Karen Clay

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

An Empirical Analysis of Network Externalities in Peer-To-Peer Music Sharing Networks

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Sep 2003
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Citation 35

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peer-to-peer, file sharing, empirical, network externalities, network size

Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship Over the 20th Century

Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 21 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2015
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara - College of Letters & Science - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University, Department of Economics
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climate change, health, adaptation, extreme temperature, air conditioning, mortality

Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship Over the 20th Century

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8915
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 30 Mar 2015
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara - College of Letters & Science - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University, Department of Economics
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health, temperature, air conditioning, climate change adaptation

Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship Over the 20th Century

NBER Working Paper No. w18692
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 13 May 2013
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara - College of Letters & Science - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University, Department of Economics
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Order Without Law? Property Rights During the California Gold Rush

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 265; Stanford Univ. Economics Working Paper No. 03-008
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Aug 2003
Karen Clay and Gavin Wright
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Citation 8

Abstract:

property rights, institutions, gold rush

4.

Static and Dynamic Pricing in Online Markets

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Sep 2004
Karen Clay, Michael D. Smith and Eric Wolff
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Internet, pricing, dynamic pricing, static pricing, books, oligopoly

5.

Tariff Choice with Consumer Learning and Switching Costs

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2010
Ronald L. Goettler and Karen Clay
University of Rochester - Simon School of Business and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Citation 8

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consumer learning, price discrimination, dynamic discrete choice

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Initial Conditions, Institutional Dynamics and Economic Performance: Evidence from the American States

William Davidson Institute William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 615
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Jan 2004
Daniel Berkowitz and Karen Clay
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Citation 7

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Common law, civil law, transplant, initial conditions, state courts and public corruption

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Squatters, Production, and Violence

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Feb 2006
Karen Clay
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Citation 2

Abstract:

property rights, agricultural production, California

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Uncertain Property Rights and Agricultural Production: Evidence from Post-Gold-Rush California

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Feb 2006
Karen Clay
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Citation 1

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property rights, agricultural production, California

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Legal Origins and the Evolution of Institutions: Evidence from American State Courts

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Jun 2007
Daniel Berkowitz and Karen Clay
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Citation 1

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Civil law, persistence, judicial independence, political culture.

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Prices and Price Dispersion on the Web: Evidence from the Online Book Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w8271
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 May 2001 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2010
Karen Clay, Ramayya Krishnan and Eric Wolff
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Judicial Independence and Minority Interests

Conference on Empirical Studies and Judges, Harvard Law School, November 10, 2006
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Sep 2007
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh - Department of Political Science and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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Retail Strategies on the Web: Price and Non-price Competition in the Online Book Industry

Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 50, pp. 351-367, 2002
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 13 May 2003
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Carnegie Mellon University
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Institutional Hysterisis: Courts and Politics in the American States (Chapters 5&6 of a Book Project)

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 26 Jun 2009
Daniel Berkowitz and Karen Clay
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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legal origins, judicial retention, judicial independence, panel estimation

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Further Tests of Static Oligopoly Models: Whiskey, 1882-1898

Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 51, pp. 151-166, June 2003
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 Sep 2003
Karen Clay and Werner Troesken
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics
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Deprivation and Disease in Early Twentieth-Century America

NBER Working Paper No. w12111
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 May 2006 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Karen Clay and Werner Troesken
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics
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Will Adaptation to Climate Change Be Slow and Costly? Evidence from High Temperatures and Mortality, 1900-2004

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2015
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara - College of Letters & Science - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University, Department of Economics
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H04, I01, Q04, Q05

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Lead Pipes and Child Mortality

NBER Working Paper No. w12603
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Oct 2006
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics and Colgate University - Economics Department
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Canary in a Coal Mine: Infant Mortality, Property Values, and Tradeoffs Associated with Mid-20th Century Air Pollution

NBER Working Paper No. w22155
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 11 Apr 2016
Karen Clay, Joshua Lewis and Edson Severnini
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University
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Canary in a Coal Mine: Infant Mortality, Property Values, and Tradeoffs Associated with Mid-20th Century Air Pollution

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9884
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
Karen Clay, Joshua Lewis and Edson Severnini
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University
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mid-20th century air pollution, coal-fired electricity generation, infant mortality, housing values, tradeoffs

Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9399
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Oct 2015
Karen Clay, Joshua Lewis and Edson Severnini
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University
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pollution, infectious disease, mortality, 1918 influenza pandemic

Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic

NBER Working Paper No. w21635
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2015
Karen Clay, Joshua Lewis and Edson Severnini
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University
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Coal, Smoke, and Death: Bituminous Coal and American Home Heating

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7987
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Mar 2014
Alan I. Barreca, Karen Clay and Joel Tarr
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and World Bank
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air pollution, coal, mortality, infant mortality, heating

Coal, Smoke, and Death: Bituminous Coal and American Home Heating

NBER Working Paper No. w19881
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Feb 2014
Alan I. Barreca, Karen Clay and Joel Tarr
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and World Bank
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Lead and Mortality

NBER Working Paper No. w16480
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Oct 2010
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics and Colgate University - Economics Department
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Did Frederick Brodie Discover the World's First Environmental Kuznets Curve? Coal Smoke and the Rise and Fall of the London Fog

NBER Working Paper No. w15669
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 25 Jan 2010
Karen Clay and Werner Troesken
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics
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Do Schooling Laws Matter? Evidence from the Introduction of Compulsory Attendance Laws in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w18477
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Oct 2012
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Truman State University and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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The Rise and Fall of Pellagra in the American South

NBER Working Paper No. w23730
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2017
Karen Clay, Ethan Schmick and Werner Troesken
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Muhlenberg College and University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics
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Laws, Educational Outcomes, and Returns to Schooling: Evidence from the Full Count 1940 Census

NBER Working Paper No. w22855
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Truman State University and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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The External Costs of Transporting Petroleum Products by Pipelines and Rail: Evidence from Shipments of Crude Oil from North Dakota

NBER Working Paper No. w23852
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Sep 2017
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Department of Economics, Middlebury College - Department of Economics and University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics
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