Ariell Zimran
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Research

Published and Forthcoming Papers:

Spitzer, Yannay, Gaspare Tortorici, and Ariell Zimran (2024). "International Migration Responses to Modern Europe's Most Destructive Earthquake: Messina and Reggio Calabria, 1908." Journal of Economic History Forthcoming. Abstract
    Revised version of NBER Working Paper 27506 and CEPR Discussion Paper 15008
    Media Coverage: The Carroll Round Review Podcast

Zimran, Ariell (2023). "Internal Migration in the United States: Rates, Selection, and Destination Choice, 1850-1940." Journal of Economic History Forthcoming. Abstract
    Revised version of NBER Working Paper 30384.

Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran (2023). "Working Their Way Up? US Immigrants' Changing Labor Market Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 15:3, pp. 238-269. doi:10.1257/app.20210008. Abstract
    Revised version of NBER Working Paper 26414
    Media Coverage: For All Magazine

Zimran, Ariell (2022). "US Immigrants' Secondary Migration and Geographic Assimilation during the Age of Mass Migration." Explorations in Economic History 85, 101457. doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2022.101457. Abstract
    Revised version of NBER Working Paper 28812

Zimran, Ariell (2020). "Recognizing Sample-Selection Bias in Historical Data." Social Science History 44:3, pp. 525-554. doi:10.1017/ssh.2020.11. Abstract

Zimran, Ariell (2020). "Transportation and Health in the Antebellum United States 1820-1847." Journal of Economic History 80:3, pp. 670-709. doi:10.1017/S0022050720000315. Abstract
    Revised version of NBER Working Paper 24943
    Media Coverage: CityLab, Der Standard

Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran (2019). "The Economic Assimilation of Irish Famine Migrants to the United States." Explorations in Economic History 74, 101302. doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2019.101302. Abstract
    Revised version of NBER Working Paper 25287
    Media Coverage: VoxEU, The Long Run, Sunday Times

Zimran, Ariell (2019). "Sample-Selection Bias and Height Trends in the Nineteenth-Century United States." Journal of Economic History 79:1, pp. 99-138. doi:10.1017/S0022050718000694. Abstract
    Revised version of NBER Working Paper 24815

Spitzer, Yannay and Ariell Zimran (2018). "Migrant Self-Selection: Anthropometric Evidence from the Mass Migration of Italians to the United States, 1907-1925." Journal of Development Economics 134, pp. 226-247. doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2018.04.006. Abstract

Working Papers:

Spitzer, Yannay and Ariell Zimran. "Like an Ink Blot on Paper: Testing the Diffusion Hypothesis of Mass Migration, Italy 1876-1920." NBER Working Paper 30847 and CEPR Discussion Paper 17837. Rejected and resubmitted to the Review of Economic Studies. Abstract
    Media Coverage: Der Standard, Yale Economic Growth Center

Escamilla-Guerrero, David, Andrea Papadia, and Ariell Zimran. "The Effects of Immigration in a Developing Country: Brazil in the Age of Mass Migration." NBER Working Paper 32083 (featured February 15, 2024), IZA Discussion Paper 16741, and Oxford Economic and Social History Working Paper 211. Submitted. Abstract

Sichko, Christopher T., Ariell Zimran, and Aparna Howlader. "Environmental Migration and Race during the Great American Drought, 1935-1940." Revisions requested by the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. (pdf) Abstract

Selected Work in Progress:

Arroyo Abad, Leticia, José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez, Yannay Spitzer, and Ariell Zimran. "Gambling for America: The First Wave of Migration to the Americas, 1493-1539." Abstract

Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran. "'Be Very Particular to Distinguish Between Farmers and Farm Laborers': Complete-Count Censuses and the Composition of the Nineteenth-Century Agricultural Labor Force." Abstract

Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran. "Internal Migration Patterns of Blacks and Whites in the United States, 1870-1950."

Collins, William J. and Ariell Zimran. "Who Benefited from World War II Service and the GI Bill? New Evidence on Heterogeneous Effects for Veterans." Abstract
    In preparation for the NBER conference on the Economics of World War II

Sasaki, Yuya and Ariell Zimran. "Using Discrepancies to Correct for False Matches in Historical Data." Abstract