Robert A. Margo

Boston University - Department of Economics

Professor of Economics

270 Bay State Road

Boston, MA 02215

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (57)

1.

The History of Wage Inequality in America, 1920 to 1970

Jerome Levy Econ. Institute Working Paper No. 286
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Dec 1999
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 235 (127,062)
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Capital Deepening in United States Manufacturing, 1850-1880

Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2018
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 19 Oct 2003
Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Labor Market Effects of the 1960s Riots

Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2026
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Jul 2004
William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 70 (325,701)
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The Labor Market Effects of the 1960s Riots

NBER Working Paper No. w10243
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2010
William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 32 (458,423)
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Railroads and the Rise of the Factory: Evidence for the United States, 1850-70

NBER Working Paper No. w14410
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2008
Jeremy Atack, Michael R. Haines and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, Colgate University - Economics Department and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 73 (314,678)
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Productivity in Manufacturing and the Length of the Working Day: Evidence from the 1880 Census of Manufactures

Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 317
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Dec 2000
Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 69 (324,499)
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The Great Compression: The Wage Structure in the United States at Mid- Century

NBER Working Paper No. w3817
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 07 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2010
Claudia Goldin and Robert A. Margo
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 67 (329,681)
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Race and Home Ownership, 1900 to 1990

NBER Working Paper No. w7277
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Jan 2000 Last Revised: 06 May 2000
William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 62 (343,075)
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Historical Perspectives on U.S. Economic Geography

NBER Working Paper No. w9594
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 28 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Sukkoo Kim and Robert A. Margo
Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 54 (366,890)
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Did Railroads Induce or Follow Economic Growth? Urbanization and Population Growth in the American Midwest, 1850-60

NBER Working Paper No. w14640
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2010
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics, Colgate University - Economics Department and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Economic Aftermath of the 1960s Riots: Evidence from Property Values

NBER Working Paper No. w10493
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 May 2004 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2010
William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w9770
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 15 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2010
William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 45 (396,510)
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Railroads and Local Economic Development: The United States in the 1850s

NBER Working Paper No. w12381
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2006
Michael R. Haines and Robert A. Margo
Colgate University - Economics Department and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 44 (400,060)
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13.

Wages in California During the Gold Rush

NBER Working Paper No. h0101
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Jun 2000
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Impact of the Civil War on Capital Intensity and Labor Productivity in Southern Manufacturing

NBER Working Paper No. w10886
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Nov 2004
William K. Hutchinson and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 39 (418,630)
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The North-South Wage Gap, Before and after the Civil War

NBER Working Paper No. w8778
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Feb 2002 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Changes in American and British Stature Since the Mid-Eighteenth Century: A Prelimanary Report on the Usefulness of Data on Height..

NBER Working Paper No. w0890
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 30 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2008
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Rochester - Department of Economics, London Metropolitan University, Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics, Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Independent, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Boston University - Department of Economics and University of Massachusetts at Amherst - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences - Department of Economics
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"Location, Location, Location!" the Market for Vacant Urban Land: New York 1835-1900

NBER Working Paper No. h0091
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2013
Jeremy Atack and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Part-Year Operation in 19th Century American Manufacturing: Evidence from the 1870 and 1880 Censuses

Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 327
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 May 2001
Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Race and the Value of Owner-Occupied Housing, 1940-1990

NBER Working Paper No. w7749
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2010
William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 31 (451,974)
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20.

The Labor Force in the Nineteenth Century

NBER Working Paper No. h0040
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Technical Change and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labor: The United States in Historical Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. w18752
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Lawrence F. Katz and Robert A. Margo
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Steam Power, Establishment Size, and Labor Productivity Growth in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing

NBER Working Paper No. w11931
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2012
Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Race, Segregation, and Postal Employment: New Evidence on Spatial Mismatch

NBER Working Paper No. w13462
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2007
Leah Platt Boustan and Robert A. Margo
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 28 (466,219)
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Education Achievement in Segregated School Systems: the Effects of "Separate-But-Equal"

NBER Working Paper No. w1620
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Apr 2004
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Capital Deepening in American Manufacturing, 1850-1880

NBER Working Paper No. w9923
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2010
Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Compulsory Schooling Legislation and School Attendance in Turn-of-The-Century America: A "Natural Experiment" Approach

NBER Working Paper No. h0089
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Aug 2000
Robert A. Margo and Aldrich Finegan
Boston University - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
Downloads 28 (466,219)
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The Economic History of the American Economic Review: A Century's Explosion of Economics Research

