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Research

Published and Forthcoming Papers:
Zimran, Ariell (2023). “Internal Migration in the United States: Rates, Selection, and Destination Choice, 1850-1940.” Journal of Economic History Forthcoming. Abstract
Revised version of NBER Working Paper 30384.

Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran (2023). “Working Their Way Up? US Immigrants’ Changing Labor Market Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 15:3, pp. 238-269. doi:10.1257/app.20210008. Abstract
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. Abstract
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. Abstract

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. Abstract
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. Abstract
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. Abstract
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 Abstract

Working Papers:
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. Revisions requested by the Journal of Economic History. Abstract
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.” NBER Working Paper 30847 and CEPR Discussion Paper 17837. Submitted. Abstract
Media Coverage: Der Standard, Yale Economic Growth Center

Escamilla-Guerrero, David, Andrea Papadia, and Ariell Zimran. “The Effects of Immigration in an Agricultural Frontier Economy: Brazil, 1890-1920.” Draft Coming Soon! Abstract

Selected Work in Progress:

Howlader, Aparna, Christopher T. Sichko, and Ariell Zimran. “Environmental Migrant Selection and Race during the Great American Drought, 1935-1940.” Draft Coming Soon! Abstract

Arroyo Abad, Leticia, José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez, Yannay Spitzer, and Ariell Zimran. “Pioneer Migrants: The First Wave of Migration to the Americas, 1493-1539.” Abstract

Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran. “‘Be Very Particular to Distinguish Between Farmers and Farm Laborers’: Complete-Count Censuses and the Composition of the Nineteenth-Century Agricultural Labor Force.” Abstract

Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran. “Who Benefited from World War II Service and the GI Bill? New Evidence on Heterogeneous Effects for Veterans.” Abstract
In preparation for the NBER conference on the Economics of World War II