Publications

Articles

“Distinctively Black Names in the American Past,” with Trevon D. Logan and John Parman, Explorations in Economic History, Volume 53 (July 2014), pp. 64-82. Explorations in Economic History web site

“Violence and Economic Growth: Evidence from African American Patents, 1870-1940,” Journal of Economic Growth, Volume 19 Issue 2 (June 2014), pp. 221-257.  Journal of Economic Growth web site

“Overcoming Discrimination by Consumers during the Age of Segregation: The Example of Garrett Morgan,” Business History Review, Volume 86, Issue 2 (Summer 2012)

“Converging to a National Lynching Database: Recent Developments and the Way Forward,”Historical Methods, Volume 45, Issue 2 (March 2012)

“Inventing Social Capital: Evidence from African American Inventors, 1843-1930,” Explorations in Economic History, Volume 48, Issue 4 (December 2011), pp. 507-518

“Metals or Management? Explaining Recent Economic Growth in Africa,” American Economic Review, 99(2): 268–74 (May 2009), with Laura Beny

“The Next Battleground in the Terror War,” Hoover Digest 2004, No. 1

“Now the Hard Part,” Hoover Digest 2003, No. 2

“Trade Credit and Bank Finance: Financing Small Firms in Russia”, Journal of Business Venturing, Volume 14, Numbers 5-6, (1999) pp. 493-518

Accepted Papers

“The Mortality Consequences of Distinctively Black Names,” with Trevon D. Logan and John Parman, NBER Working Paper No. 21625, forthcoming in Explorations in Economic History.

“The Financial and Economic Crisis: Implications for Consumer Finance and for Households in Michigan,” 2011, Michigan State University, Journal of Consumer Education.

“Were the Nigerian Banking Reforms of 2005 a Success…And for the Poor?” July 2010, NBER Working Paper No. 16890, forthcoming in NBER volume African Development Successes

Book Chapters

“The Euro Area Crisis and Its Implications for the United States,” Chapter 5 in Alan Krueger, et al., eds. Economic Report of the President, February 2012.

“Small Businesses and the Recovery,” Chapter 2 in Alan Krueger, et al., eds. Economic Report of the President, February 2012.

“Were the Nigerian Banking Reforms of 2005 a Success…And for the Poor?” July 2010, NBER African Development Successes Project, NBER Working Paper No. 16890, forthcoming in NBER volume African Development Successes.

“Does Government Help or Hinder Innovation?” in F. Scott Kieff and Troy Paredes, eds., Commercializing Innovation. New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

“Patents and Knowledge Spillovers to Developing Countries,” in Sisay Asefa, ed., Globalization and International Development: Critical Issues of the 21st Century, 44th Werner-Sichel Lecture Series, W.E. Upjohn Lecture Series. Kalamazoo: Upjohn Institute, 2010.

“The End of Serfdom in Russia and Lessons for Sudan”, chapter in Kwame Anthony Appiah and Martin Bunzl, eds., Buying Freedom: The Ethics and Economics of Slavery, Princeton University Press, 2007.

“Africa: A Union Open for Growth, Trade, and Business?”, Global Competitiveness Report 2002-2003, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Editor and Lead Author, Africa Competitiveness Report 2000-2001, World Economic Forum, Oxford University Press, 2001.

“Regional Public Goods in International Assistance” (with Jeffrey Sachs), Global Public Goods, Kaul, ed., Oxford University Press, 1999.

Book Reviews

Rayvon Fouché. Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, reviewed for Journal of Economic of Economic History, (2004), 64:3:900-902 Cambridge University Press.

Robert J. Norrell. Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008, reviewed for Business History Review, by Lisa D. Cook (Spring 2010)

Bruce Sinclair, ed. Technology and the African American Experience: Needs and Opportunities for Study. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004, reviewed for Journal of Economic History, (2004), 64:3:900-902 Cambridge University Press.

Ross Thomson, Structures of Change in the Mechanical Age: Technological Innovation in the United States, 1790-1865. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. xiv + 432 pp. $68 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-8018-9141-0, reviewed for EH.NET by Lisa D. Cook (February 2010)