Munir Squires

Assistant Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia. 

Download CV

Research Interests

Kinship and culture

Development economics

Economic history


Vancouver School of Economics

6000 Iona Drive

Vancouver, BC Canada, V6T 1L4

Published / Accepted

Health effects of cousin marriage: Evidence from US genealogical records (with Sam Il Myoung Hwang, and Deaglan Jakob)

Accepted 2024, American Economic Review: Insights

Kinship Taxation as a Constraint to Microenterprise Growth: Experimental Evidence from Kenya 

The Economic Journal, 2024 (link)

Linked Samples and Measurement Error in Historical US Census Data (with Sam Il Myoung Hwang)

Explorations in Economic History, 2024 (link)

Economic Consequences of Kinship: Evidence From U.S. Bans on Cousin Marriage (with Arkadev Ghosh and Sam Il Myoung Hwang)

Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2023 (link)

Links and legibility: Making sense of historical US Census automated linking methods (Tables and figures) (Appendix) (with Arkadev Ghosh and Sam Il Myoung Hwang)

The Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2023 (link)

Linking Mobile Money Networks to “e-ROSCAs”: An Experimental Study (with Patrick Francois)

Science Advances, 2021 (link)

Health Knowledge and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa (with Anne E. Fitzpatrick, Sabrin A. Beg, Laura C. Derksen, Anne Karing, Jason T. Kerwin, Adrienne Lucas, Natalia Ordaz Reynoso)

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2021 (link)

Working papers

Work in progress

Family ties and migration: Evidence from historical U.S. census data (with Arkadev Ghosh and Sam Il Myoung Hwang)