Works in progress and ongoing research

“Innovation, Interconnection, and Institutions: Evolving Electric Power Systems in the Early 20th Century.” Manuscript, July 2016. Joint with Karen Clay. Presented at: Property & Environment Research Center Energy Workshop, July 2016

Published work-books

Avner Greif, Lynne Kiesling, and John Nye, eds., Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development. Princeton University Press, 2014.

Published work-articles, chapters, encyclopedia entries

"Introduction," in Avner Greif, Lynne Kiesling, and John Nye, eds., Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development. Princeton University Press, 2014.

“Adam Smith,” in Joel Mokyr, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History.  Oxford University Press, 2003.

“Contract Enforcement Through History,” in Joel Mokyr, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History.  Oxford University Press, 2003.

“The History of Energy Regulation,” in Joel Mokyr, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Oxford University Press, 2003.

The Black Death and Property RightsJournal of Legal Studies XXXI(2) (2002) (joint with David Haddock).

The Long Road to Recovery: Post-Crisis Coordination of Private Charity and Public Relief in Victorian Lancashire, Social Science History 21 (1997):  219-244.

Explaining the Rise in Antebellum Pauperism, 1850-1860:  New Evidence, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 37 (1997):  405-417 (joint with Robert A. Margo).

Was There a Welfare Magnet in the Nineteenth Century?:  Preliminary Results from New York City and Brooklyn,  Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 37 (1997):  439-448 (joint with Kyle Kauffman).

Institutional Choice Matters: The Poor Law and Implicit Labor Contracts in Victorian Lancashire, Explorations in Economic History 33 (1996):  65-85.

Collective Action and Assisting the Poor:  The Political Economy of Income Assistance during the Lancashire Cotton Famine, Journal of Economic History 55 (June 1995):  380-383 (dissertation summary from Gerschenkron Prize nomination).