Associate Professor (Untenured) of Economics and Public Affairs, Columbia University/SIPA
sn2430 |at| columbia |dot| edu
My CV is here
A research statement is here
A Google Scholar profile is here
Review of "Unequal Gains" by Lindert and Williamson
Forthcoming in the Economic History Review
The Evolution of Unequal Linguistic Conventions
with Sung-ha Hwang and Samuel Bowles
Forthcoming American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 2017
Social Conflict and the Evolution of Unequal Conventions
with Sung-ha Hwang and Samuel Bowles
Social Origins of Dictatorships: Theory and Evidence from Haiti
with James Robinson and Lauren Young
Political Language in Economics with Zubin Jelveh and Bruce Kogut.
Labor Market Institutions In The Gilded Age of American Economic History with Noam Yuchtman.
Forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of American Economic History, edited by Lou Cain, Price Fishback, and Paul Rhode.
Start-up Nation? Slave Wealth and Entrepreneurship in Civil War Maryland with Felipe Gonzalez and Guillermo Marshall.
Forthcoming Journal of Economic History June 2017
Monopsony Power in Migrant Labor Markets: Evidence from the
United Arab Emirates with Yaw Nyarko and Shing-Yi Wang.
(formerly titled Worker Mobility in a Global Labor Market: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates)
Journal of Political Economy, December 2016.
Democracy Does Cause Growth with Daron Acemoglu, Pascual Restrepo, and James Robinson.
Forthcoming in Journal of Political Economy.
Democracy, Redistribution, and Inequality with Daron Acemoglu, Pascual Restrepo, and James Robinson.
Forthcoming, Handbook of Income Distribution.
When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South with Richard Hornbeck
March 2014, American Economic Review
Book Review of "The Thousand Year Flood" by David Welky
August 2013, Journal of Economic History
Political Polarization and the Dynamics of Political Language: Evidence from 130 Years of Partisan Speech with Jacob Jensen, Ethan Kaplan, and Laurence Wilse-Samson
February 2013, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.
Suffrage, Schooling, and Sorting in the Post-Bellum U.S. South (New Version Coming Soon)
Coercive Contract Enforcement:Law and the Labor Market in 19th Century Industrial Britain (with Noam Yuchtman)
February 2013 American Economic Review.
Seeing Like a Moneylender: A review of "Debt: The First 5000 Years"
August 2012 Journal of Global History.
Bases, Bullets, and Ballots: The Effect of U.S. Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia (with Oeindrila Dube)
Forthcoming, Journal of Politics.
An exchange with Andrew Gelman over this paper is here
An interview in El Espectador about the U.S. aid to Colombia is here
A column in Slate about this paper is here
Coups, Corporations, and Classified Information (with Arin Dube and Ethan Kaplan)
Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2011
A column in Slate about this paper is here.
Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies
Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Samuel Bowles, Tom Hertz, Adrian Bell, Jan Beise, Greg Clark, Ila Fazzio, Michael Gurven, Kim Hill, Paul L. Hooper, William Irons, Hillard Kaplan, Donna Leonetti, Bobbi Low, Frank Marlowe, Richard McElreath, Suresh Naidu, David Nolin, Patrizio Piraino, Rob Quinlan, Eric Schniter, Rebecca Sear, Mary Shenk, Eric Alden Smith, Christopher von Rueden, and Polly Wiessner
Science October 2009.
Recruitment Restrictions and Labor Markets: Evidence from the Post-Bellum U.S. South
Journal of Labor Economics April 2010.
Economic Determinants of Land Invasions (with Danny Hidalgo, Simeon Nichter, and Neal Richardson)
Review of Economics and Statistics August 2010.
The Price of Fertility: Marriage Market Effects of A Family Planning Experiment in Bangladesh (with Raj Arunachalam)
Evolutionary Bargaining with Intentional Idiosyncratic Play (with Sung-Ha Hwang and Samuel Bowles)
Economics Letters 2010
The Economic Impacts of a Citywide Minimum Wage (with Arin Dube and Michael Reich)
Industrial and Labor Relations Review 2007