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Books

Human Capital in History: The American Record
with Leah P. Boustan, Carola Frydman
Conference held December 7-8, 2012
Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press

Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective
with William J. Collins
Conference held December 14, 2013
Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press

Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860
Published in January 2000 by University of Chicago Press
© 2000 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Long-Term Factors in Economic Development

Working Papers and Chapters

October 2014Introduction to "Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective"
with William J. Collins
in Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective, William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo, editors
August 2014Economies of Scale in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing Revisited: A Resolution of the Entrepreneurial Labor Input Problem
in Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective, William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo, editors
December 2013Introduction to "Human Capital in History: The American Record"
with Leah P. Boustan, Carola Frydman
in Human Capital in History: The American Record, Leah P. Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo, editors
November 2013Technical Change and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labor: The United States in Historical Perspective
with Lawrence F. Katz
in Human Capital in History: The American Record, Leah P. Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo, editors
June 2013Economies of Scale in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing Revisited: A Resolution of the Entrepreneurial Labor Input Problem
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Forthcoming: Economies of Scale in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing Revisited: A Resolution of the Entrepreneurial Labor Input Problem, Robert A. Margo. in Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective, Collins and Margo. 2014

February 2013Technical Change and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labor: The United States in Historical Perspective
with Lawrence F. Katz: w18752

Forthcoming: Technical Change and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labor: The United States in Historical Perspective, Lawrence F. Katz, Robert A. Margo. in Human Capital in History: The American Record, Boustan, Frydman, and Margo. 2014

January 2011White Suburbanization and African-American Home Ownership, 1940-1980
with Leah Platt Boustan: w16702

Published: "A Silver Lining to White Flight? White Suburbanization and African-American Homeownership, 1940-1980," with Robert A. Margo. Journal of Urban Economics, 2013.

Race and Home Ownership from the Civil War to the Present
with William J. Collins: w16665

Published: Collins, William J., and Robert A. Margo. 2011. "Race and Home Ownership from the End of the Civil War to the Present." American Economic Review, 101(3): 355-59.

December 2010Free Labor and Slave Labor
with Stanley L. Engerman
in Founding Choices: American Economic Policy in the 1790s, Douglas A. Irwin and Richard Sylla, editors
August 2010The Economic History of the American Economic Review: A Century's Explosion of Economics Research
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Published: “The Economic History of the American Economic Review : A Century’s Explosion of Econ omics Research,” American Economic Review 101 (February 2011): 9 - 35.

November 2009Agricultural Improvements and Access to Rail Transportation: The American Midwest as a Test Case, 1850-1860
with Jeremy Atack: w15520

Published: (with Margo), “ The Impact of Access to Rail Transportation on Agricultural Improvement: The American Midwest as a Test Case, 1850 - 1860 ,” Journal of Transportation and Land Use , 4: 2 (2011).

January 2009Did Railroads Induce or Follow Economic Growth? Urbanization and Population Growth in the American Midwest, 1850-60
with Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman, Michael Haines: w14640
October 2008Railroads and the Rise of the Factory: Evidence for the United States, 1850-70
with Jeremy Atack, Michael R. Haines: w14410

Published: “Railroads and the Rise of the Factory: Evidence for the United States, 1850 - 1870,” (with Haines and Margo ) in P a ul Rhode, J oshua Rosenbloom, and D avid Weiman, ( eds. ) Economic Evolution and Revolutions in Historical Time . Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, (2011): 162 - 179 .

October 2007Race, Segregation, and Postal Employment: New Evidence on Spatial Mismatch
with Leah Platt Boustan: w13462

Published: Journal of Urban Economics Volume 65, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 1–10

July 2006Railroads and Local Economic Development: The United States in the 1850s
with Michael R. Haines: w12381

Published: Rosenbloom, J. (ed.) Quantitative Economic History: The Good of Counting. London: Routledge, 2008.

January 2006Steam Power, Establishment Size, and Labor Productivity Growth in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing
with Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman: w11931

Published: Atack, Jeremy, Fred Bateman, and Robert Margo. “Steam Power, Establishment Size, and Labor Productivity Growth in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing.” Explorations in Economic History 45, 2 (April 2008): 185-98. citation courtesy of

November 2004The Impact of the Civil War on Capital Intensity and Labor Productivity in Southern Manufacturing
with William Hutchinson: w10886

Published: Hutchinson, William K. & Margo, Robert A., 2006. "The impact of the Civil War on capital intensity and labor productivity in southern manufacturing," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 43(4), pages 689-704, October. citation courtesy of

May 2004The Economic Aftermath of the 1960s Riots: Evidence from Property Values
with William J. Collins: w10493

Published: Collins, Williams J. and Robert A. Margo. “The Economic Aftermath of the 1960s Riots in American Cities: Evidence from Property Values." Journal of Economic History 67, 4 (December 2007): 849 -883.

