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12 Sep, 2017
by Leonardo Ridolfi (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca) — In 2008, output per capita in France amounted to...
7 Sep, 2017
by Judy Stephenson (Wadham College, University of Oxford) and Oscar Gelderblom (University of Utrecht)   Business organization is mostly...
5 Sep, 2017
by Daniel Gottal (University of Bayreuth)  Noblemen, knights and kings had always been on tour in Medieval Period. Weather...
31 Aug, 2017
by Kristin Ranestad (University of Oslo) Is formal education relevant and useful for industry? Do trained workers acquire relevant...
29 Aug, 2017
New research shows how party politics and connections slowed the diffusion of much-needed improvements in river navigation in Britain...
24 Aug, 2017
by Luigi Pascali (Pompeu Fabra University) History teaches us that globalisation does not automatically translate into economic development. How does...
13 Jul, 2017
by Andrea Papadia (London School of Economics)   Slavery has been at the centre of many heated debates in...
11 Jul, 2017
by Harry Kitsikopoulos (academic director, Unbound Prometheus)   Engineering skills in Britain improved during the eighteenth century but progress...
29 Jun, 2017
by Ori Katz (Tel Aviv University)   The largest economic mystery is the modern prosperity of humankind. For thousands...
27 Jun, 2017
by Tom Heritage (University of Southampton) For far too long, our elderly ancestors have been viewed through the prism of...
20 Jun, 2017
by Alice Dolan (University of Hertfordshire) Every few years a child labour scandal in the clothing industry hits the...
15 Jun, 2017
by Rui Esteves and Gabriel Geisler Mesevage (University of Oxford) The possibility that politicians might act to further their...
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