NBER Working Paper No. w16274
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 27 (471,261)
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Wages, Prices, and Labor Markets Before the Civil War

NBER Working Paper No. w3198
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2010
Claudia Goldin and Robert A. Margo
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Rising Wage Dispersion Across American Manufacturing Establishments, 1850-1880

NBER Working Paper No. w7932
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Farm-Nonfarm Wage Gap in the Antebellum United States: Evidence Fromthe 1850 and 1860 Censuses of Social Statistics

NBER Working Paper No. h0072
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Changes in the Distribution of Wages, 1940-1950: The Public vs. The Private Sector

NBER Working Paper No. w5389
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Jul 2000
Robert A. Margo and Aldrich Finegan
Boston University - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Employment and Unemployment in the 1930s

NBER Working Paper No. w4174
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 May 2011
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Microeconomics of Depression Unemployment

NBER Working Paper No. h0018
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Explaining the Rise in Antebellum Pauperism: New Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. h0092
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Aug 2007
L. Lynne Kiesling and Robert A. Margo
Purdue University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Integration of Economic History into Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w23538
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Jun 2017
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Poor at Birth: Infant Auxology and Mortality at Philadelphia's Almshouse Hospital, 1848-1873

NBER Working Paper No. w2525
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2008
Claudia Goldin and Robert A. Margo
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Schooling and the Great Migration

NBER Working Paper No. w2697
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Jun 2004
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Price of Housing in New York City, 1830-1860

NBER Working Paper No. h0063
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 19 May 2015
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Agricultural Improvements and Access to Rail Transportation: the American Midwest as a Test Case, 1850-1860

NBER Working Paper No. w15520
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2015
Jeremy Atack and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Explaining Black-White Wage Convergence, 1940-1950: the Role of the Great Compression

NBER Working Paper No. h0044
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Added and Discouraged Workers in the Late 1930s: A Re-Examination

NBER Working Paper No. h0045
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 28 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2010
Aldrich Finegan and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Accumulation of Property by Southern Blacks Before World War I: Commentand Further Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w1200
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Accounting for Racial Differences in School Attendance in the American South, 1900: the Role of Separate-But-Equal

NBER Working Paper No. w2242
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War

NBER Working Paper No. h0109
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 12 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2011
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War

NBER Working Paper No. w6643
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 27 Aug 2012
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Wages and Prices During the Antebellum Period: a Survey and New Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. h0019
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 08 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Antebellum "Surge" in Skill Differentials One More Time: New Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w1758
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Jul 2004
Robert A. Margo and Georgia C. Villaflor
Boston University - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Race and Home Ownership from the Civil War to the Present

NBER Working Paper No. w16665
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Jan 2011
William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
Downloads 14 (543,865)
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The Labor Force Participation of Older Americans in 1900: Further Results

NBER Working Paper No. h0027
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Capital Deepening and the Rise of the Factory: The American Experience During the Nineteenth Century

Economic History Review, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 586-595, August 2005
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Jul 2005
Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Segregated Schools and the Mobility Hypothesis: A Model of Local Government Discrimination

NBER Working Paper No. h0017
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Competitive Dynamics of Racial Exclusion: Employment Segregation in the South, 1900-1950

NBER Working Paper No. h0014
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 21 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2010
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Obama, Katrina, and the Persistence of Racial Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w21933
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 01 Feb 2016
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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White Suburbanization and African-American Home Ownership, 1940-1980

NBER Working Paper No. w16702
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Jan 2011
Leah Platt Boustan and Robert A. Margo
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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The Decline in Black Teenage Labor Force Participation in the South, 1900-1970: The Role of Schooling

NBER Working Paper No. w3704
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Aug 2010
Robert A. Margo and T. Aldrich Finegan
Boston University - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Racial Differences in Health in Long-Run Perspective: A Brief Introduction

NBER Working Paper No. w20765
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2015
Leah Platt Boustan and Robert A. Margo
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Economies of Scale in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing Revisited: A Resolution of the Entrepreneurial Labor Input Problem

NBER Working Paper No. w19147
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2013
Robert A. Margo
Boston University - Department of Economics
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Gallman Revisited: Blacksmithing and American Manufacturing, 1850-1870

NBER Working Paper No. w23399
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 May 2017
Jeremy Atack and Robert A. Margo
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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