January 2004The Labor Market Effects of the 1960s Riots
with William J. Collins: w10243

Published: Gale, W. and J. Pack (eds.) Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2004. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2004.

August 2003Capital Deepening in American Manufacturing, 1850-1880
with Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman: w9923

Published: Atack, Jeremy, Fred Bateman and Robert A. Margo. "Capital Deepening And The Rise Of The Factory: The American Experience During The Nineteenth Century," Economic History Review, 2005, v58(3,Aug), 586-595.

June 2003Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling in the United States
with William J. Collins: w9770

Published: Collins, William J. & Margo, Robert A., 2006. "Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling in the United States," Handbook of the Economics of Education, Elsevier.

March 2003Historical Perspectives on U.S. Economic Geography
with Sukkoo Kim: w9594

Published: Kim, Sukkoo & Margo, Robert A., 2004. "Historical perspectives on U.S. economic geography," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, in: J. V. Henderson & J. F. Thisse (ed.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 66, pages 2981-3019 Elsevier.

February 2002The North-South Wage Gap, Before and After the Civil War
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Published: Eltis, D., F. Lewis, and K. Sokoloff (eds.) Slavery in the Development of the Americas. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

October 2000Rising Wage Dispersion Across American Manufacturing Establishments, 1850-1880
with Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman: w7932
June 2000Race and the Value of Owner-Occupied Housing, 1940-1990
with William J. Collins: w7749

Published: Collins, William J. and Robert A. Margo. "Race And The Value Of Owner-Occupied Housing, 1940-1990," Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2003, v33(3,May), 255-286. citation courtesy of

January 2000Front matter, table of contents, preface
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
Introduction to "Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860"
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
The Growth of Wages in Antebellum America: A Review
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
New Estimates of Nominal and Real Wages for the Antebellum Period
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
Intersectoral Efficiency: Farm-Nonfarm Wage Gaps
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
Geographic Aspects of Labor Market Integration before the Civil War
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
Wages in California during the Gold Rush
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
Antebellum Wages and Labor Markets: A New Interpretation
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
Postlude
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
Notes
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
References
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
Index
in Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860, Robert A. Margo
August 1999Race and Home Ownership, 1900 to 1990
with William J. Collins: w7277

Published: Collins, William J. and Robert A. Margo. "Race And Home Ownership: A Century-Long View," Explorations in Economic History, 2001, v38(1,Jan), 68-92.

October 1998Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War
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Published: Margo, Robert A. "Wages And Labor Markets Before The Civil War," American Economic Review, 1998, v88(2,May), 51-56.

July 1998Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War
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Published: Published as "Wages and Labor Markets Before the Civil War", American Economic Review, Vol. 88, no. 2 (May 1998): 51-56.

June 1997Wages in California During the Gold Rush
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September 1996Explaining the Rise in Antebellum Pauperism: New Evidence
with Lynne L. Kiesling: h0092

Published: Kiesling, L. Lynne and Robert A. Margo. "Explaining The Rise In Antebellum Pauperism, 1850-1860: New Evidence," Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 1997, v37(2,Summer), 405-417.

August 1996"Location, Location, Location!" The Market for Vacant Urban Land: New York 1835-1900
with Jeremy Atack: h0091

Published: Atack, Jeremy and Robert A. Margo. "'Location, Location, Location!' The Price Of Gradient For Vacant Urban Land: New York, 1835 To 1900," Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 1998, v16(2,Mar), 151-172.

July 1996Compulsory Schooling Legislation and School Attendance in Turn-of-the-Century America: A "Natural Experiment" Approach
with T. Aldrich Finegan: h0089

Published: Economic Letters, 53, (October1996), : pp.103-110.

December 1995Changes in the Distribution of Wages, 1940-1950: The Public vs. the Private Sector
with T. Aldrich Finegan: w5389

Published: Margo, Robert A. and T. Aldrich Finegan. "The Great Compression Of The 1940s: The Public Versus The Private Sector," Explorations in Economic History, 2002, v39(2,Apr), 183-203.

