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Homepage:https://karenclay.org/
Workplace:H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2023

  1. Energy and the Environment in Economic History
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. The Historical Impact of Coal on Cities
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2023) Downloads
  3. The Impact of Lead Exposure on Fertility, Infant Mortality, and Infant Birth Outcomes
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2023) Downloads

2021

  1. Does LEED Certification Save Energy? Evidence from Federal Buildings
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Does LEED Certification Save Energy? Evidence from Retrofitted Federal Buildings
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article Does LEED certification save energy? Evidence from retrofitted federal buildings, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier (2023) Downloads (2023)
  3. Impacts of the Clean Air Act on the Power Sector from 1938-1994: Anticipation and Adaptation
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2021) Downloads View citations (3)

2020

  1. The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its Lessons for COVID-19
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (25)
    Also in Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy (2020) Downloads View citations (22)

    See also Journal Article The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Its Lessons for COVID-19, Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association (2022) Downloads View citations (12) (2022)
  2. The Impact of an Environmental Shock on Black-White Inequality: Evidence from the Boll Weevil
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. The Value of Health Insurance during a Crisis: Effects of Medicaid Implementation on Pandemic Influenza Mortality
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2020) Downloads View citations (5)

2019

  1. Controlling Tuberculosis? Evidence from the First Community-Wide Health Experiment
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article Controlling tuberculosis? Evidence from the first community-wide health experiment, Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier (2020) Downloads View citations (6) (2020)
  2. Recent Increases in Air Pollution: Evidence and Implications for Mortality
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article Recent Increases in Air Pollution: Evidence and Implications for Mortality, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, University of Chicago Press (2021) Downloads View citations (5) (2021)
  3. The Legacy Lead Deposition in Soils and Its Impact on Cognitive Function in Preschool-Aged Children in the United States
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article The legacy lead deposition in soils and its impact on cognitive function in preschool-aged children in the United States, Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier (2019) Downloads (2019)
  4. What Explains Cross-City Variation in Mortality During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic? Evidence from 438 U.S. Cities
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (36)
    See also Journal Article What explains cross-city variation in mortality during the 1918 influenza pandemic? Evidence from 438 U.S. cities, Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier (2019) Downloads View citations (38) (2019)

2018

  1. Controlling Tuberculosis? Evidence from the Mother of all Community-Wide Health Experiments
    Discussion Papers, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  2. The Short-Run and Long-Run Effects of Resources on Economic Outcomes: Evidence From the United States 1936-2015
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Toxic Truth: Lead and Fertility
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2018) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article Toxic Truth: Lead and Fertility, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, University of Chicago Press (2021) Downloads View citations (2) (2021)

2017

  1. The External Costs of Transporting Petroleum Products by Pipelines and Rail: Evidence From Shipments of Crude Oil from North Dakota
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
  2. The Rise and Fall of Pellagra in the American South
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article The Rise and Fall of Pellagra in the American South, The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press (2019) Downloads View citations (6) (2019)

2016

  1. Canary in a Coal Mine: Infant Mortality, Property Values, and Tradeoffs Associated with Mid-20th Century Air Pollution
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (39)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2016) Downloads View citations (33)
  2. Laws, Educational Outcomes, and Returns to Schooling: Evidence from the Full Count 1940 Census
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)

2015

  1. Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship over the 20th Century
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (34)
  2. Convergence in Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from High Temperatures and Mortality, 1900–2004
    University of California at Santa Barbara, Recent Works in Economics, Department of Economics, UC Santa Barbara Downloads View citations (27)
    Also in Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley (2015) Downloads View citations (20)

    See also Journal Article Convergence in Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from High Temperatures and Mortality, 1900-2004, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2015) Downloads View citations (37) (2015)
  3. Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2015) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic, The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press (2018) Downloads View citations (69) (2018)

2014

  1. Coal, Smoke, and Death: Bituminous Coal and American Home Heating
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (23)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2014) Downloads View citations (23)

2012

  1. Do Schooling Laws Matter? Evidence from the Introduction of Compulsory Attendance Laws in the United States
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (25)

2010

  1. Did Frederick Brodie Discover the World's First Environmental Kuznets Curve? Coal Smoke and the Rise and Fall of the London Fog
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Chapter Did Frederick Brodie Discover the World's First Environmental Kuznets Curve? Coal Smoke and the Rise and Fall of the London Fog, NBER Chapters, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (17) (2011)
  2. Lead and Mortality
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Journal Article Lead and Mortality, The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press (2014) Downloads View citations (17) (2014)

2006

  1. Deprivation and Disease in Early Twentieth-Century America
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Lead Pipes and Child Mortality
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Price Discrimination with Experience Goods: a Structural Econometric Analysis
    2006 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Tariff Choice with Consumer Learning: Sorting-Induced Biases and Illusive Surplus
    GSIA Working Papers, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business Downloads View citations (2)

