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John V. Nye

  • John V. Nye has been at HSE since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 1985

    PhD
    Northwestern University

  • 1983

    Master
    Northwestern University

  • 1981

    Bachelor
    California Institute of Technology

Doctoral Dissertation: Firm Size and Economic Backwardness:  A New Look at the French Industrialization Debate

Currently supervising a research group Human Capital, Institutions and Development at the International Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Academic Positions

2007 - present 

Professor of Economics, George Mason University and Frédéric Bastiat Chair in Political Economy, Mercatus Center.

2011 - present

International Academic Advisor and Research Director, Center for Institutional Studies at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

2006 - 2008

Professor of Economics and History, Washington University in St. Louis.

1992 - 2006

Associate Professor of Economics and History, Washington University.

1986 - 1992

Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington University.

1985 - 1986

Instructor. Washington University.

Other Professional Activities

2013 - present :        Honorary President, World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research.

2012 - 2015 :            Executive Director, Angara Centre for Law and Economics, Manila.

2013 - present :        Member of the Editorial Board of the Philippine Economic Review.

2010 - present :        International Advisory Board Member, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

2010 - present :        Member of the Editorial Board of the Economic History of Developing Regions.

1995 - 99 :                Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic History.

1996 - present :        Founding member of the International Society for the New Institutional Economics.

1989 - 2010 :            Reviewer for the National Science Foundation.

University Service

2000 - 2007 : Member of the Center for the New Institutional Social Sciences.

1987 - 2007 : Fellow of the Center for Political Economy, Washington University.

1993 - 1996, 1999-2000 : Director of Graduate Admissions for the Economics Department.

1995 - 2000 : Associate Director of the Center for the New Institutional Economics

1994 - 1995 : Faculty Member of the Chancellor Search Committee for Washington University.

1993 - 2007 : Fellow of the Washington University  Business, Law and Economics Center.

1991 - 2007 : Member, Committee for Social Thought and Analysis, Washington University.

1993 - 1996 : Member of the University Faculty Council as representative for the Social Sciences. 

1995 - 1996 : Council Chairman.

Fellowships and Awards

2002 - 2003 

Washington University Artsci Council Faculty Award (Teaching and Mentoring)

1996 - 1997

National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Summer 1996

Kemper Teaching Grant for Innovative New Courses

1993 - 1994

Kemper Teaching Grant for Innovative New Courses

Summer 1991

Washington University Faculty Research Grant

1989 - 1990

John M. Olin Research Fellowship in Economic History

Summer 1986

Washington University Faculty Research Grant

1984 -1985

Alfred P. Sloan Dissertation Year Fellowship

Books

2015:  Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization:  Essays in Economic History and Development (co-edited with Avner Greif and Lynne Kiesling). Princeton University Press.

2007:  War, Wine, and Taxes:  The Political Economy of Anglo-French Trade 1689-1900. Princeton University Press.

1997:   Frontiers of the New Institutional Economics (co-edited with John Drobak). Academic Press.

1994:  Political Economy of Protectionism and Commerce. Eighteenth-Twentieth Centuries. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Economic History Congress. Section B7 (co-edited with Peter Lindert and Jean-Michel Chevet). Universita Bocconi, Bocconi.

Publications1

20181

Article Nye J. V. Positional goods and the challenge of Chinese regional inequality // Economic and Political Studies. 2018. Vol. 6. No. 1 (in print)

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Article Nye J. V., Androuschak G. V., Desierto D., Jones G., Yudkevich M. M. 2D:4D Asymmetry and Gender Differences in Academic Performance // Plos One. 2012. No. 7(10) doi

