Taylor Jaworski

I am an associate professor in the department of economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. My research and teaching focus on US economic history.

working papers

"US Domestic Trade Costs and the Pattern of Foreign Trade," with Carl Kitchens and Sergey Nigai.

"Culture and Internal Migration," with Erik Kimbrough and Nicole Saito.

"Highways in the Twentieth Century," with Carl Kitchens.

"The Urban Wage Premium in Historical Perspective," with Kyle Butts and Carl Kitchens.

"Economic Geography and the Efficiency of Environmental Regulation," with Alex Hollingsworth, Carl Kitchens, and Ivan Rudik. [NBER WP]

"Highways and Globalization," with Carl Kitchens and Sergey Nigai. [NBER WP, VoxEU]


"Globalization and the Spread of Industrialization in Canada, 1871-1891," with Ian Keay, forthcoming at Explorations in Economic History. [link]

"Spillover Effects of IP Protection in the Interwar Aircraft Industry," with Walker Hanlon, Economic Journal, 2022. [link, VoxEU]

"Specification and Structure in Economic History," Explorations in Economic History, 2020. [link]

"National Policy for Regional Development: Historical Evidence from Appalachian Highways," with Carl Kitchens, Review of Economics & Statistics, 2019. [link, data]

"Two World Wars in American Economic History," with Price V. Fishback, Oxford Handbook of American Economic History, 2018. [link]

"Shakeout in the Early Airframe Industry," with Andrew Smyth. Economic History Review, 2018. [link]

"Revisiting the Great Compression," with Greg Niemesh, Historical Methods, 2018. [link]

"Entry and Pricing on Broadway,” with Maggie Jones and Mario Samano, Applied Economics Letters, 2018. [link]

"World War II and the Industrialization of the American South," Journal of Economic History, 2017. [link, VoxEU, data]

"Ownership and the Price of Residential Electricity: Evidence from the United States, 1935-1940," with Carl Kitchens, Explorations in Economic History, 2017. [link]

"Bubbles, Crashes and Endogenous Uncertainty in Linked Asset and Product Markets," with Erik O. Kimbrough, International Economic Review, 2016. [link]

"'You’re in the Army Now': The Impact of World War II on Women’s Education, Work, and Family," Journal of Economic History, 2014. [link, data]

"Go West Young Man: Self-Selection and Endogenous Property Rights," with Bart J. Wilson, Southern Economic Journal, 2013. [link]

"The Ecological and Civil Mainsprings of Property: An Experimental Economic History of Whalers' Rules of Capture," with Bart J. Wilson, Karl Schurter, and Andrew Smyth, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2012. [link]

courses & resources

• Undergraduate: European Economic History, US Economic History

• PhD: US Economic History

• Research: Getting Started (Shapiro), Visualizing Data (Schwabish)

• Presenting: Giving an Applied Micro Talk (Shapiro), Public Speaking (Meager)

• Writing: Ten Rules (Goldin & Katz), Writing Tips (Cochrane)