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Workplace:Department of Economics, University of Chicago, (more information at EDIRC)
Universidad del CEMA (CEMA University), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2010

  1. Innovators: Architects
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. Innovators: Filmmakers
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. Late Bloomers in the Arts and Sciences: Answers and Questions
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  4. Understanding Creativity
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Applied Economics (2010)

2009

  1. Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Book (2009)
  2. Innovators: Songwriters
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. The Greatest Photographers of the Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

2008

  1. From the New Wave to the New Hollywood: The Life Cycles of Important Movie Directors from Godard and Truffaut to Spielberg and Eastwood
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Language in Visual Art: The Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. Portraits of the Artist: Personal Visual Art in the Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  4. The Back Story of Twentieth-Century Art
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  5. The Globalization of Advanced Art in the Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  6. The Greatest Architects of the Twentieth Century: Goals, Methods, and Life Cycles
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  7. The Rise and (Partial) Fall of Abstract Painting in the Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

2007

  1. Artists and the Market: From Leonardo and Titian to Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Co-Authoring Advanced Art
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  3. From "White Christmas" to Sgt. Pepper: The Conceptual Revolution in Popular Music
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Who Were the Greatest Women Artists of the Twentieth Century? A Quantitative Investigation
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  5. Wisdom and Creativity in Old Age: Lessons from the Impressionists
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

2006

  1. A Conceptual World: Why the Art of the Twentieth Century is So Different From the Art of All Earlier Centuries
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. Analyzing Artistic Innovation: The Greatest Breakthroughs of the Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  3. And Now for Something Completely Different: The Versatility of Conceptual Innovators
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Painting by Proxy: The Conceptual Artist as Manufacturer
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  5. The Most Important Works of Art of the Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  6. Two Paths to Abstract Art: Kandinsky and Malevich
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  7. You Cannot be Serious: The Conceptual Innovator as Trickster
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

2005

  1. Anticipating Artistic Success (or, How to Beat the Art Market): Lessons from History
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. Creative Careers: The Life Cycles of Nobel Laureates in Economics
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (30)
  3. Do the Young British Artists Rule (or: Has London Stolen the Idea of Postmodern Art from New York?): Evidence from the Auction Market
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  4. Filming Images or Filming Reality: The Life Cycles of Movie Directors from D.W. Griffith to Federico Fellini
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  5. The Greatest Artists of the Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  6. The Methods and Careers of Leading American Painters in the late Nineteenth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
  7. Toward Abstraction: Ranking European Painters of the Early Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  8. Who Are the Greatest Living Artists? The View from the Auction Market
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)

2004

  1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Very Young or Very Old Innovator: Creativity at the Extremes of the Life Cycle
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)
  2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young or Old Innovator: Measuring the Careers of Modern Novelists
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
  3. One Hit Wonders: Why Some of the Most Important Works of Modern Art are Not by Important Artists
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

2003

  1. Literary Life Cycles: The Careers of Modern American Poets
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  2. The Life Cycles of Modern Artists: Theory, Measurement, and Implications
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  3. The Reappearing Masterpiece: Ranking American Artists and Art Works of the Late Twentieth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)

2002

  1. Careers and Canvases: The Rise of the Market for Modern Art in the Nineteenth Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
  2. The Life Cycles of Modern Artists
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article in World Economics (2002)
  3. The New York School vs. the School of Paris: Who Really Made the Most Important Art After World War II?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Was Jackson Pollock the Greatest Modern American Painter? A Quantitative Investigation
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)

2001

  1. Masterpieces and Markets: Why the Most Famous Modern Paintings Are Not by American Artists
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. Measuring Masters and Masterpieces: French Rankings of French Painters and Paintings from Realism to Surrealism
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Young Geniuses and Old Masters: The Life Cycles of Great Artists from Masaccio to Jasper Johns
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)

1999

  1. Age and the Quality of Work: The Case of Modern American Painters
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (2000)
  2. Quantifying Artistic Success: Ranking French Painters - and Paintings - from Impressionism to Cubism
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)
  3. The Lives of the Painters of Modern Life: The Careers of Artists in France from Impressionism to Cubism
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)

