Joshua Lewis
Assistant Professor,
Department of Economics,

Université de Montréal































Research in Progress:








“The Impact of Household Technological Change,” Journal of Economic History, Vol. 75, No. 2 (June 2015): 539-543. Dissertation Summary.


“Infant Health, Women’s Fertility, and Rural Electrification in the United

States, 1930-1960” (Forthcoming Journal of Economic History)


“Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic” (joint with Karen Clay and Edson Severnini), NBER Working Paper #21635. (R&R Journal of Economic History)


Short- and Long-run Impacts of Rural Electrification: Evidence from the Historical Rollout of the U.S. Power Grid (joint with Edson Severnini)


Canary in a Coal Mine: Impact of Mid-20th Century Air Pollution on Infant Mortality and Property Values (joint with Karen Clay and Edson Severnini)


Power Women’s Liberation: Short- and Long-run Effects of Household Electrification




Environmental Regulation and Productivity in the Electricity Industry, 1938-2000  (joint with Karen Clay and Edson Severnini)