Richard H. Steckel

Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics

1945 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43210-1172

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Height and Per Capita Income

NBER Working Paper No. w0880
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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The Tallest in the World: Native Americans of the Great Plains in the Nineteenth Century

NBER Working Paper No. h0112
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2022
Joseph M. Prince and Richard H. Steckel
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Long-Term Trends in Health, Welfare, and Economic Growth in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. h0076
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 08 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2023
Dora L. Costa and Richard H. Steckel
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Life under Pressure: Intergenerational Origins of Hypertension among African Americans

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2022
Garrett Senney, Kent Thornburg and Richard H. Steckel
Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Oregon Health and Science University - Center for Developmental Health at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Developmental Origins, Hypertension, African American

Historical Origins of a Major Killer: Cardiovascular Disease in the American South

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 May 2015 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2022
Richard H. Steckel and Garrett Senney
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics and Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
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Developmental Origins, Mortality, American South

Historical Origins of a Major Killer: Cardiovascular Disease in the American South

NBER Working Paper No. w21809
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2023
Richard H. Steckel and Garrett Senney
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics and Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
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Tall But Poor: Nutrition, Health, and Living Standards in Pre-Famine Ireland

NBER Working Paper No. h0039
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2023
S. Nicholas and Richard H. Steckel
Independent and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Industrialization and Health in Historical Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. h0118
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 May 2010 Last Revised: 10 May 2023
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Health and Nutrition in the Preindustrial Era: Insights from a Millennium of Average Heights in Northern Europe

NBER Working Paper No. w8542
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Oct 2001 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Fluctuations in a Dreadful Childhood: Synthetic Longitudinal Height Data, Relative Prices and Weather in the Short-Term Health of American Slaves

NBER Working Paper No. w10993
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2010
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Fluctuations in a Dreadful Childhood: Synthetic Longitudinal Height Data, Relative Prices and Weather in the Short-Term Health of American Slaves

NBER Working Paper No. w10993
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Heights and Human Welfare: Recent Developments and New Directions

NBER Working Paper No. w14536
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 10 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Height as a Proxy for Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Ability

NBER Working Paper No. w16570
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2023
Andreas Schick and Richard H. Steckel
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Ohio State University (OSU) - 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: 09 Dec 2022
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Rochester - Department of Economics, London Metropolitan University, Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics, Princeton University - Princeton 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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Engines of Growth: Farm Tractors and Twentieth-Century U.S. Economic Welfare

NBER Working Paper No. w17879
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 10 May 2023
Richard H. Steckel and William White
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics and Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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Determinants of Slave and Crew Mortality in the Atlantic Slave Trade

NBER Working Paper No. w1540
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 11 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2022
Richard H. Steckel and Richard A. Jensen
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics
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The Economic Foundations of East-West Migration During the Nineteenth Century

NBER Working Paper No. w0881
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Stature and Living Standards in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. h0024
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 21 May 2000 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2023
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Health and Nutrition in Pre-Columbian America

NBER Working Paper No. w10299
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Feb 2004 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Property Rights and Financial Development: The Legacy of Japanese Colonial Institutions

NBER Working Paper No. w16551
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2023
Dongwoo Yoo and Richard H. Steckel
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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19.

Percentiles of Modern Height Standards for Use in Historical Research

NBER Working Paper No. h0075
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 May 2000 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2023
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Wealth Inequality Trends in Industrializing New England: New Evidence and Tests of Competing Hypotheses

NBER Working Paper No. h0122
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 May 2000 Last Revised: 04 May 2023
Richard H. Steckel and Carolyn M. Moehling
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics and Rutgers University, Department of Economics
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Droughts, Floods and Financial Distress in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w15596
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2023
John Landon-Lane, Hugh Rockoff and Richard H. Steckel
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway - Faculty of Arts and Sciences-New Brunswick/Piscataway - Department of Economics, Newark College of Arts & Sciences - Department of Economics and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Wealth Mobility in America: A View from the National Longitudinal Survey

NBER Working Paper No. w4137
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 May 2007 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2022
Richard H. Steckel and Jayanthi Krishnan
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics and Temple University - Department of Accounting
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Dimensions and Determinants of Early Childhood Health and Mortality Among American Slaves

NBER Working Paper No. w1662
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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What Can Be Learned from Skeletons that Might Interest Economists, Historians and Other Social Scientists?

NBER Working Paper No. w9519
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Household Migration, Urban Growth, and Industrialization: the United States, 1850-1860

NBER Working Paper No. w2281
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 May 2004 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Estimating Neonatal Mortality Rates from the Heights of Children: the Case of American Slaves

NBER Working Paper No. w1628
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2022
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Poverty and Prosperity: a Longitudinal Study of Wealth Accumulation, 1850-1860

NBER Working Paper No. h0008
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2023
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Childhood Mortality & Nutritional Status as Indicators of Standard of Living: Evidence from World War I Recruits in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. h0121
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 May 2011 Last Revised: 03 May 2023
Michael R. Haines and Richard H. Steckel
Colgate University - Economics Department and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Biological Measures of Economic History

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 5, pp. 401-423, 2013
Posted: 07 Aug 2013
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics

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Entrepreneurial Activity and Wealth Inequality: A Historical Perspective

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 04 Nov 2009
Carolyn M. Moehling and Richard H. Steckel
Rutgers University, Department of Economics and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics

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Entrepreneurial activity, Economic development, Self-employment, Income distribution, Wealth distribution, Economic inequality

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Young Adult Mortality Following Severe Physiological Stress in Childhood: Skeletal Evidence

Economics & Human Biology, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 314-328, July 2005
Posted: 04 Apr 2006
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics

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Fetal origins, Childhood health, Young adult mortality, Skeleton

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A History of Health in Europe from the Late Paleolithic Era to the Present

Posted: 21 Mar 2003
Richard H. Steckel
Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics

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Skeleton, Anthropometric history, Health, Climate history, Archaeology