1997

  1. The Careers of Modern Artists: Evidence from Auctions of Contemporary Paintings
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)

1991

  1. Precedence and Wealth: Evidence from Nineteenth Century Utah
    NBER Historical Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Chapter (1992)

1989

  1. Economic and Geographic Mobility on the Farming Frontier: Evidence from Appanoose County, Iowa 1850-1870
    NBER Historical Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (11)

1985

  1. On the Age at Leaving Home in the Early Nineteenth Century: Evidence from the Lives of New England Manufacturers
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

1980

  1. Literacy and Age in Preindustrial England: Quantitative Evidence and Implications
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Economic Development and Cultural Change (1981)

Undated

  1. Log-Linear Analysis of Contingency Tables: An Introduction for Historians with an Application to Thernstrom on the 'Floating Proletariat.'
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  2. The Market Evaluation of Human Capital: The Case of Indentured Servitude
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (1981)
  3. White Servitude and the Growth of Black Slavery in Colonial America
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
    See also Journal Article in The Journal of Economic History (1981)

Journal Articles

2018

  1. Pricing revolution: From abstract expressionism to pop art
    Research in Economics, 2018, 72, (1), 86-100 Downloads

2017

  1. Economic History
    Journal of Political Economy, 2017, 125, (6), 1747 - 1752 Downloads

2016

  1. Pricing genius: The market evaluation of innovation
    Journal of Applied Economics, 2016, 19, 219-248 Downloads View citations (2)

2013

  1. Experimental and Conceptual Innovators in the Sciences: The Cases of Darwin and Einstein
    Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 2013, 46, (2), 102-112 Downloads View citations (1)

2010

  1. Understanding Creativity
    Journal of Applied Economics, 2010, 13, 351-362 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2009

  1. Old masters and young geniuses: The two life cycles of human creativity
    Journal of Applied Economics, 2009, 12, 1-9 Downloads View citations (13)

2006

  1. Do the Young British Artists Rule?
    World Economics, 2006, 7, (1), 175-184 Downloads

2005

  1. Anticipating Artistic Success
    World Economics, 2005, 6, (2), 11-26 Downloads View citations (2)

2004

  1. A Portrait of the Artists as Young or Old Innovators
    World Economics, 2004, 5, (4), 175-188 Downloads View citations (1)

2002

  1. The Disappearing Masterpiece
    World Economics, 2002, 3, (4), 9-24 Downloads
  2. The Life Cycles of Modern Artists
    World Economics, 2002, 3, (3), 161-178 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2001

  1. Creating Modern Art: The Changing Careers of Painters in France from Impressionism to Cubism
    American Economic Review, 2001, 91, (4), 1063-1071 Downloads View citations (45)

2000

  1. Age and the Quality of Work: The Case of Modern American Painters
    Journal of Political Economy, 2000, 108, (4), 761-777 Downloads View citations (67)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. The Careers of Modern Artists
    Journal of Cultural Economics, 2000, 24, (2), 87-112 Downloads View citations (25)

1998

  1. Nativity and Wealth in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Cities
    The Journal of Economic History, 1998, 58, (2), 468-493 Downloads View citations (32)

1995

  1. Educational Opportunity on the Urban Frontier: Nativity, Wealth, and School Attendance in Early Chicago
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1995, 43, (3), 551-63 Downloads View citations (2)

1991

  1. Chinese immigration: Reply to charles McClain
    Explorations in Economic History, 1991, 28, (2), 239-247 Downloads
  2. Economic Opportunity on the urban frontier: nativity, work, and wealth in early chicago
    The Journal of Economic History, 1991, 51, (3), 581-603 Downloads View citations (16)

1989

  1. Economic and Geographic Mobility on the Farming Frontier: Evidence from Appanoose County, Iowa, 1850–1870
    The Journal of Economic History, 1989, 49, (3), 635-655 Downloads View citations (8)

