Working Papers 2016

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.

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  • Nº 254 Japanese Colonialism in Comparative Perspective 
    Anne Booth, Kent Deng  
  • Nº 253 Price shocks in disaster: the Great Kantō Earthquake in Japan,1923
    Janet Hunter, Kota Ogasawara
  • Nº 252 Failure Or Flexibility? Exits From Apprenticeship Training In Pre-Modern Europe     
    Ruben Schalk (corresponding author), Patrick Wallis, Clare Crowston, Claire Lemercier
  • Nº 251 The role of Demesnes in the Trade of Agricultural Horses i Late Medieval England
    Jordan Claridge
  • Nº 250 Multiple Core Regions: Regional Inequality in Switzerland,1860 to 2008
    Christian Stohr  
  • Nº 249  Knowledge, Human Capital and Economic Development: Evidence from the British Industrial Revolution, 1750-1930
    B. Zorina Khan
  • Nº 248  Prestige and Profit: The Royal Society of Arts and Incentives for Innovation and Enterprise, 1750-1850
    B. Zorina Khan
  • Nº 247 Designing Women: Consumer Goods Innovations in Britain, France and the United States, 1750-1900
    B. Zorina Khan
  • Nº 246 Monetary Versus Macroprudential Policies: Causal Impacts Of Interest Rates And Credit Controls  In The Era Of The UK Radcliffe Report
    Daniel Aikman, Oliver Bush, Alan M. Taylor
  • Nº 245Trading gains:  New Estimates of Swiss GDP,  1851 to 2008
    Christian Stohr
  • Nº 244 A Rational Path towards A Pareto Optimum for Reforms of Large State-owned Enterprise in China, Past, Present and Future
    Xiaojie Liu, Jim Huangnan Shen, Kent Deng
  • Nº 243 Were Indian famines ‘natural’ or ‘manmade’?
    Tirthankar Roy
  • Nº 242  Medieval Market Making; Brokerage Regulations in Central Western Europe, ca. 1250-1700
    Lars Boerner
  • Nº 241Medieval Matching Markets
    Lars Boerner, Daniel Quint
  • Nº 240 Puncturing the Malthus Delusion: Structural change in the British economy before the industrial revolution, 1500-1800
    Patrick Wallis, Justin Colson, David Chilosi
  • Nº 239 The revealed comparative advantages of late-Victorian Britain
    Brian Varian
  • Nº 238 The effects of market integration: trade and welfare during the first globalization, 1815-1913
    David Chilosi, Giovanni Federico
  • Nº 237 The 1920 Japanese Income Tax Reform: Government, Business and Democratic Constraints
    Shunsuke Nakaoka,  Kokushikan University
  • Nº 236  Benefits of Empire? Capital Market Integration North and South of the Alps, 1350-1800
    David Chilosi, Max-Stephan Schulze, Oliver Volckart
  • Nº 235 The Rise of a Financial Revolution in Republican China in 1900-1937: an Institutional Narrative
    Debin Ma
  • Nº 234 To Get the Prices Right for Food: A “Gerschenkron State” versus the Market in Reforming China, 1979–2006
    Jane Du, Kent Deng
  • Nº 233 The Heights of French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish and English Populations in Quebec, 1813 to 1847
    Alex Arsenault Morin, Vincent Geloso, Vadim Kufenko
  • Nº 232 How bad were British prison hulks in the Napoleonic wars? Evidence from captured Danish and Norwegian seamen
    Tim Leunig, Jelle van Lottum, Bo Poulsen
  • Nº 231 Real contracts and mistaken wages: The organisation of work and pay in London building trades, 1650 -1800
    Judy Stephenson 
  • Nº 230 Transfer of Economic Power in Corporate Calcutta 1950-1970
    Tirthankar Roy
  • Nº 229 China’s GDP Per Capita from the Han Dynasty to Communist Times 
    Kent Deng, Patrick O'Brien