Working Papers 2013

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The Economic History Working Paper Series was launched in 1992. Contributions to the series have been made by members of staff of the Economic History department, academic visitors, and research students. Subject matters have been wide ranging and diverse. We no longer produce printed versions, but some back copies are available on application to the department.

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  • Nº 184  Accounting for the Great Divergence
    Stephen Broadberry
  • Nº 183 Asian globalizations: market integration, trade and economic growth, 1800-1938
    David Chilosi, Giovanni Federico
  • Nº 182 Money for nothing: How firms have financed R&D-projects since the Industrial Revolution
    Gerben Bakker
  • Nº 181 Surnames and Social Mobility: England 1230-2012
    Gregory Clark,  Neil Cummins
  • Nº 180 Intergenerational Mobility in England, 1858-2012. Wealth, Surnames, and Social Mobility
    Gregory Clark, Neil Cummins
  • Nº 179 Educação para todos –“free to those who can afford it”: Human capital and inequality persistence in 21st C Brazil
    Neil Kendrick
  • Nº 178 Demystifying growth and development in North Song China, 960–1127
    Kent G Deng
  • Nº 177 Risky institutions: political regimes and the cost of public borrowing in early modern Italy
    David Chilosi
  • Nº 176 Historical Foundations for a Global Perspective on the Emergence of a Western European Regime for the Discovery, Development and Diffusion of Useful and Reliable Knowledge
    Patrick O'Brien
    Nº 175 From Divergence to Convergence: Re-evaluating the History Behind China’s Economic Boom (2013 revised version)
    Loren Brandt, Debin Ma, and Thomas G. Rawski
  • Nº 174 Evaluating the Swiss Transitory Labour Contribution
    to Germany in the Second War
    Eric Golson
  • Nº 173  A Trojan Horse in Daoguang China? Explaining the flows of silver in and out of China
    Alejandra Irigoin