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Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy
with Naomi R. Lamoreaux
Conference held November 7-8, 2008
Published in August 2011 by University of Chicago Press
© 2011 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War
with Matthew E. Kahn
Published in February 2008 by Princeton University Press
in NBER Book Series Long-Term Factors in Economic Development

Economics of Health and Mortality
Published in August 2007 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS, 2007, Vol. 104, no. 33

The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990
Published in January 1998 by University of Chicago Press
© 1998 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Long-Term Factors in Economic Development

Working Papers and Chapters

November 2013Health and the Economy in the United States, from 1750 to the Present
w19685
Health, Education and Income in the United States, 1820-2000
with Hoyt Bleakley, Adriana Lleras-Muney
in Human Capital in History: The American Record, Leah P. Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo, editors
June 2013Health, Education and Income in the United States, 1820-2000
with Hoyt Bleakley, Adriana Lleras-Muney: w19162
September 2011Leaders: Privilege, Sacrifice, Opportunity and Personnel Economics in the American Civil War
w17382
July 2011Understanding the Solar Home Price Premium: Electricity Generation and “Green” Social Status
with Samuel Dastrup, Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Matthew E. Kahn: w17200
January 2011Electricity Consumption and Durable Housing: Understanding Cohort Effects
with Matthew E. Kahn: w16732
December 2010Scarring and Mortality Selection Among Civil War POWs: A Long-Term Mortality, Morbidity and Socioeconomic Follow-Up
w16584
May 2010Why Has California’s Residential Electricity Consumption Been So Flat since the 1980s?: A Microeconometric Approach
with Matthew E. Kahn: w15978
April 2010Energy Conservation "Nudges" and Environmentalist Ideology: Evidence from a Randomized Residential Electricity Field Experiment
with Matthew E. Kahn: w15939
January 2009The Health of Older Men in the Past
in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability among the Elderly, David M. Cutler and David A. Wise, editors
November 2008Front matter, table of contents
with Naomi R. Lamoreaux
in Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy, Dora L. Costa and Naomi R. Lamoreaux, editors
Introduction to "Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy
with Naomi R. Lamoreaux
in Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy, Dora L. Costa and Naomi R. Lamoreaux, editors
The Rise of Retirement Among African Americans: Wealth and Social Security Effects
w14462
June 2008Health, Stress, and Social Networks: Evidence from Union Army Veterans
with Matthew E. Kahn: w14053
February 2008Preface
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
Loyalty and Sacrifice
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
Why the U.S. Civil War
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
Building the Armies
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
Heroes and Cowards
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
POW Camp Survivors
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
The Homecoming of Heroes and Cowards
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
Slaves Become Freemen
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
Learning from the Past
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
Data Appendix
with Matthew E. Kahn
in Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
December 2005Surviving Andersonville: The Benefits of Social Networks in POW Camps
with Matthew E. Kahn: w11825
December 2004Forging a New Identity: The Costs and Benefits of Diversity in Civil War Combat Units for Black Slaves and Freemen
with Matthew E. Kahn: w11013
November 2004Race and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from Union Army Veterans
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April 2004Shame and Ostracism: Union Army Deserters Leave Home
with Matthew E. Kahn: w10425
September 2003Becoming Oldest-Old: Evidence from Historical U.S. Data
with Joanna Lahey: w9933
March 2003Race and Pregnancy Outcomes in the Twentieth Century: A Long-Term Comparison
w9593
January 2003Front matter, Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle
in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past, Dora L. Costa, editor
Conclusion
in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past, Dora L. Costa, editor
December 2002Changes in the Value of Life: 1940-1980
with Matthew E. Kahn: w9396
March 2002The Measure of Man and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from the Gould Sample
w8843
December 2001Cowards and Heroes: Group Loyalty in the American Civil War
with Matthew E. Kahn: w8627
May 2001Understanding the Decline in Social Capital, 1952-1998
with Matthew E. Kahn: w8295
November 2000Understanding Mid-Life and Older Age Mortality Declines: Evidence from Union Army Veterans
w8000
April 2000American Living Standards, 1888-1994: Evidence From Consumer Expenditures
w7650
March 2000Long-Term Declines in Disability Among Older Men: Medical Care, Public Health, and Occupational Change
w7605
From Mill Town to Board Room: The Rise of Women's Paid Labor
w7608
June 1999A House of Her Own: Old Age Assistance and the Living Arrangements of Older Nonmarried Women
w6217
Unequal at Birth: A Long-Term Comparison of Income and Birth Weight
w6313
May 1999Power Couples: Changes in the Locational Choice of the College Educated, 1940-1990
with Matthew E. Kahn: w7109
American Living Standards: Evidence from Recreational Expenditures
w7148
December 1998Hours of Work and the Fair Labor Standards Act: A Study of Retail and Wholesale Trade, 1938-1950
w6855
Understanding the Twentieth Century Decline in Chronic Conditions Among Older Men
w6859
April 1998The Wage and the Length of the Work Day: From the 1890s to 1991
w6504
February 1998The Unequal Work Day: A Long-Term View
w6419
January 1998Front matter, table of contents
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
Preface
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
The Problem of Old Age
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
The Evolution of Retirement
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
Income and Retirement
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
Work and Disease
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
The Older Worker
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
Displacing the Family
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
The Rise of the Leisured Class
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
Pensions and Politics
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
Looking to the Future
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
Appendix A: Union Army Pensions and Civil War Records
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
References
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
Indexes
in The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, Dora L. Costa
June 1997Less of a Luxury: The Rise of Recreation since 1888
w6054
January 1997Long-Term Trends in Health, Welfare, and Economic Growth in the United States
with Richard H. Steckel
in Health and Welfare during Industrialization, Richard H. Steckel and Roderick Floud, Eds.
January 1996Displacing the Family: Union Army Pensions and Elderly Living Arrange- ments
w5429
November 1995Long-Term Trends in Health, Welfare, and Economic Growth in the United States
with Richard H. Steckel: h0076
October 1995The Political Economy of State Provided Health Insurance in the Progressive Era: Evidence from California
w5328
November 1994Health and Labor Force Participation of Older Men, 1900-1991
w4929
April 1994Agricultural Decline and the Secular Rise in Male Retirement Rates
h0055
December 1993Explaining the Changing Dynamics of Unemployment: Evidence from Civil War Records
h0051
November 1993Health, Income, and Retirement: Evidence from Nineteenth Century America
w4537

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