Nicolas Ziebarth
Assistant Professor
Contact
319-335-3810
Office
W344 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Academic history 
PhD in Economics, Northwestern University, 2012
MA in Economics, Norhwestern University, 2007
BA Honors in Economics, Mathematics, and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005
Awards 
Finalist for Nevins Prize, Economic History Association, 2012
Sokoloff Graduate Fellowship, Economic History Association, 2011
Robert Eisner Memorial Fellowship, Department of Economics, Northwestern University, October 2011
Selected publications 

How much does political uncertainty matter? The case of Louisiana under Huey Long. Gabriel P. Mathy, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, accepted at Journal of Economic History

The Effects of the Real Oil Price on Regional Wage Dispersion. Matthias Kehrig, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, accepted at AEJ: Macro

Economic Development and the Demographics of
Criminals in Victorian England.
Chris Vickers, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Journal of Law and Economics (forthcoming)

Selectivity and Measured Catch-up Growth of American Slaves. Richard Steckel, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Journal of Economic History, 2016, vol 76, 109-138

The determinants of plant survival in the U.S. radio equipment industry during the Great Depression. Peter Scott, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Journal of Economic History, 2016, vol 75, 1097-1127

Technological Anxiety and the Future of Economic Growth: Is This Time Different?. Joel Mokyr, Chris Vickers, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2015, vol 29, 31-50

Unigeniture in an Uncertain World. Paul L.E. Grieco, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Cliometrica, 2015, vol 9, 139-166

A Troublesome Statistic: Traders and the Westward Movement of Slaves. Richard H. Steckel, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Journal of Economic History, 2013, vol 73, 792-809

Did the National Recovery Administration Foster Collusion?
Evidence from the Macaroni Industry.
Chris Vickers, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Journal of Economic History, 2013, vol 74, 831-862

Dissertation Summary: "Essays on the Great Depression from
a Micro-Perspective".
Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Journal of Economic History, 2013, vol 73, 556-559

Cementing the Case for Collusion under the
National Recovery Administration.
Mark Chicu, Chris Vickers, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Explorations in Economic History, 2013, vol 50, 487-507

Multi-market Contact and Competition: Evidence
from the Depression-Era Portland Cement Industry.
Mark Chicu, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2013, vol 31, 603-611

Are China and India backwards? Evidence from the 19th century U.S. Census of Manufac-
tures.
Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Review of Economic Dynamics, 2013, vol 16, 86-99

The evolution of resistance to two-toxin pyramid transgenic crops. Anthony R. Ives, Paul Glaum, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Dave A. Andow, Ecological Applications, 2011, vol 21, 503-515

Analysis of Ecological Time Series with ARMA(p; q) models. Anthony R. Ives, Karen Abbot, Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Ecology, 2010, vol 91, 858-871

Weak population regulation in ecological time series. Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Karen C. Abbot, Anthony R. Ives, Ecology Letters, 2010, vol 13, 21-31

The structure and stability of model ecosystems assembled in a variable environment. Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Anthony R. Ives, Oikos, 2006, vol 114

EVOLUTION OF PERIODICITY IN PERIODICAL CICADAS. Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Paul P. Heideman, Rebecca A. Shapiro, Sonia L. Stoddart, Chien Ching Lilian Hsiao, Gordon R. Stephenson, Paul A. Milewski, Anthony R Ives, Ecology, 2005, vol 86, 3200-3211

Working papers 
Sponsored research 

An Establishment-Level View of the Great Depression. Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Chris Vickers, National Science Foundation

The Economics of Innovation in Retail: The case of self-service. Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Chris Vickers, Emek Basker, Tippie College of Business

NSF Dissertation Improvement Research Grant. Nicolas L. Ziebarth, Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University

Current and prior positions 
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2013 - Present
Presentations 

The Long Run Effects of Natural Disasters. Northwestern University Department of Economics, Evanston, IL, May 2016

