Mark Koyama

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Assistant Professor

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mkoyama2/About.html

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Unified China and Divided Europe

International Economic Review, January 2018, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 23 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2017
Chiu Yu Ko, Mark Koyama and Tuan-Hwee Sng
Chinese University of Hong Kong, George Mason University - Department of Economics and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
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China, Europe, Great Divergence, Political Fragmentation, Political Centralization

Unified China and Divided Europe

International Economic Review, Vol. 59, Issue 1, pp. 285-327, 2018
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Feb 2018
Chiu Yu Ko, Mark Koyama and Tuan-Hwee Sng
Chinese University of Hong Kong, George Mason University - Department of Economics and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
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A Review Essay of Escape From Rome

The Journal of Economic Literature, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Economic History, Counterfactual, Institutions, Rome

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Jewish Persecutions and Weather Shocks: 1100-1800

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-06
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2014
University of Michigan at Dearborn, George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Political Economy, State Capacity, Expulsions, Jewish History, Climate

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The Economic Impact of the Black Death

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-45
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 02 May 2021
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Pandemics; Black Death; Institutions; Cities; Urbanization; Malthusian Theory; Demography; Long-Run Growth; Middle Ages; Europe; Asia

The Economic Impact of the Black Death

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15132
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 18 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2020
Remi Jedwab, Noel Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Black Death, Cities, Demography, institutions, Long-run Growth, Malthusian Theory, Pandemics, Urbanization

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Geopolitics and Asia's Little Divergence: A Comparative Analysis of State Building in China and Japan after 1850

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-54
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2015
Mark Koyama, Chiaki Moriguchi and Tuan-Hwee Sng
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University - Institute of Economic Research and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
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China; Japan, Geopolitics, State Capacity, Political Fragmentation, Political Centralization, Economic Modernization

Pandemics, Places, and Populations: Evidence from the Black Death

CESifo Working Paper No. 7524
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 28 Feb 2019
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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pandemics, Black Death, mortality, path dependence, cities, urbanization, Malthusian theory, migration, growth, Europe

Pandemics, Places, and Populations: Evidence from the Black Death

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-04
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 12 Feb 2019
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Pandemics; Black Death; Mortality; Path Dependence; Cities; Urbanization; Malthusian Theory; Migration; Growth; Europe

Pandemics, Places, and Populations: Evidence from the Black Death

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13523
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 19 Feb 2019
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Black Death, cities, growth, Malthusian Theory. Migration, path dependence, Urbanization

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Plague, Politics, and Pogroms: The Black Death, Rule of Law, and the Persecution of Jews in the Holy Roman Empire

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-19
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 19 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 10 May 2016
Theresa Finley and Mark Koyama
Susquehanna University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Black Death, Political Fragmentation, Legal Fragmentation, State Capacity, Jewish History, Persecution

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Taxes, Lawyers, and the Decline of Witch Trials in France

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-47
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2012
Noel D. Johnson, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Rule of Law, Witchcraft, France, Institutions, Fiscal Capacity, Legal Capacity

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The Literary Inquisition: The Persecution of Intellectuals and Human Capital Accumulation in China

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-12
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 14 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2015
Mark Koyama and Melanie Meng Xue
George Mason University - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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China, Human Capital, Institutions, Persecutions, Persistence

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Shipwrecked by Rents

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Nov 2020
University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economics, Students, Economics Department and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Shipwrecked by Rents

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15300
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 22 Sep 2020
University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economics, Students, University of Rochester and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Bribery, Corruption, rent-seeking, Shipwrecks

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Resisting Education

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-18
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2016
Jean-Paul Carvalho and Mark Koyama
Department of Economics, University of Oxford and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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education, identity, inequality, cultural transmission, oppositional behavior

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Bones, Bacteria and Break Points: The Heterogeneous Spatial Effects of the Black Death and Long-Run Growth

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-30
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2016
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Urban Reset; Path Dependence; Multiple Equilibria; Urbanization, Cities, Black Death, Epidemics, Mortality, Little Divergence, Long-Run Growth

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The Political Economy of Expulsion: The Regulation of Jewish Moneylending in Medieval England

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 374-406, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 May 2011
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Taxation, Usury, Rent Creation, Parliament

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The Fractured-Land Hypothesis

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 28 Oct 2020
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies - China Center for Cliometrics Studies and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
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China, Europe, Great Divergence, State Capacity, Political Fragmentation, Political Centralization