1987

  1. Chinese immigration and contract labor in the late nineteenth century
    Explorations in Economic History, 1987, 24, (1), 22-42 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Selling Art in Georgian London: The Rise of Arthur Pond. By Louise Lippincott. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983. Pp. xii, 212. $27.50
    The Journal of Economic History, 1987, 47, (2), 525-525 Downloads
  3. This Bittersweet Soil: The Chinese in California Agriculture, 1860–1910. By Sucheng Chan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. Pp. xxv, 503. $40.00
    The Journal of Economic History, 1987, 47, (4), 1051-1052 Downloads

1986

  1. Latin America - Slave Populations of the British Caribbean, 1807–1834. By B. W. Higman. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984. Pp. xxxiii, 781. $65.00
    The Journal of Economic History, 1986, 46, (3), 848-849 Downloads

1985

  1. Population Turnover in the English West Indies in the Late Seventeenth Century: A Comparative Perspective
    The Journal of Economic History, 1985, 45, (2), 227-235 Downloads

1984

  1. Pau Hana: Plantation Life and Labor in Hawaii. By Ronald Takaki. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1983. Pp. xiv, 213. $15.00
    The Journal of Economic History, 1984, 44, (3), 891-892 Downloads
  2. The Rise and Fall of Indentured Servitude in the Americas: An Economic Analysis
    The Journal of Economic History, 1984, 44, (1), 1-26 Downloads View citations (27)
  3. Tobacco Colony: Life in Early Maryland, 1650–1720. By Gloria L. Main. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982. xv + 326 pp. $30.00.)
    Business History Review, 1984, 58, (1), 137-138 Downloads

1983

  1. Modern Europe - Approaches to the History of the Western Family, 1500–1914. By Michael Anderson. Studies in Economic and Social History. London: The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1980. Distributed in United States by Humanities Press, Inc., Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Pp. 96. $5.50 paper
    The Journal of Economic History, 1983, 43, (4), 1008-1008 Downloads
  2. Servants in Husbandry in Early Modern England. By Ann Kussmaul. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981. Pp. xii, 233. $29.95
    The Journal of Economic History, 1983, 43, (1), 318-319 Downloads

1982

  1. Artists and Artisans in Delft: A Socio-Economic Study of the Seventeenth Century. By John Michael Montias. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982. pp. xvi, 424. $36.50 cloth, $16.50 paper
    The Journal of Economic History, 1982, 42, (4), 936-937 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Measuring Charleston's Overseas Commerce, 1717–1767: Statistics from the Port's Naval List. By Converse D. Clowse. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1981. Pp. x, 157. $20.50 cloth, $9.75 paper
    The Journal of Economic History, 1982, 42, (3), 713-714 Downloads
  3. The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Barbados Market, 1673–1723
    The Journal of Economic History, 1982, 42, (3), 491-511 Downloads View citations (1)

1981

  1. Literacy and Age in Preindustrial England: Quantitative Evidence and Implications
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1981, 29, (4), 813-29 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (1980)
  2. The Market Evaluation of Human Capital: The Case of Indentured Servitude
    Journal of Political Economy, 1981, 89, (3), 446-67 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper
  3. White Servitude and the Growth of Black Slavery in Colonial America
    The Journal of Economic History, 1981, 41, (1), 39-47 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper

1979

  1. The Slave Trade to the English West Indies, 1673-1724
    Economic History Review, 1979, 32, (2), 241-249 Downloads

1977

  1. Immigration and the colonial labor system an analysis of the length of indenture
    Explorations in Economic History, 1977, 14, (4), 360-377 Downloads View citations (4)

1975

  1. Cattle Trailing in the Nineteenth Century: A Reply
    The Journal of Economic History, 1975, 35, (2), 461-466 Downloads

1974

  1. The End of the Chisholm Trail
    The Journal of Economic History, 1974, 34, (2), 350-364 Downloads

Books

2009

  1. Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (7)
    Also in NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) View citations (8)
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press (2009) View citations (7)

    See also Working Paper (2009)

2002

  1. Traders, Planters and Slaves
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press

Chapters

2007

  1. Introduction to Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity
    A chapter in Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity, 2007 Downloads View citations (4)

1992

  1. Precedence and Wealth: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Utah
    A chapter in Strategic Factors in Nineteenth Century American Economic History: A Volume to Honor Robert W. Fogel, 1992, pp 225-241 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (1991)
 
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