The Long-Run Effects of Natural Disasters. University of Wisconsin Department of Agricultural Economics, Madison, Wisconsin, April 2016

The Ins and Outs of City Population Growth. College of William and Mary, March 2016

Internal Capital Markets in the Great Depression. Center for Economic Studies, Washington DC, March 2016

Earnings Inequality in the Interwar Period. Inequality Seminar, February 2016

Inventive Activity in Early 20th Century America. Wisconsin Business School, Madison, February 2016

Inventive Activity in Early 20th Century America. All DC Economic History Group, Washington DC, February 2016

Inventive Activity in Early 20th Century America. Yale University, New Haven, November 2015

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, October 2015

The Ins and Outs of City Population Growth. NBER Summer Institute, July 2015

What killed the mom and pop store? Evidence from the 1929 Census of Distribution. Cliometrics Conference, Ann Arbor, May 2015

New Perspectives on American Slavery. University of Iowa Library, December 2014

Internal Capital Markets in the Great Depression. Bureau of Economic Analysis, November 2014

Internal Capital Markets in the Great Depression. Social Science History Association Annual Meetings, Toronto, November 2014

Gross Population Flows in Cities. University of Michigan, October 2014

Does political uncertainty matter? The case of Huey Long. Economic History Association Annual Meetings, Columbus, OH, September 2014

The Radio and Bank Distress During the Great Depression. Auburn University, Alabama, March 2014

The Radio and Bank Distress During the Great Depression. University of Mississippi, Mississippi, March 2014

Internal capital markets in the Great Depression. All UC 100 Years of the Federal Reserve, San Francisco, March 2014

Internal capital markets in the Great Depression. NBER DAE Spring Program Meeting, Boston, February 2014

Oil prices and wage dispersion. Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2014

Internal Capital Markets in the Great Depression. University of Notre Dame, Indiana, November 2013

The Radio and Bank Distress During the Great Depression. Wharton Conference on Liquidity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2013

The Radio and Bank Runs During the Great Depression. SEVENTH WORLD CONGRESS OF CLIOMETRICS, Hawaii, June 2013

The Radio and Bank Distress During the Great Depression. Midwest Macro, Illinois, May 2013

The Radio and Bank Distress During the Great Depression. University of Maryland, Maryland, March 2013

Cementing the Case for Collusion under the NRA. American University, Washington DC, October 2012

Essays on the Great Depression from a Micro-Perspective. EHA Nevins Prize , Vancouver, September 2012

Cementing the Case for Collusion under the NRA. NBER DAE Conference on the Microeconomics of the New Deal, Boston, July 2012

Cementing the Case for Collusion under the NRA. Northwestern Economic History, Evanston, Illinois, April 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. All-UC Conference on Innovation, Berkeley, CA, March 2012

Cementing the Case for Collusion under the NRA. NBER Pre-Conference on the Microeconomics of the New Deal, Tucson, March 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Columbia Business School, New York City, February 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Ohio State, Columbus, OH, February 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Penn State , State College, PA, February 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. University of Iowa, Tippie Business School, Iowa City, Iowa, February 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Center for Economic Studies, Census Bureau, Maryland, January 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. FDIC, Washington DC, January 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC, January 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Michigan State, East Lansing, MI, January 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. UC-Davis, Davis, CA, January 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, January 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, January 2012

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Chicago Federal Reserve, Chicago, December 2011

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Yale Conference on Macroeconomics and Finance, New Haven, CT, December 2011

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Northwestern Economic History, Evanston, Illinois, October 2011

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. Economic History Association Annual Meetings, Boston, September 2011

Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression. NBER Summer Institute DAE, Boston, July 2011

Are China and India Backwards? Evidence from the 19th Century U.S. Census of Manufactures. SED mini-conference on misallocation and productivity, Ghent, Belgium, July 2011

Committees and professional service 
Elected Faculty Council, 2015 - 2016