ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

"The Urban Mortality Transition and Poor Country Urbanization", with Dietrich Vollrath (University of Houston). Forthcoming at the American Economic Journal-Macroeconomics

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"Negative Shocks and Mass Persecutions: Evidence from the Black Death", with Mark Koyama (GMU) and Noel Johnson (GMU). Forthcoming at the Journal of Economic Growth

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"Economic and Political Factors in Infrastructure Investment: Evidence from Railroads and Roads in Africa 1960–2015", with Adam Storeygard (Tufts). Conditionally accepted at Economic History of Developing Regions

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"The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya", with Robin Burgess (LSE), Edward Miguel (UC-Berkeley), Ameet Morjaria (Northwestern) and Gerard Padro-i-Miguel (LSE), American Economic Review 2015, Vol. 105 (6): 1817-51.

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"The Permanent Effects of Transportation Revolutions in Poor Countries: Evidence from Africa", with Alexander Moradi (Sussex), Review of Economics and Statistics May 2016, Vol. 98, No. 2, Pages: 268-284.

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"History, Path Dependence and Development: Evidence from Colonial Railroads, Settlers and Cities in Kenya", with Edward Kerby (LSE) and Alexander Moradi (Sussex), The Economic Journal January 2017.

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"Urbanization with and without Industrialization", with Douglas Gollin (University of Oxford) and Dietrich Vollrath (University of Houston), Journal of Economic Growth March 2016, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 35–70.

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"Demography, Urbanization and Development: Rural Push, Urban Pull... and Urban Push?", with Luc Christiaensen (World Bank) and Marina Gindelsky (GWU), Journal of Urban Economics, forthcoming.

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"Urbanization without Growth in Historical Perspective", with Dietrich Vollrath (University of Houston), Explorations in Economic History October 2015, Volume 58, Pages 1–21

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"Commodity Price Shocks and Child Outcomes: The 1990 Cocoa Crisis in Cote d'Ivoire", with Denis Cogneau (PSE). Economic Development and Cultural Change 2012. Vol. 60 (3): 507-534.

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