in Journal of African Economies
June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10719 words.
Using regional data for about 180 African provinces, we find that measures of Protestant missionary activity in the past are more correlated with schooling variables today than similar...
in The Review of Economic Studies
April 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 21953 words.
Marriage institutions have changed over time, evolving from polygyny to monogamy, and then to serial monogamy (as defined by divorce and remarriage). We propose a unified theory of such...
in Oxford Economic Papers
July 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 11295 words.
I investigate the consequences of long-run persistence of a society’s preferences for cultural goods. Historical cultural activity is approximated with the frequency of births of music...