Steven Nafziger

Steven Nafziger
Professor of Economics
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Schapiro Hall Rm 335
At Williams since 2006

Education

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

Select Publications

“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.

“Russian Inequality on the Eve of Revolution” (with Peter Lindert), The Journal of Economic History 74.3 (2014): 767-798.

 “Micro Perspectives on Russian Living Standards, 1750-1917,” (with Tracy Dennison), The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 42.3 (2013): 397-441.

“Big BRICs, Weak Foundations: The Beginnings of Public Primary Education in Brazil, Russia, India, and China, 1880-1930,” (with Latika Chaudhary, Aldo Musacchio, and Se Yan) Explorations in Economic History 49 (2012): 221-240.

 “Did Ivan’s Vote Matter? The Case of the Zemstvo in Tsarist Russia,” European Review of Economic History 15 (2011): 393-441.

“Peasant Communes and Factor Markets in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia,” Explorations in Economic History 47.4 (2010): 381-402.

Select Working and Submitted Papers

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

“Capital Structure and Corporate Performance in Late Imperial Russia” (with Amanda Gregg), 2018, under review.

“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 Tsarist Russia (tentative title; book project)

“Paying the Piper? Peasant Tax Arrears in Late Imperial Russia”

“Bargaining it Out: The Economics of Russian Serf Emancipation and Land Reform”