Christopher M. Meissner
Department of Economics
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: +1 (530) 752-3108
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NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of California at Davis
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|May 2020||A Note on Long-Run Persistence of Public Health Outcomes in Pandemics|
with Peter Zhixian Lin: w27119
|Health vs. Wealth? Public Health Policies and the Economy During Covid-19|
with Zhixian Lin: w27099
|April 2020||Original Sin and the Great Depression|
with Michael D. Bordo: w27067
|October 2018||The French (Trade) Revolution of 1860: Intra-Industry Trade and Smooth Adjustment|
with Stéphane Becuwe, Bertrand Blancheton: w25173
|December 2017||Geography, Income, and Trade in the 21st Century|
with Dan Liu: w24121
|Austerity and the rise of the Nazi party|
with Gregori Galofré-Vilà, Martin McKee, David Stuckler: w24106
|June 2017||Upstart Industrialization and Exports, Japan 1880-1910|
with John P. Tang: w23481
Published: Christopher M. Meissner & John P. Tang, 2018. "Upstart Industrialization and Exports: Evidence from Japan, 1880–1910," The Journal of Economic History, vol 78(04), pages 1068-1102.
|August 2016||The Economic Consequences of the 1953 London Debt Agreement|
with Gregori Galofré-Vilà, Martin McKee, David Stuckler: w22557
Published: Gregori Galofré-Vilà & Christopher M Meissner & Martin McKee & David Stuckler, 2019. "The economic consequences of the 1953 London Debt Agreement," European Review of Economic History, vol 23(1), pages 1-29.
|March 2016||Fiscal and Financial Crises|
with Michael D. Bordo: w22059
|December 2015||Stages of Diversification: France, 1836-1938|
with Stéphane Becuwe, Bertrand Blancheton: w21777
|June 2015||Growing Up to Stability? Financial Globalization, Financial Development and Financial Crises|
with Michael D. Bordo: w21287
|March 2015||New Perspectives on the First Wave of Globalization|
NBER Reporter 2015 number 1
|January 2015||The Limits of Bimetallism|
|Technology and Geography in the Second Industrial Revolution: New Evidence from the Margins of Trade|
with Michael Huberman, Kim Oosterlinck: w20851
Published: Huberman, Michael & Meissner, Christopher M. & Oosterlinck, Kim, 2017. "Technology and Geography in the Second Industrial Revolution: New Evidence from the Margins of Trade," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 77(01), pages 39-89, March. citation courtesy of
|December 2014||Geography, Policy, or Productivity? Regional Trade in five South American Countries, 1910-1950|
with Marc Badia-Miró, Anna Carreras-Marín: w20790
|February 2013||Market Potential and the Rise of US Productivity Leadership|
with Dan Liu: w18819
Published: Journal of International Economics Volume 96, Issue 1, May 2015, Pages 72–87 Cover image Market potential and the rise of US productivity leadership Dan Liua, b, , Christopher M. Meissnerc, d, , citation courtesy of
|Capital Flows, Credit Booms, and Financial Crises in the Classical Gold Standard Era|
Published: Revista de la Historia de la Economía y de la Empresa (Num.7) Nuevo número de la Revista de la Historia de la Economía y de la Empresa (2013). Dossier: Crisis Financieras en la Historia Luis Mª Bilbao y Ramón Lanza, coordinadores Capital Flows, Credit Booms, and Financial Crises in the Classical Gold Standard Era. Pág.65. Christopher M. Meissner (University of California, Davis, and NBER)
|March 2012||Does Inequality Lead to a Financial Crisis?|
with Michael D. Bordo: w17896
Published: Bordo, Michael D. & Meissner, Christopher M., 2012. "Does inequality lead to a financial crisis?," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 31(8), pages 2147-2161. citation courtesy of
|April 2011||Trade, Exchange Rate Regimes and Output Co-Movement: Evidence from the Great Depression|
with Gabriel P. Mathy: w16925
Published: Business Cycle Co-Movement: Evidence from the Great Depression (2011) Journal of Monetary Economics. 58 (4) pp. 362-372. (with Gabe Mathy)
|August 2010||International Aspects of the Great Depression and the Crisis of 2007: Similarities, Differences, and Lessons|
with Richard S. Grossman: w16269
Published: Richard S. Grossman & Christopher M. Meissner, 2010.
