Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Visiting Research Scholar, Research Program in Development Studies
Princeton University (Academic year 2013-14).
Associate Professor of Economics,
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
(On leave academic year 2013-14.)
|Electronic mail: bleakley [at] uchicago [dot] edu|
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Shocking Behavior: Random Wealth in Antebellum Georgia and Human Capital Across Generations August 2013. NBER Working Paper 19348, August 2013. (With Joe Ferrie.)
Up from Poverty? The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery and the Long-run Distribution of Wealth, NBER Working Paper 19175, October 2013. (With Joe Ferrie.)
Land Openings on the Georgia Frontier and the Coase Theorem in the Short- and Long-Runs, January 2014. (With Joe Ferrie.)
Trends in Health, Education and Income in the United States, 1820-2000. NBER Working Paper 19162, June 2013. Prepared for 2012 NBER conference Human Capital and History: The American Record. (With Dora Costa and Adriana Lleras-Muney.)
When the Race between Education and Technology Goes Backwards: The Postbellum Decline of White School Attendance in the Southern US. April 2013. (With Sok Chul Hong.)
Adapting to the Weather: Lessons from U.S. History. Working paper. 2011. (With Sok Chul Hong.)
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.)
Portage and Path Dependence. Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2012, volume 127, pp. 587-644. (With Jeffrey Lin.)
Maturity Mismatch and Financial Crises: Evidence from Emerging Market Corporations. Journal of Development Economics, 93 (2010), pp. 189-205. (With Kevin Cowan.)
Malaria Eradication in the Americas: A Retrospective Analysis of Childhood Exposure. American Economic Journal: Applied, April 2010, 2(2):1-45.
Age at Arrival, English Proficiency, and Social Assimilation Among U.S. Immigrants. American Economic Journal: Applied, January 2010, 2(1):165-192. (With Aimee Chin.)
Chronic Disease Burden and the Interaction of Education, Fertility and Growth. Review of Economics and Statistics. February 2009, 91:1. (With Fabian Lange. Blurb in U of C Magazine.)
Corporate Dollar Debt and Devaluations: Much Ado About Nothing? Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2008. (With Kevin Cowan.)
What Holds Back the Second Generation? The Intergenerational Transmission of Language Human Capital Among Immigrants. Journal of Human Resources. Spring 2008. (With Aimee Chin. Media mentions: New York Times, Voice of America, and U of C Magazine.)
Disease and Development: Evidence from Hookworm Eradication in the American South, Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2007.
Language Skills and Earnings: Evidence from Childhood Immigrants. Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2004, 86(2):481-496. (With Aimee Chin.)
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.
New Data on Worker Flows During Business Cycles, New England Economic Review, July/August 1999. (With Ann Ferris and Jeffrey Fuhrer. 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, September/October 1997. (With Jeffrey Fuhrer. Summarized in the Monthly Labor Review.)
"Amidst Poverty and Prejudice: Black and Irish Civil War Veterans," in Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development, Avner Greif, Lynne Keisling, John V.C. Nye (eds.), 2013 (forthcoming). (With Louis Cain and Joseph Ferrie. Festschrift volume for Joel Mokyr.)
"Child Health and Educational Outcomes." Chapter 4 of Education Policy in Developing Countries, Glewwe, Paul (ed.), 2013 (forthcoming), University of Chicago Press. (With Harold Alderman.)
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.).
Health, Human Capital, and Development, Annual Reviews of Economics, 2010, 2:283--310.
Economic Effects of Childhood Exposure to Tropical Disease,
When Does Improving Health Raise GDP? Comments on Ashraf, Lester, and Weil, NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 2009. (Prepublication version here. Reference to this comment and to some of my other work in The Economist.)
Deworming and development: asking the right questions, asking the questions right, PLOS/NTD, January 2009. (Lead authors: Don Bundy and Michael Kremer; other authors: Matthew Jukes, Edward Miguel.)
Op/Ed on Deworming in the Chicago Tribune. (With Miriam Wasserman.)
Posts on the Growth Commission Blog.
Comments on Acemoglu and Johnson's "Disease and Development". Presented at the NBER EFG meetings, July 18, 2006.
Disease and Development: Evidence from the American South. Journal of the European Economic Association, April-May 2003 1(2-3):376-386.
Economic and Historical Perspectives on Business Ethics, Business 38114 / Economics 22300/32300, University of Chicago, Winter and Spring 2013. (Co-taught with Robert Fogel.)
Population and the Economy, Business 33470 / Economics 22500/32200, University of Chicago, Fall 2012. (Co-taught with Robert Fogel.)
Microeconomics, Business 33001 (MBA level), Chicago Booth, 2006--2011.
Economic Issues in Latin America, ECON 161 (undergraduate), UCSD, Fall 2003.
Finance and Development, ECON 240/211A (Ph.D.), UCSD, Fall 2003.
Graphical summaries of some of my work, suitable for the classroom. (Explanation: I get occasional requests for copies of my presentations for others to use in their teaching. Feel free to use these. If you would like more detailed versions, please send me an email.) Followups on the effect of hookworm and malaria eradication campaigns on human capital. Language skills and later-life outcomes for childhood immigrants.