Working papers

In date of 08/16/2018


Multilingualism and the Decline of the French Language (with Alex Arsenault Morin, revise and resubmit at the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development).


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

Economic Growth in Quebec during the Colonial Era and International Comparisons (submitted to Economic History Review – previous version here Note: Submitted version is different from working paper version as it includes additional corrections to answer certain criticisms).

The Emperor has no clothes: Improving deflators for Canadian GNP, 1870-1900 (submitted to Canadian Journal of Economics with Michael Hinton).

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

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).

Predation, Seigneurial Tenure and Development in French Colonial America  (submitted to Social Science History).

Gordon Tullock Meets Phineas Gage: The Political Economy of Lobotomies in the United States (submitted to Research Policy with Raymond March)

How Pronounced is the U-Curve? Revisiting Income Inequality in the United States, 1917-1945 (submitted to Review of Economics and Statistics with Phillip 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 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 ).

The Cuban Revolution and Infant Mortality, 1959-1974 (with Jamie Bologna Pavlik).

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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