Working papers

In date of 10/24/2017


A Price Index for Canada, 1688 to 1850 (second round of revisions requested to Canadian Journal of Economics).

Electricity Before Nationalization in Quebec, 1919 to 1939(revise and resubmit to Atlantic Economic Journal with Germain Belzile, revisions submitted September 10th 2017).

Growth in the New World during the Colonial Era: Evidence from Canada, 1688 to 1790 (reject and resubmit to Canadian Journal of Economics).

Distinct from the Rest of North America: Living Standards in French Canada, 1688 to 1775  (second round of revisions requested to Explorations in Economic History, revisions submitted October 18th 2017).

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

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).

Cuban Longevity: Health Care or Repression? (short perspective article, revise and resubmit to Health Policy and Planning with Benjamin Powell and Gilbert Berdine, revisions submitted October 10th 2017).

Supply Management and Household Poverty in Canada (revise and resubmit to International Review of Economics with Alexandre Moreau and Pierre Desrochers).


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

Measuring Away the Importance of Institutions: The Case of Seigneurial Tenure and Agricultural Output in Canada East, 1851 (submitted to Social Science Quarterly).

Multilingualism and the Decline of the French Language (submitted to Canadian Journal of Sociology with Alex Arsenault Morin).


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 – it is currently being merged with an earlier paper – Living Standards in Lower Canada, 1831 ).

Situating Southern Influences in James M. Buchanan and Modern Public Choice Economics (with Art Carden and Phil Magness).

How Pronounced is the U-Curve? Revisiting Income Inequality in the United States, 1917-1945 (with Philip W. Magness, John Moore and Philip Schlosser).

The Paradox of Good Health and Poverty: Assessing Cuban Health Outcomes under Castro (with Gilbert Berdine).

The Wild Card: Colonial Paper Money in French North America, 1685 to 1719 (with Mathieu Bédard).

Trade or Raid: Acadian Settlers and Native Indians Before 1755 

Trends and Levels of Income Inequality in Wisconsin, 1919-1941 : The Effect of Using Different Data Sources (with Philip W. Magness).

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).

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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