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Publications

2010 and earlier

  • “The Political Economy of Anglo-French Trade, 1689-1899: Agricultural Trade Policies, Alcohol Taxes, and War” in Kym Anderson, ed. The Political Economy of Agricultural Price Distortions, pp. 126-140, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • “Why Do Elites Permit Reform?”  in Emily Chamlee-Wright, editor, The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations, 2009.
  • “The Real New Deal,” The American Interest,  September/October 2009.
  • “Did the Soviets Collude?:  A Statistical Analysis of Championship Chess 1940-78” with Charles Moul.  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 70, nos. 1-2, 10-21, May, 2009.
  • “The Pigou Problem:  Finding the Right Pigou Tax in a World of Imperfect Coasian Bargains.”   Regulation, 2008.
  • “Institutions and the Institutional Environment,” in J.M. Glachant and E. Brousseau, eds. Guidebook to the New Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • “The Corn Laws, Free Trade, and Protectionism,”  The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2008.
  • Interview with Walt Rostow in Lyons, Cain, and Williamson, eds. Reflections on the Cliometrics Revolution:  Converstations with economic historians, Routledge, 2008.
  • “Distributional Coalitions, the Industrial Revolution, and the Origins of Economic Growth in Britain” with Joel Mokyr, Southern Economic Journal, July, vol. 74, 1, pp. 50-70, 2007.
  • “The Political Economy of Numbers: On the Application of Benford's Law to International Macroeconomic Statistics" with Charles Moul.  The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics: Vol. 7 : Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 17, 2007. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejm/vol7/iss1/art17.
  • “Killing Private Ryan:  A Transactions Cost Analysis of Military Decision Making”, Economics of Governance, 2006.
  • “Tax Britannica:  Nineteenth Century Tariffs and British National Income” with Sami Dakhlia.  Public Choice, December, 121, pp. 309-33, 2004.
  • “Corn Laws” article in Mokyr, ed. Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, 2003.
  • “Free Trade” article  in Mokyr, ed. Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, 2003.
  • “North, D.C.” article in Mokyr, ed. Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, 2003.
  • “The Importance of Being Late: French Economic History, Cliometrics, and the New Institutional Economics”,  French Historical Studies, 23, no. 3, 423-437, 2000.
  • “Institutions and Economic Growth:  What We Think We Know Vs. What We Pretend to Measure,” in Ken Judd and Young-Ki Lee, ed. An Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea:  International Perspectives, Hoover Press, 2000.
  • “The Dynamic Effects of Aggregate Demand and Supply Disturbances in the G7 Countries” with John Keating, Journal of Macroeconomics, 21, number 263-78, 1999.
  • "Permanent and Transitory Shocks in Real Output:  Estimates from Nineteenth Century and Postwar Economies,"  with John Keating,  Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, vol. 30, no. 2, May 231-251, 1998.
  • “European Monetary and Economic Union:  the View from the Nineteenth Century.” Columbia Journal of European Law, vol. 4, no. 2, 479-486, 1998.
  • “Subjective Fidelity and Problems of Measurement in Audio Reproduction,” in Sarhangi, editor, Bridges:  Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, Kansas.
  • “Thinking About the State: Property Rights, Trade, and Changing Contractual Arrangements in a World with Violent Coercion” in Drobak and Nye, eds. Frontiers of the New Institutional Economics, Academic Press, 1997.
  • "The Scale of Production in Western Economic Development:  A Comparison of Official Industry Statistics in the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany, 1905-1913" with Janice Rye Kinghorn, Journal of Economic History, March 90-112.  Nominated for the Cole Prize for outstanding article in JEH, 1996.
  • "Les incidences des relations franco-britanniques sur le commerce du vin (1689-1860)" Cahiers d'Economie et Sociologie Rurales, 30, 79-94, 1994.
  • "Reply to Irwin on Free Trade," Journal of Economic History , 53 ,no. 1, March, pp. 153-58, 1993.  Reprinted in Dormois and Lains, eds.  Classical Trade Protectionism 1815-1914.
  • "Guerre, Commerce, Guerre Commerciale:  L'Economie Politique des Echanges Franco-Anglais."   Annales:  Economies, Societés, Civilisations, no. 3, May-June, pp. 613-32, 1992.
  • "The Myth of Free Trade Britain and Fortress France:  Tariffs and Trade in the 19th Century."  Journal of Economic History, 51, no.1, March, pp. 23-46, 1991.  Runner-up for the Cole Prize for outstanding essay in the JEH. Reprinted in Dormois and Lains, Classical Trade Protectionism 1815-1914 (lead article). Reprinted in François Crouzet, ed. The Economic Development of France Since 1870 (Edward Elgar, 1993). Reprinted in C. Knick Harley, ed. The Integration of the World Economy 1850-1914, vol. II (Edward Elgar, 1996).
  • "Lucky Fools and Cautious Businessmen:  On Entrepreneurship and the Measurement of Entrepreneurial Failure."  in Mokyr, ed.  The Vital One:  Essays in Honor of JRT Hughes,  Research in Economic History, Supplement 6, pp. 131-52, 1991 (JAI Press, Greenwich, Connecticut).  Featured in the New York Times, “A Vital Economy Suffers Fools Gladly,” Sept. 6, 2001.
  • "Changing Trade Conditions, National Welfare, and the 1860 Anglo-French Treaty of Commerce."  Explorations in Economic History, 28, no. 4, October, pp. 460-77, 1991.
  • "Revisionist Tariff History and the Theory of Hegemonic Stability."  Politics and Society, 19, no. 1, June, pp. 209-32, 1991.
  • "On the Conflation of Productivity and Efficiency in Economics and Economic History:  A Comment."  Economics and Philosophy, no. 6, Spring, pp. 147-52, 1990.
  • "La Grande Quantification," with Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University.  Journal of Economic History, no. 1, March,  pp. 172-76, 1990.
  • "Male-Female Wage Discrimination in Nineteenth-Century France" with Don Cox, Boston College.  Journal of Economic History, no. 4, December, pp. 903-20, 1989.
  • "Game Theory and the North Amercian Fur Trade:  A Comment."  Journal of Economic History, no.  3, September, pp. 677-80, 1988.
  • "Firm Size and Economic Backwardness:  A New Look at the French Industrialization Debate," Journal of Economic History, Vol. XLVII, No. 3, Sept., pp. 649-69, 1987.

