European Journal of Law and Economics (2019) (With R. Candela).
Can markets foster rebellion? The case of the 1837–38 rebellions in Lower Canada
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2019) (With V. Kufenko)
Why consider the lighthouse a public good?
International Review of Law and Economics (2019) (With R. Candela).
A Price Index for Canada, 1688 to 1850
Canadian Journal of Economics (2019)
James Buchanan and the Political Economy of Desegregation
Southern Economic Journal (2019) (With P. Magness and A. Carden)
The Lightship in Economics
Public Choice (2018) (With R. Candela) (Winner of the Gordon Tullock Prize for best article in Public Choice by young scholars)
Seeds of Divergence: The Economy of French North America
Journal of Economic History (2018)
Were Wages That Low? Real Wages in the Strasbourg Regions Before 1775
Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2018)
Cuban Infant Mortality and Longevity: Health Care or Repression?
Health Policy & Planning (2018) (With G. Berdine and B. Powell)
The Heights of French-Canadian Convicts, 1780s to 1820s
Economics & Human Biology (2017) (With A.A. Morin and V. Kufenko)
The Equally “Bad” French and English Farmers of Quebec: New TFP measures from the 1831 census
Historical Methods (2017) (With M. Hinton and V. Kufenko)
Malthusian pressures: Empirical evidence from a frontier economy
Journal of Population Research (2015) (With V. Kufenko)
More Journal Articles
The Lighthouse Debate and the Dynamics of Interventionism
Review of Austrian Economics (Forthcoming) (With R. Candela)
Inequality, (Transaction) Costs & Choice
Cosmos + Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization (2019)
Social Justice, Public Goods and Rent-Seeking in Narratives
Independent Review (2019) (With P. Magness)
Measuring Away the Importance of Institutions: The Case of Seigneurial Tenure and Agricultural Output in Canada East, 1851
Social Science Quarterly (2019)
Continuity under a different name: the outcome of privatisation in Serbia
New Political Economy (2018) (With V. Ivanovic, V. Kufenko, N. Stanisic and B. Begovic)
Cuban Infant Mortality and Longevity: Health Care or Repression? A Reply
Health Policy & Planning (2018) (With B. Powell and G. Berdine)
Was Economic Growth Likely in Lower Canada?
Journal of Private Enterprise (2018) (With M. Bédard)
Supply Management and Household Poverty in Canada
International Review of Economics (2018) (With A. Moreau and P. Desrochers)
Electricity Before Nationalization in Quebec, 1919 to 1939
Atlantic Economic Journal (2018) (With G. Belzile)
Adjusting Inequalities for Regional Price Parities: Importance and Implications
Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy (2018) (With Y. Msaid)
The Fall and Rise of Inequality: Disaggregating Narratives”
Advances in Austrian Economics (2018)
Does size matter? Implications of household size for measurement of economic convergence
Scottish Journal of Political Economy (2018) (With K. Prettner and V. Kufenko)
Inequality: First, do no harm
Independent Review (2017) (With S. Horwitz)
The Demand for ‘Guard Labour’ : Another Explanation
Economic Affairs (2017) (With V. Kufenko)
Why was flour of poor quality? The impact of Seigneurial laws and price controls on flour in Quebec
Agricultural History Review (2016) (With A. Lacombe)
Demographic Factors in Regional Convergence in Canada
Economics Bulletin (2016) (With V. Kufenko and K. Prettner)
Inequality, Capital and Many Other Things in the 21st Century (and Before)
Essays in Economic and Business History (2016)
Toleration of Catholics in Quebec and British Public Finances, 1760 to 1775
Essays in Economic and Business History (2015)