Research on the Evolution of Corporate Governance in Private Firms
- Does the law and finance hypothesis pass the test of history? Business History 55, no. 3 (2013) (With John D. Turner).
- Law and Finance c. 1900. NBER Working Paper Series, No. 16216, July 2010.
- [Book] Experiments in Financial Democracy: Corporate Governance and Financial Development in Brazil, 1882-1950, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- Laws versus Contracts: Legal Origins, Shareholder Protections, and Ownership Concentration in Brazil, 1890-1950, Business History Review 82-3 (Autumn 2008): 445-473
- Drawing Links between Corporate Governance and Networks: Bankers in the Corporate Networks of Brazil, Mexico, and the United States circa 1910, Enterprises et Histoire 54-1 (2009): 16-36
- Can Civil Law Countries Get Good Institutions? Lessons from the History of Creditor Rights and Bond Markets in Brazil, Journal of Economic History 68- 1 (March 2008): 80-108. *Winner of the Arthur H. Cole Prize for best paper in the Journal of Economic History, 2007-2008
- Bankers, Industrialists, and Their Cliques: Elite Networks in Mexico and Brazil during Early Industrialization, Enterprise and Society 8 - 4 (December 2007): 842-880 (With Ian Read)
Research on Colonial Institutions and Long-Run Economic Development in Brazil
- A Reassessment of Industrialization in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, 1890-2010, in O'Rourke, K.H. and Williamson, J.G. eds., 2017. The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery Since 1871. Oxford University Press. Chapter 13.
- Colonial Institutions, Trade Shocks, and the Diffusion of Elementary Education in Brazil, 1889-1930,Journal of Economic History, forthcoming September 2014 (with Andre C. Martinez Fritscher and Martina Viarengo)
- Endowments, Fiscal Federalism, and the Cost of Capital for States: Evidence from Brazil, 1891-1930,Financial History Review 17, no. 1 (April 2010) (with Andre C. Martinez Fritscher) *Winner of the Gerry Feldman Young Scholar Prize, European Association of Banking and Financial History, 2010-2011
- Big BRICs, Weak Foundations: The Beginning of Public Elementary Education in Brazil, Russia, India, and China, Explorations in Economic History 49, no. 2 (April 2012): 221-240 (with Latika Chaudhary, Steven Nafziger, and Se Yan)