Other Publications

2014: “Ronald Coase:  An Appreciation,”  The Independent Review.

2014: Review of “The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History,” Journal of Social History; doi: 10.1093/jsh/sht097       

2013: Tribute to James Buchanan, “Worldy Philosopher and Constitutional Idealist,” in The Political Economist, the newsletter of the American Political Science Association, Political Economy section.  .

2013: Review of Heredity, Family, and Inequality by Michael Beenstock.  Forthcoming, Economica.

2011:  Interview with John Nye, Economic Sociology – The European Electronic Newsletter, 13.1, November.

2011  Review of Revolutionary Commerce:  Globalization and the French Monarchy by Paul Cheney, American Historical Review.  February.

2009:  “Why Things Will Feel Worse As They Get Better:  The Downside of Growing Consumption Equality” Cato-unbound.org.  October 16.

2009:  Nobel Pioneers.  Forbes.com, October 12, 2009.  http://www.forbes.com/2009/10/12/economics-nobel-ostrom-williamson-coase-opinions-contributors-john-v-c-nye.html

2008:  Review of Power and Plenty in Journal of International Economics.

2008: Review of Schonhardt-Bailey, From the Corn Laws to Free Trade,  Summer, Independent Review.

2008: “Repeal of the Corn Laws and the Question of Free Trade in Nineteenth Century Britain,” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.

2007: “Standards of Living and Modern Economic Growth,” in David Henderson, ed.  The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, 4th edition, Liberty Fund.

2007: “Free Trade” in History of World Trade Since 1450, Macmillan-Thompson.

2007: “Transactions Costs and Trade” in History of World Trade Since 1450, Macmillan-Thompson.

2006:  Excerpt from War, Wine, and Taxes.  Book Preview.  The Newsletter of the Cliometric Society. Spring, 21, no. 1.

2005: Comments on the finalists for the Gerschenkron Dissertation Prize, in the Journal of Economic History.

2004:  Review of Roehner and Syme, Patterns and Repertoire in History, Economic History NET.

2003: “Disputing Tastes” in Library of Economics and Liberty, October 6, 2003

2003:  “The Myth of Free-Trade Britain,” in  Library of Economics and Liberty, March 3, 2003

2002:  “Irreducible Inequality,” Library of Economics and Liberty, April 1, 2002

2002: “Economic Growth and True InequalityLibrary of Economics and Liberty, January 28, 2002

2002: Review of Alice Amsden’s The Rise of the Rest:  Challenges to the West from Late-Industrialized Economies.  Journal of Economic Literature

2002: Review of McGillivray, etc. “International Trade and Political Institutions,” Economic History EH.net 

2001: Review of Peter Marsh’s Bargaining on Europe in Journal of Economic History

2000: Journal of Economic History, review of Daniel Verdier’s Democracy and International Trade.

2000: Reason, review of Richard Pipes’ Property and Freedom.

