Working papers

REQUIRING REVISION

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

Intergenerational Income Mobility and Economic Freedom (with Justin T. Callais, revise and resubmit to Southern Economic Journal)

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 Lesser Shades of Labor Coercion: The Impact of Seigneurial Tenure in Nineteenth Century Quebec (with Vadim Kufenko and Alex Arsenault Morin -revise and resubmit at Journal of Development Economics)

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

The Political Economy of Lighthouses in Antebellum America(with Justin T. Callais, revise and resubmit to European Economic Review)

Can Geography Explain Quebec’s Historical Poverty? (with Louis Rouanet,  revise and resubmit to Southern Economic Journal)

UNDER CONSIDERATION 

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

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

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

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

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, submitted to Social Science History).

No Wheat Crisis: Agricultural Trade Liberalization in Quebec during the 1830s and 1840s (with Alicia Plemmons and Andrew Thomas, submitted to European Review of Economic History)

DRAFTS AVAILABLE

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).

The Myth of Wartime Prosperity: Canadian Evidence (with Casey Pender)

Coercion and Economic Growth 

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).

DRAFTS IN PROGRESS

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

The Economic Consequences of the Conquest of Quebec in 1760

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

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

Linguistic Wage Gaps Outside Quebec, 1901 to 1951 (with Jason Dean)

The Best Poor Men’s Countries: Estimating Poverty in the New World during the Colonial Era (with Luis Zegarra)

Land Quality and Malthusian Pressures in Quebec, 1825-1835 (with Andrew Thomas)

Making Economic Freedom Measures Matter for the Poor and Vulnerable (with Diana Thomas and Marcus Shera)

Poverty Spells and Economic Freedom (with James Dean)

Income Mobility, Poverty and Minimum Wages (with James 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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