Lewis Davis

Union College - Department of Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics

Schenectady, NY 12308-3107

United States

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Scholarly Papers (35)

Social Animal House: The Economic and Academic Consequences of Fraternity Membership

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 19 May 2017
Jack Mara, Lewis Davis and Stephen Schmidt
10 Thoughts, Union College - Department of Economics and Union College - Department of Economics
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Fraternities, Social Capital, Human Capital, Grades, Alcohol, Drinking

Social Animal House: The Economic and Academic Consequences of Fraternity Membership

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 263-276, 2018
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 Feb 2018
Jack Mara, Lewis Davis and Stephen Schmidt
10 Thoughts, Union College - Department of Economics and Union College - Department of Economics
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Immigration, Attitudes and the Rise of the Political Right: The Role of Cultural and Economic Concerns Over Immigration

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Feb 2016
Lewis Davis and Sumit S. Deole
Union College - Department of Economics and TU Dortmund University
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group threat hypothesis, attitudes toward immigrants, cultural threat, public opinion, immigration policy, and right-wing politics

Immigration and the Rise of the Political Right: The Role of Cultural and Economic Concerns Over Immigration

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2016
Lewis Davis and Sumit S. Deole
Union College - Department of Economics and TU Dortmund University
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group threat hypothesis, attitudes toward immigrants, cultural threat, public opinion, immigration policy, right-wing politics

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Institutional Flexibility and Economic Growth

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 38, 2010
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2012
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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growth, institutions, division of labor, labor specialization, transaction costs

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Does Individualism Promote Gender Equality?

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Dec 2018
Lewis Davis and Claudia R. Williamson
Union College - Department of Economics and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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culture, individualism, collectivism, gender inequality, patriarchy, patriarchal attitudes

Individual Responsibility and Economic Development: Evidence from Rainfall Data

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2014
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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Culture, Development, Individualism, Collectivism, Values, Informal Institutions, Risk Sharing, Kinship Networks, Socialization, Rainfall

Individual Responsibility and Economic Development: Evidence from Rainfall Data

Kyklos, Vol. 69, Issue 3, pp. 426-470, 2016
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Jul 2016
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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Language, Culture and Institutions: Evidence from a New Linguistic Dataset

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 13 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2015
Farangis Abdurazokzoda and Lewis Davis
Union College and Union College - Department of Economics
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Language, Culture, Institutional quality, Individualism, Egalitarianism, Pronominal expression, Politeness distinctions, Linguistic relativism, Whorfianism

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Gendered Language and the Educational Gender Gap

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 May 2016 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2018
Lewis Davis and Megan Reynolds
Union College - Department of Economics and Union College - Department of Economics
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culture; language; gender; educational inequality

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Intellectual Property Rights, Institutional Quality and Economic Growth

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Lewis Davis and M. Fuat Sener
Union College - Department of Economics and Union College - Department of Economics
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Technological Change, Institutional Quality, Growth, Imitation, Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights

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Toward a Unified Transaction Cost Theory of Economic Organization

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 159, No. 3, pp. 571-593, September 2003
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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labor specialization, transaction cost economics, economic growth, theory of the firm

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How to Generate Good Profit Maximization Problems

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Dec 2013
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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Profit maximization, perfect competition, intermediate microeconomics, cost functions, shutdown condition, constrained optimization, second-order condition.

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Institutional Foundations of Inequality and Growth

Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 47, No. 7, pp. 977-997, July 2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2012
Lewis Davis and Mark R. Hopkins
Union College - Department of Economics and Gettysburg College
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Growth, Inequality, Property Rights, Democracy, Institutions

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Social Comparisons and Life Satisfaction Across Racial and Ethnic Groups: The Effects of Status, Information and Solidarity

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2013
Lewis Davis and Stephen Wu
Union College - Department of Economics and Hamilton College - Economics Department
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Happiness, Subjective Wellbeing, Race, Status, Relative Income Preferences, Solidarity, Tunnel Effects

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Do All Countries Follow the Same Growth Process?

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Dec 2007
Lewis Davis, Ann L. Owen and Julio Videras
Union College - Department of Economics, Hamilton College - Economics Department and Hamilton College - Economics Department
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finite mixture models, multiple equilibria, institutional quality

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The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth: An Empirical Investigation

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Jul 2011
Lewis Davis and Matthew Knauss
Union College - Department of Economics and Union College
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Growth, Morality, Welfare State, Redistribution, Preferences

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Private Patent Protection in the Theory of Schumpeterian Growth

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2014
Lewis Davis and M. Fuat Sener
Union College - Department of Economics and Union College - Department of Economics
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Technological Change, Institutions, Growth, Intellectual Property Rights, Rent Seeking

Market Transaction Costs in Industrialization and Demographic Transition

Pacific Economic Review, 2007
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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Labor specialization, Market transaction costs, Industrialization, Fertility, Demographic transition