1999: Journal of Economic History, review of Brennan’s Burgundy to Champagne:  The Wine Trade in Early Modern France..

1998: Business History Review, review of Francois Caron’s Les deux révolutions industrielles du XXe siecle.

1997: Reason, review of Irwin’s Against the Tide, February.

1996: Reason, “Back to the Future” (essay on free trade and protection) May.

1997: Journal of Economic History, review of Muller, ed. Structure and Strategy of Small and Medium Size Enterprises Since the Industrial Revolution

1996: Journal of Interdisciplinary History, review of Moss and Jobert, eds. Naissance et Mort des Entreprises en Europe XIXe - XXe Siecles.

1994: The Cliometrics Society Newsletter, "An Interview with W.W. Rostow," vol. 9, no. 2 July, 3-8, 26-32.

1994: Journal of Economic History, review of Toutain, La production agricole de la France.

1993:  Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Review of Higonnet, Landes, and Rosovsky, eds.  Favorites of Fortune.

1993:  Journal of Economic History, Review of Colin Heywood, The Development of the French Economy, 1750-1914.

1993:  Journal of Economic Literature,  Review of Jack Goldstone, Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World.

1992:  Journal of Interdisciplinary History,  Review of Peter Temin, ed.  Inside the Business Enterprise.

1991:  Journal of Economic History, March.  Review of David Galenson, ed. Markets in History:  Economic Studies of the Past.

1990:  Journal of Economic History, March.  Review of Kristine Bruland, British Technology and European Industrialization.

1987:  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,   Review of Reuven Brenner's Betting on Ideas.

Conferences

  • 2017
    Second World Congress of Comparative Economics «1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development» (St. Petersburg). Presentation: Social Mobility in the Russia of Revolutions, 1910- 2015: a Surname Study
  • 2014
    84th Annual Southern Economic Association conference (Атланта). Presentation: The Effects of Prenatal Testosterone on Adult Wages: Evidence from RMLS Data
  • 2013
    17th Annual Conference of The International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) (Florence). Presentation: What Determines Trust? Human Capital Vs. Social Institutions: Evidence from Manila and Moscow
  • 17th Annual Conference of The International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) (Florence). Presentation: Does education or underlying human capital explain liberal economic attitudes
  • 3nd Summer Workshop of Center for Institutional Studies (Москва). Presentation: The influence of prenatal hormones on occupational choice: 2D:4D evidence from Moscow

Courses (2013/2014)

Economic History and Institutions (Master’s programme; Faculty of Economic Sciences; programme "Economics"; 2 year, 2 module)Rus

2010, 2012-2015         Lecturer, Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis, Moscow, Russia.

December 2011           Lecture to the Asian Development Bank on Inequality and Institutions.

December 2011           Invited speaker at LACEA-LAMES 2011 (Latin American Econometric Society meetings)

December 2011           Lecture at Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile.

Fall 2011                     Consultant to the Department of Agrarian Reform, Philippines.

August 2011                Lecture at the Asian Development Bank.

August 2011                Lecture at Manila Water and Sewerage Services.

August 2011                Lecture at Bank of Commerce, Philippines.

August 2011                Lecture at BSP (Philippine Central Bank).

August 2011                Lecture at Asia United Bank, Philippines.

July to August 2011     Consultant to the World Bank, Philippines.

July 2011                     Lecturer and organizer, University of the Philippines workshop on Instituitons and Development

July 2011                     Lecturer and faculty at RSSIA 2011 Moscow.

May 2011                    Lecturer at Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, University of Chicago.

February/March           Visiting Professor, Stanford Center for International Development, Stanford University.

January 2011               Invited speaker, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

January 2011               Consultant to the World Bank, Philippines.

October 2010               Visiting Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

July/August  2010         Visiting Professor, University of the Philippines, and consultant to The World Bank.

July 2010                     Visiting Professor, Nihon University School of Economics, Japan.

June 2010                    USAID Growth Officer’s Conference:  “What Haven’t We Learned from the NIE?:  Challenges of Successful Economic Reform”

May 2010                    Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Moscow, Russia.

December 2009           Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Xiamen, China.

July/August 2009         Visiting Professor, University of the Philippines School of Economics.

July 2009                     Lectuer at the RSSIA summer workshop of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

June 2009                    Lecturer at the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Social Change Workshop for Graduate Students, Brown University, Providence.

