Working Papers


Property Rights Without Transfer Rights: A Study of Indian Land Allotment (with Christian Dippel and Bryan Leonard). 2020.
[ Abstract | NBER WP # 27479 | Anderson Review | Vox-EU | How the World Works Podcast ]

The Effect of Allotment on Native American Households During the Assimilation Era (with Christian Dippel). 2021.
[ Abstract | Recent Draft]

Transportation Networks and the Geographic Concentration of Employment 2022. (Resubmitted to Review of Economics and Statistics)
[ Abstract | Recent Draft]

Bureaucratic Discretion: "Indian Agents" during Dawes-Era Land Allotment (with Christian Dippel and Bryan Leonard). 2022. (Under Review)
[ Abstract | Recent Draft]

Colonial Definitions of Indigenous Identify and Modern Inequality on American Indian Reservations (with Dominic P. Parker) 2021.
[ Abstract]

Local versus Central Governance: Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight over American Indian Reservations (with Dominic P. Parker) 2019.
[ Abstract | Recent Draft]

Publications and Forthcoming articles


Indigenous Self-Governance and Development on American Indian Reservations (with Dominic P. Parker). 2010. AEA Papers and Proceedings (Vol. 111, pp. 233-37).
[ Abstract | Paper | Replication Package]

Work in Progress


Native Americans in the Historical Census: New Data and Applications (with Christian Dippel)
[ Abstract]

Market Integration and the Transition to Modern Agriculture

Land Development Along National Highway Networks

Economic Consequences of Childhood Exposure to Urban Environmental Toxins (with Gisella Kagy)