2004

  1. Order Without Law? Property Rights During the California Gold Rush
    Discussion Papers, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Downloads
    See also Journal Article Order without law? Property rights during the California gold rush, Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier (2005) Downloads View citations (35) (2005)

2003

  1. Initial Conditions, Institutional Dynamics and Economic Performance: Evidence from the American States
    William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in American Law & Economics Association Annual Meetings, American Law & Economics Association Downloads View citations (7)

2001

  1. Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (143)
    See also Chapter Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry, NBER Chapters, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2001) View citations (143) (2001)
    Journal Article Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry, Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell (2001) Downloads View citations (137) (2001)

Journal Articles

2023

  1. Does LEED certification save energy? Evidence from retrofitted federal buildings
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2023, 121, (C) Downloads
    See also Working Paper Does LEED Certification Save Energy? Evidence from Retrofitted Federal Buildings, NBER Working Papers (2021) Downloads View citations (1) (2021)

2022

  1. The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Its Lessons for COVID-19
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2022, 60, (1), 41-84 Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its Lessons for COVID-19, NBER Working Papers (2020) Downloads View citations (25) (2020)

2021

  1. Laws, educational outcomes, and returns to schooling evidence from the first wave of U.S. state compulsory attendance laws
    Labour Economics, 2021, 68, (C) Downloads View citations (8)
  2. Recent Increases in Air Pollution: Evidence and Implications for Mortality
    Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2021, 15, (1), 154 - 162 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper Recent Increases in Air Pollution: Evidence and Implications for Mortality, NBER Working Papers (2019) Downloads View citations (1) (2019)
  3. Toxic Truth: Lead and Fertility
    Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2021, 8, (5), 975 - 1012 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper Toxic Truth: Lead and Fertility, NBER Working Papers (2018) Downloads View citations (9) (2018)

2020

  1. Controlling tuberculosis? Evidence from the first community-wide health experiment
    Journal of Development Economics, 2020, 146, (C) Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper Controlling Tuberculosis? Evidence from the First Community-Wide Health Experiment, NBER Working Papers (2019) Downloads (2019)

2019

  1. The Rise and Fall of Pellagra in the American South
    The Journal of Economic History, 2019, 79, (1), 32-62 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper The Rise and Fall of Pellagra in the American South, NBER Working Papers (2017) Downloads (2017)
  2. The legacy lead deposition in soils and its impact on cognitive function in preschool-aged children in the United States
    Economics & Human Biology, 2019, 33, (C), 181-192 Downloads
    See also Working Paper The Legacy Lead Deposition in Soils and Its Impact on Cognitive Function in Preschool-Aged Children in the United States, IZA Discussion Papers (2019) Downloads View citations (1) (2019)
  3. What explains cross-city variation in mortality during the 1918 influenza pandemic? Evidence from 438 U.S. cities
    Economics & Human Biology, 2019, 35, (C), 42-50 Downloads View citations (38)
    See also Working Paper What Explains Cross-City Variation in Mortality During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic? Evidence from 438 U.S. Cities, IZA Discussion Papers (2019) Downloads View citations (36) (2019)

2018

  1. Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic
    The Journal of Economic History, 2018, 78, (4), 1179-1209 Downloads View citations (69)
    See also Working Paper Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic, IZA Discussion Papers (2015) Downloads View citations (6) (2015)

2016

  1. Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the US Temperature-Mortality Relationship over the Twentieth Century
    Journal of Political Economy, 2016, 124, (1), 105 - 159 Downloads View citations (274)

2015

  1. Convergence in Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from High Temperatures and Mortality, 1900-2004
    American Economic Review, 2015, 105, (5), 247-51 Downloads View citations (37)
    See also Working Paper Convergence in Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from High Temperatures and Mortality, 1900–2004, University of California at Santa Barbara, Recent Works in Economics (2015) Downloads View citations (27) (2015)
  2. Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries. By Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima, and Paul Warde. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. Pp. x, 457. $39.50
    The Journal of Economic History, 2015, 75, (3), 936-937 Downloads

2014

  1. Douglas W. Allen: The institutional revolution: measurement and the economic emergency of the modern world
    Public Choice, 2014, 158, (1), 281-283 Downloads
  2. Erratum to: Douglas W. Allen: The institutional revolution: measurement and the economic emergence of the modern world
    Public Choice, 2014, 159, (1), 299-299 Downloads
  3. Lead and Mortality
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 96, (3), 458-470 Downloads View citations (17)
    See also Working Paper Lead and Mortality, NBER Working Papers (2010) Downloads View citations (10) (2010)

