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Trevor O’Grady

Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: (609) 771-2688


Office: Business Building 219

Office Hours: Monday, Thursday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm & by appointment

PhD University of California, Santa Barbara

Curriculum Vitae pdf


Research Interests:

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Public Goods, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Economic History

Publications, Working Papers, and Works in Progress:

O’Grady, Trevor, and Claudio Tagliapietra. 2017. “Biological welfare and the commons: A natural experiment in the alps, 1765-1845.” Economics & Human Biology. (Part A):137–53.

Libecap, Gary D., Lueck, and Trevor O’Grady. 2012. “Large-Scale Institutional Changes: Land Demarcation in the British Empire.” Journal of Law and Economics 54 (4):S295–327.

“The Effect of Land Ownership on Oil and Gas Production: A Natural Experiment,” with Eric Edwards and David Jenkins, 2017.

“Returns to Teaching Repetition,” with Harold Cuffe, Jan Feld, and Ulf Zölitz, 2017.

“Spatial Institutions in Urban Economies: How City Grids Affect Development,” in progress.

“The Effects of Foreclosure-driven Vacant Properties on Crime,” with Nirali Vyas and Felix Aidala-Brody, in progress.

“The American Frontier 1820-1940: Theory and Evidence from Five Million Settler Choices” (with Christian Dippel, Alex Whalley, and Connan Snider), in progress.

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