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

Timothy Guinnane’s site collecting research on the legal form of enterprise.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Modernization in Progress: Part-Year Operation, Capital Accumulation, and Labor Force Composition in Late Imperial Russia” (with Tamar Matiashvili) [Accepted, Journal of Economic History] [Main Text] [Online Appendix] [Replication Materials]

“Factory Productivity and the Concession System of Incorporation in Late Imperial Russia.” American Economic Review 110.2 (2020): 401-27. [Download]

“Vertical and Horizontal Integration in Russian Cotton Textiles, 1894 – 1900.” European Review of Economic History 24.1 (2020): 157-91. [Download]

“Capital Structure and Corporate Performance in Late Imperial Russia” (with Steven Nafziger). European Review of Economic History 23.4 (2019): 446-81. [Download]

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

“Interactive Web-based Simulations to Teach Econometrics: Making Abstract Concepts Tangible” (with Tanya Byker and Dylan Mortimer) [Forthcoming and Available Online, Journal of Economics Teaching] [Download pdf] [Project site]

Working Papers and Works in Progress

“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 [Revise and Resubmit, Economic Journal] [Download pdf] [BOFIT Discussion Paper 26/2020]

“Financing Industrial Corporations in a Developing Economy: Panel Evidence from Imperial Russa” (with Steven Nafziger). Previously circulated as “Financing nascent industry : Leverage, politics, and performance in Imperial Russia” [BOFIT Discussion Paper 7/2020] [Latest Draft]

“Shareholder Democracy under Autocracy: Voting Rights and Corporate Performance in Imperial Russia” (with Amy Dayton and Steven Nafziger). [European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 773/2021]

“Finance Capitalism in Industrializing Autocracies: Evidence from Corporate Balance Sheets in Imperial Germany and Russia” (with Caroline Fohlin) [Download pdf]

“Cross-Cultural Trade and the Slave Ship the Bonne Société: Baskets of Goods, Diverse Sellers, and Time Pressure on the African Coast” (with Anne Ruderman) [LSE Economic History Working Paper No. 333, 2021]

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

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 Kuboniwa, Masaaki, Yasushi Nakamura, Kazuhiro Kumo, and Yoshisada Shida, editors. Russian Economic Development over Three Centuries: New Data and Inferences. Russian Review 79.4 (October 2020): 679-680. 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 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