2013

  1. The American National State and the Early West. By William H. Bergmann. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2012. Pp. x, 288. $90.00, hardcover
    The Journal of Economic History, 2013, 73, (3), 883-885 Downloads

2011

  1. Founding Choices: American Economic Policy in the 1790s. Edited by Douglas A. Irwin and Richard Sylla. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. Pp. ix, 352. $110.00, cloth; $35.00, paper
    The Journal of Economic History, 2011, 71, (4), 1124-1126 Downloads View citations (1)

2009

  1. Scientists and Swindlers: Consulting on Coal and Oil in America, 1820-1890. By Paul Lucier. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. Pp. xii, 426. $52.00, cloth
    The Journal of Economic History, 2009, 69, (3), 887-888 Downloads

2008

  1. Migrating to Riches? Evidence from the California Gold Rush
    The Journal of Economic History, 2008, 68, (4), 997-1027 Downloads View citations (17)

2006

  1. The Effect of Judicial Independence on Courts: Evidence from the American States
    The Journal of Legal Studies, 2006, 35, (2), 399-440 Downloads View citations (28)

2005

  1. Order without law? Property rights during the California gold rush
    Explorations in Economic History, 2005, 42, (2), 155-183 Downloads View citations (35)
    See also Working Paper Order Without Law? Property Rights During the California Gold Rush, Discussion Papers (2004) Downloads (2004)
  2. The U.S. Brewing Industry: Data and Analysis. By Victor J. Tremblay and Carol Horton Tremblay. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005. Pp. xv, 379. $40.00
    The Journal of Economic History, 2005, 65, (3), 876-878 Downloads

2004

  1. An Empirical Analysis of Network Externalities in Peer-to-Peer Music-Sharing Networks
    Information Systems Research, 2004, 15, (2), 155-174 Downloads View citations (48)

2003

  1. Further Tests of Static Oligopoly Models: Whiskey, 1882–1898
    Journal of Industrial Economics, 2003, 51, (2), 151-166 Downloads View citations (25)

2002

  1. Retail Strategies on the Web: Price and Non–price Competition in the Online Book Industry
    Journal of Industrial Economics, 2002, 50, (3), 351-367 Downloads View citations (62)
  2. Strategic Behavior in Whiskey Distilling, 1887–1895
    The Journal of Economic History, 2002, 62, (4), 999-1023 Downloads View citations (3)

2001

  1. Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry
    Journal of Industrial Economics, 2001, 49, (4), 521-539 Downloads View citations (137)
    See also Chapter Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry, NBER Chapters, 2001, 521-539 (2001) View citations (143) (2001)
    Working Paper Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry, NBER Working Papers (2001) Downloads View citations (143) (2001)

2000

  1. Cultivating California: Growers, Specialty Crops, and Labor, 1875–1920. By David Vaught. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Pp. x, 280. $38.00
    The Journal of Economic History, 2000, 60, (4), 1160-1160 Downloads
  2. Trasure from the Painted Hills: A History of Calico, California, 1882–1907. By Douglas Steeples. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999. Pp. xix, 142. $49.95
    The Journal of Economic History, 2000, 60, (2), 579-580 Downloads

1999

  1. Property Rights and Institutions: Congress and the California Land Act 1851
    The Journal of Economic History, 1999, 59, (1), 122-142 Downloads View citations (9)

1997

  1. Trade without Law: Private-Order Institutions in Mexican California
    The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 1997, 13, (1), 202-31 View citations (80)
  2. Trade, Institutions, and Credit
    Explorations in Economic History, 1997, 34, (4), 495-521 Downloads View citations (10)

1994

  1. A coasean general equilibrium model of regulation
    Journal of Public Economics, 1994, 53, (3), 459-475 Downloads View citations (2)

1992

  1. Ex Post vs. Ex Ante Pricing: Optional Calling Plans and Tapered Tariffs
    Journal of Regulatory Economics, 1992, 4, (2), 115-38 View citations (32)

Books

2011

  1. The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States
    Economics Books, Princeton University Press View citations (6)

Chapters

2011

  1. Did Frederick Brodie Discover the World's First Environmental Kuznets Curve? Coal Smoke and the Rise and Fall of the London Fog
    A chapter in The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present, 2011, pp 281-309 Downloads View citations (17)
    See also Working Paper Did Frederick Brodie Discover the World's First Environmental Kuznets Curve? Coal Smoke and the Rise and Fall of the London Fog, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2010) Downloads View citations (2) (2010)
  2. Introduction
    A chapter in The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States, 2011 Downloads

2001

  1. Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry
    A chapter in E-commerce, 2001, pp 521-539 View citations (143)
    See also Journal Article Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry, Wiley Blackwell (2001) Downloads View citations (137) (2001)
    Working Paper Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2001) Downloads View citations (143) (2001)
 
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