August 1995The Farm-Nonfarm Wage Gap in the Antebellum United States: Evidence fromthe 1850 and 1860 Censuses of Social Statistics
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November 1994The Price of Housing in New York City, 1830-1860
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Published: Journal of Economic History, 56 (September 1996): PP.605-625.

April 1993Added and Discouraged Workers in the Late 1930s: A Re-Examination
with T. Aldrich Finegan: h0045

Published: Journal of Economic History, Volume 54 (March 1994): 64-84

March 1993Explaining Black-White Wage Convergence, 1940-1950: The Role of the Great Compression
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Published: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 48, April 1995, pp. 470-481

September 1992The Labor Force in the Nineteenth Century
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Published: S. Engerman and R. Gallman, eds., The Cambridge Economic History of the United States, Vol. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Employment and Unemployment in the 1930s
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Published: Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 7, Spring 1993, p. 41-59 citation courtesy of

January 1992Wages, Prices, and Labor Markets before the Civil War
with Claudia Goldin
in Strategic Factors in Nineteenth Century American Economic History: A Volume to Honor Robert W. Fogel, Claudia Goldin and Hugh Rockoff, editors
Wages and Prices during the Antebellum Period: A Survey and New Evidence
in American Economic Growth and Standards of Living before the Civil War, Robert E. Gallman and John Joseph Wallis, editors
August 1991The Great Compression: The Wage Structure in the United States at Mid- Century
with Claudia Goldin: w3817

Published: Goldin, Claudia and Robert A. Margo. "The Great Compression: The U.S. Wage Structure at Mid-Century." Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 1992, vol cvii, pp. 1-34 citation courtesy of

July 1991The Labor Force Participation of Older Americans in 1900: Further Results
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Published: Explorations in Economic History, vol 30, October 1993: p. 409-423

May 1991The Decline in Black Teenage Labor Force Participation in the South, 1900-1970: The Role of Schooling
with T. Aldrich Finegan: w3704

Published: American Economic Review, vol. 83, March 1993, p. 234-247 citation courtesy of

December 1990The Microeconomics of Depression Unemployment
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Published: Journal of Economic History, Vol.51, No.2, June 1991, pp.333-341.

Wages and Prices During the Antebellum Period: A Survey and New Evidence
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October 1990Segregated Schools and the Mobility Hypothesis: A Model of Local Government Discrimination
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Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 106, No.1, pp.61-73, February 1991.

August 1990The Competitive Dynamics of Racial Exclusion: Employment Segregation in the South, 1900-1950
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Published:

January 1990Front matter, Race and Schooling in the South, 1880-1950: An Economic History
in Race and Schooling in the South, 1880-1950: An Economic History, Robert A. Margo
December 1989Wages, Prices, and Labor Markets Before the Civil War
with Claudia Goldin: w3198

Published:

January 1988Schooling and the Great Migration
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Published: "'To the Promised Land': Education and the Black Exodus," Chapter 7 of Robert A. Margo, Race and Schooling in the South, 1880-1950: An Economic History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.

October 1987The Poor at Birth: Infant Auxology and Mortality at Philadelphia's Almshouse Hospital, 1848-1873
with Claudia D. Goldin: w2525

Published: Explorations in Economic History, vol.26, no. 3, pp.360-379, July 1989.

May 1987Accounting for Racial Differences in School Attendance in the American South, 1900: The Role of Separate-But-Equal
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Published: Review of Economics and Statistics, vol.69, no.4, pp661-666, November 1987 citation courtesy of

October 1985The Antebellum "Surge" in Skill Differentials One More Time: New Evidence
with Georgia C. Villaflor: w1758

Published: Margo, Robert and Georgia Villaflor. "The Growth of Wages in Antebellum America: New Evidence," Vol. 47, No. 4, December 1987.

May 1985Education Achievement in Segregated School Systems: The Effects of "Separate-But-Equal"
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Published: Margo, Robert A. "Education Achievement in Segregated Schoo Systems: The Effects of 'Separate-But-Equal'" American Economic Review, Vol. 76, No. 4, September 1986, pp. 794-801. citation courtesy of

September 1983Accumulation of Property by Southern Blacks Before World War I: Commentand Further Evidence
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Published: Margo, Robert A. "Accumulation of Property by Southern Blacks Before World War I: Comment and Further Evidence," American Economic Review, Vol. 74, No. 4, 1984, pp. 768-776. citation courtesy of

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