W. Walker Hanlon
- Economic History (Northwestern)
Published and Accepted Papers(reverse chronological order)
Culture and the Historical Fertility Transition (with Brian Beach)
Accepted, Review of Economic Studies
Accepted, Review of Economics and Statistics
Spillover Effects of IP Protection in the Inter-war Aircraft Industry (with Taylor Jaworski)
Accepted, Economic Journal
Recessions, Mortality, and Migration Bias: Evidence from the Lancashire Cotton Famine (with V. Arthi and B. Beach)
Accepted, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Previously circulated as "Estimating the Recession-Mortality Relationship when Migration Matters"
History and Urban Economics (Review article, with Stephan Heblich)
Accepted, Regional Science and Urban Economics
Temperature, Disease, and Death in London: Analyzing Weekly Data for the Century from 1866-1965 (with Casper Worm Hansen and Jake Kantor)
Journal of Economic History, March 2021, Vol. 81, No. 1, pp. 40-80.
Journal of the European Economic Association , December 2020, 18(6), pp. 3173-3209.
Economic Journal, February 2020, 130(626), pp. 462-488.
Business History Review , 2018, 92(4), pp. 605-632.
Economic Journal, November 2018, 128(615), pp. 2652-2675.
Subsumes "Pollution and Mortality in the 19th Century"
Agglomeration: A Long-Run Panel Data Approach (with Antonio Miscio)
Journal of Urban Economics , Vol. 99, May 2017, pp. 1-14.
Data Appendix: See Data Resources section below
Journal of Economic History Dec. 2016, v. 76 no. 4, pp. 1240-1242
Review of Economics & Statistics , March 2017, 99(1), p. 67-79.
Subsumes "Industry Connections and the Geographic Location of Economic Activity"
Econometrica , January 2015, 83(1), pp. 67-100.
Killer Cities: Past and Present (with Yuan Tian)
American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings , May 2015, 105(5), pp. 570-575
American Journal of Political Science , July 2014, v. 58, pp. 669-686.
Status: Under contract, Princeton University Press
Status: Draft updated January 29, 2022
Status: New draft posted April 11, 2022
With Stephan Heblich, Ferdinando Monte, Martin Schmitz
Status: Updated draft posted May 18, 2022
Why Britain? The Right Place (in the Technology Space) at the Right Time
Latest draft: NBER Summer Institute version
With Carl Hallmann and Lukas Rosenberger
With Brian Beach
Status: R&R at Explorations in Economic History
Description: Review article providing tools for researchers interested in working with digitized historical newspaper databases.
Updated June 6, 2022
Description: Very preliminary follow-up paper to "The Rise of the Engineer"
Older unpublished working papers
Endogenous City Disamenities: Lessons from Industrial Pollution in 19th Century Britain
Available from the Ziman Center Working Paper Series here
This paper was a precursor to "Coal Smoke and the Costs of the Industrial Revolution"
Pollution and Maternal Mortality: Evidence from the London Fog (with Katherin Sudol)
Status: New draft completed July 9, 2018. Available upon request.
British Patent Classification Database, 1855-1882
Database of all British patents from 1855-1882 with technology classifications from the British Patent Office