Working Papers

 

"High-Value Work and the Rise of Women: The Cotton Revolution and Gender Equality in China"     Melanie Meng Xue

Recently presented at: IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting for Labor Economists, Amherst College, SITE (Stockholm), North American Meeting of the Econometric Society, Barcelona GSE Summer Forum:  Towards Sustained Economic Growth, Université Catholique de Louvain, University of Copenhagen, NYU Stern, Northwestern Development Lunch, Northwestern Economic History Seminar, Brown Macroeconomics Seminar, ASSA-EHA Panel

 

 

"Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China"      

Melanie Meng XueMark Koyama

Recently presented at: QCSS-3 (NYU Politics), WPSA Mini-Conference on Autocratic Politics, NBER Organizational Economics, NYUAD, Chicago Harris, CKGSB, UC San Diego, Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: V Calvó-Armengol Workshop, UC Davis, Cliometric Society, Stanford Political Science, Queen's University Belfast, Higher School of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, Stanford Economics, Life & Legacy of Douglass North Conference, NEUDC, NBER Summer Institute

 

 

"Folklore"  

Stelios Michalopoulos, Melanie Meng Xue

NBER Working Paper No. 25430

Revision Requested 

Recently presented at: CEPR, CAGE, Southern Denmark, Bergen, Kellogg-Harvard PED Conference, Oslo, CIREQ PED Workshop, Harvard, ASREC, Nottingham, Berkeley Haas, Northwestern, Chicago Harris, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Bocconi, GWU, Simon Fraser, WEHC-The Impact of Religion on Economic Outcomes,  UC San Diego, Deep-Rooted Factors in Comparative Development (Brown), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Toulouse IAST, New Economic School

Publications

Review of M. Tanimoto and R. B. Wong, Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China, and Europe, in Economic History Review, forthcoming

Melanie Meng Xue

"Friends from Afar: Migration, Cultural Proximity and Primary Schooling in Lower Yangzi,1850-1949"

Yu Hao, Melanie Meng Xue

Explorations in Economic History 63 (2017): 44-69.

Older Working Papers

"Raising Dragon"

John Nye, Melanie Meng Xue