Selected Publications (full list available on request)


A Price Index for Canada, 1688 to 1850
Canadian Journal of Economics (Forthcoming)

The Lightship in Economics
With Rosolino Candela, Public Choice (Forthcoming)

Distinct from the Rest of North America: Living Standards in French Canada, 1688 to 1775
Cliometrica (Forthcoming)

Measuring Away the Importance of Institutions: The Case of Seigneurial Tenure and Agricultural Output in Canada East, 1851
Social Science Quarterly (Forthcoming)

James Buchanan and the Political Economy of Desegregation
With Phil Magness and Art Carden, Southern Economic Journal (Forthcoming)

Continuity under a different name: the outcome of privatisation in Serbia
With Vadim Kufenko, Vladan Ivanovic, Boris Begovic, and Nenad Stanisic, New Political Economy (Forthcoming)

Adjusting Inequalities for Regional Price Parities: Importance and Implications
With Youcef Msaid, Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy (Forthcoming)

The Lighthouse Debate and the Dynamics of Interventionism
With Rosolino Candela, Review of Austrian Economics (Forthcoming)

The Fall and Rise of Inequality: Disaggregating Narratives
Advances in Austrian Economics (Forthcoming)

Does size matter? Implications of household size for measurement of economic convergence
With Vadim Kufenko and Klaus Prettner, Scottish Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 437-443)

Cuban Infant Mortality and Longevity: Health Care or Repression?
With Gilbert Berdine and Benjamin Powell, Health Policy & Planning (Vol. 33, no. 6, pp.755-757)

Cuban Infant Mortality and Longevity: Health Care or Repression? A Reply
With Gilbert Berdine and Benjamin Powell, Health Policy & Planning (Vol. 33, no. 6, pp.764-765)

Seeds of Divergence: The Economy of French North America
Journal of Economic History (Vol. 78, no. 2, pp.579-583)

Was Economic Growth Likely in Lower Canada?
With Mathieu Bédard, Journal of Private Enterprise (Vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 69-91)

Supply Management and Household Poverty in Canada
With Alexandre Moreau and Pierre Desrochers, International Review of Economics (Vol. 65, no.2, pp. 231-240)

Electricity Before Nationalization in Quebec, 1919 to 1939
With Germain Belzile, Atlantic Economic Journal (Vol. 46, no.1, pp. 101-119).

Were Wages That Low? Real Wages in the Strasbourg Regions Before 1775
Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Vol. 48, no.4, pp.511-522)


The Heights of French-Canadian Convicts, 1780s to 1820s
With Alex Arsenault Morin and Vadim Kufenko, Economics & Human Biology (Vol. 36, August, pp. 126-136)

The Equally “Bad” French and English Farmers of Quebec: New TFP measures from the 1831 census
With Michael Hinton and Vadim Kufenko, Historical Methods (Vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 170-189).

Inequality: First, do no harm
With Steven Horwitz, Independent Review (Vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 121-134).

TThe Demand for ‘Guard Labour’ : Another Explanation
With Vadim Kufenko, Economic Affairs (Vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 373-381)


Why was flour of poor quality? The impact of Seigneurial laws and price controls on flour in Quebec
With Alexis Lacombe, Agricultural History Review (Vol. 64, no. 2, pp.181-195)

Demographic Factors in Regional Convergence in Canada
With Klaus Prettner and Vadim Kufenko, Economics Bulletin (Vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 1904-1910)

Inequality, Capital and Many Other Things in the 21st Century (and Before)
Essays in Economic and Business History  (Vol 34, pp. 1-21)


Malthusian pressures: Empirical evidence from a frontier economy
With Vadim Kufenko, Journal of Population Research (Vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 263-283)

Toleration of Catholics in Quebec and British Public Finances, 1760 to 1775
Essays in Economic and Business History  (Vol. 33, pp. 51-81)



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