Dan Bogart

 

 

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Research

 

A. Transport and the Industrial Revolution in England

 

I have several new papers and data related to a National Science Foundation grant (NSF SES-1260699), Modelling the Transport Revolution and the Industrial Revolution in England. The following is one example of the research under this grant. It estimates transport costs between the most populous towns in 1680 and 1830.

Growth before steam: A GIS approach to estimating multi-modal transport costs and productivity growth in England, 1680-1830 (with Eduard J Alvarez-Palau, Oliver Dunn, Max Satchell, Leigh Shaw Taylor)

 

For more papers and data on British transport under the NSF grant National Science Foundation grant following this link

 

For an overview of a broader project on British transport associated with the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure follow this link.

 

I have done a lot of research on the economics of turnpike trusts in England during the industrial revolution. The following is a recently submitted paper on the financial returns to investing in turnpike trusts.

Investing in early Public Works: Financial Returns in England and Welsh Turnpikes 1820-1845

 

For papers on turnpike trusts follow this link.

 

B.  Politics, institutions, and development in British economic history

 

I have several ongoing papers related to politics, institutions, and development in British economic history. The following is a recently submitted paper on Policy risk and the East India Company.

Policy Risk, Uncertainty, and Investment: Evidence from the English East India Company

 

As another example I have a recently accepted paper analyzing the role of party connections and interest groups in influencing the approval of river navigation projects.

Party connections, interest groups, and the slow diffusion of infrastructure: Evidence from Britains first transport revolution Forthcoming Economic journal

 

For more papers on politics, institutions, and development in British economic history follow this link.

 

C. Economic history of railways around the world

 

I also do research on the economic history of railways around the world with a focus on issues of regulation, ownership, and economic growth. Some of this research is comparative or cross-country. Others focus on railways in specific countries, like India. The following is an example of recently published paper on Indian railways

 

Off the rails: Is state ownership bad for productivity? (with Latika Chaudhury)

 

For other papers on the comparative history of railways follow this link.

 

D.I am a co-editor at the European Review of Economic History since September 2015

 

See some of the papers we publish

Link to EREH Website






 

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