Lewis Davis

Union College - Department of Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics

Schenectady, NY 12308-3107

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

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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Abstract:

growth, institutions, division of labor, labor specialization, transaction costs

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 Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg
Downloads 177 (143,586)

Abstract:

group threat hypothesis, attitudes toward immigrants, cultural threat, public opinion, immigration policy, right-wing politics

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

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5680
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Feb 2016
Lewis Davis and Sumit S. Deole
Union College - Department of Economics and Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg
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Abstract:

group threat hypothesis, attitudes toward immigrants, cultural threat, public opinion, immigration policy, and right-wing politics

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
Downloads 260 (98,164)
Citation 2

Abstract:

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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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
Downloads 165 (151,265)
Citation 4

Abstract:

labor specialization, transaction cost economics, economic growth, theory of the firm

5.

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
Downloads 153 (152,056)

Abstract:

Technological Change, Institutional Quality, Growth, Imitation, Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights

6.

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
Downloads 107 (208,725)
Citation 5

Abstract:

finite mixture models, multiple equilibria, institutional quality

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
Downloads 77 (269,470)

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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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8.

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
Downloads 87 (211,427)

Abstract:

Happiness, Subjective Wellbeing, Race, Status, Relative Income Preferences, Solidarity, Tunnel Effects

9.

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
Downloads 86 (139,442)

Abstract:

Language, Culture, Institutional quality, Individualism, Egalitarianism, Pronominal expression, Politeness distinctions, Linguistic relativism, Whorfianism

10.

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
Downloads 85 (230,775)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Growth, Inequality, Property Rights, Democracy, Institutions

11.

How to Generate Good Profit Maximization Problems

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Dec 2013
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
Downloads 69 (234,088)

Abstract:

Profit maximization, perfect competition, intermediate microeconomics, cost functions, shutdown condition, constrained optimization, second-order condition.

12.

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
Downloads 69 (273,145)
Citation 5

Abstract:

division of labor, growth and development, informal institutions, labor specialization, transaction costs, coordination costs

13.

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
Downloads 63 (277,459)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Technological Change, Institutions, Growth, Intellectual Property Rights, Rent Seeking

14.

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
Downloads 62 (269,039)

Abstract:

Growth, Morality, Welfare State, Redistribution, Preferences

15.

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
Downloads 45 (321,692)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Division of labor, Government, Endogenous growth, Transaction costs

16.

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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Abstract:

demand for schooling, educational finance, expenditures, grants, state and federal aid

17.

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
Downloads 29 (371,927)

Abstract:

happiness, subjective well-being, inequality, inequality aversion, income distribution, tunnel effect

18.

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
Downloads 25 (348,435)

Abstract:

Social Status, Relative Income Preferences, Political Economy, Growth, Democracy, Inequality, Taxation

19.

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
Downloads 25 (375,499)

Abstract:

environmental quality, institutions, legal origin, economic development

20.

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 Mississippi State University
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Abstract:

Culture, Regulation of Entry, Individualism, Legal Origins, Democracy, Institutions, Informal Institutions

21.

On the Origin of Religious Values

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Jun 2017
Lewis Davis
Union College - Department of Economics
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Abstract:

Religion, Religious Functionalism, Individualism, Climate, Rainfall, Culture, Values

22.

Gendered Language and the Educational Gender Gap

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 23 May 2016
Lewis Davis and Megan Reynolds
Union College - Department of Economics and Union College - Department of Economics
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Abstract:

culture; language; gender; educational inequality

23.

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

24.

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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Abstract:

happiness, subjective wellbeing, inequality, social status, relative income, tunnel effects