Working papers

In date of 06/30/2017


A Price Index for Canada, 1688 to 1850 (revise and resubmit to Canadian Journal of Economics).

Electricity Before Nationalization in Quebec, 1919 to 1939(revise and resubmit to Atlantic Economic Journal with Germain Belzile).

Distinct from the Rest of North America: Living Standards in French Canada, 1688 to 1775  (revise and resubmit as shorter article to Explorations in Economic History – revisions submitted 3/31/17).

Adjusting Inequalities for Regional Price Parities: Importance and Implications (with Youcef Msaid, revise and resubmit to Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy).

Fur Prices in Quebec, 1757 to 1832 (revise and resubmit at Essays in Economic and Business History).


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

Growth in the New World during the Colonial Era: Evidence from Canada, 1688 to 1790 (submitted to Canadian Journal of Economics).

The Wild Card: Colonial Paper Money in French North America, 1685 to 1719 (submitted to Journal of Money, Credit and Banking with Mathieu Bédard).

How Pronounced is the U-Curve? Revisiting Income Inequality in the United States, 1917-1945 (submitted to Quarterly Journal of Economics with Philip W. Magness, John Moore and Philip Schlosser).

The Paradox of Good Health and Poverty: Assessing Cuban Health Outcomes under Castro (submitted to Journal of Human Development and Capabilities with Gilbert Berdine).

Trends and Levels of Income Inequality in Wisconsin, 1919-1941 : The Effect of Using Different Data Sources (submitted to Journal of Economic History with Philip W. Magness).

Cuban Longevity: Health Care or Repression? (short perspective article submitted to Health Policy and Planning with Benjamin Powell and Gilbert Berdine).

Multilingualism and the Decline of the French Language (submitted to Canadian Journal of Sociology with Alex Arsenault Morin).


Monopsony and Industrial Development in Nineteenth Century Quebec: The Impact of Seigneurial Tenure  (with Vadim Kufenko and Alex Arsenault Morin, accepted for presentation at Public Choice Society 2017 and presented at the Canadian Economics Association 2016).

Divergence, convergence, and the history-augmented Solow Model (with Vadim Kufenko and Klaus Prettner).

Infant Mortality and the Role of Seigneurial Tenure in Canada East, 1851 (with Alex Arsenault and Vadim Kufenko – presented at HEC Montreal, November 2015).

Living Standards in Lower Canada, 1831 (with Vadim Kufenko and Remy Villeneuve).

Crowding-Out at Sea: Shipping Productivity and the Burden of the British Navy, 1760 to 1860 (with Jari Eloranta and Vadim Kufenko).

Care to Wager Again? The outcome of the second bet between Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon (with Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak ).

A Tale of Two Ports: Boston and Quebec City under British Occupation, 1760 to 1775 (with Jeremy Land).

Globalisation and empire: market integration and international trade between Canada, the United States and Britain, 1750-1870 (with Paul Sharp, presented at WEHC 2015 and EHS 2015).

The Emperor has No Clothes: A New Price Index for Canada, 1870 to 1909 (with Michael Hinton – presented at the Canadian Economics Association 2015 and the Rimini Conference 2016 ).

Wage Gap Between Francophones and Anglophones in Quebec, 1970 to 1990 – A cohort approach (with Julien Gagnon and Maripier Isabelle).

Supply-Side Considerations about the Dominance of the Fur Trade in Canada, 1688 to 1760 (with Alexis Lacombe – presented at EBHS 2016, accepted for presentation at APEE 2017).

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