-“Free Bank Failures: Risky Bonds vs. Undiversified Portfolios”, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking Vol. 42 (2010), pp. 1565-1587.
-“Bank-Specific Default Risk In The Pricing Of Bank Note Discounts” Journal of Economic History Vol. 71 (2011), pp. 950-975.
-“Estimating Antebellum Passenger Costs: A Hub-and-Spoke Approach” Historical Methods Vol. 45 (2012), pp. 93-101.
-“Land, Location, and Labor: Accounting for Racial Differences in Postbellum Cotton Production” (with Neil Canaday) Explorations in Economic History Vol. 49 (2012), pp. 291-302.
-“Banks, Free Banks, and Economic Growth” (with Peter Rousseau) Economic Inquiry Vol. 51 (2013), pp. 1603–1621.
-“State Banks and the National Banking Acts: Measuring the Response to Increased Financial Regulation, 1860–1870” Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking Vol. 45 (2013), pp. 379–399.
-"National Banking's Role in U.S. Industrialization, 1850-1900" Journal of Economic History Vol. 74 (2014), pp. 109-140.
-"Sales and Firm Entry: The Case of Wal-Mart" (with PJ Glandon) Forthcoming Southern Economic Journal
Forthcoming Book Chapters
-"Quantifying Wildcat Banking" (with Jeremy Atack)
-"Rural Land and Inequality and the Development of a New Credit System in the South After the Civil War, 1860-1900" (with Price Fishback)
-"The Rise of Commercial Bank Deposits in the United States" (With Peter Rousseau)
-"American Banking and the Transportation Revolution Before the Civil War" (with Jeremy Atack and Peter Rousseau)
-"The Evolution of Bank Supervision: Evidence from U.S. States" (With Kris Mitchener)
-"Clearinghouses as Credit Regulators Before the Fed"
-"Capital Requirements and Bank Activity: RDD evidence from the National Banking Period" (With Greg Niemesh)
-"Banks, Life Cycle Saving, and the American Fertility Transition, 1800-1880" (With Michael Haines and J. David Hacker)
-"Banking from 1790 to the Founding of the Federal Reserve" (With Peter Rousseau) in the Oxford Dictionary of American Economic History
-"The Cliometric Study of Financial Panics and Crashes" in the Handbook of Cliometrics
-"Did Railroads Make Antebellum U.S. Banks More Sound? Linking Rail Locations With Bank Balance Sheets and Survival Rates" (with Jeremy Atack and Peter Rousseau) in Enterprising America: Business, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective
-Review of Kenneth D. Garbade’s “Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression” forthcoming Economic History Review
-Review of Nicholas Crafts and Peter Fearon's "The Great Depression of the 1930s: Lessons for Today" forthcoming Journal of Economic Literature
Archival and Data Collection Projects:
-U.S. Passenger Transportation Costs - 1837, 1849, 1859, 1867
-National Bank Balance Sheets - Comptroller of the Currency - 1865-1920:
-State Bank Balance Sheets - Various State Banking Department Records- 1865-1914
-Locations of National Banks, State Banks, and Trust Companies - Bankers Directories - 1860-1914