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The role of land in temperate and tropical agriculture

2019.   T. R. Johnson and D. Vollrath.   Economica.   Forthcoming.  Data/Code  Appendix

The Urban Mortality Transition and Poor Country Urbanization

2019.   R. Jedwab and D. Vollrath.   American Economic Journal - Macroeconomics.   11(1):223-75.  Data/Code  

The Effect of Agricultural Technology on the Speed of Development

2018.   M. Eberhardt and D. Vollrath.   World Development.   109:483-496.    

Structural Change and the Possibilities for Future Growth in Nigeria

2017.   A. Adeyinka, S. Salau, and D. Vollrath.   Structural Change, Fundamentals, and Growth, A Framework and Case Studies.   Ed. M. McMillan, D. Rodrik, C. Sepulveda. IFPRI..    

Urbanization with and without industrialization

2016.   D. Gollin, R. Jedwab, and D. Vollrath.   Journal of Economic Growth.   21(1).    

Urbanization without growth in historical perspective

2015.   R. Jedwab and D. Vollrath.   Explorations in Economic History.   58(C).  Data/Code  

Household Response to Government Debt, Evidence from Life Insurance Holdings

2015.   S. C. Craig, E. C. Hoang, and D. Vollrath.   Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.   47(5).    

The Efficiency of Human Capital Allocations in Developing Countries

2014.   D. Vollrath.   Journal of Development Economics.   108:106-118.  Data/Code  Appendix

Measuring Aggregate Agricultural Labor Effort in Dual Economies

2013.   D. Vollrath.   Eurasian Economic Review.   3(1).    

Inequality and school funding in the rural United States, 1890

2013.   D. Vollrath.   Explorations in Economic History.   50(2).  Data/Code  

How big are the gains from international financial integration?

2013.   I. Hoxha, S. Kalemli-Ozcan, and D. Vollrath.   Journal of Development Economics.   103(C).    

Land tenure, population, and long-run growth

2012.   D. Vollrath.   Journal of Population Economics.   25(3).    

The agricultural basis of comparative development

2011.   D. Vollrath.   Journal of Economic Growth.   16(4).    

Inequality in Landownership, the Emergence of Human-Capital Promoting Institutions, and the Great Divergence

2009.   O. Galor, O. Moav, and D. Vollrath.   Review of Economic Studies.   76(1).  Data/Code  

The dual economy in long-run development

2009.   D. Vollrath.   Journal of Economic Growth.   14(4).    

How important are dual economy effects for aggregate productivity?

2009.   D. Vollrath.   Journal of Development Economics.   88(2).    

Land Distribution and International Agricultural Productivity

2007.   D. Vollrath.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics.   89(1).  Data/Code