For a copy of a research report Yasemin Dildar and I wrote on the benefits of homeownership in California, click on the link for “Homeownership Study”, above.

You can find an up-to-date version of my CV here.

Published Work

The Effect of the 2014 FHA Loan Limit Reductions on Homeownership Decisions, Housing Policy Debate. doi: 2018/2019

Married Women’s Economic Independence and Divorce in the 19th and early-20th Century U.S. (with Yasemin Dildar)Social Science History 42 (3): 601-629. 2018.

Reference Dependent Preferences and Labor Supply in Historical Perspective (with Philip Mellizo), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics Vol. 69, pp. 117-124, 2017

The Impact of Videogames on Time Allocation Decisions and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey, Electronic International Journal of Time Use Research Vol. 13, pp. 34-57, 2016

On the Question of Court Activism and Economic Interests in 19th Century Married Women’s Property Law, book chapter published in Law and Social Economics: Essays in Ethical Values for Theory, Practice, and Policy (Mark White, ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Working Papers

The Effects of Increasing the Minimum Wage on Prices: Analyzing the Incidence of Policy Design and Context (with Eric Nilsson): Political Economy Research Institute Working Paper #411 (January 2016); Upjohn Institute Working paper (2016); link to most recent version (in preparation for submission)

Internal Migration and the Rise of Industrialization in the 19th Century U.S., revised and resubmitted

Property Rights and Economic Efficiency: The Case of the Mill Acts in the 19th Century U.S., submitted

Works in Progress

House Prices and Internal Migration in the U.S.

Political Economy of Internal Migration in the 19th century U.S.: Critical Review of the Literature and Potential Theses

Other Published Work

Book reviews of Joe Burns, Reviving the Strike (2014, Working USAnow titled Journal of Labor and Society), Joe Burns, Strike Back (2014, Labor History), Tom Slee, What’s Yours is Mine (June 2016, Working USA – now titled Journal of Labor and Society), Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman (eds.), Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development (2017, Journal of Labor and Society), Elizabeth Anderson, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (2017, Journal of Labor and Society).

Contact me for pre-publication drafts of any of the book reviews.

Encyclopedia entry for Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History (2013), Melvyn Dubofsky (editor), “Labor Productivity Growth”


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