Dan Bogart



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Working Papers on Indian Railways

Off the Rails: Is State Ownership Bad for Productivity? (Joint with Latika Chaudhary)

   Under review.

The Growth Contribution of Colonial Indian Railways in Comparative Perspective (Joint with Latika Chaudhary and Alfonso Herranz-Loncán)

   Under review.

Working Papers On British Institutions, Property Rights and Infrastructure

The Political Party Connections and the Diffusion of Technology: Evidence from Britain’s first transport Revolution

   Under review

Profiting from Public Works: Financial Returns and Investor Motives in Britain’s Infrastructure Sector during Industrialization

   In progress

A Small Price to Pay: A Historical Perspective on Infrastructure Regulation in Industrializing Britain

   In progress

Parliament and Property Rights: A Database. (Joint With Gary Richardson).


   In progress.


Papers Published in Refereed Journals


Political Party Representation and Electoral Politics in England and Wales, 1690-1747, Forthcoming Social Science History

    Supporting data files for Political party Representation in SSH

Engines of Growth: The Productivity Advance of Indian Railways, 1874-1912 (Joint with Latika Chaudhary), Journal of Economic History ), 73 (2013), 339-370. Note: this paper was awarded the Cole Prize for best article in the Journal of Economic History 2013.


Regulation, Ownership and Costs: A Historical Perspective from Indian Railways (Joint with Latika Chaudhary), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4 (2011), 28-57.


Did the Glorious Revolution Contribute to the Transport Revolution? Evidence from Investment in Roads and Rivers, Economic History Review 64 (November 2011), 1073-1112.


Property Rights and Parliament in Industrializing Britain. ’ (Joint with Gary Richardson), Journal of Law & Economics 54 (May 2011), 241-274.


A Global Perspective on Railway Inefficiency and the Rise of State Ownership, 1880-1912, Explorations in Economic History 47 (April 2010), 158-178.


Estate Acts, 1600 to 1830: A New Source for British History (Joint with Gary Richardson), Research in Economic History 27: (2010), 1-50.


Making Property Productive: Reorganizing Rights to Real and Equitable Estates in Britain, 1660 to 1830.  (Joint with Gary Richardson) European Review of Economic History 13 (April 2009), 3-30.


Nationalizations and the Development of Transport Systems: Cross-Country Evidence from Railroad Networks, 1860-1912. Journal of Economic History 69 (March 2009) 202-237.


Inter-modal Network Externalities and Transport Development: Evidence from Roads, Canals, and Ports during the English Industrial Revolution.

Networks and Spatial Economics 9 (2009), 309-338.


"Turnpike Trusts and Property Income: New Evidence on the effects of Transport Improvements and Legislation in Eighteenth Century England,' The Economic History Review 62 (2009), 128-152.


Neighbors, Networks, and the Development of Transport Systems: Explaining the Diffusion of Turnpike Trusts in Eighteenth Century England, Journal of Urban Economics 61 (March 2007), 238-362.


 'Turnpike Trusts and the Transportation Revolution in 18th century England' Explorations in Economic History 42 (2005): 479-508.

Note: this paper was awarded the Explorations Prize for best article in Explorations in Economic History 2005.


'Did Turnpike Trusts Increase Transportation Investment in Eighteenth-Century England?' Journal of Economic History 65 (2005): 439-468.




Papers Published in Edited Volumes


Railways in Colonial India: An Economic Achievement? (Joint with Latika Chaudhary) Forthcoming book chapter in "new" economic history of    colonial India, edited by Tirthankar Roy, Bishnupriya Gupta, Anand Swamy and Latika Chaudhary

The Transport Revolution in Industrializing Britain: A Survey, forthcoming in the Cambridge Economic History of Britain 1700 to 1870, third edition, edited by Roderick Floud and Jane Humphries.


The Economic History of Transportation in Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History, edited by Robert Whaples and Randall E. Parker, Routledge, 2013.


Two Roads to the Transportation Revolution: Early Corporations in the U.K. and the United States (Joint with John Majewski) ) in Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy, edited by Dora Costa and Naomi Lamoreaux, University of Chicago Press and National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011.


British Legal Institutions and Transaction Costs in the Early Transport Revolution, in the Early Transport Revolution,’ in Law and Long-Term Economic Change, Eds. Debin Ma and Jan Luiten van Zanden, Stanford University Press, 2011.


Turnpike Trusts, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics 2nd Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume.,Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.


State and Private Institutions, (Joint With Mauricio Drelichman, Oscar Gelderblom, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal), Forthcoming in Unifying the European Experience: An Economic History of Modern Europe. Eds. Stephen Broadberry and Kevin ORourke, Cambridge University Press, 2009.




Other Publications


Turnpike Trusts, Infrastructure Investment, and the Road Transportation Revolution in Eighteenth-Century England In Summaries of Dissertations, The Journal of Economic History 65 (June 2005), 540-543.




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