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Research classified by Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) codes

/ N: Economic History
/ / N5: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries
/ / / N51: U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
Most recent items first, undated at the end.
  • 2014 The Wild West is Wild: The Homicide Resource Curse
    by Mathieu Couttenier & Pauline Grosjean & Marc Sangnier
  • 2014 Land Confiscations and land reform in Natural-Order States
    by Sumner La Croix
  • 2014 Rainfall Risk and Religious Membership in the Late Nineteenth-Century United States
    by Ager, Philippe & Ciccone, Antonio
  • 2014 Economic growth in the Mid-Atlantic region: Conjectural estimates for 1720 to 1800
    by Rosenbloom, Joshua L. & Weiss, Thomas
  • 2014 The Historically Evolving Impact of the Ogallala Aquifer: Agricultural Adaptation to Groundwater and Drought
    by Richard Hornbeck & Pinar Keskin
  • 2014 Frictionless Technology Diffusion: The Case of Tractors
    by Rodolfo E. Manuelli & Ananth Seshadri
  • 2013 Railroads and American Economic Growth: A “Market Access” Approach
    by Dave Donaldson & Richard Hornbeck
  • 2013 More Hands, More Power? Estimating the Impact of Immigration on Output and Technology Choices Using Early 20th Century US Agriculture
    by Jeanne Lafortune & José Tessada & Carolina González-Velosa
  • 2013 Inequality and school funding in the rural United States, 1890
    by Vollrath, Dietrich
  • 2013 Nutrition and signaling in slave markets: a new look at a puzzle within the antebellum puzzle
    by Lee A. Craig & Robert G. Hammond
  • 2013 Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in Great Britain and the United States since 1850: Comment
    by Yu Xie & Alexandra Killewald
  • 2012 Nineteenth Century US Black and White Physical Activity and Nutritional Trends among the Working Class
    by Scott A. Carson
  • 2012 Good schools make good neighbors: Human capital spillovers in early 20th century agriculture
    by Parman, John
  • 2012 Legacy, location, and labor: Accounting for racial differences in postbellum cotton production
    by Canaday, Neil & Jaremski, Matthew
  • 2010 Property Rights, Standards of Living, and Economic Growth: Western Canadian Cree
    by Ann Carlos & Frank Lewis
  • 2010 Institutional Path Dependence in Climate Adaptation: Coman's “Some Unsettled Problems of Irrigation”
    by Gary D. Libecap
  • 2010 Covered Farm Mortgage Bonds in the Late Nineteenth Century U.S
    by Kenneth A. Snowden
  • 2010 Large Scale Institutional Changes: Land Demarcation Within the British Empire
    by Gary D. Libecap & Dean Lueck & Trevor O'Grady
  • 2009 Resources, Trade, and the Aboriginal Population: Lessons from the 1780s Smallpox Epidemic in the Hudson Bay Region
    by Ann Carlos & Frank Lewis
  • 2009 The impact of military forts on agricultural investments on the Great Plains in 1880
    by Decker, Christopher & Flynn, David
  • 2009 Climate Variability and Water Infrastructure: Historical Experience in the Western United States
    by Zeynep K. Hansen & Gary D. Libecap & Scott E. Lowe
  • 2009 Agricultural Improvements and Access to Rail Transportation: The American Midwest as a Test Case, 1850-1860
    by Jeremy Atack & Robert A. Margo
  • 2009 The Demarcation of Land and the Role of Coordinating Institutions
    by Gary D. Libecap & Dean Lueck
  • 2009 Harvests and Business Cycles in Nineteenth-Century America
    by Joseph H. Davis & Christopher Hanes & Paul W. Rhode
  • 2009 Old World versus New World: the origins of organizational diversity in the international wine industry, 1850-1914
    by James Simpson
  • 2009 Cultural Persistence as Behavior Towards Risk: Evidence from the North Carolina Cherokees, 1850-1880
    by Matthew T. Gregg
  • 2009 Panic in the plains: agricultural markets and the panic of 1893
    by Brandon R. Dupont
  • 2008 The origins of American industrial success: Evidence from the US portland cement industry
    by Prentice, David
  • 2008 Wealth Distribution and the Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from the United States
    by Vollrath, Dietrich
  • 2008 Wealth Distribution and the Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from the United States
    by Dietz Vollrath
  • 2008 California and the creation of a modern wine industry: 1860-1919
    by James Simpson
  • 2006 Railroads and Local Economic Development: The United States in the 1850s
    by Michael R. Haines & Robert A. Margo
  • 2005 Managerial Strategies of the Cotton South
    by Saito, Tetsuya
  • 2004 The Development of Water Rights in Colorado
    by David A. Penn & Joachim Zietz
  • 2002 Strikes, Scabs and Tread Separations: Labor Strife and the Production of Defective Bridgestone/Firestone Tires
    by Alan Krueger & Alexandre Mas
  • 1997 Growth and the Standard of Living in a Pioneer Economy: Upper Canada, 1826 to 1851
    by Frank D. Lewis & M.C. Urquhart
  • 1996 Were Free Southern Farmers "Driven to Indolence" by Slavery? A Stochastic Production Frontier Approach
    by Elizabeth B. Field-Hendre & Lee A. Craig