© 2019 by Philipp Ager



"Structural Change and the Fertility Transition", [CEPR dp] [Online Appendix] (joint with Benedikt Herz). Review of Economics and Statistics (accepted for publication). Media: [Voxeu]

"Agricultural Risk and the Spread of Religious Communities", [Online Appendix] (joint with Antonio Ciccone). Journal of the European Economic Association, 2018, 16(4), pp.1021-68. Media: [Nada es gratis] [EHES Blog].


"Fertility and early-life mortality: Evidence from smallpox vaccination in Sweden", [Online Appendix] [Poster] (joint with Casper Worm Hansen and Peter Sandholt Jensen). Journal of the European Economic Association, 2018, 16(2), pp. 487-521. Media: [EHES Blog].


"Immigrants' Genes: Genetic Diversity and Economic Development in the US", [Online Appendix] (joint with Markus Brueckner). Economic Inquiry, 2018, vol. 56 (April), pp. 1149-64.


"The Boll Weevil Plague and its Effect on the Southern Agricultural Sector, 1889-1929", (joint with Markus Brueckner and Benedikt Herz). Explorations in Economic History, 2017, vol. 65 (July), pp. 94-105. 


"Cultural Diversity and Economic Growth: Evidence from the US During the Age of Mass Migration", [Online Appendix(joint with Markus Brueckner). European Economic Review, 2013, vol. 64 (November), pp. 76-97.


Working Papers


"The Effect of Immigration on the Economy: Lessons from Closing the Border in the 1920s", (joint with Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan, Elior Cohen, and Casper Worm Hansen).[Online Appendix] [CEPR dp] [NBER wp] (related working papers: Ager and Hansen (2016, 2017): Media: [The Conversation] [Bloomberg] [Videnskab (in Danish)])


"Killer Incentives: Relative Position, Performance and Risk-Taking among German Fighter Pilots, 1939-45", (joint with Leonardo Bursztyn, Lukas Leucht, and Joachim Voth). Media: [Voxeu] [NBER Digest] [The Times].


"The Intergenerational Effects of a Large Wealth Shock: White Southerners After the Civil War", [CEPR dp] [NBER wp] (joint with Leah Boustan and Katherine Eriksson). Media: [Bloomberg] [Citylab] [Economist] [ProMarket] [Voxeu] [Wall Street Journal] [Washington Post] 


"How the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Shaped Economic Activity in the American West", [CEPR dp] [NBER wp] (joint with Katherine Eriksson, Casper Worm Hansen, and Lars Lønstrup).

"What does not kill you makes you stronger: Evidence from a “natural” bank stress test before the Great Depression", (joint with Matt Jaremski).


"Church Membership and Social Insurance: Evidence from the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927", (joint with Casper Worm Hansen and Lars Lønstrup).


"Bank Entry Regulation and Financial Development: The US Free Banking Experience", (joint with Fabrizio Spargoli). 


"The Persistence of de Facto Power: Elites and Economic Development in the US South, 1840-1960".


Work in Progress


"Froebel's Gifts: How the Kindergarten Movement Changed the American Family", (joint with Francesco Cinnirella). Video: [Voxeu]


"Did the Boll Weevil kick off the Great Migration?", (joint with Richard Baker, John Blanchette, Katherine Eriksson, and Benedikt Herz).


"Immigration restrictions and urban mortality in lethal cities in the early 20th century." (joint with James Feigenbaum, Casper Worm Hansen, and Hui Ren Tan).


Other Publications


"The accuracy and efficiency of the Consensus Forecast: A further application and extension of the pooled approach", (joint with Marcus Kappler and Steffen Osterloh). International Journal of Forecasting, 2009, vol. 25 (1), pp. 167-181.