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12 Jun, 2018
Rising trends in GDP per capita are often interpreted as reflecting rising levels of general wellbeing. But GDP per...
7 Jun, 2018
In Ottoman Istanbul, privileged groups such as men, Muslims and other elites paid more for credit than the under-privileged...
5 Jun, 2018
by Duman Bahrami-Rad (Simon Fraser University) Why is it so common for Muslims to marry their cousins (more than...
29 May, 2018
by Norma Cohen (Queen Mary University of London)   The First World War brought about an upheaval in British...
22 May, 2018
The frontier of medieval warfare between Christian and Muslim armies in southern Spain provides a surprisingly powerful explanation of...
17 May, 2018
While malaria historically claimed millions of African lives, it did not hold back the continent’s economic development. That is...
15 May, 2018
Industrialised cities in mid-nineteenth century Britain probably suffered from similar levels of air pollution as urban centres in China...
10 May, 2018
by Wessel Vermeulen (Newcastle University), Gunes Gokmen (New Economic School, Moscow), and Pierre-Louis Vézina (King’s College London)   The rise and...
8 May, 2018
by Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark) The purchase price of this book is discounted by 20 per cent...
3 May, 2018
by Andrew Perchard (University of Stirling), Lachlan MacKinnon (St Mary’s University – Nova Scotia), and Steven High (Concordia University...
24 Apr, 2018
by Jim Tomlinson (University of Glasgow)   ‘It’s the economy stupid’, like most clichés, both reveals and conceals important...
19 Apr, 2018
Jordi Domènech (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and Francisco Herreros (Institute of Policies and Public Goods, Spanish Higher Scientific...
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