Book Review: The Magic Bean, by Matthew Roth, The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2018

Book Review: The Gambler, by William C. Rempel, The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2018

What to Give: Books on Business, The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2017

Book Review: J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store, and American Agriculture, by David Delbert Kruger, The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2017

Book Review: Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy, by Tim Harford, The Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2017

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Book Review: Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790-1860, by Gergely Baics, Business History Review, Summer 2017

Can Amazon Be the Next Apple? New York Times, June 20, 2017

The Now-Ubiquitous Shipping Container Was an Idea Before Its Time,, June 16, 2017

Is Slow Productivity Growth Here to Stay? Foreign Affairs, June 12, 2017

Book Review: Basic Income, by Philippe van Parijs and Yannick Venderborght, The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2017

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End of a golden age, Aeon, February 22, 2017

Every U.S. president promises to boost economic growth. The catch: no one knows how. Vox, December 22, 2016.

The Problem with the U.S. Economy Isn’t Something Politicians Can Fix, Harvard Business Review, November 29, 2016

Book Review: Ray&Joan, by Lisa Napoli, The Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2016

Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore, The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2016

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Abandon ShipForeign Affairs, October 5, 2016

Book Review: How the Post Office Created America, by Winifred Gallagher, The Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2016

Book Review: Panic at the Pump, by Meg Jacobs, The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2016

Book Review: The Smartest Places on Earth, by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker, The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2016

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Book Review: How the Internet Became Commercial, by Shane Greenstein, The Wall Street Journal, November 24, 2015

Book Review: The Compass and the Nail, by Craig Wilson, The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2015

Book Review: The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson, Strategy+Business, Spring 2015

Book Review: Citizen Coke, by Bartow J. Elmore, The Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2014

Book Review: Factory Man, by Beth Macy, The Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2014

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The Industrial Revolution that Never Was,”, July 18, 2014

Book Review: Console Wars, by Blake J. Harris, The Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2014

Book Review: A Bigger Prize, by Margaret Heffernan, The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2014

Book Review: Seven Elements That Changed the World, by John Browne, The Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2014

Book Review: Mass Flourishing, by Edmund Phelps, Strategy+Business, Spring 2014

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Book Review: Fizz, by Tristan Donovan, The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2013

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

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   “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