Productivity and the Welfare of Nations, 2022, with S. Basu, F. Schiantarelli and L. Serven. Accepted for publication by the Journal of European Economic Association.
The Origin of the State: Land Productivity or Appropriability? 2022, with J. Mayshar and O. Moav. the Journal of Political Economy, 130(4), pp. 1091-1144.
Media Coverage: Washington Post, Financial Times, Haaretz (Hebrew), La Vanguardia (Spanish), Barcelona GSE Focus, Mostly Economics, Naked Capitalism, War in Context, InsTED, Folha de S. Paulo (Portoguese), El Diario (Spanish).
Religion, Division of Labor and Conflict: Anti-Semitism in German Regions over 600 Years, 2019, with S. Becker, the American Economic Review, 109(5), pp. 1764-1804.
The Wind of Change: Maritime Technology, Trade and Economic Development, 2017, the American Economic Review, 107(9), pp. 2821-54.
Banks and Development: Jewish Communities in the Italian Renaissance and Current Economic Performance, 2016, the Review of Economics and Statistics, 98(1), pp. 140-158.
Media Coverage: The Economist, Daily Mail, Jerusalem Post, Jewish Business News, i24news,JSpaceNews, Canadian Jewish News, Aurora Israel (Spanish), Atlantico (French), Salom (Turkish), KP.ru (Russian), Naked Science (Russian), Sputnick Polska (Polish), OdaTv (Turkish), Elu24 (Estonian).
Wars, Taxation and Representation: Evidence from Five Centuries of German History, 2022, with S. Becker, A. Ferrara and E. Melander. Under revision.
Solving the Longitude Puzzle: A Story of Clocks, Ships and Cities, 2022, with M. Miotto.
Books and book chapters
Religious Persecution, 2022, with S. Becker in the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population (eds: K. F. Zimmermann), Springer.
The Use of Archaeological Data in Economics, 2020, with A. Matranga, in the Handbook of Historical Economics (eds: A. Bisin and G. Federico), Elsevier.
Maritime Technology, Trade, and Economic Development. Evidence from the First Era of Trade Globalization, 2017, in The Long Economic and Political Shadow of History (eds: S. Michalopoulos and E. Papaioannou), CEPR Press.
Tax Systems and Tax Reforms in South and East Asia: Japan, 2016, in Tax systems and tax reforms in South East Asia (eds: L. Bernardi, A. Fraschini and P. Shome), Routledge, International Studies in Money and Banking, London.