Mark Koyama

Current working papers

Bones, Bacteria and Breaks: The Heterogeneous Spatial Effects of the Black Death on Urban Economic Development” with Remi Jebwab and Noel D. Johnson

Jewish Communities and City Growth in Preindustrial Europe ”with Noel D. Johnson

Geopolitics and Asia's Little Divergence: A Comparative Analysis of State Building in China and Japan after 1850” with Chiaki Moriguchi and Tuan-Hwee Sng
[ssrn] [slides]

The Literary Inquisition: The Persecution of Intellectuals and Human Capital Accumulation in China” with Melanie Meng Xue

Resisting Education” with Jean-Paul Carvalho.
[ssrn] [slides] R&R

Unified China; Divided Europe” with Chiu Yu Ko and Tuan-Hwee Sng
[ssrn] [Slate] [The Upshot] [slides] R&R

Plague, Politics, and Pogroms: The Black Death, Fragmented states, and the persecution of Jews in the Holy Roman Empire” with Theresa Finley
[ssrn] R&R

Work in Progress

Competing Clubs ” with Jean-Paul Cavalho and Michael Sacks

States and Economic Growth: Capacity and Constraints
with Noel D. Johnson

The Black Death, Inter-Ethnic Complementarity and Jewish Persecutions"
with Remi Jebwab and Noel D Johnson

Book Project: The Birth of Religious Freedom: Liberalism, Rule of Law, and State Capacity, 1100-1800 ” with Noel D. Johnson

Published papers

Jewish Persecutions and Weather Shocks 1100-1800” with Warren Anderson and Noel D. Johnson Economic Journal, Forthcoming
[ssrn] [VOX] [Foreign Policy] [Times of Israel] [Wired] [Tablet] [Israel Hayom]

Jewish Emancipation and Schism: Economic Development and Religious Change” with Jean-Paul Cavalho Journal of Comparative Economics , Forthcoming

The Long Transition from a Natural State to a Liberal Economic Order
International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming [PDF] [Gated]

Monetary Stability and the Rule of Law” with Blake Johnson. Journal of Financial Stability, 17, pp. 46-58, April 2015.
[PDF] [Gated]

Taxes, Lawyers, and the Decline of Witchcraft Trials in France” with Noel D. Johnson. Journal of Law and Economics, February 2014.
[PDF] [slides] [Washington Post] [Globe & Mail]

The Law & Economics of Private Prosecutions in Industrial Revolution England Public Choice 159,1-2, pp. 277-298, March 2014
[gated] [PDF] Joint winner of the Tullock Prize for Best Paper Published in Public Choice by a junior scholar

Tax Farming and the Origins of State Capacity in England and France” with Noel D. Johnson. Explorations in Economic History 51,1, pp. 1-20 January 2014
[gated] [PDF]

Legal Centralization and the Birth of the Secular State” with Noel D. Johnson. Journal of Comparative Economics 41, 4, pp. 959–978 November 2013
[gated] [PDF] [slides] [NEP-HIS]

The Transformation of Labor Supply in the Pre-Industrial WorldJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization 82, 2, pp. 505-523 February 2012
[gated] [PDF][FT]

Prosecution Associations in Industrial Revolution England: Private Providers of Public Goods?Journal of Legal Studies 41, 1, pp. 95-130 January 2012
[gated] [PDF]

Evading the taint of usury: the usury prohibition as a barrier to entryExplorations in Economic History 47, 4, pp. 420-442 December 2010
[gated] [PDF]

The political economy of expulsion: the regulation of Jewish moneylending in medieval EnglandConstitutional Political Economy 32, 4, pp. 374-406 December 2010
[gated] [PDF]

Book reviews and Review Papers

A Review of The Rise of Market Society in England 1066-1800 by Christine Eisenberg Journal of Economic History, Vol 72, 3, pp. 931-933. September 2015

A Review of the History Manifesto by Jo Guldi and David Armitage Journal of Economic History, Vol 75, 2, pp. 584-587. June 2015
[ssrn] [PDF]

A Review of Rationalism, Pluralism, and FreedomPublic Choice, vol. 163, N. 3, pp/ 409-412, May 2015

Preindustrial Cliometrics: A Review Article. Economic Affairs 33, 2, pp. 268-279 2013
[gated] [PDF]

Review of Timur Kuran’s The Long DivergencePublic Choice Vol. 154, Issue 3-4, pp 341-343 March 2013

Review of Douglas W. Allen’s The Institutional [html]

Review of James K. Galbraith’s The Predator State.Economic Affairs vol. 29 N.1 March, 2009 [gated]