Steven Nafziger

Steven Nafziger

Professor of Economics

Schapiro Hall Rm 335
At Williams since 2006


B.A. Northwestern University (2000)
M.A. Yale University, Economics (2002)
M.Phil. Yale University, Economics (2003)
Ph.D. Yale University, Economics (2006)

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic history
  • Development economics
  • Applied microeconomics

Current Committees

  • Faculty Review Panel
  • Special Collections Committee formerly known as the Chapin Library Committee

Select Recent Publications

“Capital Structure and Corporate Performance in Late Imperial Russia” (with Amanda Gregg) European Review of Economic History, forthcoming.

“Collective Action and Representation in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia’s Great Reforms” (with Paul Dower, Evgeny Finkel and Scott Gelbach), American Political Science Review 112.1 (2018): 125-147.

“Quantitative Evidence in Russian Economic History,” Slavic Review 76.1 (2017): 30-36

“Russia” (with Andrei Markevich), in Kevin H. O’Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson, eds., Industrial Growth in the Global Periphery Since 1870. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

“Communal Property Rights and Land Redistributions in Late-Tsarist Russia,” Economic History Review 69.3 (2016): 773-800.

Select Working and Submitted Papers

“The Long-Run Consequences of Labor Coercion: Evidence from Russian Serfdom” (with Johannes Buggle), 2018, R & R

“The Births, Lives, and Deaths of Corporations in Late Imperial Russia” (with Amanda Gregg), Working paper, 2018

Select Research in Progress

The Black Repartition: Serfdom, Emancipation, and the Political Economy of Development in Late-Imperial Russia (tentative title; book project)