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Research

Published and Forthcoming Papers:
Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran (2021). “Working Their Way Up? US Immigrants’ Changing Labor Market Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics Forthcoming.
Revised version of NBER Working Paper 26414.
Media Coverage: For All Magazine

Zimran, Ariell (2022). “US Immigrants’ Secondary Migration and Geographic Assimilation during the Age of Mass Migration.” Explorations in Economic History 85, 101457. doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2022.101457.
Revised version of NBER Working Paper 28812.

Zimran, Ariell (2020). “Recognizing Sample-Selection Bias in Historical Data.” Social Science History 44:3, pp. 525-554. doi:10.1017/ssh.2020.11.

Zimran, Ariell (2020). “Transportation and Health in the Antebellum United States 1820-1847.” Journal of Economic History 80:3, pp. 670-709. doi:10.1017/S0022050720000315.
Revised version of NBER Working Paper 24943.
Media Coverage: CityLab, Der Standard

Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran (2019). “The Economic Assimilation of Irish Famine Migrants to the United States.” Explorations in Economic History 74, 101302. doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2019.101302.
Revised version of NBER Working Paper 25287.
Media Coverage: VoxEU, The Long Run, Sunday Times

Zimran, Ariell (2019). “Sample-Selection Bias and Height Trends in the Nineteenth-Century United States.” Journal of Economic History 79:1, pp. 99-138. doi:10.1017/S0022050718000694.
Revised version of NBER Working Paper 24815

Spitzer, Yannay and Ariell Zimran (2018). “Migrant Self-Selection: Anthropometric Evidence from the Mass Migration of Italians to the United States, 1907–1925.” Journal of Development Economics 134, pp. 226-247. doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2018.04.006

Working Papers:
Zimran, Ariell. “Internal Migration in the United States: Rates, Selection, and Destination Choice, 1850-1940.” NBER Working Paper 30384. Revisions requested by the Journal of Economic History.

Spitzer, Yannay, Gaspare Tortorici, and Ariell Zimran. “International Migration Responses to Modern Europe’s Most Destructive Earthquake: Messina and Reggio Calabria, 1908.” NBER Working Paper 27506 and CEPR Discussion Paper 15008. Submitted.
Media Coverage: The Carroll Round Review Podcast

Spitzer, Yannay and Ariell Zimran. “Like an Ink Blot on Paper: Testing the Diffusion Hypothesis of Mass Migration, Italy 1876-1920.” New draft coming soon!
Media Coverage: Der Standard