All pages with keywords: economic history

Grantham Seminar | Fossil energy in economic growth: A study of the energy direction of technical change, 1950-2012

Seminar 14 Jan 2016

The imperative to mitigate climate change challenges national economies to grow productivity while reducing fossil energy consumption. Yet no consensus has been reached in how far recent economic history proves … read more »


Seven Centuries of European Economic Growth and Decline

Seven Centuries of European Economic Growth and Decline

a research article by Roger Fouquet 9 November, 2015

This paper investigates very long run pre-industrial economic development. New annual GDP per capita data for six European countries over the last seven hundred years paint a clearer picture of the history of European economic development. read more »


Lessons from energy history for climate policy

Lessons from energy history for climate policy

a working paper by Roger Fouquet 28 September, 2015

This paper sought to draw lessons from long run trends in energy markets for energy and climate policy. An important lesson is that consumer responses to energy markets change with … read more »


Seven centuries of European economic growth and decline

a working paper by Roger Fouquet, Stephen Broadberry 15 September, 2015

This paper investigates very long run pre-industrial economic development. New annual GDP per capita data for six European countries over the last seven hundred years paint a clearer picture of … read more »


The human capital transition and the role of policy

The human capital transition and the role of policy

a working paper by Ralph Hippe, Roger Fouquet 17 March, 2015

Paper seeks to investigate how industrialised economies managed to achieve the transition from low to high levels of human capital, and goes on to identify lessons for green growth. read more »


Pollution and Mortality in the 19th Century

Seminar 30 Mar 2015

Professor W. Walker Hanlon considers evidence that industrial pollution had an important effect on mortality in the second half of the 19th century. read more »


Green Growth and the New Industrial Revolution

Keynote Speakers Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford and Grantham Research Institute Simon Upton, Environment Director, OECD Chairs Professor Dame Judith Rees, Grantham Research Institute Professor Sam Fankhauser, Grantham Research … read more »



Green Growth: Lessons from Economic History Workshop

Grantham Workshop Roger Fouquet 25 Mar 2014

by the Grantham Research Institute and the Global Green Growth Institute, this joint workshop focused on the lessons from economic history. Recent research papers were presented on aspects of … read more »


Are you NUTS? The factors of production and their long-run evolution in Europe from a regional perspective

Are you NUTS? The factors of production and their long-run evolution in Europe from a regional perspective

a research article by Ralph Hippe 27 May, 2013

Hippe, R. 2013. Historical Social Research, v. 38, pp. 324-348.