Publications

"Investment Banks as Corporate Monitors in the Early 20th Century," (with Carola Frydman) American Economic Review, 2017.

"Economic History, Historical Analysis, and the New History of Capitalism," Journal of Economic History, 2017.

"Corporation Law and the Shift toward Open Access in the Antebellum United States," in Lamoreaux and Wallis, eds., Organizations, Civil Society and the Roots of Development, NBER/University of Chicago Press, 2017.

"Early American Corporations and the State," in Lamoreaux and Novak, eds., The Corporation and American Democracy, Harvard University Press, 2017.

"Turning Citizens Into Investors: Promoting Savings with Liberty Bonds during World War I" (with Wendy Rahn) Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2016.

"Economic Effects of Runs on Early 'Shadow Banks': Trust Companies and the Impact of the Panic of 1907," with Carola Frydman and Lily Y. Zhou. Journal of Political Economy, 2015.

"Corporate Governance and the Development of Manufacturing Enterprises in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts," in Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective, ed. Collins and Margo. University of Chicago Press, 2015.

"History of American Corporate Governance," Annual Review of Financial Economics, 2014.

"Shareholder Voting Rights in Early American Corporations," Business History, 2013.

"Democratic Dividends: Stockholding, Wealth, and Politics in New York, 1791-1826," with Jacqueline Valentine. Journal of Economic History, 2012.

"Rogue Finance: The Life and Fire Insurance Company and the Panic of 1826," Business History Review, 2009.

"The Limited Partnership in New York, 1822-1858: Partnerships without Kinship," with Katharine E. O'Banion. Journal of Economic History, 2009.

"When Did Ownership Separate from Control? Corporate Governance in the Early-Nineteenth Century." Journal of Economic History, 2008.

"The Negative Trade-Off Between Risk and Incentives: Evidence from the American Whaling Industry." Explorations in Economic History, 2008.

"Investment and Diversification in the American Whaling Industry," Journal of Economic History, 67(2), 2007.

"Incentives in Corporations: Evidence from the American Whaling Industry," Journal of Law and Economics, 49(1), 2006.