W. Walker Hanlon




Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
9357 Bunche Hall
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095 whanlon@econ.ucla.edu

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EC 137: Urban Economics (undergraduate) Syllabus
EC 241: European Economic History (graduate) Syllabus
EC 19 Fiat Lux: A History of Health in Cities (freshman seminar) Syllabus


Published and Accepted Papers

Temporary Shocks and Persistent Effects in Urban Economies: Evidence from British Cities after the U.S. Civil War
Accepted, Review of Economics & Statistics , March 2016
Subsumes "Industry Connections and the Geographic Location of Economic Activity"
Data & Replication Files

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Input Supplies and Directed Technical Change
Econometrica , January 2015, 83(1), pp. 67-100.
Online Appendix     Data & Replication Files

Killer Cities: Past and Present (with Yuan Tian)
American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings , May 2015, 105(5), pp. 570-575
Online Appendix     Data & Replication Files

Do better monitoring institutions increase leadership quality in community organizations? Evidence from Uganda. -- with Guy Grossman
American Journal of Political Science , July 2014, v. 58, pp. 669-686.

Working Papers and Work in Progress

Coal Smoke and the Costs of the Industrial Revolution
Status: Updated April 20, 2016
Subsumes "Endogenous City Disamenities: Lessons from Industrial Pollution in 19th Century Britain"

Coal Smoke and Mortality in an Early Industrial Economy
Now joint with Brian Beach
Status: New draft posted May 22, 2016
Subsumes ``Pollution and Mortality in the 19th Century''

Agglomeration: A Long-Run Panel Data Approach (with Antonio Miscio)
Data Appendix: See Data Resources section below
Status: New draft posted April 15, 2016

Data Resources

British Patent Classification Database, 1855-1882
Database of all British patents from 1855-1882 with technology classifications from the British Patent Office
Data and Documentation (Zip file)

British City-Industry Database, 1851-1911
Database describing employment in 26 private sector industries in 31 large English cities from 1851-1911
Version 2.0: Updated March, 2016
Documentation (PDF)   Data (Zip file)