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83: Gender Equality in a Historical Perspective: Introducing the Historical Gender Equality Index Downloads
Selin Dilli, Sarah Carmichael and Auke Rijpma
82: Danger To The Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street? The Bank Restriction Act And The Regime Shift To Paper Money, 1797-18211 Downloads
Patrick K. O’Brien and Nuno Palma
81: Benchmarking the Middle Ages. XV century Tuscany in European Perspective Downloads
Jan Luiten van Zanden and Emanuele Felice
80: Apprenticeships and craft guilds in the Netherlands, 1600–1900 Downloads
Ruben Schalk
79: Gender Relations and Economic Development: Hypotheses about the Reversal of Fortune in EurAsia Downloads
Alexandra de Pleijt, Jan Luiten van Zanden and Sarah Carmichael
78: What can’t money buy? Wellbeing and GDP since 1820 Downloads
Auke Rijpma
77: Global Absolute Poverty: Begin the Veil of Dollars Downloads
Michail Moatsos
76: Climate shocks, cash crops and resilience: Evidence from colonial tropical Africa Downloads
Kostadis Papaioannou and Michiel de Haas
75: Circumventing credible commitment: GroningenÕs default and the Dutch RepublicÕs federal escape route, 1666-1761 Downloads
Alberto Feenstra
74: Enter the ghost: cashless payments in the Early Modern Low Countries, 1500-1800 Downloads
Oscar Gelderblom and Joost Jonker
73: Quantity versus Quality: Household structure, number of siblings, and educational attainment in the long nineteenth century Downloads
Sarah Carmichael, Auke Rijpma and Lotte van der Vleuten
72: Testing Todd and Matching Murdock: Global Data on Historical Family Characteristics Downloads
Auke Rijpma and Sarah Carmichael
71: Patterns of Manufacturing Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Colonization to the Present Downloads
Gareth Austin, Ewout Frankema and Morten Jerven
70: Reply to Tracy Dennison and Sheilagh Ogilvie: The European Marriage pattern and the Little Divergence Downloads
Sarah Carmichael, Alexandra de Pleijt, Jan Luiten van Zanden and Tine De Moor
69: Immovable capital goods in medieval Muslim lands: why water-mills and building cranes went missing Downloads
Bas J.P. Van Bavel, Eltjo Buringh and Jessica Dijkman
68: Better understanding disasters by better using history: Systematically using the historical record as one way to advance research into disasters Downloads
Bas J.P. Van Bavel and Daniel Curtis
67: Towards an ethnographic understanding of the European Marriage Pattern: Global correlates and links with female status Downloads
Sarah Carmichael and Jan Luiten van Zanden
66: The historical determinants of language status in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Katalin Buzasi
65: Breaking the piggy bank: What can historical and archaeological sources tell us about late-medieval saving behaviour? Downloads
Jaco Zuijderduijn and Roos van Oosten
64: An early knowledge economy: the adoption of paper, human capital and economic change in the medieval Islamic Middle East, 700-1300 AD Downloads
Maya Shatzmiller
63: Urbanization in China, ca. 1100–1900 Downloads
Xu Yi, Bas van Leeuwen and Jan Luiten van Zanden
62: Chinese National Income, ca. 1661-1933 Downloads
Shi Zhihong Yuping, Xu Yi, Ni Yuping and Bas van Leeuwen
61: Growth under extractive institutions? Latin American per capita GDP in colonial times Downloads
Leticia Arroyo Abad and Jan Luiten van Zanden
60: A Colonial Legacy of African Gender Inequality? Evidence from Christian Kampala, 1895-2011 Downloads
Felix Meier zu Selhausen and Jacob Weisdorf
59: A latent democracy measure 1850-2000 Downloads
Péter Földvári
58: Grammar of difference? Labour policies and social norms on work and gender in the Netherlands and the Netherlands Indies, ca. 1800-1940 Downloads
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk
57: Human Capital Formation from Occupations: The ‘Deskilling Hypothesis’ Revisited Downloads
Alexandra de Pleijt and Jacob Weisdorf
55: Books do not die: the price of information, Human Capital and the Black Death in the long fourteenth century Downloads
Eltjo Buringh
53: What did retirement cost back then? The evolution of corrody prices in Holland, c. 1500-1800 Downloads
Jaco Zuijderduijn
52: Can women count? Gender and numeracy in nineteenth-century Ireland Downloads
Matthias Blum, Christopher Colvin, Laura McAtackney and Eoin McLaughlin
51: Should we call for a doctor? Households, consumption and the development of medical care in the Netherlands, 1650-1900 Downloads
Heidi Deneweth and Patrick Wallis
50: Low Income Inequality, High Wealth Inequality.The Puzzle of the Rhineland Welfare States Downloads
Bas J.P. Van Bavel and Ewout Frankema
49: Coins as gauge for growth: VOC- doits to probe Java’s deep monetisation, 1700-1800 Downloads
Alberto Feenstra
48: Capital formation and economic growth under central planning and transition: a theoretical and empirical analysis, ca. 1920-2008 Downloads
Péter Földvári, Bas van Leeuwen and Dimitry Didenko
47: Quantifying the integration of the Babylonian economy in the Mediterranean world using a new corpus of price data, 400-50 BC Downloads
Robartus van der Spek and Bas van Leeuwen
46: Accounting for the ‘Little Divergence’ What drove economic growth in preindustrial Europe, 1300-1800? Downloads
Alexandra de Pleijt and Jan Luiten van Zanden
45: The standard of living in ancient societies: a comparison between the Han Empire, the Roman Empire, and Babylonia Downloads
Bas van Leeuwen, Jieli Li and Reinhard Pirngruber
44: Living la vita apostolica. Life expectancy and mortality of nuns in late-medieval Holland Downloads
Jaco Zuijderduijn
43: East of Eden: Polish living standards in a European perspective, ca. 1500-1800 Downloads
Mikołaj Malinowski
42: Real estate and financial markets in England and the Low Countries, 1300–1800 Downloads
Christiaan van Bochove, Heidi Deneweth and Jaco Zuijderduijn
41: Early Capitalism in the Low Countries Downloads
Oscar Gelderblom and Joost Jonker
40: Single, safe, and sorry? An analysis of the motivations of women to join the early modern beguine movement in the Low Countries Downloads
Tine De Moor
39: Microfinance and the Decline of Poverty: Evidence from the Nineteenth-Century Netherlands Downloads
Heidi Deneweth, Oscar Gelderblom and Joost Jonker
38: The Role of Female Agency in Politics: A Global Study, 1850-2000 Downloads
Selin Dilli
37: Picking Winners? The Effect of Birth Order and Migration on Parental Human Capital Investments in Pre-Modern England Downloads
Marc Klemp, Chris Minns, Patrick Wallis and Jacob Weisdorf
36: The Formative Years of the Modern Corporation: The Dutch East India Company VOC, 1602-1623 Downloads
Oscar Gelderblom, Abe de Jong and Joost Jonker
35: A dataset on human capital in the former Soviet Union area; Sources, methods, and first results* Downloads
Dmitry Didenko, Péter Földvári and Bas van Leeuwen
34: Reconsidering the Mediterranean ‘agro-town’ model and escaping a vision of an ‘unchanging’ Italian South Downloads
Dan Curtis
33: Where do ideas come from? Book production and patents in global and temporal perspective Downloads
Aurelian Plopeanu, Péter Földvári, Bas van Leeuwen and Jan Luiten van Zanden
32: Soldiers and booze: The rise and decline of a Roman market economy in north-western Europe Downloads
Eltjo Buringh, Jan Luiten van Zanden and Maarten Bosker
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