Working papers

In date of 05/24/2017


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

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)

A Note on Guard Labor and Inequality (with Vadim Kufenko, submitted to Economic Affairs)


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).

The Paradox of Good Health and Poverty: Assessing Cuban Health Outcomes under Castro (submitted to European Journal of Population 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)

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

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

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

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

A U-Curve of Inequality? Measuring Inequality in the Interwar Period (submitted to National Tax Journal with John Moore and Philip Schlosser)

Multilingualism and the Decline of the French Language (submitted to Social Science Quarterly with Alex Arsenault Morin)

Supply Management and Household Poverty in Canada (submitted to Journal of Poverty with Alexandre Moreau and Pierre Desrochers)

Were Wages That Low? Real Wages in the Strasbourg Regions Before 1775 (submitted to Journal of Interdisciplinary History)

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


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)

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)

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)

The Wild Card: Fiat money and Gresham’s law in French America, 1685 to 1719 (with Mathieu Bédard, accepted for presentation at APEE 2017)

Canada and Quebec’s Economic Growth, 1688 to 1790  (presented at EHS conference, April 2016)

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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