Market Transaction Costs in Industrialization and Demographic Transition

Pacific Economic Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 79-99, February 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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Tunnel Effects, Inequality Aversion and the Taste for Status: A Formal Model

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Jan 2016
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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happiness, subjective wellbeing, inequality, social status, relative income, tunnel effects

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Culture and the Regulation of Entry

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Dec 2014
Lewis Davis and Claudia R. Williamson
Union College - Department of Economics and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Culture, Regulation of Entry, Individualism, Legal Origins, Democracy, Institutions, Informal Institutions

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Growing Apart: The Division of Labor and the Breakdown of Informal Institutions

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 34, No. 1, March 2006
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Mar 2006
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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division of labor, growth and development, informal institutions, labor specialization, transaction costs, coordination costs

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Cultural Roots of Family Ties

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
Lewis Davis and Claudia R. Williamson
Union College - Department of Economics and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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culture, individualism, family ties

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Political Economy of Taxation and Growth with a Taste for Status

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Dec 2012
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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Social Status, Relative Income Preferences, Political Economy, Growth, Democracy, Inequality, Taxation

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The Division of Labor and the Growth of Government

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 27, No. 7, pp. 1217-1235, May 2003
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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Division of labor, Government, Endogenous growth, Transaction costs

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On the Origin of Religious Values: Does Italian Weather Affect Values in Bolivia

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2021
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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Religion, Religious Functionalism, Individualism, Climate, Rainfall, Culture, Values

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Federal Policies, State Responses, and Community College Outcomes: A Test of an Augmented Bennett Hypothesis

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2011
Union College - Department of Economics, Union College - Department of Economics and Union College - Department of Economics
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demand for schooling, educational finance, expenditures, grants, state and federal aid

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Legal Origin and the Evolution of Environmental Quality

Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31, Issue 4, 2968-74
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2014
Lewis Davis and Emily LaCroix
Union College - Department of Economics and Union College
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environmental quality, institutions, legal origin, economic development

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Own-Sector and Inter-Sector Tunnel Effects: Implications for the Effects of Growth and Inequality on Happiness

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 06 May 2012
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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happiness, subjective well-being, inequality, inequality aversion, income distribution, tunnel effect

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Preferences or Patriarchy: Why Do Religious Women Work Less?

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Dec 2018
Lewis Davis and Jia Gao
Union College - Department of Economics and Union College
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Happiness; Religion; Gender Inequality; Employment; Gender Division of Labor; Subjective Well-Being; Patriarchy

Covid on Campus: An Empirical Analysis of Covid Infection Rates at US Colleges and Universities

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Aug 2021
Lewis Davis, Stephen Schmidt and Sophia Zacher
Union College - Department of Economics, Union College - Department of Economics and Union College
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Covid-19 pandemic; US colleges and universities; tuition and endowment; public vs. private universities; political economy

COVID on Campus: An Empirical Analysis of COVID Infection Rates at US Colleges and Universities

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Jul 2021
Lewis Davis, Stephen Schmidt and Sophia Zacher
Union College - Department of Economics, Union College - Department of Economics and Union College
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COVID-19 pandemic' US colleges and universities' tuition and endowment' public vs. private universities' political economy

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Is Justice Blind? Evidence from Federal Corruption Convictions

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Aug 2018
Lewis Davis and K.R. White
Union College - Department of Economics and Brown University
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Partisanship, Separation of Powers, Federal Courts, Corruption, U.S. Attorneys, Political Economy, Political Rents, Political Appointments

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Individualism and Women’s Economic Rights

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Mar 2021
Lewis Davis and Claudia R. Williamson
Union College - Department of Economics and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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culture, individualism, collectivism, gender equality, women’s economic rights, institutions, political economy

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Campesinos, Latifundistas and Padrones: The Role of Subnational Actors in Venezuelan Land Reform

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2019
Lewis Davis and Christopher T. Yao
Union College - Department of Economics and Duke University
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Land Reform, Chavez, Pink Tide, Peasants, Landowners, Political Economy, Federalism

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The Taste for Status in International Comparison

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Jul 2018
Lewis Davis and Stephen Wu
Union College - Department of Economics and Hamilton College - Economics Department
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Happiness, Subjective Wellbeing, Status, Relative Income Preferences, Culture, Individualism, Egalitarianism, Hedonic Treadmill

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Social Disparities and Social Distancing During the Covid Pandemic

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Jun 2021
Lewis Davis and Justin Esposito
Union College - Department of Economics and Union College
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Social capital; social distancing; social disparities; income inequality, racial diversity; collective action; Covid-19; coronavirus; pandemic.

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Individualism and Women's Economic Rights

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2021
Lewis Davis and Claudia Williamson
Union College - Department of Economics and University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
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D1, J16, J2, O5, Z1

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Immigration and the Rise of Far-right Parties in Europe

Posted: 25 Jul 2019
Sumit S. Deole and Lewis Davis
TU Dortmund University and Union College - Department of Economics

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