Research

Published Papers:
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 Forthcoming. doi: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2018.04.006

Working Papers:
“Sample-Selection Bias and Height Trends in the Nineteenth-Century United States” (PDF) revisions requested by the Journal of Economic History

“Transportation and Health in a Developing Country: The United States, 1820–1847” (PDF)

Intuition to Recognize and Address Sample-Selection Bias in Historical Sources, With Illustrations from the Historical Heights Literature” (PDF) submitted

Work in Progress:
“Selection and Post-Migration Outcomes: Italians in the United States, 1900-1940” (with Yannay Spitzer)

“Massive Earthquakes and Mass Migration: Post-Disaster Population Dynamics”(with Yannay Spitzer and Gaspare Tortorici)

“Railroads and the Diffusion of Italian Emigration” (with Yannay Spitzer)

“The Intergenerational Economic Assimilation of Irish Famine Migrants” (with Bill Collins)

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