Working Papers 2015

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 228 Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors: Drawing New Ontologies
    Mary S. Morgan
  • Nº 227 Representation without taxation, taxation without consent. The legacy of Spanish colonialism in America
    Alejandra Irigoin
  • Nº 226 A Vision of the Growth Process in a Technologically Progressive Economy:  the United States, 1899-1941
    Gerben Bakker, Nicholas Crafts, Pieter Woltjer
  • Nº 225 Spanish Land Reform in the 1930s: Economic Necessity or Political Opportunism?
    Juan Carmona, Joan R Roses, James Simpson
  • Nº 223 Power Politics and Princely Debts: Why Germany’s Common Currency Failed, 1549-1556
    Oliver Volckart
  • Nº 222 Time for Growth
    Lars Boerner, Battista Severgnini
  • Nº 221 Gibrat’s Law and the British Industrial Revolution
    Alex Klein, Tim Leunig
  • Nº 220 The development of Chinese accounting and bookkeeping before 1850: insights from the Tŏng Tài Shēng business account books (1798-1850)
    Weipeng Yuan,Richard Macve, and Debin Ma
  • Nº 219 China’s Population Expansion and Its Causes during the Qing Period,1644–1911
    Kent Deng
  • Nº 218 The Global Impact of the Great Depression
    Thilo Albers, Martin Uebele
  • Nº 217 Twentieth Century Enterprise Forms: Japan in Comparative Perspective
    Leslie Hannah, Makoto Kasuya
  • Nº 216 An investigation of Early Modern Quakers’ Business Ethics
    Esther Sahle
  • Nº 215 Geography and Assimilation: A case study of Irish immigrants in late nineteenth century America
  • Peter Cirenza
  • Nº 214 Reconsidering the Rise of ‘Shareholder Value’ in the United States, 1960-2000
    Blake Edward Taylor
  • Nº 213 Locating a Chronology for the Great Divergence: A Critical Survey of Published Data Deployed for the Measurement of Nominal Wages for Ming and Qing China 
    Patrick O’Brien, Kent Deng