In progress

'Credit supply booms, busts, and the life-cycle of firms: theory and evidence from late nineteenth century Japan' (with Sergi Basco).

'The age of epidemics: acute infectious disease and economic development in historical perspective'.


'Trade and immigration: 1870-2010' (with David Jacks), in Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World, eds. Stephen Broadberry and Kyoji Fukao. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming. [NBER Working Paper 25010]

'The samurai bond: credit supply, market access, and structural transformation in pre-war Japan' (with Sergi Basco), Journal of Economic History, vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 457-500, June 2020 [DOI] [Working Paper] [Data]

'Upstart industrialization and exports: evidence from Japan 1880-1910' (with Chris Meissner), Journal of Economic History, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 1068-1102, December 2018. [Journal article] [NBER Working Paper 23481]

'The engine and the reaper: industrialization and mortality in late nineteenth century Japan', Journal of Health Economics, vol. 56, pp. 145-162, December 2017. [Journal article] [Working Paper]

'Taxes and the choice of organizational form in late nineteenth century Japan' (with Kazuki Onji), Journal of Economic History, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 440-472, June 2017. [Journal article] [Working Paper]

'East Asian industrial pioneers: Japan, Korea and Taiwan' (with Dwight Perkins), in The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871, eds. Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. [OUP link] [Working Paper] [JEH review]

'A tale of two SICs: Japanese and American industrialization in historical perspective', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 174-197, June 2016. [Journal article] [Working Paper]

'Pollution havens and the trade in toxic chemicals: evidence from U.S. trade flows', Ecological Economics, vol. 112, pp. 150-160, April 2015. [Journal article] [Working Paper]

'Railroad expansion and industrialization: evidence from Meiji Japan', Journal of Economic History, vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 863-886, September 2014. [Journal article] [Working Paper]

'Financial intermediation and late development in Meiji Japan, 1868 to 1912', Financial History Review, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 111-135, August 2013. [Journal article] [Working Paper]

'Technological leadership and late development: evidence from Meiji Japan, 1868-1912', Economic History Review, vol. 64, no. S1, pp. 99-116, 2011. [Journal article] [Working Paper]

'What kind of job is safer? A note on occupational vulnerability' (with Ashok Bardhan), BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, vol. 10, no. 1, 2010. [Journal article]

'The yellow non-pareil: industrialization and the making of modern Japan', doctoral summary, Journal of Economic History, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 542-546, 2009. [Journal article]