CU Population Center

Institute of Behavioral Science

New affiliate Taylor Jaworski links transportation history and community well-being

Transportation networks are critical drivers of social and economic change, and Dr. Taylor Jaworski integrates these economic historical processes into demographic research. Jaworski is an Assistant Professor of Economics at CU Boulder and CUPC’s newest faculty affiliate. As a central member of CUPC’s “Tiny Town” team, Jaworski contributes to documenting change in rural America throughout since 1940. With an emphasis on large-scale infrastructure projects, his work contributes to a growing literature using new data and measurements to understand infrastructure-driven shifts in costs of trade and migration and the resulting impacts on community and individual well-being.

Recent publications:

Jaworski, T. (2020). Specification and structure in economic history. Explorations in Economic History77, 101343. Link here.

Jaworski, T., & Kitchens, C. T. (2019). National policy for regional development: Historical evidence from Appalachian highways. Review of Economics and Statistics101(5), 777-790. Link here.

Jaworski, T., & Niemesh, G. T. (2018). Revisiting the Great Compression: wage inequality in the United States, 1940–1960. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History51(1), 39-48. Link here.