W. Walker Hanlon




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



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 Papers

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

Temporary Shocks and Persistent Effects in Urban Economies: Evidence from British Cities after the U.S. Civil War
Status: R&R at Review of Economics & Statistics, New draft posted Sept. 25, 2015
Subsumes "Industry Connections and the Geographic Location of Economic Activity"
Data & Replication Files

Pollution and Mortality in the 19th Century
Status: New draft posted October 2, presentation mode

Agglomeration: A Dynamic Approach (with Antonio Miscio)
Older version   Data Appendix
Status: Heavily revised draft coming soon

Endogenous City Disamenities: Lessons from Industrial Pollution in 19th Century Britain
Status: New draft coming in October