Important New VoxEU Book

26 01 2017

The Long Economic and Political Shadow of History, Volume 1
Stelios Michalopoulos, Elias Papaioannou (published 23 January 2017)

Full book can be downloaded here.

This new book is the first in a series of three examining the shadow that history casts over various aspects of the economy and the polity. In particular this volume summarizes some influential works from this vibrant new research agenda and discusses the impact they have on our understanding of the long-run influence of historical events on current economics.


Series Introduction: Historical legacies and contemporary development
Stelios Michalopoulos and Elias Papaioannou

Volume I Introduction: A global view
Stelios Michalopoulos and Elias Papaioannou

On the spatial distribution of development. The roles of nature and history
Vernon Henderson, Tim Squires, Adam Storeygard, David Weil

Deep roots of comparative development
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor

Barriers to the spread of prosperity
Enrico Spolaore and Romain Wacziarg

Environmental economic history
James Fenske and Namrata Kala

The persistence of technological creativity and the Great Enrichment: Reflections on the “Rise of Europe” .
Joel Mokyr

The economic impact of colonialism
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

Legal origins
Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Andrei Shleifer,and Robert Vishny

The European origins of economic development
William Easterly and Ross Levine

On the long-run effects of colonial legacies. Evidence from small islands
James Feyrer and Bruce Sacerdote

Maritime technology, trade, and economic development. evidence from the first era of trade globalisation
Luigi Pascali



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