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,” Journal of Economic History, Vol. 78, No. 1 (March 2018): 118-154.


“Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Mortality: Evidence from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic” (joint with Karen Clay and Edson Severnini), (Forthcoming Journal of Economic History)


“Does Male Education Affect Fertility? Evidence from Mali” (joint with Raphael Godefroy), (Forthcoming Economic Letters)


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)