Research Projects, Publications, and Working Papers
 

The Economics of Married Women's Property Rights

“Cui Bono?  The 1870 British Married Women’s Property Act, Bargaining Power, and the Distribution of Resources within

Marriage.” Feminist Economics 12 (1-2), 2006, 51-83.  

Reprinted:  Women and the Distribution of Wealth (C. Diana Deere and C. Doss,  2007).

 

“‘A Measure of Legal Independence’: The 1870 Married Women’s Property Act and the Wealth-holding Patterns of British

Wives.” Journal of Economic History 65 (4), 2005, 1028-1057.

 

“Wives and Household Wealth:  The Impact of the 1870 British Married Women's Property Act on Wealth-holding and Share

of Household Resources.” Continuity and Change 19 (1), 2004, 141-163.

 

“The Price of Independence:  How the 1870 Married Women’s Property Act Altered the Investment Risks Faced by British

Women.” Journal of Economics 30 (2), 2004, 1-26.

 

“Measuring the Frontier Effect:  Why Women in Britain Received Property Rights Two Decades After Women in most parts 
of the United States.”  Working Paper.

 

“‘Concealing Him from Creditors’:  How Couples Contributed to the Passage of the 1870 Married Women’s Property Act.”

Working Paper.

 

            “‘Entitled to her separate earnings . . . and equally liable to maintain her family’:  British Married Women’s Property Rights and

the Labor Force Participation of Married Women Shopkeepers, 1851-1901.” Working Paper.

 

“‘From the wallet to the purse’:  The impact of the 1870 Married Women’s Property Act on Marriage Market Equilibria,

1851-1901.”  Working Paper

 

“Son of a Baker:  The 1870 Married Women’s Property Act and the Marriage Patterns of 19th Century British Shopkeepers.” 

 

Balances of Power:  The Lower Middle Class and Married Women’s Property in Nineteenth Century Britain. Manuscript.

 

Testing Macroeconomic Theory Using Micro-Level Data

 

“They Lived and Saved:  Evidence of the Bequest Motive for Saving Among Small Shopkeepers in Late Nineteenth Century

Britain.”  Under review.

 

(Also listed above):  “The Price of Independence:  How the 1870 Married Women’s Property Act Altered the Investment Risks Faced by British

Women.” Journal of Economics 30 (2), 2004, 1-26.

Econometrics & the History of Economic Thought

“John Stuart and Harriet Taylor Mill:  His Words or Hers?  An Authorship Study of On Liberty and the Principles of

Political Economy” (with Charles H. Whiteman).  Working Paper.

 

“An Interview with Deirdre McCloskey,” The Newsletter of the Cliometric Society.  Summer 2001, v. 16 no. 2,

pp. 3-13 (invited newsletter submission).

Literature and Economics

Reading the Economy: An Anthology of Literary Works in English from Chaucer to Maya Angelou.  Edited with

Deirdre N. McCloskey.  Manuscript.

Pedagogy

          Transforming the World and Being Transformed:  Justice in Jesuit Higher Education.  Edited with Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt. 

Forthcoming, Fordham University Press.