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Immigration in American History
(with Leah Boustan)
Journal of Economic Literature, 55:4, December 2017
The Atlantic | Los Angeles Times

To the New World and Back Again: Return Migrants in the Age of Mass Migration
(with Leah Boustan and Katherine Eriksson
Industrial and Labor Relations Review (forthcoming)
Stanford News

Economics and the Modern Economic Historian (long version)
Journal of Economic History 75:4, 1240-1251, December 2015

Book Translations as Idea Flows: The Effects of the Collapse of Communism on the Diffusion of Knowledge
(with Isabelle Sin)
Journal of European Economic Association 12:6, 1453-1520, December 2014

A Nation of Immigrants: Assimilation and Economic Outcomes in the Age of Mass Migration
(with Leah Boustan and Katherine Eriksson)
Journal of Political Economy, 122:3, 467-717, June 2014 (lead article)
Online Appendix
USA today | Vox | | Stanford News | Philadelphia Magazine| Voice of America | Washington Post | NPR

Europe’s Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses: Self-Selection and Economic Outcomes in the Age of Mass Migration
(with Leah Boustan and Katherine Eriksson)
American Economic Review, 102:5, 1832-1856, August 2012
Online Appendix

On the Optimality of Line Call Challenges in Professional Tennis
(with Liran Einav, Shimon Kolkowitz, and Roy Mill)
International Economic Review, 53:3, 939-964, August 2012
Data and Programs

Marrying Up: the Role of Sex Ratio in Assortative Matching
(with Adeline Delavande and Luis Vasconcelos)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3:3, 124-157, July 2011

Lessons from the Kibbutz on the Equality-Incentives Trade-Off
Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25:1, 185-208, Winter 2011
SIEPR Perspective

On the (lack of) Stability of Communes: An Economic Perspective
Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion (Edited by Rachel McCleary), Oxford University Press, Chapter 9, 169-189, 2011
Online Appendix

Risk, Incentives and Contracts: Partnerships in Rio De Janeiro, 1870-1891
(with Zephyr Frank and Aprajit Mahajan)
Journal of Economic History, 70:3, 686-715, September 2010

The Effect of Redistribution on Migration: Evidence from the Israeli Kibbutz
Journal of Public Economics, 93, 498-511, 2009
Previously circulated as “Testing Self-Selection in Migration: Evidence from the Israeli Kibbutz”.

The Limits of Equality: Insights from the Israeli Kibbutz
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123:3, 1111-1159, August 2008
Forbes | Plumer | DeLong

The Limits of Equality: an Economic Analysis of the Israeli Kibbutz
Journal of Economic History, 67(2), 495-499, 2007 [dissertation summary]
Comments by Carol Shiue, the convener of the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize Panel

Migration and Human Capital: Self-Selection of Indentured Servants to the Americas
(with Fabio Braggion)
Journal of Economic History, 66(4), 882-905, December 2006