May 2009                    Keynote speaker, Beeronomics Conference, Leuven.

May 2009                    Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Slovak University of Economics, Bratislava.

December 2008           Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute workshop, Beijing University.

October 2008              Invited speaker, Upton Forum, Beloit College.

July 2008                     Visiting Professor, University of the Philippines School of Economics.  Lecture series co-sponsored by the Atlas Foundation.

June 2008                    Lecturer at the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Social Change Workshop for Graduate Students, Brown University, Providence.

March 2008                 Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Manila, Philippines.

December 2007           Visiting Professor at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

June 2007                    Lecturer at the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Social Change Workshop for Graduate Students, Charlottesville, VA.

June 2007                    Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Reykjavik, Iceland.

May 2007                    Distinguished Lecture, Annual conference of the New Economic School and the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

May 2007                    Organizer and presenter, St. Louis Initiative Conference on “The NIE and Economic Development,” St. Louis, MO.

December 2006           Visiting Professor at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

Fall 2006                     Chair, Selection Committee --  First ISNIE PhD Dissertation Award.

June 2006                    Lecturer at the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Social Change Workshop for Graduate Students, Stanford, CA.

December 2005           Visiting Professor at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

September 2005          Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Barcelona, Spain.

July 2005                     Fellow, Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University.

June 2005                    Lecturer at the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Social Change Workshop for Graduate Students, Virginia.

September 2004          Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Tucson, Arizona.

June 2004                    Lecturer at the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Social Change Workshop for Graduate Students, Virginia.

Spring 2004                  Visiting Professor at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

August 2003                 Visiting Professor -- Mercatus Center, George Mason University.

June 2003                    Lecturer at the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Social Change Workshop for Graduate Students, Virginia.

September 2002          Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Boston, MA.

Summer 2002              Summer School on Markets and Hierarchies, St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

June 2002                    Lecturer at the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Social Change Workshop for Graduate Students, Virginia.

September 2001          Lecturer at the Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Oakland, CA.

Summer 2001              Summer School on Markets and Hierarchies, St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

June 2001                    Lecturer at the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Workshop for Graduate Students, Virginia.

Spring 1995                 Visiting Scholar, Budapest University of Economics

Winter 1995                 Visiting Professor, Stanford University.

Summer 1993-97         Adjunct Professor, International Center, University of Tübingen, Germany

Summer 1993              Visiting Professor, INRA, France.

Summer 1991              Visiting Professor, Insitut d'Histoire de l'Académie des Sciences, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.

May 1989                    Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Strasbourg.

May 1987                    Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Strasbourg.


‘Information about the School is Passed from Generation to Generation’

From July 2 – 7, 2016, the 10th Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA) took place just outside of Moscow. This event traditionally attracts experts in various areas of institutional research, as well as young researchers, for whom the School is a chance to work on projects under the supervision of leading scholars.

The Book Market, Finance and Reasons for Self-Medication: What People are Studying at the Summer School on Institutional Analysis

In the Moscow Region, the ninth Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA) was held recently, bringing together 26 young researchers from Italy, Montenegro, the Philippines, Macedonia, Great Britain, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia. During the programme, they addressed problems concerning the economics of education, financial institutions, the public sector, and the theory of industrial markets.

LIA and CInSt Hold Academic Celebration

On May 30, the HSE held a conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the International Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms (LIA) and the 5th anniversary of the Centre for Institutional Studies (CInSt). Maria Yudkevich, director of the LIA, spoke about how and why the laboratory and centre were established, the research they conduct and what guests experienced at the conference.

'It’s Good to See that Society Is Starting to Listen to Scholars’ Opinion'

Last Friday, the day before Russian Science Day, we published stories by several HSE scientists on how they got into science. We received a lot of responses, so we decided to continue the project. Today, another four HSE scholars, including one Nobel laureate, discuss their journeys into science.

RSSIA 2014: It's Best to Talk about Research in Seven Lines or Less

Between June 28 and July 4, the Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA 2014) took place near Moscow (RSSIA2014). Aside from the theoretical and practical aspects of institutional economics, also discussed were issues related to the development and presentation of academic research.

Two-hundredth Working Paper Published

A working paper is a form of preliminary publication that makes it possible to quickly present for discussion among the academic community the results of the latest research. On September 5, the HSE Basic Research Programme issued its 200th working paper.