Research



    Published research:

1807: Economic shocks, conflict and the slave trade
    with Namrata Kala
    2017, Journal of Development Economics

Polygamy and child mortality: Historical and modern evidence from Nigeria's Igbo
    with Vellore Arthi
    Forthcoming
, Review of Economics of the Household

Intra-Household Labor Allocation in Colonial Nigeria
    with Vellore Arthi
    2016
, Explorations in Economic History

African polygamy: Past and present
    Web Appendix

    2015, Journal of Development Economics

Climate and the slave trade
    with Namrata Kala
    Web Appendix

    
2015, Journal of Development Economics

Trees, tenure and conflict: Rubber in colonial Benin
    2014, Journal of Development Economics


The battle for rubber in Benin
    2014, Economic History Review

Ecology, trade, and states in pre-colonial Africa
    Web Appendix

    2014, Journal of the European Economic Association

Imachi nkwu: Trade and the commons
    Sample Case
    2014, Journal of Economic History

Does land abundance explain African institutions?
    Web Appendix, Matches

    2013, Economic Journal


Revealed preference tests of the Cournot model
    with Andrés CarvajalRahul Deb, and John Quah
    2013, Econometrica

"Rubber will not keep in this country": Failed development in Benin, 1897-1921
    2013, Explorations in Economic History

Partition, migration, and jute cultivation in India
    with Prashant Bharadwaj

    
2012, Journal of Development Studies

Land abundance and economic institutions: Egba land and slavery, 1830-1914

    2012,
Economic History Review


Land tenure and investment incentives: Evidence from West Africa
    
Web Appendix
, Correction
   
2011, Journal of Development Economics

L'Étranger: 
Status, property rights, and investment incentives in Cote d'Ivoire

    2010, Land Economics

    Other publications:

    2017, The Long Economic and Political Shadow of History
   
Literature review
    2014, Journal of Economic History
    Book review

History, historians and development policy: A necessary dialogue
    2012, Economic History Review

    Book review

Property rights in rural West Africa: Causes and consequences
    2011, Journal of Economic History

    Dissertation summary

The causal history of Africa: A response to Hopkins

    2010,
Economic History of Developing Regions
    Literature review, responding to an article by Hopkins
   
Comments by Hopkins and Jerven, and my reply.