Working papers

In date of 02/21/2018


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

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

James M. Buchanan, Public Choice, and the Political Economy of Desegregation (with Phil Magness and Art Carden, reject and resubmit to Southern Economic Journal – 1st version known as Situating Southern Influences in James M. Buchanan and Modern Public Choice Economics, new version submitted on November 29th 2017) 

Supply Management and Household Poverty in Canada (revise and resubmit to International Review of Economics with Alexandre Moreau and Pierre Desrochers, new version submitted February 2nd 2018).


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 – 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. 

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

Trade or Raid: Acadian Settlers and Native Indians Before 1755 

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).

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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