Associate Professor of Economics,
The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
|Electronic mail: bleakley[at]uchicago[dot]edu|
|On campus: 516 Harper Center.|
|Web page: home.uchicago.edu/~bleakley (but you knew that already)|
|Office hours: By appointment.|
|Postal address: 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave; Chicago, IL 60637.|
|How to pronounce my last name|
|Time lapse of the view out my window (6MB)|
Up from Poverty? The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery and the Long-run Distribution of Wealth, April 2013 (with Joe Ferrie).
Land Openings on the Georgia Frontier and the Coase Theorem in the Short- and Long-Runs, February 2013 (with Joe Ferrie).
Shocking Behavior: Intergenerational effects of wealth from the 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery April 2013 (with Joe Ferrie).
Thick-Market Effects and Churning in the Labor Market: Evidence from U.S. Cities. Journal of Urban Economics, September-November 2012, 72:2-3, pp. 87-103 (with Jeffrey Lin). (Published version available here. Earlier version here.)
Portage and Path Dependence. Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2012, volume 127, pp. 587-644 (with Jeffrey Lin). (Available on Oxford Journals website. Earlier version titled "Portage: Path Dependence and Increasing Returns in U.S. History" appeared as NBER Working Paper 16314, August 2010.)
"Health, Human Capital, and Development", Annual Reviews of Economics, 2010, 2:283--310. Draft version is here.
Malaria Eradication in the Americas: A Retrospective Analysis of Childhood Exposure. American Economic Journal: Applied, April 2010, 2(2):1-45. Early working paper, CEDE/Los Andes, September 2006. Later working paper. (Awarded the 2010 Award for Best Published Work using IPUMS-International data. Awarded the 2011 Prize for the Best Paper in American Economic Journal: Applied, 2009-2010.) This paper in graphs.
"Economic Effects of Childhood Exposure to Tropical Disease",
"When Does Improving Health Raise GDP? Comments on Ashraf, Lester, and Weil",
Deworming and development: asking the right questions, asking the questions right
Comments on Acemoglu and Johnson "Disease and Development". Presented at the NBER EFG meetings, July 18, 2006. (Several people requested copies of these, so this is what I could crank out on the trip home. Enjoy.)
Chronic Disease Burden and the Interaction of Education, Fertility and Growth. Review of Economics and Statistics. February 2009, 91:1. Available here. Latest prepublication version here. (With Fabian Lange.) (Blurb in U of C Magazine.)
Disease and Development: Evidence from Hookworm Eradication in the American South, Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2007, (available via the MIT Press). Most recent working-paper version: Stigler Center working paper no. 205, April 2006. This paper in graphs.
Disease and Development: Evidence from the American South. Journal of the European Economic Association, April-May 2003 1(2-3):376-386. (available via the MIT Press) (This is an early summary piece for some of the other work above. Please refer to the other papers for the most definitive results.)
Mishmash on Mismatch? Balance-Sheet Effects and Emerging-Markets Crises. May 2009. (with Kevin Cowan)
Maturity Mismatch and Financial Crises: Evidence from Emerging Market Corporations. Journal of Development Economics, 93 (2010), pp. 189-205. Early version: UCSD Discussion Paper 2004-16, December 2004. Pre-publication version: Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 09-18, May 2009. (With Kevin Cowan.)
Corporate Dollar Debt and Devaluations: Much Ado About Nothing? Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2008, (available via the MIT Press). Pre-print version available as IADB WP-532. First version, May 2001. (With Kevin Cowan.)
Descalce de plazos y crisis financiera: evidencias en las empresas de América Latina Perspectivas: Análisis de temas críticos para el desarrollo sostenible, December 2003, 1(2):9-28.
On the Market Discipline of Informationally-Opaque Firms: Evidence from Bank Borrowers in the Federal Funds Market. August 2006. (with Adam Ashcraft).
Graphical summary of some of this work.
The Effects of English Proficiency among Childhood Immigrants: Are Hispanics Different? 2011. (with Mevlude Akbulut and Aimee Chin) In Latinos and the Economy: Integration and Impact in Schools, Labor Markets, and Beyond, Leal, David L.; Trejo, Stephen J. (Eds.).
Age at Arrival, English Proficiency, and Social Assimilation Among U.S. Immigrants. American Economic Journal: Applied, January 2010, 2(1):165-192. Version from August 2008 is here. (with Aimee Chin)
What Holds Back the Second Generation? The Intergenerational Transmission of Language Human Capital Among Immigrants. Journal of Human Resources. Spring 2008. (with Aimee Chin.) Available on EBSCO and at the JHR. Latest pre-publication version: July 2006. CCIS Working Paper No. 104, October 2004. (Media mentions: New York Times, Voice of America, and U of C Magazine.)
Language Skills and Earnings: Evidence from Childhood Immigrants. Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2004, 86(2):481-496. (with Aimee Chin.) (Available on EBSCO Host or MIT Press (subscription services).) (Earlier version: CCIS Working Paper No. 87, November 2003.)
Thick-Market Effects and Churning in the Labor Market: Evidence from U.S. Cities. Forthcoming, Journal of Urban Economics (with Jeffrey Lin). Earlier version here.
New Data on Worker Flows During Business Cycles, New England Economic Review, with Ann Ferris and Jeffrey Fuhrer, July/August 1999. (summarized in the Regional Review and the Monthly Labor Review.) (Unpublished data on flows among EUN.)
Shifts in the Beveridge Curve, Job Matching, and Labor Market Dynamics. New England Economic Review, with Jeffrey Fuhrer, September/October 1997. (summarized in the Monthly Labor Review.)
Op/Ed on Deworming in the Chicago Tribune.
Posts on the Growth Commission Blog.
Something to ignore.