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Recent Articles

   Book Review: Open, by Rod Canion, The Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2013

   "When Creative Destruction Visited the Mom-and-Pops," The Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2013

   Book Review: Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy, by David J. Hess, Journal of Economic Literature,      September 2013
   Book Review: Ninety Percent of Everything, by Rose George, The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2013
   "Why Grocers Like Tesco Find Trouble in the U.S. Market,", April 3, 2013

   "First U.S. Bank Regulations May Look Strikingly Familiar,", February 25, 2013

   Book Review: Blackett's War, by Stephen Budiansky, The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2013

   "Why the 1913 Garment-Worker Strike Was Among the Oddest Ever,", January 15, 2013

"Strife on the Waterfront a Reaction to 1950s Technology,", December 6, 2012

"Can Government Training Programs Boost Competitiveness?", October 31, 2012

Book Review: Boom, Bust, Boom, by Bill Carter, The Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2012

"Why Woodrow Wilson Wooed Shoppers and Snubbed Business,", September 26, 2012

"How the Postal Service Revolutionized Retailing,", August 23, 2012

Book Review: Bright Lights, No City, by Max Alexander, The Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2012

"How Abraham Lincoln Helped Shape the Modern U.S. Economy,", July 6, 2012 

Book Review: The Fish That Ate the Whale, by Rich Cohen, The Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2012

"The Year that Changed Retailing Forever,", May 15, 2012

"How New York Lost the Apparel Business,", April 18, 2012

Book Review: Garbology, by Edward Humes, The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2012

"Why Retailers Don't Recover from Bankruptcy,", March 7, 2012

"Defending Mom-and-Pop Stores,", February 2, 2012

"Don't Grieve for the Great A&P,", January 30, 2012

Book Review: Stealth of Nations, by Robert Neuwirth, The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2011

"Imagining a World Without Chain Stores," The Washington Post, June 10, 2011

"Japan's Disaster and the Manufacturing Meltdown,", April 17, 2011

Book Review:  The Docks, by Bill Sharpsteen, The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2011

"Financial Re-regulation: Basel III's Unfulfillable Promises,", October 3, 2010

"Is the Smart Grid Really a Smart Idea?" Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 2010

"So Much for All This Summitry," Reuters, June 24, 2010 

"Financial Reform Gives Insurance a Free Ride," Reuters, June 21, 2010 

"Reforming the Eurozone" (Interview),, May 10, 2010 

"Muddling through Greece's Tremors,", May 7, 2010 

"Faulty Basel: Why More Diplomacy Won't Keep the Financial System Safe," Foreign Affairs, May-June, 2010


Book Review: Uncommon Sense, by Gary S. Becker and Richard A. Posner, Journal of Economic Literature, March 2010