The Fractured-Land Hypothesis

NBER Working Paper No. w27774
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 11 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies - China Center for Cliometrics Studies and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
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The Fractured-Land Hypothesis

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15209
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 12 Sep 2020
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies - China Center for Cliometrics Studies and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
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China, Europe, Great Divergence, Political Centralization, Political Fragmentation, state capacity

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Legal Centralization and the Birth of the Secular State

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-48
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2013
Noel D. Johnson, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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State Capacity, Religion, Secularization, Heresy, Legal Capacity, France

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A Review Essay on the European Guilds

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-27
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2019
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Guilds, Institutions, Rent-Seeking

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Negative Shocks and Mass Persecutions: Evidence from the Black Death

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-12
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2017
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Ethnic Conflict; Religious Conflict; Minorities; Persecutions, Massacres, Libels, Black Death, Jewish Economic History, Middle Ages, Epidemics, Cities, Trade

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Establishing a New Order: The Growth of the State and the Decline of Witch Trials in France

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-43
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Oct 2011
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Economic History, Fiscal Capacity, France, Witchcraft, Legal Capacity

The Political Economy of Status Competition: Sumptuary Laws in Preindustrial Europe

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 09 Mar 2020
Desiree Desierto and Mark Koyama
Economics Department and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Status Competition, Political Economy, Economic History

The Political Economy of Status Competition: Sumptuary Laws in Preindustrial Europe

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14407
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 03 Mar 2020
Mark Koyama and Desiree Desierto
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Rochester
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political economy, regulation, rent-seeking, Status competition

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Development and Religious Polarization: The Emergence of Reform and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-45
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Mark Koyama and Jean-Paul Carvalho
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Department of Economics, University of Oxford
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club goods, religious polarization, community, Jewish emancipation

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Jewish Communities and City Growth in Preindustrial Europe

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-22
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 May 2016 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2017
Noel D. Johnson, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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The State, Toleration, and Religious Freedom

Advances in the Economics of Religion, Edited by Iyer, Rubin and Carvalho. Palgrave, 2018, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-18
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2018
Noel D. Johnson, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Religion, State Capacity, Rule of Law, Toleration

Health vs. Economy: Politically Optimal Pandemic Policy

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2020
Desiree Desierto and Mark Koyama
University of Rochester and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Pandemics, COVID-19, Political Economy, Selectorate Theory

Health vs. Economy: Politically Optimal Pandemic Policy

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15129
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Aug 2020
Desiree Desierto and Mark Koyama
University of Rochester and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Tax Farming and the Origins of State Capacity in England and France

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-49
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2013
Noel D. Johnson, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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State Capacity, Standardization, Tax Farming, France, England, Transaction Costs

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Evading the Taint of Usury

Explorations in Economic History, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2010
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 May 2011
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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usury, transaction costs, regulatory capture, competition

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Legal Capacity

Oxford Handbook of Historical Political Economy, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 22-14
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 May 2022 Last Revised: 18 May 2022
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Legal Capacity, Rule of Law;,Institutions, State Capacity

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Prosecution Associations in Industrial Revolution England: Private Providers of Public Goods?

Centre for Historical Economics and Related Research at York (CHERRY) Discussion Paper
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 May 2011
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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public goods, private prosecutions. insurance. selective incentives

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Seapower

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 May 2021
Mark Koyama, Ahmed Rahman and Tuan-Hwee Sng
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Lehigh University - Department of Economics and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
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Seapower, Conflict, Formal Theory

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The Institutional Foundations of Religious Freedom

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 May 2021
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Institutions, Economics of Religion, Rule of Law

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Epidemic Disease and the State: Is There a Tradeoff between Public Health and Liberty?

Public Choice, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 22-15
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 May 2022 Last Revised: 29 May 2022
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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COVID-19, Pandemics Economic History, Liberalism

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Medieval Cities Through the Lens of Urban Economic Theories

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14828
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Jun 2020
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of EconomicsState University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Agglomeration effects, Asia, City Growth, Europe, Food Surplus Hypothesis, institutions, LaborMobility, Medieval Era, Pandemics, Urbanization

Other Papers (2)

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A Review of 'The History Manifesto'

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 25 Feb 2015
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Book Review, Economic History

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A Review of a Culture of Growth, by Joel Mokyr. Princeton University Press. 2016.

The Independent Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 Apr 2017
Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Book Review, Economic History