Working papers

In date of 04/18/2018


Canadian Economic Growth during the Colonial Era and International Comparisons (reject and resubmit to Canadian Journal of Economics, new version submitted March 26th 2018).

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

Does size matter? Implications of household size for measurement of economic convergence (revise and resubmit to Scottish Journal of Political Economy with Vadim Kufenko and Klaus Prettner).

James M. Buchanan, Public Choice, and the Political Economy of Desegregation (with Phil Magness and Art Carden, revise and resubmit at the Southern Economic Journal). 

Supply Management and Household Poverty in Canada (revise and resubmit to International Review of Economics with Alexandre Moreau and Pierre Desrochers, second round of revisions submitted on April 7th 2018).

The Perils of Lighthouse Regulation: A Market-Process Approach (revise and resubmit to Review of Austrian Economics with Rosolino Candela).


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

The Lightship in Economics? (submitted to Journal of Legal Studies with Rosolino Candela).

Colonial Military Garrisons as Labor Market Shocks: Quebec City and Boston, 1760-1775 (submitted to Social Science History with Jeremy Land).

Divergence, convergence, and the history-augmented Solow Model (submitted to Journal of Economic Inequality with Vadim Kufenko and Klaus Prettner).

Multilingualism and the Decline of the French Language (submitted to Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development with Alex Arsenault Morin).

Predation, Seigneurial Tenure and Development in French Colonial America (submitted to International Review of Law & Economics).

Trade or Raid: Acadian Settlers and Native Indians Before 1755 (submitted to Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization with Rosolino Candela. Note: first version was written alone, but Dr. Candela provided valuable insights to improve the paper and I asked him to join the paper as a result).


Monopsony and Industrial Development in Nineteenth Century Quebec: The Impact of Seigneurial Tenure  (with Vadim Kufenko and Alex Arsenault Morin, accepted for presentation at Economic and Business History Society 2018 and presented at the Canadian Economics Association 2016 and Public Choice Society 2017 – it is currently being merged with an earlier paper – Living Standards in Lower Canada, 1831 ).

A Revolution Delayed? Dairy Output and Tenure Institutions in Lower Canada, 1831.   (Presented at the Canadian Network for Economic History, October 2017)

The Wild Card: Colonial Paper Money in French North America, 1685 to 1719 (with Mathieu Bédard).

Trends and Levels of Income Inequality in Wisconsin, 1919-1941 : The Effect of Using Different Data Sources (with Philip W. Magness – currently in reorganization to increase the number of states used).

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

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).


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