Research

Website for my project with Steven Nafziger (Williams), National Science Foundation Grant #1658877, “Collaborative Research: RUI: Corporate Law, Finance, and Productivity in Historical Perspective”

Peer-Reviewed Publications, Working Papers, and Works in Progress

(New version! July 5, 2019) “Factory Productivity and the Concession System of Incorporation in Late Imperial Russia, 1894-1908” [Conditionally Accepted and Final Version Submitted, American Economic Review] [Main Text] [Online Appendix]

“Capital Structure and Corporate Performance in Late Imperial Russia” (with Steven Nafziger) [Forthcoming and Available as an Advance ArticleEuropean Review of Economic History]

“Shareholder Rights and Share Capital: The Effect of the 1901 Russian Corporation Reform, 1890-1905” [Economic History Review, August 2017]

“Vertical and Horizontal Integration in Imperial Russian Cotton Textiles, 1894-1900″[Forthcoming and Available as an Advance ArticleEuropean Review of Economic History]

“The Births, Lives, and Deaths of Corporations in Late Imperial Russia” (with Steven Nafziger) Winner of the Fred Bateman Award for best paper presented at the Economic and Business History Society Conference, May 2018

“Modernization in Progress: Part-Year Operation, Capital Accumulation, and Labor Force Composition in Late Imperial Russia” (with Tamar Matiashvili) [Download pdf]

“Financial Dynamics: Corporate Capital Structures and Payout Policies in Imperial Russia, 1900-1914” (with Steven Nafziger)

“Female entrepreneurs in the Russian Empire, 1894-1908: Evidence from manufacturing census data” (with Tanya Byker)

“Data Appendix: Imperial Russian Manufacturing Establishments Database: 1894, 1900, and 1908”

Other Publications

“Factory Productivity, Firm Organization, and Corporation Reform in Late Imperial Russia.” (Dissertation Summary) Journal of Economic History 76.2 (2016), pp. 619-622. Link

Review of R.W. Davies, Mark Harrison, Oleg Khlevniuk, and Stephen G. Wheatcroft, The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia Volume 7: The Soviet Economy and the Approach of War, 1937-1939. Published by eh.net Link

Review of Sergei Antonov, Bankrupts and Usurers of Imperial Russia: Debt Property, and the Law in the Age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. History: Reviews of New Books 46.1 (2017): 9. Link

Review of Kim Oosterlinck’s Hope Springs Eternal: Hope Springs Eternal: French Bondholders and the Repudiation of Russian Sovereign Debt. Russian Review 76.2 (2017): 379-80.

Review of Alessandro Stanziani, After Oriental Despotism: Eurasian Growth in a Global Perspective. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. Pp. viii, 183, $34.95, paperback. Journal of Economic History, 76.3 (2016), pp. 961–963. Link

Review of Yanni Kotsonis, States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic. Journal of Economic History 76.1 (2016), pp. 281-2. Link

Review of Jennifer Siegel, For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars. Journal of Economic History 76.1 (2016), pp. 247-9. Link

Review of S.A. Eddie, Freedom’s Price: Serfdom, Subjection, & Reform in Prussia, 1648–1848. Journal of Economic History 74.4 (2014), pp. 1233-1234. Link