Papers Under Review:

Post-Secondary Funding and the Educational Attainment of Indigenous Students (revision requested at Economics of Education Review)

Black-Friendly Businesses in Cities During the Civil Rights Era – with Lisa Cook, Trevon Logan, and David Rosé (revision requested at Journal of Urban Economics)

Heterogeneous Returns to Active Labour Market Programming for Indigenous Populations – with Donn Feir and Kelly Foley (NBER Working Paper No. 30158, IZA WP here)

The Intergenerational Legacy of Indian Residential Schools


Feir, D., Gillzeau, R., and Maggie E.C. Jones (2023). The Slaughter of the Bison and Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains. Forthcoming in Review of Economic Studies.

Cook, L.D., Jones, M.E.C., Logan, T.D, and David Rosé (2023). The Evolution of Access to Public Accommodations in the United States.  Quarterly Journal of Economics, 138(1): 37-102.  Online Appendix

Feir, D., Jones, M.E.C., and David Scoones (2022). When Do Nations Tax? The Adoption of Property Tax Codes By First Nations in Canada. Accepted at Public Choice.

Barber, M., and Maggie E.C. Jones (2021).  Inequalities in Test Scores Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth in Canada.  Economics of Education Review 83.

Feir, D., K. Foley, and Maggie E. C. Jones (2021). The Distributional Impacts of Active Labor Market Programs for Indigenous Populations.  AEA Papers and Proceedings 111, 216-220.  Online Appendix

  • This paper was part of a keynote session at the 2021 AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting, “Indigenous Nations Economic Development Strategies: Policies and Outcomes,” which is available for viewing here

Feir, D., and Maggie E.C. Jones (2020). Repaying a Debt? The Performance of Morrill Act University Beneficiaries as Measured by Native Enrollment and Graduation Rates. Invited publication for Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Journal 8(1), 129-138.

Jaworski, T., M. E. C. Jones, and Mario Samano (2018). Entry and Pricing on Broadway.  Applied Economics Letters 25(10), 653-658.  Online Appendix

Jones, M. E. C., M. Ø. Nielsen, and Michal K. Popiel (2014). A Fractionally Cointegrated VAR Analysis of Economic Voting and Political Support.  Canadian Journal of Economics 47(4), 1078-1130. (Note: a working paper version can be found here)

Rosenblum, D., and Maggie Jones (2013). Did the Taliban’s Opium Eradication Campaign Cause a Decline in HIV Infections in Russia? Substance Use and Misuse 48(6), 470-476.

Working Papers:

Competition and Consumer Discrimination in Public Accommodations (email for latest draft) – Trevon Logan,  David Rosé and Lisa Cook

The Legacy of Indian Missions in the United States (email for latest draft) – with Donn Feir, Amy Lim, and David Scoones

Institutional Drift, Property Rights, and Economic Development: Evidence from Historical Treaties (email for latest draft) – with Donn Feir and Rob Gillezeau

The Determinants of Historical Treaties Between Indigenous Peoples and the British Crown (email for latest draft) – with Donn Feir and Rob Gillezeau

A Vaccination Scar: The Cutter Incident and Medical Mistrust in America (email for latest draft) – with Kate Fairley and David Rosé

Work in Progress:

Indigenous Wealth in the Early 20th Century – with Donn Feir and Angela Redish 

Short- and Long-Run Effects of High Stakes Testing – with Kelly Foley

The Gender Pay Gap in Academia in Canada – with Christopher Cotton

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Classroom Peer Effects: Evidence from B.C.’s K-12 Student Population – with Christopher Cotton and Nabil Afodjo

What’s in a Name? Confederate Schools and the Educational Outcomes of African American Youth – with Carycruz Bueno and Jhacova Williams

Permanent Working Papers:

The Green Books and the Geography of Segregation in Public Accommodations – with Lisa Cook and Trevon Logan and David Rosé (Permanent Working Paper: NBER Working Paper No. 26819)

Illuminating Indigenous Economic Development – with Donn Feir and Rob Gillezeau (Please contact authors before citing. Revision requested at Canadian Journal of Economics)