Working papers

In date of 03/18/2017


Measuring Away the Importance of Institutions: The Case of Seigneurial Tenure and Agricultural Output in Canada East, 1851 (revise and resubmit from Agricultural History – revisions submitted 2/8/17).

The Equally “Bad” French and English Farmers of Quebec: New TFP measures from the 1831 census (revise and resubmit Historical Methods with Michael Hinton and Vadim Kufenko – revisions submitted 1/23/17)

Was Economic Growth Likely in Lower Canada? (revise and resubmit Journal of Private Enterprise – with Mathieu Bédard)

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)


A Price Index for Canada, 1688 to 1850 (submitted to Canadian Journal of Economics) 

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).

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

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

Living Standards in Lower Canada, 1831 (submitted to Journal of Economic History, with Vadim Kufenko and Remy Villeneuve)

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 Interdisciplinary Economics with Alexandre Moreau and Pierre Desrochers)

Were Wages That Low? Real Wages in the Strasbourg Regions Before 1775 (submitted to Cliometrica)

Inequality and Guard Labor, or Prohibition and Guard Labor? (submitted to Journal of Institutional Economics with Vadim Kufenko)


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 – currently in expansion to include 1861 census to respond to criticisms)

The Fall and Rise of Inequality: Disaggregating Narratives

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)


Note: I present my working paper versions for the sake of intellectual honesty. 


Vincent Geloso, Vadim Kufenko and Klaus Prettner. 2016. Demographic Change and Regional Convergence in CanadaWorking Paper, Violet Series, University of Hohenheim (no.49). (Accepted at Economics Bulletin)

Alex Arsenault Morin, Vincent Geloso and Vadim Kufenko. 2016. The Heights of French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish and English populations in Quebec, 1813 to 1847 Working Paper, Economic History Department at the London School of Economics (Accepted at Economics and Human Biology)


Vincent Geloso and Vadim Kufenko. 2015. Malthusian pressures: Empirical evidence from a frontier economy.  Working Paper, Violet Series, University of Hohenheim (no.42) (Accepted: Journal of Population Research). 



Vincent Geloso. 2014. Le Coût de la Vie au Québec. Montréal, Centre sur la Productivité et la Prospérité (intergrated as part of a forthcoming book, Rethinking Canadian Economic Growth and Development since 1900 : The Quebec Case, which is to be published by Palgrave McMillan as part of their Studies in Economic History series).


Vincent Geloso. 2013. Une perspective historique sur la productivité et le niveau de vie des Québécois : de 1870 à nos jours. Montréal, Centre sur la Productivité et la Prospérité.(intergrated as part of a forthcoming book, Rethinking Canadian Economic Growth and Development since 1900 : The Quebec Case, which is to be published by Palgrave McMillan as part of their Studies in Economic History series).


The Political Economy of “Moral Economies” 

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

Factoring the Frontier in Comparative Living Standards, 1650 to 1850 (with Peter Lindert)

Kirznerian Growth (with Adam Martin)

Sensitivities in Welfare Ratios for Comparative Living Standards

Was There an Agricultural Crisis? 

Pastoral Production and Seigneurial Tenure, 1831-1851

Net Farm Income in Quebec, 1831-1851

Institutions and Adjusting for Crop Failure: Lower Canada, 1831-1851

Potatoes, Timber and Wheat: Structural Change in Lower Canada, 1831

The Forsaken Flour Revolution: Milling and Industrial organization in Lower Canada, 1831

Wages in the Two Canadas, 1842 (with Gonzalo Marcera)

A Restraint Ranking of Presidents, 1790 to 2016

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