Working papers


How Pronounced is the U-Curve? Revisiting Income Inequality in the United States, 1917-1945 (conditional accept to Economic Journal with Phillip W. Magness, John Moore and Philip Schlosser, data replication passed).

A narrow escape? Malthusian pressures in the late Imperial Moscow (second round of revisions requested at Explorations in Economic History with Vadim Kufenko and Ekaterina Khaustova).

Dynamics of Interventionism and Economic Development in Quebec before 1854 (revise and resubmit to Essays in Economic and Business History, revisions submitted)

Regulatory Capture and the Dynamics of Interventionism: The Case of Power Utilities in Quebec and Ontario to 1944 (revise and resubmit at Public Choice with Germain Belzile and Rosolino Candela, revisions submitted)

Postbellum Electoral Politics in California and the Genesis of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 (with Linan Peng, reject and resubmit to Public Choice)

The Economic History of Canada (revise and resubmit at the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance)


The Incubated Revolution: Education, Cohort Effects, and the Linguistic Wage Gap in Quebec, 1970 to 2000 (with Julien Gagnon and Maripier Isabelle, submitted to Explorations in Economic History)

Praise the Lard: Resolving the Judaic Pig Puzzle (with Peter Leeson and Nicholas Snow, submitted to Journal of Law and Economics)

The Lesser Shades of Labor Coercion: The Impact of Seigneurial Tenure in Nineteenth Century Quebec (with Vadim Kufenko and Alex Arsenault Morin – old version here, submitted to Journal of Development Economics)

Ethnogenesis and Statelessness (with Louis Rouanet, submitted to European Journal of Law and Economics)

Can Geography Explain Quebec’s Historical Poverty? (with Louis Rouanet, submitted to the Structural Change and Economic Dynamics)

Presidents in Deficit: Are There Historical Rewards to Deficits? (with Marcus Shera, submitted to Economics Letters)

The Political Economy of Lighthouses in Antebellum America (with Justin T. Callais, submitted to Review of Economics and Statistics)

State Capacity and the Post Office: Evidence from 19th Century Quebec (with Michael Makovi, submitted to Southern Economic Journal)


Intergenerational Income Mobility and Economic Freedom (with Justin T. Callais)

Globalization and Empire: Market Integration and International Trade Between Canada, the United States and Britain from 1750 to 1870 (with Maja Pedersen and Paul Sharp).

Monetary Famine, Paper Money and International Constraints on Economic Growth: The Case of Colonial Quebec (with Gabriel Mathy).

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

Infant Mortality and the Role of Seigneurial Tenure in Canada East, 1851 (with Alex Arsenault and Vadim Kufenko).

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


Commons and Statelessness: The Case of the Gaspesian Fisheries in the 19th century (with Félix Foucher-Paquin).

Was There a Crisis? Multidimensional Estimates of Living Standards in Quebec, 1775-1850 (with Matt Curtis)

Canadian Output Volatility Revisited (with Casey Pender).

Poverty in Canada, 1901 to 1951 (with Jason Dean)

Was Milton Friedman Right? The Effect of Hong Kong’s National Accounts System (with Jamie Bologna Pavlik and Yang Zhou)

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