"International aspects of the Great Depression and the crisis of 2007: similarities, differences, and lessons,"
Oxford Review of Economic Policy,
Oxford University Press, vol. 26(3), pages 318-338, Autumn.
citation courtesy of
|November 2009||Foreign Currency Debt, Financial Crises and Economic Growth: A Long Run View|
with Michael D. Bordo, David Stuckler: w15534
Published: Bordo, Michael D. & Meissner, Christopher M. & Stuckler, David, 2010.
"Foreign currency debt, financial crises and economic growth: A long-run view,"
Journal of International Money and Finance,
Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 642-665, June.
citation courtesy of
|September 2009||Riding the Wave of Trade: Explaining the Rise of Labor Regulation in the Golden Age of Globalization|
with Michael Huberman: w15374
Published: Riding the Wave of Trade: Explaining the Rise of Labor Regulation in the Golden Age of Globalization (2010) Journal of Economic History 70 (3) pp. 657-685 . (with Michael Huberman)
|August 2009||Trade Booms, Trade Busts, and Trade Costs|
with David S. Jacks, Dennis Novy: w15267
Published: “Trade Booms, Trade Busts and Trade Costs” (2011) Journal of International Economics Vol. 83 (2), pp. 185-201 citation courtesy of
|November 2007||Foreign Capital and Economic Growth in the First Era of Globalization|
with Michael D. Bordo: w13577
Published: Michael Bordo and Christopher Meissner. “Foreign Cap ital, Financial Crises and Income in the first Era of Globalization” European Review of Economic History October 2010
|October 2007||Sudden Stops: Determinants and Output Effects in the First Era of Globalization, 1880-1913|
with Michael D. Bordo, Alberto F. Cavallo: w13489
Published: Bordo, Michael D. & Cavallo, Alberto F. & Meissner, Christopher M., 2010.
"Sudden stops: Determinants and output effects in the first era of globalization, 1880-1913,"
Journal of Development Economics,
Elsevier, vol. 91(2), pages 227-241, March.
citation courtesy of
|July 2007||Financial Crises, 1880-1913: The Role of Foreign Currency Debt|
with Michael D. Bordo
in The Decline of Latin American Economies: Growth, Institutions, and Crises, Sebastian Edwards, Gerardo Esquivel and Graciela Márquez, editors
|October 2006||Trade Costs in the First Wave of Globalization|
with David S. Jacks, Dennis Novy: w12602
Published: David Jacks, Christopher M. Meissner and Dennis Novy, “Trade Costs in the First Wave of Globalization” (2010) Explorations in Economic History vol. 47 (2) pp. 127-141. citation courtesy of
|Losing our Marbles in the New Century? The Great Rebalancing in Historical Perspective|
with Alan M. Taylor: w12580
Published: Christopher M. Meissner & Alan M. Taylor, 2006. "Losing our marbles in the new century?: the great rebalancing in historical perspective," Conference Series ; [Proceedings], Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, vol. 51. citation courtesy of
|June 2006||Currency Mismatches, Default Risk, and Exchange Rate Depreciation: Evidence from the End of Bimetallism|
with Michael D. Bordo, Marc D. Weidenmier: w12299
|December 2005||The Role of Foreign Currency Debt in Financial Crises: 1880-1913 vs. 1972-1997|
with Michael D. Bordo: w11897
Published: Bordo, Michael D. & Meissner, Christopher M., 2006. "The role of foreign currency debt in financial crises: 1880-1913 versus 1972-1997," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(12), pages 3299-3329, December.
|March 2005||Financial Crises, 1880-1913: The Role of Foreign Currency Debt|
with Michael Bordo: w11173
|February 2005||The Globalization of Trade and Democracy, 1870-2000|
with J. Ernesto Lopez-Cordova: w11117
|July 2003||How "Original Sin" was Overcome: The Evolution of External Debt Denominated in Domestic Currencies in the United States and the British Dominions|
with Michael D. Bordo, Angela Redish: w9841
Published: Eichengreen, Barry and Ricardo Haussmann (eds.) Other People’s Money. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
|June 2003||Committee Structure and the Success of Connected Lending in Nineteenth Century New England Banks|
Published: Meissner, Christopher M. "Voting Rules And The Success Of Connected Lending In 19th Century New England Banks," Explorations in Economic History, 2005, v42(4,Oct), 509-528.
|September 2002||A New World Order: Explaining the Emergence of the Classical Gold Standard|
Published: Meissner, Christopher M. "A New World Order: Explaining The International Diffusion Of The Gold Standard, 1870-1913," Journal of International Economics, 2005, v66(2,Jul), 385-406.